How Your Skin Changes In Fall (And How To Restore Its Balance)
Whether you like it or not, the end of summer is approaching. While for me, I couldn’t be more excited for cooler weather, pumpkin spice season, and sweaters, need I say more? MY FAVE! But, I do know that with the weather change comes a change in my skincare routine.
I have learned that my skin needs a routine change-up when it comes to the weather cooling off. Climates vary across the globe, but in the summer, we typically deal with increased time in the sun, higher humidity levels, and higher temperatures, while winter months often mean cooler weather, drier air, indoor heating, and exposure to elements like wind, snow, and rain.
Keep reading while we talk about how to restore balance to your skin during the transition from summer to fall weather, and which MintPear products we recommend to do so.
How to know WHEN to switch up your routine?
The transition from summer to fall can be hard to pinpoint when it comes to a calendar. At least where I live, it can be summer weather one day and the next I am pulling out all my scarfs and warm sweaters and lighting my fall scented candles. It can be even more confusing to know when to switch up your skincare routine officially for fall weather.
Here is a tip: In terms of transitioning your skincare regimen for fall, you should really pay attention to a decrease in humidity versus temperature. It’s this decrease in humidity that causes many of the changes in the skin we associate with the transition from summer to fall.
WHY change up your routine?
Now that we have talked about the when let’s make sure you understand the WHY in changing up your skincare game for fall. When temperatures drop, we see a dramatic decrease in humidity which affects the skin. Also, there tends to be an increase in wind, rain, and snow, as well as an uptick in indoor heating, all of which can contribute to drier skin. And while my hair may not love the humidity, my skin surely does. When the humidity drops in fall, I definitely notice my skin to be drier and more prone to breakouts due to lack of moisture.
What should you change in your routine?
Think of the change as a simple one – you’re skin will not be getting as much moisture from the climate and weather, so you need to add some extra moisture back into your skincare routine. For summer you most likely have switched to a light-weight moisturizer for your skin. Now is the time, to reintroduce your thicker and creamier moisturizers – and possibly add in an overnight intensive moisturizing serum or cream as well. If your skin tends to breakout with heavier products and creams, the problem might actually be in the ingredients rather than the consistency. Make sure you’re using clean products with organic ingredients.
Don’t forget the SPF!
Yep, you read that right. Even in the fall and winter months, it is just as important to wear sunscreen daily. Rain or shine, indoors or outdoors, -32 or 110, sunscreen is an absolute must and should be priority #1. The only change you’ll need to make in summer versus fall is where you’re applying and how often. In the cooler months, you only need to apply sunscreen to exposed skin, which is generally a smaller area since you’re more covered up. Also, because you’re not sweating or swimming as much, you can switch to reapplying every three to four hours in the fall (versus every two in the summer).
Which MintPear products should you try in the fall?
MintPear’s Vitamin Rich Daily Moisturizer is a crucial step in your fall skincare routine. This moisturizer is formulated to be dense and substantial in order to bring the benefits of Vitamin C Esters, Vitamin A, E, and Pro-Vitamin B5. This powerhouse creme softens, smooths, and revives that youthful glow like no other. With skin-loving Organic Aloe, hydrating Avocado Oil, antioxidant-rich Rooibos, moisture-boosting Organic Jojoba Oil, and more, this cream will keep that summer hydration going all season long!
P.S. Always moisturize your face and neck in upward motions. Moisturizing is important for all skin types. In every step of skincare, always use circular, upward motions with a gentle touch on your face. Don’t help gravity by tugging down on your skin, and remember that the skin on your face loves you, so you should love it.
For a good overnight intensive moisturizing treatment. MintPear’s Rosehip Night Serum is the perfect addition to your nighttime skincare routine. It is an all-natural, pure, and organic night time treatment to repair and heal your skin’s texture, and overall appearance.
Rosehip Night Serum has been known for:
- Powerful Anti-inflammatory Anti-Aging Blend
- Also Known As: “Nature’s Retin A” – a great source of Vitamin A
- Stimulates Collagen & Elastin for Firmer Skin
- Reduces Dark Spots, Fine Lines & Wrinkles
- Deep Overnight Intensive Moisturizing Treatment