The leaves are falling, and the pumpkin obsession is everywhere. Yes, welcome to fall.
Personally, it’s my favorite season out of all the seasons. There’s less pressure to dress up, do adventurous outdoorsy things, or try to get a fit bod. It’s just cozy and blissful.
Your skincare routine might still be the same; wash, tone, moisturize.
However, you should know that when seasons change so does your skin. Your skin is always exposed to the environment so it’s a lot more vulnerable to changes in the outside conditions than you would think.
A humid climate can soften the skin and maintain its bouncy look, but a dryer climate can dehydrate your skin and make you prone to lines and wrinkles.
There are advantages and disadvantages of every climate. For instance, skin is easier to manage in summer as your lifestyle may lead you to eat fresh fruits and vegetables, exercise and stay active, which increases circulation and helps skin stay healthy. However, the constant sun exposure can speed up the aging process and the pool filled with chlorine may also be bad news for skin.
Fall brings a colder and unpredictable weather. Our skincare routine should change to adapt to the weather. If you’re not sure how, then keep reading.
Change your cleanser
This is the most crucial out of all, changing your cleanser. In summertime, you may need a strong cleanser to clean away all the sweat and stress of a typical summer day. However, fall tends to be a bit gentle.
You might want to opt for a gentle cleanser. Like Grapefruit Deep Cleansing Oil & Makeup Remover. It cleanses gently and leaves your skin feeling hydrated.
You’ll want to notice the change yourself as well. Does your skin feel tight after cleansing? If it does, you may want to explore your options until you land on a cleanser that leaves your skin feel comfortably smooth.
Change your Toner
The end result of the toner needs to be the same as your cleanser. It shouldn’t leave your skin feeling extra dry.
Choose a toner that doesn’t contain alcohol as it can dry up your skin.
Opt for something calming and refreshing. I highly recommend Amaki rose water toner.
It’s a gentle cleaning mist, featuring the calming scent of rose it restores and hydrates the skin while enhancing the complexion. It's great for all skin types.
Change your moisturizer
Along with changing your cleaner and toner, you’ll want to opt for a heavier moisturizer. Skin also tends to naturally produce less oil in the fall and winter months so that means it’s time to step up the moisturization.
A lightweight moisturizer is enough for most skin types in the summer, but when the weather begins to cool down, it is important to apply something a little heavier to prevent moisture loss.
Protect with SPF
This may come as a surprise, as sun is the biggest threat only in summer. but fall (similar to spring) is a season during which a tremendous amount of UV damage is incurred.
It’s a wrong assumption that when the temperature is cooler outside, the sun isn’t as destructive but it is false. While UVB rays (the ones responsible for suntan or sunburns) are not as strong, the UVA rays (the one that cause skin cancer and wrinkles) are just as strong.
Nonetheless, sunscreen should be used year long.
These are some useful tips to get you started constructing your new fall skincare routine. The best advice I have is to listen to your skin and test out some products. Your skin should feel hydrated and look glowing.