Now that we’re approaching October, the weather has a crisp air here. With that comes dry patches, itchy skin and dehydrated skin. The best way to combat this is to get ahead and revamp your skincare routine. This is not just for dry skin types because those with oily skin can totally experience dry patches from winter weather. It’s much more than just a good moisturizer, a whole routine is needed here that’s different from the summer months. Today, I’ll chat about products that could be helpful to add to your skin care routine as well as the best products in each product category to combat seasons change.
Cooler Weather Prep
Firstly, it’s not ideal to suffer from dry skin on a daily basis and worse in the fall and winter season. I suggest getting ahead and creating a new routine with hydrating products that are gentle on more sensitive skin. After all, skincare is preventative, not just actionable against concerns you already have. For instance, getting heavier creams to use as a moisturizer will not only help to moisturize, but protect and repair the skin barrier. Moreover, our bodies are primarily made of water, so we need to be drinking our daily allotted goals. Make sure you get enough water in your day each day to keep up with hydration. I love my Owala water bottle and I bring it everywhere with me.
Secondly, simple steps add up to create a routine for a hydrated, smooth canvas. It’s a brand new school year, so I’m using this time of year as a refresh, but now that we are officially in fall, it’s a great time to create a new daily routine. Here are the categories you should shop in for the right products to combat dry skin: gentle cleanser, Vitamin C serum, a thick moisturizer, hydrating lip balm, hyaluronic acid and a good eye cream. Which products you go for are completely up to you and the budget you’re working with. There truly are some fantastic skincare products out there that are affordable options. As long as you stick within these basic categories for day and night routines, you will get the best results. Consistency is key.
Here are a few of my top recommendations:
Ole Henriksen Lip Peptide Treatment, Dr Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Acid, Tower 28 Skin Barrier Balm, Innissfree Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer, Dr. Jart + Moisturizing Mask, Summer Fridays Rich Cushion Cream, First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream, Glow Recipe Cleanser, Topicals Moisturizer, Fenty Skin Peptide Eye Cream, Drunk Elephant Vitamin C, Skinfix Barrier Moisturizer, Caudalie Grape Water, Dr Barbara Sturm Cleanser, Dr. Jart + Hydration Treatment
Finally, I know this can feel like a chore, especially after a long day. But I promise you that you will be so much happier when your skin is soothed. I don’t know about you, but I have zero tolerance for flaky skin or dry patches in fine lines. If you feel like you can do a full routine morning and night, go for it! But if you think it’s a good idea to start out slow with only a couple of products, I recommend focusing on a good moisturizer and lip balm. Those are essential skin care products and will tackle the toughest skin concerns. Remember this: the best makeup look goes onto smooth, well moisturized skin. If you need a hydrating primer, grab one for makeup application!
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