Here’s how to transition your skincare routine for fall to combat dryness and sensitivity, and discover these natural skincare tips to keep your skin radiant.
As the leaves begin to change and the air turns crisper, the arrival of autumn heralds more than just cozy sweaters and pumpkin spice lattes. It also brings changes in our skin’s needs. The shift from the warm, humid days of summer to the cooler, drier conditions of fall can impact our skin’s health and appearance.
To ensure your skin remains radiant and well-nourished during this transition, it’s important to adapt your skincare routine accordingly.
Why Does Fall Affect Your Skin?
During the summer, our skin adapts to higher humidity levels and more exposure to sunlight. As fall sets in, the drop in humidity, colder temperatures, and indoor heating systems can lead to increased dryness, sensitivity, and even flakiness. These changes can make your usual skincare routine less effective, which is why it’s always a good idea to adjust for the changing seasons.
Natural Skincare Adjustments For Fall
Gentle Cleansing: With the decrease in humidity, your skin may become more sensitive and prone to dryness. Opt for a gentle, hydrating cleanser that won’t strip away natural oils. Consider oil-based cleansers, like our Goldenrod Oil Cleanser, as they help retain moisture.
Hydration Is Key: As the air becomes drier, your skin may need more hydration. Look for a richer, natural moisturizer that contains ingredients like shea butter, hyaluronic acid, or ceramides. These will help lock in moisture and create a protective barrier.
Pro tip: Add a couple of drops of our Moisturizing Meadow Oil to your favourite moisturizer for added richness.
Sun Protection: Don’t forget sunscreen! Even in the fall. UV rays can be harmful year-round, and some fall activities like apple picking or hiking (and foraging), may still expose your skin to the sun. Choose a natural, broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher.
Seasonal Ingredients: Fall offers a variety of natural ingredients that can benefit your skin. Pumpkin, rich in vitamins and antioxidants, can help brighten your complexion. A DIY mask with pumpkin puree is a seriously cozy vibe.
Lip Care: Cooler weather can lead to chapped lips. Keep a natural lip balm handy to soothe and protect your lips. Look for ingredients like beeswax, shea butter, and castor oil. Our Patchouli Mint Lip Butter is packed with all three and them some!
Humidifier: Consider using a humidifier in your bedroom. It helps maintain moisture levels in the air, preventing your skin from drying out while you sleep.
Healthy Diet: Eating seasonally with fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins and antioxidants can support your skin’s health from within. Foods like sweet potatoes, pomegranates, and apples are excellent choices.
Stay Hydrated: Remember to drink plenty of water. Hydration from the inside out is vital for maintaining healthy skin.
Remember, consistency is key.
The key to successful seasonal skincare is consistency. Give your skin time to adjust to new products and routines, and monitor how it responds. It’s also essential to listen to your skin, if you notice any reactions or issues, adjust your routine accordingly.
So, as we transition into these cozy fall days, know that it’s okay if your skin needs a little extra care and attention. By following these adjustments, your new natural skincare routine will ensure that your skin remains healthy, radiant and well protected throughout the fall season….and dare we say the word yet….into the winter.
Enjoy embracing the beauty of autumn, while taking the time to nurture and care for your skin as well.