Just as you’ve finally got the perfect summertime skincare routine going, the cool, dry air - indicating the beginning of fall - sets in and alters the equilibrium of your skin. No need to throw the whole routine out to start from scratch, it’s just time to make a few adjustments to your core items. Following a routine based on your skin type will provide optimal results to tame the most frustrating aspects of its natural condition whether it be overly dry, oily, or sensitive. To help, the mock routines below (all of which include a growth factor, vitamin C, eye cream, retinol, cleanser, moisturizer and sunscreen) will point you in the right direction for choosing the fall skincare for your skin type.
Normal to Dry
Arguably the most affected by the colder seasons, the potential for cracked, rough, flaky, and crepe-like skin texture not only looks unflattering but is also painful at times, too. Retaining the much-needed moisture that or skin produces is essential for avoiding overly dry skin. For drier skin types, it is important to keep the outermost layer of skin (epidermis) in good condition by avoiding acidic-based ingredients. Swap your cleanser for a cream one without many surfactants and apply serums that create a barrier between your skin and the leeching, dry air.
Normal to Oily
For normal to oily skin types, it is typically a relief when the weather starts to cool off. Cooler weather usually means less oil production, so you can focus on anti-aging, pigmentation, or any other skin concerns (including the constants – oil production and acne). Even though you’re no longer lazing by the pool, sunscreen is still a must and going with a mattifying cream will easily keep the slickness at bay. Using an AHA/BHA cleanser will cut the oiliness and most of the products within the routine are great for all skin types.
Rosacea & Sensitive
Thankfully, the majority of medical-grade products cater to sensitive skin types and contain little to no irritating ingredients like alcohol, fragrances, dyes, acids, and other barrier-stripping ingredients. An interesting tip to follow is if the product’s directions indicate to use 1-3 days per week, its best to steer clear and choose a skincare product that is safe to use daily.
When in doubt of which skin type routine to follow this combination routine will provide the basic foundation for creating an effective and easy to follow morning and night regimen. Finding balance between having an overly oily appearance or an overly dry appearance is the biggest concern. All the skincare within the combination routine actively prevent breakouts and do not strip the skin of its hydration.
Finding good antiaging skincare for very oily skin can be tricky. So, included below are some great choices that will not cause pore blockage and will help with overall tone and clarity. Treating oil with oil may sound counterintuitive but it actually tricks the skin into thinking it has enough, thus slowing the amount of oil produced. Adding a good glycerin “moisturizer” will assist in the protection of the skin after using stripping (but necessary) fruit acids and retinols.