With fall weather upon us, we can start to anticipate fall season’s greetings - pumpkin-spiced lattes, knit sweaters, and long trail hikes! But the changing of seasons can create a change in your skin. Let’s take a look at some effortless and effective ways to upgrade your new skincare routine!
Why the Skin Changes
The summer season calls for hot and humid weather which causes the skin to soften and retain moisture leading to increased oil production. As the weather starts to cool down, there is a drop in humidity. Exposure to dry weather for long periods of time can lead to parched, dry skin.
Tips for Switching a Skincare Routine
1. Use a Gentle Cleanser
Due to the skin producing less oil during colder months, it's recommended to switch out your lightweight and foam-based cleanser for a more hydrating option. Purify Aloe Amino Acid Cleanser is gentle on the skin, while nevertheless removing excess dirt and added build-up throughout the day. Purify contains 26% Aloe Vera making it a perfect hero ingredient for soothing and hydrating the skin!
2. Exfoliate Regularly
The cold air causes dehydrating skin, leading to flakey dead skin at the surface. In order to combat this, we recommend exfoliating 2x-3x a week to buff out the dead skin cells on the skin’s surface layer. Superfruit Lactic + Multifruit 8% AHA Exfoliating Mask uses rice powder to polish the skin's surface and fruit-based AHAs to brighten and remove dead skin cells.
3. Use a Thicker Moisturizer
Moisturizers and creams help to lock in the skin’s moisture. Although it is labelled as a night cream, our Dream Bio-Retinol + Shorea Butter Night Cream contains vegan squalane and nourishing seed butters like Shorea and Murumuru to give Dream a thick texture that nicely seals in moisture!
4. Opt for a Hydrating Serum
Oil serums and facial oils are great for locking in moisture and keeping the skin hydrated for longer periods of time! Hydrate 49% Almond Oil Serum is an oil-based serum that helps maintain the skin’s lipid layer so it retains moisture better. This serum contains ingredients like Pumpkin Seed Oil and Vitamin E -perfect for nourishing parched skin!
5. Keep a Lip Balm Handy
Your lips have weaker barrier levels of skin making them more susceptible to flakiness. Our Lip Treatment Kit includes the Vanilla Lip Exfoliator and our award-winning Buttercream Hydrating Lip Mask! First, massage the exfoliator into the lips to get rid of any dead skin while leaving a plumping effect. Next, apply the lip mask to encourage cell growth for hydrating lips! Buttercream Hydrating Lip Mask contains Shea Butter which is known for its moisturizing properties that have been used to treat dry, cracked skin!
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Additional Tips for Hydrating Your Skin in the Cooler Months
- Drink water - your skin needs extra hydration!
- Use a humidifier. It’ll help maintain the atmosphere’s moisture, leaving less exposure to dry air
- Complete your skincare routine immediately after bathing or taking a shower. This will help to increase your skin’s hydration!
- Take long hot showers as it inflames the skin causing peeling, irritation and dryness
- Eat excess amounts of sugary and high fats foods
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