Summer is slowly starting to fade into fall. The sun’s heat blazes on and the days are still long and warm, but a crisp, momentary breeze as you walk the kids to the bus stop hints at the approach of cooler temperatures. You welcome autumn with open arms, because summer’s reign has been tough. Hours spent at the pool, outdoor sporting events and trips to theme parks have wreaked havoc on your skin due to the increased UV exposure, higher humidity levels, harsh pool chemicals and the stress of travel. Now that that kids are finally back to school, take notice of your skin’s new seasonal needs and feed it the nutrients essential for healthy, glowing fall skin. Try some of our seasonal swaps for your upcoming fall routine:
Exfoliation: Swap your Scrubs for Peels
Prevent your skin from becoming dry this fall and winter by regularly exfoliating 2-3 times per week. Exfoliation will help to remove your surface dead skin cells, ultimately helping your other products penetrate better because that wall of dead cells is now gone, revealing healthy, soft skin. There are two types of exfoliation, mechanical exfoliation and chemical exfoliation. Mechanical exfoliation, or scrubs, involves using some sort of granular or physical exfoliator to roll across the skin, sloughing off the dead skin cells. Chemical exfoliation, or peels, uses enzymes and alpha hydroxyl acids (AHAs) to loosen the glue-like substance that holds the cells together and allows them to slough away.
The perfect fall peel for all skin types is the Incredible Pumpkin Peel. Exfoliate and deeply nourish skin with pumpkin pulp, enzymes and fermented juice. Loaded with antioxidants, this fortifying peel rejuvenates and supports cellular integrity while clearing pores and aiding detoxification. Skin is left feeling incredibly soft, smooth and clean with a renewed healthy glow. (Beauty Tip: Use in the morning to reveal your beautiful skin all day long.)
Serums: Swap your oil controlling serums for multipurpose anti-aging hydrating serums
Serums are an awesome way to add extra nutrients and active ingredients into your daily routine. They are highly concentrated liquids that penetrate deep into the layers of the skin, delivering potent ingredients. Depending on your skin type, you can mix and match the right serums for your skin. You can also use multiple serums for synergetic benefits. Simply apply one serum and wait between 60-90 seconds before applying the next one.
A must-have serum for all skin types during the drier fall and winter months is the Serious Hyaluronic Firming Serum, which firms and lifts the skin while hyaluronic acid replenishes skin’s moisture reserves. Cell renewing copper mineral has been shown to tighten skin, improve elasticity and stimulate collagen synthesis. Proline, an amino acid, improves moisture retention and aids tissue repair. Superoxide dismutase inhibits the free radical reaction that causes cell damage.
Moisturizers: Swap your lightweight oils for mega moisturizing creams
Lightweight oils are perfect for balancing the skin and supplying just enough moisture during the hot summer months, but as fall and winter approach, your skin can benefit from extra TLC and hydration.
Are you looking to prevent or diminish wrinkles? Check out the ultimate anti-aging Supreme Polypeptide Cream. Loaded with a multiple peptide blend, this moisturizer hydrates skin deeply while also lifting and retexturing for a more refined, youthful appearance.
Is your skin dry or dehydrated? To improve skin smoothness and prevent moisture loss, try out the rich and rejuvenating Deep Repair Cream. EGF peptides increase cellular regeneration, while algae-derived Venuceane™ protects collagen and prevents moisture loss. Nourishing shea butter and cutting-edge skin nutrients restore moisture while improving skin’s texture and youthfulness. A must have for anyone with dry skin.
Also, for those with dry skin or anyone wanting to reduce wrinkles, try out a nutrient-rich nighttime age defying treatment. The Revitalizing Night Cream works overnight to improve radiance and firmness. This advanced formula, containing ChroNOline™ peptide and monk’s pepper, increases hydration and reduces the appearance of wrinkles for skin that looks and feels younger.
Sun Protection: Swap your water resistant, high SPFs for a daily hydrating SPF of at least 15
Unless we are enjoying a good football game, picking pumpkins, sledding, skiing or cleaning snow off our car windows, we try to not spend too much time outside during the colder months. This leads us to think we don’t need sun protection but, in fact, we do! Incidental sun exposure is the leading cause of hyperpigmentation, and the only way to prevent the damage is to stop it from happening in the first place. This can only be done through sun protection. Make it a priority to wear a healthy sun protector every day and reapply when playing outside.
MyChelle’s Replenishing Solar Defense SPF 30 is a great sun protector to keep your skin safe from the damaging UV rays. This unique product works to repair and avert photodamage brought on by the sun’s aging rays while maintaining protective moisture. ZinClear™ non-opaque zinc oxide provides natural protection against both UVA and UVB, without harsh chemicals. A blend of kukui and macadamia oils combine with red algae to reduce the look of lines and wrinkles brought on by environmental stress. For daily use, allow the product to absorb completely before applying makeup and apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Also practice safe sun protection measures, like limiting your time in the sun, especially from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., and wearing protective clothing including long-sleeve shirts, pants, hats and sunglasses.