Fall is almost upon us comrades and you know what that means…dry flaky skin will be all over your gorgeous cashmeres. As a dry skin sufferer I secretly rejoice seeing everyone go through what I do throughout the year. A lot of people change up their cleansing routine in the fall and I have some handy tips that will let you know how to prevent dry skin in autumn/winter. make your transition go smoothly.
Invest in a milky cleanser, this will be essential. When using a milky cleanser and washing your face with it, the moisture from that will be transferred to your face, that way your face isn’t going to be dried out completely. My top pick is the Philosophy Cleansers. They are great for sensitive,dry skin which is going to be very common in the coming months.
After cleansing use a toner. Personally I haven’t used one in years. Instead I have invested in a small spray bottle. You can add mineral water, tea tree oil or rose water. When using the tea tree oil, dilute with water, because it does have a very strong scent and is pricey. Tea tree oil is great for use on oily and blemish prone skin. My favorite one is by The Body Shop. Their items are a lot more organic and will get the job done. Also if you have a pesky pimple, just dab some on and it will be gone sooner than you thinks scar and all. Rose water is a personal favorite of mine. I love the scent and it keeps my skin feeling fresh.
I pick up rose water from Indian stores, because they use more natural occurring products. The less ingredients that are used is always better. Plus the commercial rose water, has too strong of a scent that puts me off. Using these more natural toners will help your face keep more hydrated than using a commercial one.
Mositurisers are essential! I absolutely love the Lancome Bienfait Multi Vital. It is the ultimate moisture experience. A great dupe for it is the Loral Hydra renewal moisture cream, unfortunately it does not have SPF. Remember to always apply sunscreen or products with SPF because even when its cloudy the UVA/UVB rays are still there.
Cleansing before bed is a must, but you know that already. All day you were exposed to a lot of toxins in the atmosphere. Time to wash all that away. Two or three times a week exfoliate before bed. What? Exfoliate before bed? Aren’t you supposed to do that in the morning? Now if you exfoliate in the morning thats great. However, then you go about your day and your skin will be in need for another deep scrub! Exfoliate before bed, because your skin will be able to regenerate without any radicals getting in the way. My top pick for an exfoliator is the Estee Lauder Perfectly Clean Multi-Action Creme Cleanser/Moisture Mask. What I love about this product is that you can use it as a face wash then when you want a deeper clean just leave it on and it becomes a mask. If I have a big event coming up this product is on my vanity. It really gives you that deep clean feeling.
Instead of using face moisturizer at night, consider a face oil. My favorite is the Tarte Maracuja Oil. I put it on before I sleep and my skin is still hydrated in the morning. My face is fresh and glowing in the morning. Another favorite is Argan oil but I prefer the Maracuja oil.
I hope you enjoyed these transition to fall tips for your face cleansing routine.