Fall is here, and while you may be busy with candle shopping, it's worth glancing in the mirror to see how your skin is doing.
That's because cold weather and transitional changes can take a toll on your skin. Here are our favorite fall skincare tips:
1. Hydrate with aloe and hyaluronic acid
Sensitive skin has the toughest time when the weather becomes drier. Even when skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema are under control during the rest of the year, flareups are more likely to occur during fall and winter.
Nourish your sensitive skin with gentle ingredients such as aloe and hyaluronic acid.
2. Be on the offense with lip care
Lips take a brutal beating during winter, and even the most popular lip balms struggle to combat the effects of harsh weather. It's time to switch tactics: instead of balms that only hydrate the top layer of your lips, use products that absorb past skin's top layer for maximum hydration. This prevents chapping, soothes lips, and strengthens the skin barrier.
3. Care for hands and feet
It may seem like the switch from sandals to socks would protect feet from the elements, but dry weather can still result in painful heel cracking. The same goes with hands: even if you wear gloves, dry weather and harsh winds are brutal on hands and cause skin to crack. Add in extra hand washing, and your hands may be downright painful. Though lotion is helpful, serums are more useful for penetrating past the skin's top layer to help heal the skin barrier and provide meaningful, longer-lasting hydration.
4. Fight eye puffiness with caffeine
Your skin becomes extra stressed during fall due to the lack of moisture in the air. That can lead to extra puffiness and definitely causes increased dry skin around the eye area. Combat fall's effects on your skin with multi-impact eye patches that include both caffeine for depuffing and marine collagen for deeply hydrating.