Fall obviously brings cooler weather, but it also brings a drop in humidity. This means the environment will be drier, and therefore your skin as well. Just like you’re putting away your lightweight summer clothes, it’s also time to put away the lightweight gel or water-based moisturizers you’ve been using during the hotter months. It’s also a good time to focus on reversing the sun damage you’ve no doubt accumulated with trips to the beach or while relaxing poolside. Even if you haven’t indulged in many summer activities, you’ve likely experienced sun damage just by being outside. Sun damage is cumulative, and even being outside for 15 minutes a day can have an impact on your skin. Let’s take a look at how you should transition your skincare from summer to fall.
Heavier moisturizers are just the ticket for fall (and later, winter). They will replace the moisture lost due to the drier air that’s common in the fall. If it’s cold enough where you are, you might even be using heaters to keep warm. This will further dry out your skin.
A richer, thicker moisturizer can help keep your skin barrier intact throughout the season and prep it for even colder months ahead. Try Sorella Apothecary's, The Balm, which not only locks in more moisture but works to combat the visible signs of aging thanks to the release of black current and acai berry extracts, shea butter, beeswax and hylauronic acid. A blend of firming peptides helps boost the appearance of collagen-deprived skin. This is a great night cream to replace the lighter lotions you’ve been using in summer.
When it comes to sun damage, most of us look to serums and moisturizers, but skincare masks can be of great help too! Using a mask a few times a week can help brighten the appearance of overall skin tone, which is exactly what your skin needs if it’s dull or has developed the look of discoloration while out in the sun.
Farmhouse Fresh's Pudding Apeel Glycolic Mask is the real deal for reducing the visible signs of sun damage and rejuvenating and transforming the appearance of skin. It hydrates thanks to honey and coconut milk while glycolic and fruit extract alpha hydroxy acids offer gentle exfoliation to rid the skin of surface dead skin cells, which can reveal rough texture. This mask can improve the appearance of texture, making skin look smoother and more luminous.
Remember not to neglect your body during this transitionary period. It can lose moisture as much as the skin on the face, and unfortunately, not everyone moisturizes as often as they should. Even though the skin on the rest of our bodies is thicker than the skin on the face, it still needs some tender loving care.
You can take care of your body skin in much the same way you take care of your face – by moisturizing and exfoliating to hydrate and remove dead skin cells, respectively. A great way to improve body skin tone is by using Farmhouse Fresh's Big Bare Organic Whipped Shea Butter Body Polish. Not only will you receive gentle exfoliation, your skin will be deeply hydrated from shea butter and organic sunflower seed oil. You can lock in the moisture from the scrub with a moisturizing body mousse like Blissed Moon Dip from Farmhouse Fresh. This cream has ingredients including jojoba oil, vitamins, watermelon extract and advanced peptides to plump up, reinvigorate and rejuvenate skin. Using this body mousse regularly can help smooth out skin to make it look younger and healthier.
Article by Jennifer Kogon
Skin Diva Aesthetics Studio
410 N Marshall Street