When pumpkin spice lattes are back on the menu, it’s time to change up your skin care regimen. In other words, it’s officially fall—and the products you used all summer need a seasonal upgrade. As you’ve likely experienced in the past, autumn presents its own unique set of challenges, including skin and lips battered by cold winds and dry indoor heat. To find out how you should transition your routine for the season, read on for seven helpful tips.
As the weather cools, you’re more likely to turn up the heat at home and take hot showers—both of which can lead to parched skin. To keep your skin smooth and supple, use an intensely moisturizing body oil on damp skin or, for extra moisture, add a few drops of oil to your favorite body lotion.
Try: LUSTRO BODY OIL – ROSEMARY + CITRUS
Notice your skin’s dull, rough texture lately? Time to slough off the dead skin cell buildup you may have accumulated over the summer. Use a gentle exfoliator with non-abrasive jojoba beads that’s not overly drying.
Try: GENTLE EXFOLIATOR POLISHING CREAM
Thanks to the heat and humidity of the past few months, your skin may have been satisfied with lightweight formulas. But now that it’s fall, consider switching to richer products, like a deeply nourishing cleansing balm and night cream, or adding a face oil to your routine.
Try: COUNTERTIME NOURISHING CLEANSING BALM
A Helping Hand
Cold-weather-whipped hands tend to dry out very quickly, since brisk, chilly winds strip them of their natural moisture. Keep raw, itchy hands from irritating you by using a hydrating hand cream as well as a hand wash made with organic aloe and chamomile to keep them soft and nourished.
Try: CITRUS MIMOSA HAND WASH & HAND CREAM SET
On the Bright Side
Under the Sun
Despite fall’s overcast skies, you still need to protect your skin and use products with SPF. The sun’s damaging UV rays can pass through those ominous gray clouds, and in the winter, even snow can reflect UV rays and increase your exposure.
Try: DEW SKIN TINTED MOISTURIZER SPF 20