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Your Ultimate Autumn Skincare Routine

Your Ultimate Autumn Skincare Routine

Autumn is here! And that means...adjusting your skincare routine to prepare it for the colder months. If the summer activities have left your skin a little dry, tired, and irritated, see the new season as a chance to show your skin some extra TLC.

A fall skincare routine should focus on additional hydration and nourishment. Between the cold temperatures and central heating, fall is the season where skin’s more vulnerable to dryness, dullness, and flakiness.

Try this autumn skincare routine to restore your happiest, healthiest skin.

 

#1: Keep Skin Clean with a Cream Cleanser

No matter what season it is, cleansing is vital all year-round. In the cooler months, when skin is most prone to dryness, switch out your oil-sapping soaps and cleansers with a gentle cream cleanser. Cream cleansers are far more moisturizing than regular gel washes, and they’re perfect for dry skin and sensitive skin especially.

Look for formulas that contain hydrating, cooling ingredients like hyaluronic acid, aloe, green tea, and jojoba oil. Cream cleansers will remove dirt, excess oil, and impurities without stripping the skin of natural oil. In other words, you can enjoy an invigorating cleanse without feeling tight, dry, and uncomfortable.

 

#2: Start Exfoliating

After months of sweat, oil, and SPF, fall is the season to up your exfoliation sessions. If you’re already exfoliating on a regular basis, there’s no need to make any changes to your routine. If not, now’s the season to start giving yourself a weekly scrub. But instead of using an actual scrub, which can cause microtears in the skin, opt for a chemical exfoliant, like glycolic acid or salicylic acid.

These AHAs and BHAs gently remove the buildup of dirt and dead skin cells, revealing fresh, smoothing, and glowing skin underneath. In addition to brightening your skin, regular exfoliation can help alleviate skin concerns like breakouts, large pores, and discoloration.

We recommend using Truly’s CBD Jelly Toning Solution. Enriched with glycolic acid, aloe, and tea tree oil, this resurfacing formula buffs away dead cells, making way for clearer, smoother, and brighter skin.

 

#3: Bolster Your Barrier with Moisturizer

To reinforce a compromised skin barrier, look to ceramides, lipids, and hyaluronic acid which are commonly found in moisturizers. Using a face cream like Truly’s Cream Skin Face Moisturizer creates a protective layer over the skin, seals in moisture, and prevents water loss, keeping skin smooth and soft.

Acne-prone skin types should opt for a light moisturizer or serum infused with jojoba oil to keep skin smooth and supple without clogging your pores or causing more oiliness. Try Truly’s Hemp Oil Facial Serum, a flash-absorbing formula of hydrating hemp and resurfacing retinol, to keep skin nourished without triggering blemishes.

When the seasons change, it’s important to use skincare products that best cater to the conditions. In the summer, lightweight moisturizers work best while in the fall and winter, richer treatments are better for replenishing moisture.

 

#4: Add a Boost of Vitamin C

Since skin is more prone to dullness during the cooler months, a boost of vitamin C can work wonders for enhancing skin’s radiance. Aside from its brightening effects, this potent antioxidant can repair any summer skin damage such as dark spots and uneven skin tone, while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin C has even been proven to protect skin from free radical environmental damage.

You will find vitamin C in all sorts of products, including cleansers, toners, serums, eye creams, and lotions. According to dermatologists, layering a vitamin C serum under your daily sunscreen can maximize its effects, providing the skin with extra protection.

We recommend spritzing your skin with Truly’s Volcanic Rosewater Mist. Designed for both the face and body, this balancing mist blends the cleansing powers of rosewater with the brightening abilities of vitamin C for skin that beams!

 

#5: Continue Using SPF

SPF probably had a permanent place in your summer skincare routine. Don’t leave it out just because it’s the autumn. You should be applying sunscreen all year round, even on cloudy days, to protect skin against UV rays. The derms recommend using a sunscreen with an SPF 30 or higher.

"Sunscreen should be used at all times because it generally helps decrease the incoming UV radiation," says Julia Tzu, MD, a double board-certified dermatologist. "UV radiation accelerates and increases the risk of skin cancer."

You don’t need to use such a rich sunscreen in the cooler months. But it’s still important to provide your skin with the protection it needs to ward off sun-related skin issues like fine lines, dark spots, and skin cancer.

 

#6: Reach for Retinol

Lack of sun sucks, but on the plus side, the cooler, duller season is perfect for patting on retinol. Retinol makes the skin more sensitive to the sun. It’s best used in the cooler months to prevent skin irritation — and the breakdown of your retinol formula.

“It is fantastic at increasing cell turnover, regulating oil flow and improving the appearance of pigmentation,” says founder of Pfeffer Sal, Andrea Pfeffer. “Start slow to allow your skin to build up a tolerance and work up to using every night.”

We recommend Truly’s Purple Rain Facial Oil, a wrinkle-reducing treatment powered by retinol, glycolic acid, and jojoba oil. In addition to its line-softening effects, Purple Rain Oil brightens, firms, and minimizes the appearance of dark spots and discoloration.

 

Now that the cooler months have arrived, you’ll need to pay more attention to your skin to ensure its getting everything it needs this autumn. Try following the above autumn skincare routine to get your skin ready for the chilly months. You can also prevent autumn dryness by drinking more water, investing in a humidifier, and showering in lukewarm water.

Always remember that with each new season, a new skincare routine should follow. Of course, it’s not so much the steps that change as it is the products that do. And in the autumn, the focus should be on soothing, hydrating, and nourishing skincare products.

 

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