Tips for transitioning your skin care routine from summer to fallPosted on September 22, 2021 Written by: 100% PURE®
Farewell, summer – hello, fall! The time’s right around the corner and ready to fall back, but that doesn’t mean our skin care routine should fall short (like that precious hour of sleep). Much like adjusting our clocks for the time change, our skin care routine needs to be changed to adjust to the new season. Have no fear – swapping from summer to autumn is actually an easy transition!
What’s lovely about the official start of scarf and boot season – and near-perfect temps – is the chance to swap out our lightweight summer products. You’ll want to replace them with more moisturizing counterparts that the colder seasons require. Without further ado, it’s time to fall-proof our skin: boost glow and dewiness with these 5 skin care rituals!
As the weather changes and leaves fall, our skin may react adversely to the new temperatures. While summer brings humidity to help moisture stay in the skin, fall brings cooler weather with a drop in humidity – making for dry, stale air and even drier skin.
Add the operation of heaters, and skin could fall into the dreaded realm of increased sensitivity, dryness, and irritation. You may also begin to notice redness, dullness, rough patches, or even cracks in your skin. If you’ve noticed these things happening, it may be time to start a fall skin care routine.
As the weather changes and leaves fall, our skin may react adversely to the new temperatures. While summer brings humidity to help moisture stay in the skin, fall brings cooler weather with a drop in humidity – making for dry, stale air and even drier skin. Add the operation of heaters, and skin could fall into the dreaded realm of increased sensitivity, dryness, and irritation. Not on our watch!
We’re leaving no leaves left unturned as we savor the last warm days of the year, and get our skin care routines in order. The name of our fall game is to focus on boosting glow and dewiness, while retaining moisture as temperatures drop and winds rise. Check out the 5 best essential skin care rituals for fall.
#1: Use a Brightening Serum
You may have to say goodbye to sun-kissed cheeks, but you can still keep that post-summer glow with a brightening serum. Check out our Fermented Rice Water Serum to enhance radiance, which uses enzymes and beneficial nutrients from fermented rice water (sake) to brighten, hydrate, and soften your skin. A concentration of shiitake mushroom, licorice, and citrus balance skin tone, and lessens the appearance of dark spots.
Like its daytime counterpart, our Brightening Serum PM formula is a hydrating addition to your nighttime skin care routine. It features collagen-promoting vitamin C and sake to rejuvenate your skin's texture and tone while you sleep. Aloe and rose help to soothe, hydrate, and replenish. Gentle fruit acids from lemon, cranberry, and pink grapefruit gently resurface dull skin and reveal a fresh, glowing complexion.
#2: Moisturize and Set It
The changing of the seasons is a reminder to make sure you’re moisturizing to the very best of your abilities. That doesn’t mean you should bring in the ultra-rich heavyweights just yet – save those for Snowmageddon! Adding a rich moisturizer to your skin care routine – as opposed to those lightweight summer formulas – is an easy way to protect your delicate skin during the changing seasons.
Go for more gentle, emollient products that’ll combat the conditions of fall more effectively. To help your products reach their greatest potential, apply moisturizer post shower, cleanser, or toner. For help with finding the best day and night moisturizer for dry skin and more, check out our moisturizer guide will have your skin hydrated and baby-soft in no time!
However, if your skin is thirsting for extra-quenching moisture, turn to our Intensive Nourishing Balm. This rich two-in-one face and body cream targets extra dry skin with a concentrated blend of nourishing butters and oils.
If you’re more on the oily side, it’s okay to spot-moisturize any dry areas during your skin care routine. Check out our top picks for the best moisturizer for oily skin to keep your dermis balanced and shine-free.
#3: Seal It with a Spray
There’s no sense in going through your morning skin care and makeup routines if you can’t keep all your hard work firmly in place. A setting spray is not only a useful product for your everyday routine, it also provides an extra barrier to seal in moisture – and keeps your trendy fall palette looking fresh and vibrant! Applying a rose water face mist will do the trick, or you can even check out how to make a DIY setting spray.
#4: Refocus Your SPF Efforts
Proper sun protection is a yearlong deal. While you may not need to rock a whitecast sunscreen around your pool anymore, you’ll still need to moisturize and pump up that SPF protection. Natural sunscreen containing tomato lycopene – a protective antioxidant found in tomatoes – is a great choice for nourishing and protecting against the sun's harmful UVA and UVB rays.
#5: Use More Nourishing Masks
Autumn is a time to celebrate Halloween, so get your masks on! Not all masks are created equal – sorry, Michael Myers – and we find that natural masks deliver the sweetest results for our skin care routines. Using a natural sheet mask 2-3 times a week will help lock in long-lasting hydration, and bring your skin the brightest benefits.
Looking for some extra facial TLC? Using a powder mask provides more intense hydration and delivers ultra-potent skin results. For keeping the glow going in fall, try the Vitamin C Mask. We like to apply this nourishing mask with our specially designed Mask Spoon. There’s no trick – other than simply activating these concentrated gems with water – and receiving the ultimate treat!
With all this fall skin care routine talk, you must be curious on how to transition your makeup from summer to fall? Some of us opt to start using an emollient tinted moisturizer. Or maybe you want to fall in love with your cosmetics all over again with our new fruit pigmented® lipsticks? Check out how to find the perfect products for flawless fall makeup.
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