It repeats every year. Summer's hot winds down and the cool weather slowly makes its way in. As fall comes, we pack away those shorts and summer dresses. It feels good to drag out the sweaters and the jeans. Because your long sleeves and jeans cover your skin doesn't mean that you can take a break from your skin care routine! Proper care can mean the difference between healthy skin and dry flaky skin! To help maintain your best look as you go through fall this year, try these tips. Make sure to pay attention to your skin for clues!1. Perfect cleansing
Cleansing is the most important step you can do for your skin! If you’re finding that your cleanser is feeling a bit too harsh, look for something that will leave your skin more moisturized. After cleansing, think about how your skin is feeling. Is it comfortable and smooth, or does it feel tight? If it’s the latter, keep looking, as that means your skin is still too dry after cleansing. You want to avoid that dry feeling going into fall and winter.
2. Exfoliate dead skin
Use an oil-based scrub to exfoliate dead skin from your dry and flaky skin! Start the new season with a full body exfoliation session! Oil-based scrubs are wonderful because they not only exfoliate but also hydrates and prevents
3. Use thicker moisturizer
Fall is the season to bulk up with heftier hydration. We recommend a heavy cream to keep your skin hydrated for a long time. As the air becomes drier, your skin needs a thicker moisturizer that provides a stronger oil barrier meaning both reduce water loss from the outer layer of skin and provide hydration to the deeper layer of skin at the same time.
4. Hydrating Facial Mask
The transition from summer to fall to winter bring drier air, which can rob your skin of moisture. That means that even if you change your moisturizer, it may not be enough, especially when the winds blow and the heaters come on. You may not have needed a hydrating mask in the summertime, but now it’s time to start using one again. During your weekly at-home spa treatment, we recommend our Sheet masks! Their Jelly essence will leave your skin feeling smooth and deeply nourished.
5. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
All this dry, blustery weather is dehydrating to our skin. We should drink glass after glass of water but because the skin is part of creating a balance in our internal and external worlds, sometimes we need a little extra topical hydration to fight that external battle.
Your skin shines as much as you care(properly)! Say goodbye to dry flaky skin!