Fall is upon us! That means changing leaves, cooler weather, and, sadly, drier skin. The drop in temperature coincides with a drop in humidity levels, which can lead to a reduction in moisture for your skin. This dryness causes your skin to compensate by creating excess sebum, leading to breakouts. This is why, as the weather transitions, you also need to transition your skincare routine. Check out our tips below on what we recommend during this season. (1)
If you spent a lot of time outside enjoying the summer sunshine, start with a little Vitamin C. It’s known to help repair dark and uneven skin tones, treat fine lines and wrinkles, and help repair sun-stressed skin. This vitamin is commonly found in facial oils like our Beauty Oil thanks to ingredients like argan oil, carrot seed oil, pomegranate oil, prickly pear oil, pumpkin seed oil, rose absolute, rosehip oil, and sea buckthorn oil. These make the oil rich in not only Vitamin C, but anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and moisturizing properties. (1,2)
As it gets cooler outside, your skin may feel tight and dry because there is less moisture in the air. You need to make sure you are using not only enough moisturizer but also the correct moisturizer for your skin type. It is recommended to start with a serum at the beginning of fall and then transition to a heavier moisturizer as winter approaches. Great options for this include starting with our Facial Serum and then graduating to our Ozonated Coconut Oil. And don’t forget to moisturize your whole body for healthy-looking skin! (2,3)
Avoid Drying Heat
In response to it getting colder outside, artificial indoor heat is also upon us. This heat is very drying to the skin. To counteract this, it is recommended to use a humidifier when you can.
You might come inside and take a hot bath to escape the cold during this season, but this is NOT recommended. The hot water effects are like that of a sunburn. It disrupts the skin’s natural production of oils and causes it to become inflamed. When you do bathe, make sure to pat dry. Don’t rub! This will prevent excess exfoliation and help your skin retain moisture. (3)
Another way to keep your skin from drying out is to drink water. Staying hydrated helps your skin retain moisture. You can also eat foods with good sources of water like cucumber, watermelon, strawberry, and lettuce. To attract this water to your skin, make sure you use hydrating serums and moisturizers that have humectant ingredients. Some examples of natural humectants include jojoba oil, olive oil, and avocado oil. You can find all these in our Ozonated Jojoba Oil, Ozonated Olive Oil, and Ozonated Avocado Oil. (1,3)
We hope these tips help keep your skin happy all season long!