Lemongrass Spa Blog
Updating Your Skin Care for Fall
Cooler temperatures, light breezes and changing foliage signify the end of summer for much of the country, and with these arrives skin’s foe: dry air. Drier air can bring red, flaky skin and breakouts; for many of us, making a few small changes to our skin care routine will help to combat these changes.
Dull skin is an unwanted effect of fun summer activities. Reveal radiant skin by sloughing off dead cells with an exfoliating product.
Face: If you aren’t already exfoliating your face, add a weekly facial polish to your routine or try a deeper scrub to minimize the damage done to your
skin with the Microdermabrasion Crème*.
Body: Sugar is a nature’s exfoliator; it’s gentle and safe to use daily*. Pay close attention to naturally dry areas such as elbows, knees and heels.
*If you have sensitive skin, this could cause skin irritation.
Many people don’t require a moisturizing product during summer months, but as the humidity drops, so does skin’s moisture. A few ingredients to consider when choosing a moisturizing product for cooler months are jojoba oil, shea butter, argan oil and cocoa butter.
Face: Add a serum to your routine to nourish skin and fight damage caused by sun exposure, salt water and pool chemicals. Normal and dry skin would benefit from the Organic Anti Aging Serum and oily skin would benefit from the Green Tea Antioxidant Serum. The most sensitive skin is under the eyes, which is more prone to the effects of drier air; consider trying the Hydrating Eye Crème or Original Formula Eye Crème. Lips beg for more moisture and we have the answer in two formulas: Lip Balm in a tube or Nourishing Lip Butter in a silver jar.
Body: Try a thicker moisturizer such as the Ultra Hydrating Body Crème or Body Icing. Saying goodbye to sandal season doesn’t mean saying goodbye to soft feet; keep feet healthy all year with Cucumber Foot Crème.
Some of us may also need to a cleanser with more moisturizing properties like the Lavender Goat’s Milk Soap or Oatmeal, Milk & Honey Bar Soap. For those battling skin conditions year around, the Prebiotic Body Wash is a wise choice.
Don’t skip sunscreen! Cooler temperatures do not equate to lower ultraviolet rays. Continue protecting exposed skin throughout the fall and winter months.
Face: Try the BB Creme with SPF 15 to add hydration and smooth fine lines. Another option is the Tinted Sunscreen Sport Stick with SPF 30, which works well for everyone in the family.
Body: Try either the Sunscreen Sport Lotion SPF 30 or Sunscreen Sport Stick SPF 30 for protection year-round.
While climate is only one factor that contributes to changes in skin, the effects are typically easy to combat. Everyone’s skin is different and some of us may not need to change our skin care with the seasons, but for many of us, making a few minor changes to our skin care routine will help maintain that healthy natural glow.
Do you change your skincare with the seasons? If so, what to you add or remove?