The temperatures are starting to drop and the days are shorter. Mornings have started getting chillier and soon, the leaves will begin to fall. This can only mean one thing: We’re about to enter into the glorious season of fall!
While this time of year is ideal for bonfires, festivals, and everything pumpkin, it can be a little hard on your skin. When those balmy days of summer give way to the drier days of autumn, your skin can start to feel parched, tight, and irritated.
Today, we’re sharing a few easy ways to transition your skincare routine so you can look your best and keep your skin happy, all season long!
Use a Thicker Moisturizer
That crispness in the air that signals sweater weather has started might feel glorious, but it means the humidity level has dropped. While your curls might be thankful for the reprieve, your skin may tell a different story.
The cooler air can dry out your skin, leaving it flaky and red. To combat it, go ahead and swap your lightweight summer moisturizer for a thicker one. Ideally, look for a heavy cream that incorporates hyaluronic acid.
In skincare, hyaluronic acid works as a humectant. This means it helps your skin hold on to water, restoring its moisture levels and helping it appear supple and youthful. Our advanced and powerful Hyaluronic Acid Plumping and Hydrating Cream is a great place to start!
You can also find the superstar ingredient in our Hyaluronic Acid Serum, which combines it with other powerful skin savers including Vitamin C and Vitamin E!
Exfoliate More Gently
Strong ingredients like retinoids and glycolic acid can help your skin appear smoother and tighter, acting as chemical exfoliants to remove the build-up of dead skin and encourage cellular turnover.
When you exfoliate, you’re essentially creating tiny, microscopic cracks in your skin barrier. In the fall, this can lead to irritation, as well as hydration loss. Without changes to your routine, you may notice that your skin feels itchy, prickly, or even painful.
Looking for an easy way to maintain your smooth complexion and prevent signs of aging this season? Try adding glycolic acid to your routine. Milder than retinol, it does a great job of reviving dull or tired-looking skin without any harsh side effects. It can also help lighten any hyperpigmentation caused by long days in the sun.
Our 10% Glycolic Acid Skin Cream is encapsulated for maximum absorption, making it the perfect swap.
Use a Humidifier
You might not be able to add any more moisture to the outdoor air, but you do have control over the indoor air in your home. Not only can low humidity affect your skin, but it can also wreak havoc on other parts of your health and well-being, including your sinuses.
This is where a humidifier comes in. These machines add moisture back into the air, so the seasonal transition isn’t so hard to bear. For best results, turn yours on at the same time that you turn your heat on!
Add a Body Lotion
The skin on your face isn’t the only thing that might start to suffer when the air turns cool. You may also notice that the skin on your neck, arms, and legs also feels tight, flaky, and dry.
If you don’t already use a body lotion, now is the time to start. Moisturizing lotions provide a protective barrier to your skin and allow it to retain hydration. While you can find lots of different ones, look for ingredients that will effectively nourish your skin from the outside in, not just give it a thin layer of fragrance.
Take our Mitochondrial Rejuvenator Skin Cream, for instance. This intense repair cream is your skin’s answer to those harsh fall and winter temperatures, and it works best when applied to wet skin directly after a shower. For maximum results and additional moisture, you can spritz your skin with water after applying the cream, delivering all-day hydration.
Drink Plenty of Water
You’ve heard this advice for years. Everyone from your doctor to your best friend harps on the benefits of drinking water, and for good reason. It’s the most effective, accessible, and affordable way to deliver moisture straight to your cells.
Especially if you drink dehydrating beverages like coffee and soda, it’s smart to replenish your body with the water it needs to look and feel its best. While there’s no definite rule on exactly how much you should be drinking, the general guideline is to take your body weight (in pounds) and divide it in half. That’s the number of ounces of water you need on a daily basis.
Finding it hard to get it all in? Invest in an attractive water bottle you won’t mind taking with you everywhere you go!
Don’t Forget Your Neck
As you’re moisturizing everywhere else, it’s easy to skip your neck. However, this is one of the earliest places that your skin will start to show its age. As you slather on your moisturizers, creams, and serums, remember to give your neck some love, too.
If you’re starting to see wrinkles, dark spots, or signs of sun damage on your neck, reach for our Neck Firming and Lifting Cream. This cream contains 1% liposomal retinol as well as idebenone, an antioxidant that protects your skin from environmental damage, reduces dryness, and improves the appearance of fine lines.
Say Hello to Fall With Confident Skin
As summer gives way to fall, there are plenty of memories to make and fun to be had. You should be able to embrace everything that this time of year has to offer, without worrying about excessive dryness and skin irritation.
With these easy steps and simple swaps, you can change out your skincare routine to be fall-ready. The key is to look for products that inject plenty of moisture so you can stay hydrated well through the winter!
Any time of the year, Hygieia is committed to helping you achieve the skin you want. Our products harness the power of liposomes to penetrate deeper and absorb at the cellular level. Feel free to shop our full collection of products online, and contact us if you have any questions.