Have you been feeling like your summer skincare routine isn’t giving you the same results as it was a month ago?  Well, you are not alone! As the seasons are changing and the temperature is slowly falling, our skin can become imbalanced due to excess oil and the buildup of dead skin.  This is happening mainly because our skin is confused what season it is.  Luckily, there are a few different things you can do to help transition your skin and keep it healthy and glowing this fall.

Tip #1: Adjust Your Cleansing Routine

Fall brings candles, cozy blankets, and pumpkin everything, but it also brings cool, dry weather.  With that, our skin can become dry, sensitive, or even a little more oily than usual.  What I recommend (no matter what time of year) is to always be double-cleansing your skin to ensure it is fully cleansed and there is no makeup/dirt/oil leftover from the day. It can also be beneficial to swap out your summertime cleanser for a gentler, hydrating cleanser to clean and hydrate the skin during the colder months.  I recommend either the gentle cleanser or hydrating cleanser from ZO Skin Health!

Tip #2: Exfoliate

The word “exfoliate” may sound intimidating but exfoliating your skin is actually very beneficial to your overall skin health if you do it correctly.  Exfoliating helps to slough off dead skin cells and excess oil from your skin, making it easier for your other products to absorb into the skin and work more effectively. I recommend the exfoliating polish from ZO Skin Health.  This is a gentle magnesium crystal scrub that is meant to be used 3-5x per week, leaving your skin clean and glowing!  And if your skincare routine is needing an exfoliation boost, I would recommend the exfoliation accelerator serum from ZO Skin Health.

Tip #3: Hydrate (!!)

All year around, but especially in the colder months, it is essential to stay hydrated!  Our skin is our largest organ and the most important thing you can do for it is to stay hydrated.  This will help to keep your skin as healthy as possible to avoid dryness and discomfort.  During the transition from summer to fall, our skin tends to become confused and irritated making it flaky and dry.  I recommend adding the hydrating creme from ZO Skin Health to the end of your skincare routine to keep your skin healthy and hydrated without causing oiliness.  This will help to protect your skin barrier and keep your skin hydrated from within, on top of drinking water as much as possible.  The skin around our eyes is the most delicate and can also become very sensitive/flaky during these transition months. The growth factor eye serum from ZO Skin Health keeps the skin around the eye area intensely hydrated and can be used 2x per day.  Plus, it has a stainless steel applicator to give soothing comfort to sensitized skin.

Implementing these tweaks to your skincare routine will help to prepare and balance your skin for the cold, dry months ahead of us. And don’t forget to keep applying your SPF every single day – your skin will be happy and so will you 🙂 And as always, we do offer complimentary skincare consultations here at Rejuv if you have any questions or just want to chat about skin!