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Now that the fall season is upon us, it’s time to do more than just switch up our seasonal decor. It’s time to get spooky, yes, but that shouldn’t apply to our skincare! Unless you fancy yourself a method actor and want to go full on Evil-Queen-handing-Snow-the-apple, chances are you need to switch your skincare for the new season to combat different external and internal factors to keep your skin looking it’s very best.
However, it should be noted that some things should remain the same regardless of what season you’re in. Sunscreen is an absolute must have item even on the darkest winter days, and moisturiser is just as important in the fall as it is in the summer months(maybe even moreso!), so no need to worry yourself into thinking that you have to do a complete overhaul on your skincare routine! You can keep your skin healthy and vibrant with just a few choice additions to your skincare routine to help you during the transition into the cooler months.
Lay It On Thick...no, really!
Skip the lightweight gel creams out for something more emollient and heavy duty. With the changes in humidity levels, as well as cranking the heat in your home or office for the first time in months, it’s more necessary than ever to keep your skin from drying out and ending up like the leaves on the ground! So in order to make sure that doesn’t happen, swap your summer moisturiser out for a “heavier” cream like my favorite Lait Crème Concentré by Embryolisse. It packs the punch of what you’d consider a heavy moisturiser to have with none of the greasiness or overly thick feeling. This cult classic bestseller is a staple on Hollywood sets for a reason, and a little bit goes a long way! Lait Crème Concentré $28 is available at www.embryolisse.com
Don’t Exfoliate Any Less Than You Would In The Summer
Just because your skin is getting drier doesn’t mean you should exfoliate less. If anything, the opposite would be more accurate. You may be thinking that exfoliating while your skin is getting dry would exacerbate dryness, but in reality the removal of dead skin on the surface is one of the best ways to treat flaky and parched complexions. In addition, it also helps your skin absorb your products more easily. So whether you tend to use a chemical exfoliant or a physical one, don’t put it down just because Winter Is Coming!
While this is not technically a beauty product, it is still an important one nonetheless! Not only is using a humidifier during the colder months a healthy choice, but it also helps you in your beauty routine by giving your skin some of the much needed moisture back! And with intense dryness being an ever so common factor from summer to fall, who doesn’t love more hydration?