The heat is finally waning, and the leaves are starting to change colour; fall is just around the corner, and it’s one of the best, most beautiful seasons of the year, but it’s also dryer, and that means it’s time to update your skincare routine. It’s so important to make note of how your skin reacts to the changes in weather and to what it needs to stay radiant, despite the changes. Don’t fret, we are here to give you solutions for the dryer weather; follow along, and you will see how much better your skin does this fall compared to years past.
Below we will go over skincare treatments and practices you can incorporate into your skincare routine this fall. Give your skin and yourself the love you deserve to continue being glowing and being beautiful inside and out.
When you exfoliate, you remove the dead skin cells, and as the fall approaches, you will want to slough off the summer. Make sure you continue this practice throughout the fall. Exfoliating immediately makes your skin feel softer, but it also allows for your moisturizers to work better, because your skin is able to absorb more.
Listen to your skin so you know what it is lacking. Look for the ingredients such as glycolic acid, which is the ideal ingredient for rougher skin. Lactic acid, jojoba beads, and fruit enzymes are best for those of you with sensitive skin, and if you have uneven skin, you ideally want to find products with azelaic acid. For those of you who may suffer from acne, look to get products with salicylic acid.
Make sure not to overdo it, exfoliate up to 2 times a week, moisturize, and cycle products out that may have worked in the summer but don’t fit your needs in the fall.
Don’t Skimp on Sunblock
Remember that sun damage can happen in any season. Just because it’s no longer summer doesn’t mean you should stop using sunblock! UVA is present every day; whether it’s sunny or cloudy, you want to make sure you protect your skin. This means you need to make sure you use a sunblock with at least 30 SPF.
It is a huge misconception to think you don’t need sunblock unless the weather is warm out. Your skin needs protection year-round from sun damage, skin cancers, hyperpigmentation, and wrinkles! A 2019 study states that using sunblock helps prevent and delay extrinsic aging. A 2013 study showed that those who used sunblock daily didn’t have detectable signs of aging.
If you haven’t heard of skinimalism, Pinterest states it is the end of the cake-on makeup look. It is about embracing your natural beauty by going makeup-free or using light makeup that allows your natural skin texture to shine through. Skinimalism means embracing a sustainable, more affordable beauty routine from using fewer products to using multitasking products.
When it comes to skinimalism, the general rule is to use what your skin needs in the moment. Some refer to this as intuitive skincare, and what this means is, if your skin feels dry, then give it moisturizing products; if it’s red or irritated, apply calming products. Maybe you love makeup. Skinimalism doesn’t mean stop using cosmetics, it means allowing yourself to look more natural while still taking the time to care for your complexion and practice self-care.
With allergy season starting late August and lasting through the fall, you might be experiencing puffiness that no skincare product can help you with. Face yoga will allow you to promote nostril breathing and reduce the appearance of dark circles. If you’re unfamiliar with face yoga, it consists of exercise and massage of the face. Face yoga stimulates the skin, lymphatic system, and muscles.
Not only will face yoga help you with fall season maladies, but it is also a practice that can help to firm your neckline, make your face more symmetrical, tone face muscles, correct sagging, and generate positive emotions. A Japanese study in 2018 showed that doing face yoga improved mental health in older people. Always remember that beauty starts inside. Practicing face yoga is a natural way to help you look good and help your health not just in the fall, but year-round.
Jelly Face Masks
Moisturizing your skin is one of the biggest necessities you’ll have as the weather becomes dryer. One way to feed your complexion what it needs is by using jelly masks. Jelly masks are rich in hydrating ingredients that will soothe, hydrate, brighten, and cool your skin. The product comes in a tube, jar, or pump and is the consistency of a gel.
It is important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions when using jelly masks or any skincare product to make sure you don’t overuse an ingredient that, with too much use, might dry your skin out or irritate it further.
Types of Jelly Masks
Collagen — a protein that helps keep your ligaments, bones, muscles, and skin healthy. A jelly mask with collagen will promote firm skin.
Hyaluronic Acid — will help moisturize your skin with each application. Hyaluronic acid jelly masks help soothe the skin when it is dry or damaged by weather and pollutants. Perfect for the fall!
Aloe Vera — jelly masks that have aloe vera help treat dry and flakey skin. These may be the most ideal for you in the fall to make sure your complexion is smooth, even, and moisturized.
Vitamin C — helps with sun damage from all the fun you had in the sun and even skin tone. Jelly masks that have vitamin C can help with dark spots and damage from free radicals as well.
We are sure you are ready to enjoy this fall as much as we are, from wearing cozy sweaters to drinking Pumpkin Spice lattes or ciders. We hope to help you find the best ways to nourish your skin and body as needed as the season becomes cooler and dryer. Let us know in the comments if you tried these tips and any others you may want to share with us!