Getting Your Skin #FallReady
With fall in full swing (YAAAAAS #PSL), it’s time to talk skin. Autumn brings cooler weather (sweater weather!) and a drop in humidity, which makes for dry, stale air and even drier skin. Mix this with dry heat from radiators, and it’s a setup for skin disasters like eczema and dry, itchy skin. To avoid the itch fest, here are our five top tips to thwart autumnal skin-related freak-outs.
Try a thicker moisturizer
Say goodbye to the lightweight, oil-free moisturizer you’ve been slathering on all summer. It’s time to bulk up with a heftier hydrator. We recommend the Collagen Revival Cream from our Age Defense Collection, which is also packed with moisture-boosting hyaluronic acid.
Add a body lotion to the mix
When summer humidity ends, the skin may start to feel dry and itchy, as there is much less moisture in the air to help hydrate, The easiest way to stop the itch? By loading up on hydration — from head to toe. Moisturizers both provide a protective barrier over the skin, allowing it to retain hydration and draw in hydration to the outer skin layer. We love our Apothecary Collection body lotions in 5 unique scents.
Cut back on exfoliating
As the weather gets colder, it’s best to cut back on robust ingredients, like retinoids and glycolics. We recommend using Amber's Bamboo Scrub which contains active enzymes to restore dull and undernourished skin. Also try using a mask once a week to help remove Summer Skin dulness like our Diamond Illuminating Masque or 24KT Gold Shine Masque.
Take a pill
The start of fall should coincide with skin renewal and repair from the ravages of summer sun and heat. The skin antioxidants can literally be depleted by all of the summer environmental exposure. Try an internal liquid supplement, as it can help restore every inch of skin on your body, one that has been shown to increase skin hydration and radiance on both the face and hands
Invest in a humidifier
Boost the hydration in your home by adding your own moisturizer to the mix with the help of a humidifier. Turn it on as soon as you put the heat on for best results.