Fall is officially here! Get ready for sweater weather, football everywhere you turn, and pumpkin-spice-everything! While we love the change in seasons, we sometimes forget to transition our skincare routine to adapt to the changing climate (guilty!). We know, we know, it takes a little bit of commitment and discipline, but trust us, your skin will love you later – and for years to come! Read on for five ways to update your routine this fall.
Switch Up Your Cleanser
First things first, cleansing is one of the single most important parts of your skincare routine. It rids your skin of makeup and everyday impurities. With the cooler-weather months upon us, opt for a cleanser that doesn’t strip your skin of natural oils and moisture.
Try a Thicker Moisturizer
The skin-drying temps do enough damage to your skin so make sure you are upping your game in the moisturizing department. As it gets cooler, your skin inevitably becomes drier and a thicker lotion or cream is necessary. Swap out your oil-free, lightweight moisturizer with a heavier formula to increase hydration and give your skin the extra TLC it craves.
Exfoliate on the Regular
Don’t skimp on exfoliation! Be sure to follow this step at least once a week to remove dry/dead skin cells and even out your skin tone – it also helps prevent dead cells from building up. Just make sure the formula you choose isn’t too abrasive because you don’t want to overdo it. Exfoliation should be a weekly to-do for a glowing complexion!
Achieve Long-Lasting Rejuvenation
If you are willing to go the extra mile to reverse signs of sun damage and restore your skin to its natural glow, consider BroadBand Light Therapy (BBL). Never heard of it? BBL (also known as the photo facial) is a non-surgical, aesthetic treatment that uses cutting-edge technology to produce younger-looking skin. It reduces the appearance of dark spots, uneven skin texture, sun damage and more – plus it requires little to no recovery time.
Pamper That Pout
Don’t forget to give your pretty pout some extra love this time of year. Some lip balms and chap sticks are more drying than you think. Be sure to check the ingredients to find a nourishing one that will lock in moisture. To combat dry lips, try incorporating weekly lip treatments using a gentle DIY scrub made up of coconut oil, honey and sugar.
One final tip for a healthy, glowing complexion all year-round: drink your way to radiant skin! Every morning, first thing when you wake up, drink a full glass of room-temperature water with a half-squeezed lemon and two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. The more consistent you are, the more radiant results you will see!