As the days get inevitably colder and heaters blast high heat in every indoor space imaginable, you can only imagine the potential complications this can cause for your skin.
During the summer, there is often humidity to help moisture stay within the skin and protect its barrier. However, during the cooler months, the skin can lose moisture due to the drier air and indoor heaters, ultimately causing the skin barrier to be disrupted, leading to increased sensitivity, dryness, and even irritation.
With fall underway, there’s no better time to switch up your skincare routine to ensure that your skin looks and feels healthy and happy as we head into the coldest months of the year.
Read on to learn about some of our favourite products that you need for a fall-approved skincare routine.
As we dive headfirst into fall, adding Vitamin C to our skincare routine is a great way to repair any lingering summer skin damage, like dark spots and uneven skin tone. We love this serum from Olehenriksen, as it’s made with 15% Vitamin C, 5% PHAs, and hyaluronic acid, which instantly brighten, visibly firms, plumps skin with hydration, and reduces the appearance of dark spots, pores, and wrinkles.
While UV rays are stronger during the summer, they’re still present throughout all four seasons. Sunscreen should be used at all times to help decrease any incoming UV radiation, which accelerates and increases the risk of skin cancer. Stick to a daily SPF 30, like Summer Fridays’ Broad Spectrum Mineral Milk Sunscreen.
There’s no better time to start regularly exfoliating your skin, especially following months of added sweat, oil, and SPF. Our go-to exfoliate is this cult-favourite daily peel from Dr. Dennis Gross, which helps reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, pores, and shine.
Now that the temperatures are falling again, your skin is going to need some extra moisturizer. But stick with something relatively lightweight rather than a heavy-duty cream for the time being. You won’t want to switch to something heavier until the temperatures really start to fall. We’re loving this whipped moisturizer from Drunk Elephant, which has a lightweight yet comforting texture. Suited to all skin types, it contains a mix of ceramides and oils to nourish and soothe the skin, while minimizing any loss of hydration.
The delicate skin around your eyes is the first to feel the impact of the changing seasons, which can lead to puffiness or fine lines. Try a creamy and moisturizing eye cream like this one from Biossance. It’s hydrating, brightening, and soothing and melts into your skin.
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