When fall comes around it’s a great idea to go the extra mile and give your skin some TLC, especially after all the sun exposure your skin might have had during the summer. During fall your skin has the ability to recover and replenish itself and a great way to start off the process is by having a fall skin care routine.
With the change in temperature your skin is likely to go through some changes of its own and be affected by the substantial climate changes. Majority of people suffer from dry, flaky and dehydrated skin during the cold weather which is why it’s important to stay hydrated. Our perfectly compiled fall skin care routine is here to help you achieve healthier looking skin all through the season.
Cleanse with a rich face wash daily
The most important thing in any skin care routine is to ensure that your skin is clean as this prevents any dirt from clogging the pores.
Make sure to use a facial wash such as Cetaphil which is especially hydrating to the skin and also recommended by dermatologists. Try and avoid soap bars at all costs as they tend to dry out the skin and generally aren’t made for your face.
Tone Up daily
The whole point of toning the skin is to ensure that any excess dirt/oil is removed from the skin after the cleansing process. Organic apple cider vinegar is one of the best toners that can be used on the skin as it not only balances the pH levels in the skin, but it also removes dead skin cells and promotes healthy new skin.
Dilute half parts of organic apple cider vinegar and distilled water and apply onto a cotton pad and use once a day on the skin.
Moisturize in the morning and evening
Always invest in a good day cream and night cream as these two items are on your skin throughout the day and night.
Hyaluronic acid is a key ingredient to look for when purchasing a fall moisturizer as it keeps the skin soft, youthful and plump. It should be noted that our bodies also naturally have hyaluronic acid in them but as we age the percentage of hyaluronic acid decreases, which is why it’s important to introduce this supplement in your skin care regime.
Vitamin C Eye Cream daily
The skin around the eyes gets dry a lot easier than the rest of the skin on your face which is why investing in a solid eye cream is vital.
Vitamin C is a great ingredient that boosts collagen in the skin and collagen aids in decreasing fine lines, wrinkles and overall dull skin around the eyes.
Exfoliate once a week
Exfoliating could be harsh for the skin during winter which is why exfoliation should only take place once a week.
Exfoliating the skin helps illuminate black heads and dead skin. Use an exfoliator that isn’t too harsh on your skin; use either baking soda or salt as both of these ingredients have a coarse texture which is great for the skin.
Use a SPF every couple of hours
Your mom probably told you this over and over again, and she couldn’t have been more right. Many are under the misconception that when it’s gloomy or rainy outside there’s no need to wear sun-cream.
The UV rays of the sun are pretty strong and come rain or shine they’ll always be there. Skin conditions like pigmentation and sun damage can be prevented by applying a SPF lotion to your daily skin care routine. Make sure to reapply every 2 hours and always avoid direct sunlight.
Give yourself a facial massage weekly
Just as your body needs a massage every now and then, so does your face. Facial Massage focuses on massaging the skin to help promote blood flow to the face which is a great for anti-aging and assisting in creating natural facial contours.
Massage your face in an upward motion and focus on both the contour area and any other areas that might be prone to wrinkles. Massaging the face often leaves the skin feeling bouncy and more youthful. (Use one of your favorite oil based moisturizes for this step.)