30 Days of September: Day 7 (Fall Skincare)
Each year when the days begin to cool, I slowly transition my skincare routine to accommodate the changing weather.
My face wash tends to stay year round. Right now I'm using Every Day Coconut Face Wash and Derma E Hydrating Cleanser. They are both gentle on my skin, but also able to thoroughly remove makeup. I find that they transition perfectly into fall and winter because they don't strip my face of natural oils.
I do however begin regularly using an oil cleanser to remove my makeup. This step helps to remove all impurities without over-drying. This is the first cleanse and then I follow-up with a second wash.
I also recommend using a moisturizer that can stand up to drier conditions. Shea Moisture is a vegan + cruelty skincare brand that offers a range of different facial moisturizers at affordable prices. I'm currently using their Superfruit Multivitamin Renewal Face Cream and love it. Unfortunately, that specific formula is being discontinued. If you have any face cream recommendations, let me know in the comments!
At night, I like to use a facial oil prior to my moisturizer. In drier weather, I make sure to use it nightly and often go for a more intensive oil based serum if needed.
Last, I often combine a mixture of honey and a few drops of lavender essential oil for a simple healing/moisturizing face mask. I leave it on for about 12 minutes and then use a warm cloth to remove the mask.
And don't forget:
- Your body needs to stay hydrated, drink lots of water!
- Moisturize your body, not just your face. I use coconut oil with essential oils right when I get out of the shower followed by a lightweight body lotion.
I'd love to hear what you do to keep your skin moisturized and glowy, even in the cold + dry months of fall and winter. Let me know in the comments!