Did you know skin behaves differently as the seasons change? The autumn equinox happens on September 22, the perfect day to ring in not only a new season but also a new skincare routine. By the time summer wraps up, our skin is usually a little bit drier and a little bit more damaged. Even your very best efforts to keep skin protected — using our Solar Defender, of course — can fall short during the sun-filled summer season. Enter this simple, soothing fall skincare routine designed to pamper and rehydrate skin.
Cleanse with care.
Now that summer’s over, swap an acne-clearing cleanser for something more gentle — but just as effective. Our Total Facial Cleansing Gel removes residue from the skin’s surface without depleting precious moisture content. Soap-free and packed with antioxidants, this cleanser leaves your face refreshed and nourished.
Buff it up.
Dead skin cells can dull your skin while trapping oil underneath, a potential cause of breakouts. Some skin types need a break from exfoliation in the summertime, when sun, chlorine, and heat can irritate sensitive skin. But in the fall, gentle sloughing and scrubbing can reveal a radiant, smooth complexion. Enter the Crystal Clarity Microdermabrasion Crème. This pumice-laced polisher instantly uncovers fresh skin while reducing the appearance of large pores, fine facial lines, and acne scars. Soothing aloe and jojoba seed oil prevent even a hint of irritation.
Balance out your cleansing and exfoliation with serious hydration. Moisturized skin looks and feels plumper and provides a better base for makeup, too! Skin Resource.MD got started with a single moisturizer (our Total Skin Moisturizer), and we’ve been dedicated to thinking about new methods of hydration ever since.
For a less intense moisturizer, try the Visibly Moist Toner — just spritz it on directly after cleansing. Our Oil-Free Antioxidant Facial Moisturizer and Moisture Boost Hydragel are other excellent choices for light hydration. Normal skin will delight in the Total Skin Moisturizer, while dry skin can indulge in the Baobab Skin Correction Facial Cream.
Amplify any of these moisturizers even more by finishing with our Hyalauronic Moisture Boost Serum — it creates a protective barrier on the skin to lock in moisture. And remember, hydration happens on the inside, too. Drink plenty of water, and check out our guide to hydrating foods and recipes.
Take time to pamper skin with a targeted mask. The Soothing Gelle Masque, with provitamin B5 and sea whip, moisturizes and calms skin. Or, try the Zinc and Sulphur mask for acne-prone skin — in fall, we like to use it as a spot treatment only to mitigate seasonal dryness.
Don’t skip the sunscreen.
Do we really need to remind you? The best skincare is preventive skincare. Protect your skin from harmful rays and free radicals with sunscreen. Our Solar Defender SPF 30 sunscreen is designed specifically for facial skin, so it won’t irritate eyes or melt under makeup. And yes, you’ll need it in winter, too!