We’re just a little more than a month into fall and it’s time to make sure your skincare routine is in season! Skincare routines are a little bit like your closet – a few times a year, it’s important that you switch out the pieces that don’t fit the season. As the days grow shorter, the temperatures drop, and the air becomes drier. Autumn is a time of transition, and the best autumn skin care routine will correct any summer damage that has occurred and prepare your skin for winter. Here are our favorite tips to transition your skincare regimen from the late summer heat to the crisp autumn chill:
1) Exfoliate – As your skin starts to dry out, you might fear that an exfoliant will exacerbate the dryness. However, a scrubbing formula is the best way to treat flaky skin. We recommend using Aveda tourmaline charged exfoliating cleanser twice a week – the jojoba exfoliating beads will help to increase cell turnover and remove impurities. It’s the first step to bringing back your healthy glow.
2) Switch out your moisturizer – Part of what gives autumn air its cool crispness is drier air. Cool, dry air carries moisture away from the surface of your skin, leaving your face rough and parched. The fix? A creme rather than a light summer lotion – Our tourmaline charged hydrating creme protects skin from harsh environmental influences and leaves skin soft, radiant and optimally hydrated.
3) Protect your lips and hands: Start moisturizing now to prevent dry, cracked lips this winter. Our Aveda lip saver, nurtures your lips with a botanical balm that contains nature’s anti-oxidants and natural waxes that help seal in moisture. Hands also start to become dry and cracked during the fall and winter: slather on the Aveda hand relief for some incredibly rich moisture therapy. It will soothe dry, chapped hands leaving them noticeably softer and smoother.