There’s a chill in the air and a #PSL in every hand, which means fall is here. As you pull out the flannels, sweaters and boots, don’t forget to refresh your skincare routine too. As the weather and your skin change with the seasons, it’s important to also update your skin care routine. As a trusted authority in all-natural, cruelty-free skincare, Quench has just the tips you need to transition your skincare routine from summer to fall so you have glowing skin all year-round.
The most common skincare complaint in the fall and winter is dry, flaky skin. This often occurs because of the drop in humidity outdoors and the addition of dry, hot air from indoor heaters. This overall lack of moisture makes it super important for you to adapt your skincare routine to replace this moisture and beat the (indoor) heat. Here are 4 ways to make your skincare routine fall-proof.
Oil-free moisturizers rule summer skincare, but when the temperatures drop and the air becomes dryer, it’s essential to replace that moisture in your skincare routine. Don’t be fooled into thinking dryer is better. This is actually one of the top 10 skincare myths we often run into! Look for thicker creams, especially those with ceramides, elastin, aloe and collagen boosting peptides like those in our Night Relief Creme. These rich ingredients penetrate the skin and provide much-needed moisture that’s missing from the environment during cool fall and winter months. Don’t forget to transition your body lotion for fall, either.
As the seasons transition, you may experience increased dryness or flakiness, especially if you already struggle with psoriasis or eczema. Avoid the urge to over-exfoliate and remove any dry, peeling skin. Aggressively scrubbing or exfoliating too frequently actually irritates the skin even more. Instead, use a gentle exfoliator once a week at most to keep skin smooth and glowing. Check your facial cleanser, serum and moisturizers, too, for harsh ingredients to ensure you’re not accidentally over-exfoliating. Esthetician Alicia Yoon has a great explanation of the different types of retinol and how to transition for the seasons. Miranda Kerr, model and skincare guru, recommends watching how your skin responds to exfoliating and adjusting from there.
The skin around our lips – and our eyes – is thin and delicate. Dryness affects it more easily, so when the air is colder and dryer it’s important to increase hydration around your mouth and eyes. Look for products with extra moisturizing ingredients like aloe and collagen, and don’t be afraid to mix and match. The ingredients in eye and lip creams are often similar so dab a little extra lip cream at the corner of your eyes, too, and kiss dry fall skin goodbye! Ready to dress your eyes up a bit for fall? Try a creamy all-in-one primer and eyeshadow like Roen Beauty’s 52° cool eyeshadow palette – perfect for those cooler temperatures!
Bring back summer.
The main culprit of dry fall skin is the lack of humidity in the air. After a moisture-rich summer, your skin is thirsting for some environmental moisture. Turn up the humidity for your skin by investing in a personal humidifier. Run it in your bedroom overnight while you sleep to give your skin an extra shot of moisture, or grab a portable unit (often under $20!) and take it with you to the office. While you’re busy dreaming of summer, don’t forget the SPF! The sun’s rays are just as damaging in the fall and winter so be sure to keep using SPF all year-round.
As you update your skincare with the seasons, don’t forget the essentials of great skincare products – quality ingredients, paraben-free and cruelty-free. Our Quench products are made with the same restorative minerals that women have trusted for centuries to keep their skin glowing. Find out what makes our ingredients better and how to keep your skincare routine fresh for fall by following us on Instagram.