As the leaves change and the air turns crisper, it's the perfect time to give your skincare routine an autumn makeover. Just like you swap your summer wardrobe for cozy sweaters, transitioning your skincare routine is a must for maintaining that radiant autumn glow. So, let’s get started! Here are some simple skincare dos and don'ts to help you achieve your healthiest skin during the autumn months.
DO: Hydrate for Happy Skin
With fall comes drier air that can leave your skin feeling less than great. Fight back by switching to a thicker, more emollient moisturizer, enriched with ingredients like hyaluronic acid, shea butter, murumuru butter, or ceramides. These powerhouse ingredients help lock in moisture, leaving your skin soft, supple, and perfectly nourished. Consider giving our ultra-rich, EWG-verified probiotics + murumuru hydra surge moisturizer a try this season.
DON’T: Take a Long, Steamy Shower
We get it; hot showers are tempting, especially on chilly days. But they can strip your skin of its natural oils, causing dryness. Instead, opt for a lukewarm, yet soothing, shower to keep your skin happy and hydrated.
DO: Cleanse with Care
When it comes to cleansing, be gentle. Avoid harsh cleansers that can rob your skin of its natural oils. Choose a mild, hydrating cleanser like our cloudcleanse cloud-whipped foam cleanser or probiotics + moringa oil makeupmelt cleansing balm. They effectively remove impurities while preserving your skin's moisture barrier. Remember, over-cleansing can lead to dryness and irritation, so be kind to your skin.
In the fall, it's best to cut back on exfoliation to protect your skin's delicate balance. Overdoing it can lead to skin sensitivity and irritation. Stick to exfoliating 1-2 times a week to remove dead skin cells for brighter, smoother skin. We recommend our probiotics + papaya enzyme exfoliating powder, a gentle, non-abrasive exfoliator suitable for all skin types, and ideal for fall.
DO: Wear Sunscreen
Sunscreen is a year-round essential, even in the fall. Whether it’s sunny or cloudy, the sun’s UV rays can still harm your skin. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30, especially when you’re spending time outdoors. It’s your skin’s ultimate protection against UV damage.
DON’T: Crank Up the Heat
If you're using central heating, be mindful of the temperature. Very warm indoor environments can make your skin even drier. Consider using a humidifier to add moisture to the air. Your skin will appreciate it!
DO: Use Antioxidant-Rich Skincare
Help protect your skin from environmental damage by incorporating antioxidants like vitamins C and E into your daily routine. These act as a shield, guarding your skin against free radicals and helping it maintain its youthful, healthy appearance. If you want to add antioxidants to your regimen, we’ve got just the right skincare products for you. You can find vitamin C in our glowshot supercharged hydrating serum and cloudcleanse cloud-whipped foam cleanser. glowshot also has vitamin E in it, as well as our probiotics + triple peptide refreshing eye cream.
DON’T: Neglect Diet and Hydration
A balanced diet with plenty of water, fruits, and vegetables is important for nourishing your skin from within. Your overall health reflects in your skin, so remember to make good choices.
As the seasons shift and autumn arrives, it's important to adjust your skincare routine to keep your skin healthy and radiant. You can begin by following these expert-recommended fall skincare dos and don’ts. Keep in mind that everyone's skin is unique, so don't hesitate to consult a dermatologist if you have any questions or concerns. Embrace the beauty of this season and take a moment to fall in love with your skin all over again!