Fall is right around the corner. Do you know what that means? Before you know it, furnaces will be turned on and the air will be less humid than the 91 degrees it was today. When it comes to your beauty routine, that means changing things up to compensate for dry skin.
1. Nix the foaming cleansers and choose a creamy formula.
A milky cleanser will be gentler on your skin this time of year. Most foaming cleansers contain irritating soaps. Creamy cleansers are best unless you have oily skin. Look for a sulfate free formula for gentle cleansing. Cleansers with green tea and cucumber are especially gentle around the eye area.
Try the Yes to Cucumbers Gentle Milk Cleanser, $7.99
2. Spritz on some hydration!
Facial mists are a fabulous addition to your skin care regime this fall! When you spray on moisturizing ingredients, they help nourish skin cells and will help your facial cream work more effectively. Use a mist prior to moisturizing and again to set makeup. You can even use them throughout the day if you are feeling dry. Try Jane Iredale Pommist Hydration Spray, $27
3. Switch from a lightweight, oil free moisturizer to a cream.
While fluid formulations are ideal when your skin is holding more moisture, a richer cream is often necessary to help keep the skin hydrated. Massage a night-time facial cream into your skin each night so you can wake up with velvety soft skin. Try: Perfectly Posh Never Grow Up Anti-Aging Face Creme is infused with coffee seed, anti-aging peptides, argan oil, meadowfoam seed oil, Vitamin C & more, $24
4. Exfoliate with fruit enzymes.
Using harsh, granular scrubs will irritate the skin. Fall’s dry skin craves exfoliation from natural fruit enzymes such as papaya and pineapple. These natural sources work best to lift dead skin cells and help the skin look renewed and refreshed. Try: MyChelle Dermaceuticals Fruit Enzyme Scrub, $18
5. Use body oils to quench the skin after your shower.
Hot water can dry out your skin. Very often, you step out of the shower only to find that your skin itches from the dehydration. Unlike traditional body lotions, oils absorb right into your skin instantly and help your skin retain moisture. The new breed of body oils come in spray form, so you won’t have slippery hands -- or bottles to drop! Try: (seed) Relaxing Blend Body Oil, $14