With fall approaching quickly, many are waving goodbye to the summer heat and sun and saying hello to cold temperatures, a new wardrobe, and if you’re a skincare enthusiast, a new regimen. Fall is known for its cooler temperatures and dry air, and the sudden change from the summer weather can cause the skin to react negatively. With any seasonal change, it is crucial for us to adjust our skincare regimens to avoid these harsh reactions. To help, we’re bringing you our best tips and tricks for transitioning your summer skincare routine to one perfect for fall.
- Use a daytime moisturizer with SPF.
SPF isn’t just meant for the summer months- it should be worn all-year round to prevent sun damage from harsh UVA/UVB rays that can penetrate your skin and cause irreversible damage, regardless of the temperature. In fact, it’s the one product in your skincare routine you never have to swap out. To incorporate SPF into your routine, you can use a daytime moisturizer containing SPF for additional sun protection.
We recommend using our Moisturizing Renewal Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 for a daytime moisturizer. This moisturizer is suitable for all skin types, and its rich texture provides deep hydration during the colder months. With an Antioxidant Power Blend and Red Algae, this moisturizer amplifies moisture, nourishes skin, and promotes a healthy skin barrier, which can often be compromised by the cool fall temperatures.
If you have oily, acne-prone skin, you can opt for a lightweight lotion like the Soleil Superiéur Broad Spectrum SPF 50. This SPF moisturizer provides strong hydration perfect for cool fall temperatures while ensuring strong SPF protection from ultraviolet rays that speed up signs of aging and sun damage.
- Rebuild and protect your skin barrier.
There are several factors that can harm our skin barrier, many of which stem from environmental aggressors like prolonged sun exposure and dry climates. After an entire summer, many experience a damaged or weakened skin barrier that can lead to dry, dull, and inflamed skin that fails to retain moisture. The transition into fall, when temperatures suddenly drop, can contribute to further damage.
With consistent care, a damaged skin barrier can easily be repaired. For intense skin recovery, use a skin barrier supporting formula like the Sensitif Repairing Night Cream. This cool, nighttime gel cream repairs the skin’s moisture barrier to help reduce redness and balance the microbiome. With skin-soothing ingredients like licorice extract, cucumber and chamomile, the Sensitif Repairing Night Cream works to calm irritated skin, while prebiotics in the formula help reduce redness.
Including targeted treatments like serums and masks in your skincare routine can also help to protect and maintain skin barrier health. For continuous protection, include the Hydrogel Targeted 4D Hydration Serum in your routine for intense hydration and nourishment to retain moisture integral for the skin barrier. Formulated with 4D Hyaluronic Acid and Moisturizing Oil Beads containing Jojoba, Lavender, and Tea Tree Oils, this serum helps attract and retain moisture, visibly plump skin, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Extend your skincare to the rest of your body.
Skincare doesn’t just stop at the face. Body care is just as important for maintaining healthy skin all over. The areas we often forget to take care of include our neck and décolletage. The skin in these areas is thinner compared to other parts of the face and body, and after a long summer of sun exposure, it is especially vulnerable. And with fall approaching, now is the perfect time step up the post-summer care to prevent further damage from cold temperatures. For the ultimate neck and décolletage lift, use our new Fermitif Neck Renewal Serum Firming Treatment. Supercharged with powerful actives like our breakthrough CoQ10 delivery system, this luxe serum can boost collagen, firm, and tighten the skin around the neck. Pair this with the Fermitif Neck Renewal Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 15 for added moisture and sun protection.
- Don’t forget to cleanse.
Regardless of the season, cleansing your skin is important to prevent clogged pores that lead to blackheads and whiteheads. It is especially important to choose a gentle cleanser that deeply cleanses while maintaining the skin’s delicate moisture balance.
If you have normal to oily skin, you can use our Gel Cleanser for a deep cleanse that will help to visibly minimize pores, eliminate excess shine, and maintain the delicate pH balance of skin. If you have normal to dry skin that needs an extra dose of hydration, use the Foaming Cleanser, containing Moisturizing Vitamin E Beads plus a unique blend of oils and butters that protect the skin's moisture barrier.
- Up your eye care.
The sensitive eye area is already prone to being easily damaged due to its thin skin, but drastic changes in temperature can cause the skin in the area to react poorly, leading to dry skin, puffiness, or even fine lines. The result- dry, tired-looking eye area that enhances the appearance of fatigue.
To help, we suggest our new Masque Des Yeux Instant De-Puffing Gel Eye Mask, which features cooling properties help to soothe and calm the skin in the eye area. Developed with Brown Seaweed and Niacinamide, this formula also delivers quick hydration and brightening to leave your eye area looking refreshed. For an added dose of moisture, apply our heritage Masque Des Yeux Revitalizing Eye Mask before applying Masque des Yeux Instant!