As summer comes to a close, it’s time to change up skin care routines to repair sun kissed skin and prepare for the dry months ahead.
It’s important to get rid of the dead and damaged skin from time spent outside. A great way to kick start your fall skin care regimen is splurging on a facial. L’Institut Sothys New York offers seasonal facials to prepare skin for the upcoming weather. This year they’ll be introducing a new Cranberry & Blueberry Fall/Winter facial to restore radiance. Many brands also offer at home masks to help get skin fall ready without the expensive trip to the spa. Shray Skin Care’s Go-Getter Goddess Facial Mask prevents aging, hydrates skin, and helps repair sun damage. Diana Ralys’ Rejuvenating Pumpkin Mask uses essential oils and pumpkin to increase natural skin rejuvenation, exfoliate dead skin, and prepare the mind for fall with pumpkin aroma. Whether trying an at home mask, or booking an appointment at the spa, face masks help increase skin hydration, even skin tone, and relax you mentally and physically.
At home, it’s also wise to invest in an exfoliant that will sloth away dead skin cells, smoothing your face and keeping it looking refreshed. Enessa’s Bio-Exfoliant uses natural sea salt to polish skin and draw out toxins. Other natural products such as seaweed and flaxseed stimulate the skin to leave it fresh, glowing, and ready for applying makeup.
The most important part of repairing summer skin and preparing it for fall is hydration. With cooler weather comes drier air which can lead to skin easily becoming irritated and itchy. Adding some extra H2O to your diet can help keep skin from drying out during the day, but it’s also worth stocking your bathroom with some extra moisturizing products. Clinique’s Superdefense is a rich and luxurious lotion that fully hydrates skin. Additionally, it’s 25 SPF will help protect skin from dangerous sun rays still lurking beneath the cool air. Because skin around the eye is extra sensitive, it can be crucial to pick up an eye cream or serum. Healthy Skin for a Happy Life makes a great all-natural eye serum to hydrate skin and defend against wrinkles. In addition to smelling like that specialty coffee shop on your block, HSHL’s All-Natural Renovo 24 Coffee Based Anti-Aging Eye Serum uses organic free trade coffee to keep dark circles and puffiness at bay.
With pants, leggings, sweaters, and coats beginning to come out of the closet, its easy to neglect skin that’s consistently covered up. Both Nivea’s Extended Moisture Body Lotion and St. Ives Replenishing Mineral Therapy are light weight, non-greasy formulas that are affordable and will sooth skin throughout the dry months.
Hydrating skin will keep it looking glowing and youthful, but also has benefits beyond the superficial. The skin is the body’s largest organ and the number one defense against germs and toxins, so taking proper care of skin can help prevent illness, especially for those of us who’s primary source of transportation is public.