We’re not going to lie: pumpkin pie and warm apple cider are the main reasons we look forward to fall. But when temps plunge and feasts begin, it’s easy to forget that our skincare routine needs an update. Don’t fall behind the seasons! Just follow these easy breezy steps:
1. Swap your lightweight cream for a heavy-duty moisturizer. Fall’s brisk winds can seriously dry out your skin. Look for a product that can pull its weight and deliver a daily dose of hydration, like Caudalie Premier Cru The Cream, Jurlique Purely Age-Defying Firm and Lift Cream, and Pomega5 Healing Cream.
2. Gentle is the way to go when it comes to exfoliation. Instead of stripping your skin’s natural protective barrier with harsh scrubs, try a fruit-acid based peel. We’re huge fans of Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel.
3. Schedule a facial. Seasonal shifts leave your skin more vulnerable to freak outs, so head to your favorite spa pronto. Don’t want to splurge? Get your friends together instead for a home spa party. Start off by applying a mask like June Jacobs Papaya Purifying Enzyme Masque, then sit back and catch up on the latest gossip.
4. Don’t ditch the SPF. The sun shines year round, which means you always need to apply sunscreen before heading outside. We rely on Kiehl’s Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+. Layer it under your makeup every morning.
With a few changes in your routine, you’ll be all set to brave the chilly weather.
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