Soon the leaves will begin to change and along with the leaves, the temps will start to fall. For the past several months, there has been higher temperatures, sometimes extra humidity and plenty of extra sunshine and UV rays. Now, we can expect cooler temps, more breeze with crisp air and inside heaters all drying everything out including our skin. These seasonal climate shifts demand matching adjustments in your skincare routine and it best to start now!
REMEMBER YOUR SIMPLE, DAILY ROUTINE REGARDLESS OF THE SEASON
Natural and simple skincare routines are safe, effective and easy to fit in with any daily schedule. Now is the perfect time to assess your current routine, to make sure you are actually doing it and get back in any steps you might be missing, before making any modifications. One of the best advantages of sticking with a consistent, easy skincare routine is you can set your skin up for seasonal success by simply switching a few certain products and/or quantities.
While we don’t want to get complicated (for you beginners) we do always want to establish a well-rounded, ritual that covers a multitude of different aspect of skin health such as dry skin, blemishes, cleaning etc. If it’s simple you’ll actually do it and its the regularity of it over time that allows the products to work and for the skin to respond!
By rewarding your skin with natural, essential vitamins, nourishment and moisture we can easily move through the seasons with the healthy, glowing complexion you want!
Basic key steps in any seasonal skincare regimen include:
- Targeted treatments (serums, eye treatments, etc)
- Day moisturizer
- Cleanse and exfoliate
- Night moisturizer
* Don’t forget yo use your sunscreen when you need to.
Lets go over that basic routine more in depth and what might be different with Fall and Winter coming?
USE GENTLE EXFOLIANTS & CLEANSERS AND LESS OFTEN.
We have this first as if you were going to cleanse in the morning, it would be the first thing that you do. Due to the climate during the Fall, over-exfoliating can leave your skin blotchy, flaky and drier than the air! To make sure your skin is still being cleaned properly while not over doing it, try cleansing only once at night with our GENTLE FACE CLEANSER and exfoliating only once a week with our GENTLE FACE SCRUB and our ENZYME MASK. This mask is a good mask to start with as it is a gentle yet effective mask that has the perfect blend of moisture, regenerative ingredients and deep cleaning power.
SOOTH & BRIGHTEN WITH SERUMS AND TOUCH UP WITH TARGETED PRODUCTS.
Serums and glowing skin go together like PB&J. While moisturizers are powerful at adding nutrients and antioxidants and sealing in hydration, serums are designed to penetrate much deeper. Thanks to the super-concentrated ingredients, our serums dive deep into pores helping to promote cell regeneration. The tiny particles of active Vitamin – C, Retinol, Hyaluronic Acid and natural skin-boosting botanicals actively work to hydrate and nourish your skin from the inside out.
With a serum working to generate new cells, boost collagen production and pack in the active nutrients, your skin will be able to endure harsh weather conditions. Serums are potent and lightweight making it the perfect partner for a heavier moisturizer. Our ELITE-C and RETINOL serums use the highest forms of vitamins and ingredients and help greatly to firm, regenerate and brighten your skin!
If you are going to use an eye-treatment like our PEPTIDE EYE TREATMENT product or any other product for a special condition or area it is usually, unless otherwise directed, done before moisturizing.
HYDRATE, HYDRATE, HYDRATE!
One of the biggest skincare shifts from summer to fall is the need for more moisture. The crisp, dry air will leave your skin begging for extra hydration. Dry, colder air means dry, even flaky, red skin susceptible to blemishes and impurities. The best way to soothe your skin during these temps is by using more of your moisturizer both day and night. During the summer you might put a moisturizing cream on only once a day, depending on your skin
This Fall start increasing the application of your daytime moisturizer, to two or three times a day or as much as needed. Eliminating overly-dry skin starts with an intense moisturizer like our AloeMoist COMPLETE which is packed with natural essentials nutrients like Vitamins, A, C, and E, organic shea butter, shea butter and the rich-moisturizing botanical oils your skin needs, which will save your skin all season long.
DURING THE WINTER YOUR CLEANSING AND EXFOLIATION STEP SHOULD BE AT NIGHT
TIME TO MOISTURIZE AGAIN
In case you havent figured it out yet, with cooler weather you almost can’t moisturize too much. Night-time is the time to not only give your skin a final good night drink but the best time to pamper your morer precious areas like your eyes, face, neck and chest with not only moisture but additional anti-aging vitamins and ingredients like Retinol (vitamin A), Hyaluronic Acid, Peptides etc. When you sleep your entire body, including your skin, repairs and regenerates itself so giving your skin extra, effective nutrition and anti-aging ingredients to work with helps considerably. Our REVIVE anti-aging face cream has all the botanical moisture, vitamins, nutrients and advanced anti-aging ingredients you could hope for in a night cream!
DON’T SKIP THE SPF.
Just because the days are getting shorter and beach trips seem like a dream doesn’t mean you should skip on daily SPF. Protecting your skin against the sun’s harmful UV rays is a year-round exhibition. With consistent sun protection all year-long you can decrease your skin’s exposure to UV radiation and combat the signs of aging such as deep wrinkles and age spots. By continuing to use daily, natural broad-spectrum SPF sunscreen you can soak in the warm Autumn sunshine while continuing to protect your beautiful skin. Our Organic FACIAL SUNSCREEN (in three tints) was made to be a safe and effective organic alternative to existing market products. It is mineral based and provides extra moisture with a 30 SPF mineral based protection rating.
GET PLENTY OF BEAUTY SLEEP WITH A HUMIDIFIER!
We all know the age-old tip of getting more beauty sleep but in addition to a solid 8 hours every night, throwing on a humidifier while you sleep is a beneficial if you suffer from eczema or very dry skin. While you get your rest, the humidifier will help promote hydration by adding moisture to the air. This is such an easy, highly effective way to make sure the air and your skin stay hydrated, especially when we start to crank up the home heat.
I hope that this helps. You can always e-mail or phone us for any questions you might have.