HOW TO TRANSITION YOUR SKIN FROM SUMMER TO FALL
What are some common skincare changes after summer?
The way your skin responds to summer weather is largely dependent on your unique skin type. However, one summer side effect that’s consistent across skin types is dehydration. Hotter temps and dry air-conditioned air can both cause transepidermal water loss. Even if your skin is oily, you may not have enough water in your skin, which can cause an increase in oil production and breakouts. Dry skin types may feel tight and weathered, and sensitive skin may feel especially hot and irritated at the end of the summer. Many people notice new freckles and discoloration thanks to unprotected sun exposure, and some people notice a rougher texture caused by dead skin cell build-up.
What can I do to get my skin back into shape after summer?
STEP 1: EXFOLIATE
Exfoliation is the quickest way to enliven a lackluster complexion and reset your skin after summer. Exfoliation sloughs off dead skin cells and allows fresh, new skin cells to rise to the surface. A gentle at-home peel like our TCA LACTIC & GLYCOLIC FACE PEEL resurfaces skin texture and helps lift hyperpigmentation. By removing the top layer of dead skin cells, the peel will help serums and creams penetrate more effectively, which can help restore balance to both dry and oily skin types. Use it 1-2 times per week to refine and resurface your skin. If you prefer physical exfoliation and want to remove peach fuzz, try our DERMAPLANING EXFOLIATION TOOL. Like the peel, it removes dead skin cells and stimulates cell turnover. For a deeper treatment, pair the DERMAPLANING EXFOLIATION TOOL with the TCA LACTIC & GLYCOLIC FACE PEEL once a week.
For a pregnancy-safe alternative to the BHA in our peel, reach for our DUAL ENZYME MASK. Our mask is formulated with natural fruit enzymes that gently break down the keratin bonds that hold onto dead skin, helping to resurface skin more effectively. Our mask also contains jojoba esters that help replenish the skin’s natural lipid barrier to restore moisture and reveal clearer, smoother skin.
STEP 2: HYDRATE
Post-summer skin is generally dehydrated, no matter your skin type. Drinking more water or applying more face cream aren’t always enough to bring your skin back to balance. Instead, try a combination of exfoliation and a hyaluronic acid serum. Hyaluronic acid, the main ingredient in our HA HYDRATING SERUM, is one of nature’s most effective hydrators. It attracts up to 1,000 times its weight in water, drawing moisture into the surface layers of the skin that need it most. With regular use, this serum will help balance oil production and give skin a smoother and plumper appearance. Pair our serum with our MICRONEEDLING SKIN REFINING TOOL to gently micro-exfoliate the skin and boost the serum’s hydrating benefits.
STEP 3: PROTECT & HEAL
The transition into cooler weather can exacerbate your skin’s natural inflammatory response. For some, this might mean a few extra breakouts. For others, this could manifest as red, itchy skin. In either case, switching to gentler products can help. Reach for a gel cleanser like our PREBIOTIC GEL CLEANSER, which washes away impurities without stripping your skin’s natural protective barrier. Our cleanser is formulated with a microbiome-boosting prebiotic complex that fights bad bacteria that can cause breakouts, inflammation and sensitivity. After cleansing, roll with our CRYO SCULPTING ROLLER to instantly reduce inflammation and finish with our HA HYDRATING SERUM to lock in replenishing moisture that will keep your skin calm and balanced. For itchy skin below the neck, try our HYDRATING BODY SERUM, formulated with olive squalane, a powerful skin protectant that soothes and balances red and inflamed skin.
How should I change my skincare routine in the fall?
Daily cleansing and moisturizing will help maintain your ideal oil and pH balance, while daily SPF and weekly exfoliation will maintain tone and texture. You may need to add a more hydrating, ceramide-based moisturizer during cooler months, but with the steps outlined above, your skin should remain relatively balanced throughout the change in seasons.