September has arrived!
For many people, this month signifies the end of summer and the start of a new season. With fall just around the corner, the weather begins to cool down, and the leaves on the trees start to change their colors.
September is also a month of transition, as students head back to school and workers return to their regular schedules after the summer break. Some people also associate September with the start of football season, apple picking, and pumpkin spice flavored everything.
Whatever your associations with September may be, it's a great time to reflect on the past few months and prepare for the months ahead.
As the temperatures start to drop and the air becomes drier, our skin can take a hit. The transition from summer to fall can be especially tough on our skin, so it’s important to adjust our skincare routines accordingly.
First and foremost, hydration is key. Drinking water is important, but so is moisturizing your skin. Swap out lightweight summer moisturizers for richer, more hydrating ones. Look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and ceramides to help lock in moisture.
We have to remember that protecting our skin barrier is most important. Exfoliation is also important during the fall transition when necessary. As our skin becomes drier, dead skin cells can accumulate and make our skin look dull. Using a gentle exfoliant once or twice a month can help slough off those dead skin cells and reveal brighter, smoother skin.
Finally, don’t forget about sunscreen. Just because the sun isn’t beating down on us as hard as it was in the summer doesn’t mean we can skip sunscreen. UV rays can still damage our skin, even on cloudy days. Look for a moisturizer with SPF or apply a separate sunscreen after moisturizing.
By adjusting your skincare routine to account for the fall transition, you can keep your skin healthy, hydrated, and glowing all season long.
Our experts can assist with getting the correct product recommendations for your fall transition.