Summer is synonymous with sun-kissed skin (hopefully not the sunburn), naturally lightened hair, and pared-down skin care routine consisting of lightweight products. But as the temperatures start to dip, it’s time to swap out your summer staples for richer options. Come fall, it’s not just your wardrobe that needs updating—your skin care requires a mini makeover, too.
The skin recognizes climate changes and reacts to them to regulate its needs. Cooler, drier air generally leads to drier skin because of limited humidity, so use products that maintain moisture and protect the skin’s lipid barrier to decrease irritations. Unfortunately, dry skin isn’t the only by-product of cold weather—flakiness, breakouts, redness, and dullness often ensue, too.
Opt for Gentle Cleansers
Summer calls for gel-based or foaming cleansers that decrease oil production while encouraging cell turnover. But a summer approach to cleansing is not necessarily best for fall because the skin produces less oil during the winter, therefore it’s best to use cream-based cleansers or those with moisturizers. Nevertheless, failing to switch up your cleanser, especially if it contains salicylic or glycolic acids, can lead to unnecessary dryness.
First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser gently clears away dirt, excess oil, makeup and other impurities, calming stressed, irritated skin. Its lightweight, whipped texture transforms into a creamy froth when mixed with water to infuse your skin with essential antioxidants. Allantoin and aloe leaf extract combine in this gentle facial cleanser to cool inflammation and reinforce your skin's ability to resist environmental triggers.
Add in a Hydrating Serum
Using a moisturizer is one thing, but adding a serum, which contains actives that get into the skin more potently, takes your hydration game to another level. Apply serums before moisturizers since they trap moisture. Serums are available in various forms to target cell renewal, protection, and hydration, amongst other concerns. They add an extra level of hydration and boost the skin’s ability to produce collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, which help improve the s