Fall Skincare 101
Fall is such time of transitionâ€”and I love it. Leaves are turning, closets are turning over, and our skin is, well, about to turn as dry as those leaves crunching underfoot. Now is the time to switch up your skincare regimen, because it will be much more challenging to soothe redness, flaking, and irritation (oh my!) once they appear. Did I just lose you? DON’T PANIC. I know how overwhelming skincare can be. I just spent the weekend with my college bestie who is a wedding planner/professional organizer/mom extraordinaire and even she blanches at the thought of overhauling her beauty bag. So I’m going to keep it super simple:
Switch to a gentle cleanser. Instead of the squeaky-clean, foaming one you’ve probably been using all summer, opt for a creamy wash or bar that will dissolve dirt and makeup without stripping skin. I love Suki Sensitive Cleansing Bar and Eminence Coconut Milk Cleanser.
Try a facial oil. Plant oils like almond, shea, and apricot kernel are the closest thing to our skin’s natural oils so they make for ideal moisturizers. They also help balance skin when it gets out of wack, and unlike mineral oil won’t clog pores. Depending on your skin type, you can apply facial oil under your daily moisturizer for extra comfort, or to dry patches as needed. I also love to pat a little oil over makeup for a dewy glow-a trick I picked up from a makeup artist. My favorites: Weleda Almond Soothing Facial Oil or By Elizabeth Dehn The Serum.
Don’t skip the sunscreen. Just because the temperature has dropped doesn’t mean UVA/UVB rays are hibernating. No matter what the season, don’t leave the house without sun protection. Since you’re less likely to forgo this step if it’s built right into your moisturizer or makeup, try Origins Brighter by Nature with SPF 35 or any of Bobbi Brown’s foundations, which contain sunscreen. My guess is that you’re probably overdue for a fresh shade anyway (aren’t I sneaky?).
When you’re ready for a few more advanced moves, pop on over to Beauty Bets or leave me a question below!