Now that summer’s warm winds are giving way to the cold snap of fall, it’s time to store your swimsuits and sandals and bring out the wool sweaters and jackets (at least in most places). Switching your skincare regimen with the change of seasons should be as routine as rotating your wardrobe.
A few tips:
Put away aggressive cleansers and light moisturizers and opt for richer, more nourishing products offering increased hydration. For added moisture in a snap, you can transform your liquid skincare products into more powerful hydrators with Cover FX F+ Neroli Custom Infusion Drops. Just a small amount of this potent, vitamin-enriched concentrate boosts the hydrating benefits of all your moisturizers, serums, oils — even tinted moisturizer and foundation — to help retain moisture, keep skin soft and aid in improving elasticity.
If you don’t exfoliate regularly, it’s time to start using face and body scrubs — especially with a season change. Facial scrubs, many gentle enough to use almost daily, slough off skin’s natural buildup of dead skin cells, dullness and surface dryness, improving texture and leaving it smoother, softer and more radiant. Exfoliation also clears the way for treatment products to penetrate and work better.
Just because you’re no longer spending time at the beach or pool doesn’t mean it’s OK to stop using sun protection. UV damage is an ongoing concern, so applying an SPF of 30 or higher to face, neck, hands, and other exposed areas is a must all year long.
One way to keep your face protected without having to give it a second thought is using a foundation containing sunscreen. CC Cream Time Release Tinted Treatment SPF 30 shields your face from harmful rays every time you put on your makeup. And you don’t have to give up the flattering look of a summer tan: Get that sun-kissed glow without skin damage by using a bronzer.
Sandal season may be over, but feet still need attention to stay soft and smooth. Keep them pedi-perfect with monthly pedicures and by moisturizing every night with a thick balm formulated shea butter. Wear thin cotton socks to bed to lock in moisture. For optimum hydration, before bathing, dry-brush feet and legs with a natural-bristle brush in circular motions, then moisturize after drying off. (And don’t forget hands and cuticles: Avoid dryness with frequent applications of hand cream and cuticle cream or oil. Lip balm will do in a pinch to treat dry cuticles.)