Fall is upon us, and this means it’s time for a change. As the leaves turn from green to golden and we swap our lightweight camis and bikinis for oversized knits and warm boots, our skincare routine should change too. Colder weather brings different skin concerns, with the dropping temperatures outside and the harsh blast of radiator heat inside wreaking havoc on our skin. When your fall wardrobe comes back into play, it’s a sign that you also need to update your skincare collection for the new season.
Best tips for taking care of your skin in fall
Pack away your short shorts and get your coat: it’s time to shop for some new fall skincare products.
Switch your cleanser
Soap or foaming cleansers work well in summer when your skin is oilier, but they can strip already parched skin of its essential lipids during fall. Instead, look for a serum that will melt away dirt, oil, and makeup without stripping your skin of its natural oils. Our gentle Cleansing Serum is free from sulphates and hydrates the skin, leaving it feeling purified, fresh and revived. It contains Aloe Vera, which helps to heal and calm your complexion in fall, when skin needs extra care.
Scrub dead skin away
Don’t stop exfoliating just because your skin isn’t on show. Lower temperatures lead to flaky skin, so be sure to buff all of the scales away about once a week this season. It’s easy to forget how important it is to exfoliate and instead start lathering on thicker creams, but this can just make skin look dull as dead skin cells build up in patches, creating a barrier that stops topical serums, oils and creams from being properly absorbed.
Regular, gentle scrubbing will remove dead cells from the skin’s surface, leaving it looking healthier and ready for moisturiser.
With fall comes attacks on your skin’s health from every angle: colder weather dries skin out because there’s less humidity and indoor air also gets dryer in the colder months. This can mean serious dry patches!
Just like your cosiest sweater guards you against the fall chill, a good moisturiser will protect your skin during the cooler season. Look for products with Hyaluronic Acid, which keeps skin supple. Our Nourish + Hydrate Sheet Masks provide an instant hit of spa quality hydration, so they’re perfect for fall.
It’s also worth investing in a humidifier for your bedroom, to keep the air from drying out.
Fall is not the time to introduce stringent ingredients like retinoids and salicylic acid. Step away from harsh treatments! Instead, opt for gentler products that won’t strip your skin of its natural oils.
Our Brightening Rose Hip Oil can quench and salvage dry skin. It’s packed with antioxidants and when absorbed into the skin, this super moisturising oil will encourage cellular membrane and tissue regeneration.
Remember it’s not just about your face
Don’t forget to slather chapped lips with a nourishing lip balm and massage your heels, knees and elbows with a thick layer of moisturising cream. For hands, start applying the most uxurious hand cream you can find! Our cult product ‘The Multitasker’ contains100% organic Marula oil and can be used all over - your hair, face, skin, cuticles… anywhere!
Don’t forget your SPF
Just because you can’t feel the sun, doesn’t mean its harmful rays aren’t damaging your skin. Don’t skimp on SPF in fall. We recommend aiming for factor 30 or higher on your face and neck, every day.
Follow our fall skincare tips and you’ll rock an enviable glow all season long. Now, is anyone else craving a Pumpkin Spice Latte?