As the season changes and we swap out those easy-going spaghetti strap shirts and floral summer dresses for pastel sweaters and fierce booties, there are a few other things that we might forget to revamp. When the weather changes, our skin changes too. The face wash, moisturizers, creams, and primers that we use through the summer may work a little bit differently when the temperatures cool. While you’re clearing out your stylist closet it’s also the perfect time to take a look at your skin care products and think about how you can take good care of your epidermis this fall.
The Beauty of Change
Top magazines like Allure, Vogue, and Bustle agree on this – Protect Your skin. Lisa Niven Phillips of Vogue says, “For anyone who has used a few too many exfoliating acids, or overdone it with the retinol treatments, the wealth of new barrier-focused skincare products will help to restore, rebalance and reinforce compromised skin.” New product lines are formulated with ingredients to help protect your skin’s barrier. Whether you’re a skinimalist or a certified makeup artist, your routine usually starts with a quality cleanser, toner, and hydrator that help to block harmful UV rays and air pollution. The cooling breeze is nice, but it may make your skin feel a bit different. It may be a good idea to switch up your fall skincare routine for extra protection. Consider using a hydrating cleanser instead of a foaming cleanser if you skin is less oily after the summer. Try a moisturizing cream to add some extra moisturizer as a barrier to the elements. Your skin will look and feel just as good as pumpkin spice.
Back to the Bar
I remember using cleansing bars back in the day, so I was really surprised and excited to see these as a big trend for skincare this fall. I am in love with lush, fragrant, and soothing body bar soaps, so I would definitely add these to my fall skincare routine. Top brands Megababe, Pharrell Humanrace, Peach Not Plastic, and Payot Paris have the secret elixir for radiant skin in a bar. Fresh autumnal ingredients like organic rosemary, shea butter, Vitamin C, and jojoba seed oil, make skin care a little less spooky. Celebrity facialist Joanna Vargas says, “The trend of sustainability and mindful packaging will bring cleansing bars into the forefront as the modern version of the traditional bar serves some great ingredients without the waste.”
I can personally attest to the goodness of at home skincare treatments. A friend of mine told me about the (beauty cleansing brush – name) many years ago and now it’s my go to for glam. I’m super excited about new treatments. According to Truly Beauty, LED light masks, microneedling, radiofrequency devices, beauty rollers, and cleansing brushes are the keys to lovely fall skin. With these fall skincare essentials, the bonfire won’t be the only thing looking hot.
The Prescription for Healthy Skin
Now I can’t say that I’ve tried any professional skincare treatments outside of hair removal (that I do highly recommend), but it’s definitely up for consideration. Seeking the help of an expert is always the best way to go. In Vogue magazine Dr. Anjali Mahto says, “With the plethora of information available online, skincare routines have become increasingly confusing, and it can be hard to know which active ingredients may benefit your skin.”
When in doubt, remember beauty is being comfortable in your own skin. Just a few small skin-vestments and you’ll be lit like fall scented candles.