Skincare routines are a bit like your wardrobe. A few times a year you need to switch out the pieces that don’t fit the season.
Cleanser - You may need to switch to a gentler, less-drying cleanser. Pay attention to your skin, and if you are feeling dry give Revision Gentle Cleanser or Avene Gentle cleanser a try, Using SkinCeuticals Micro-exfoliant two or three times per week is also a great choice to scrub away the dead skin build up from the summer. Cleansing cloths shouldn’t be your first line of defense either, they are great for travel but will not detox.
Vitamin C - Is your friend. It improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for visibly firmer looking skin and protection against damaging free radicals that age the skin. SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic is a must.
Exfoliate - Now that you are spending less time in the sun its time to focus on exfoliation a little more. Start the season off with SkinMedica Retinol for your nighttime routine or SkinCeuticals Glycolic 10 Overnight. Don’t be afraid to multi-mask your products and target T-Zone areas. Be patient with Retinol it is not a marathon, it stimulates collagen but can irritate. Start using two to three times a week.
Moisturize - Your skin needs more hydration in the fall than in the summer. As the air becomes drier, trying a water-attracting hyaluronic acid product like SkinMedica HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator can help keep skin hydrated.
SPF - The importance of sun protection remains! Make sure your daily routine includes a broad-spectrum SPF such as Revision’s Intellishade, an anti-aging tinted moisturizer with SPF 45.
Protect your lips - Start moisturizing now to prevent dry, cracked lips this winter with Avene Cold Cream Lip Butter.
Makeover your makeup - If you’re not already using a mineral makeup, now’s the time! Jane Iredale mineral makeup boasts good-for-your-skin ingredients like plankton and algae extract, in addition to being free of preservatives, synthetics and artificial oils. Be sure to set the minerals for a long lasting, smooth finish with a hydrating facial spritz.
Consider a chemical peel - Chemical peels promote healthy bacteria grow and help with tone and texture, fine lines and wrinkles with little to no downtime.
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Intellishade Original SPF 45 - $76.00
A 5-in-1 daily anti-aging tinted moisturizer with broad-spectrum SPF 45 that is formulated to correct, protect, conceal, brighten and hydrate skin. Prevents visible signs of aging and enhances skin’s natural moisture barrier, improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and brightens and evens skin tone while reducing the appearance of redness. Also protects skin from UVA/UVB radiation. The sheer mineral tint conceals and restores skin’s youthful appearance.
Hydrates and moisturizes to enhance skin’s moisture barrier
Improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Brightens and evens skin tone
Protects the skin from UVA/UVB radiation and helps reduce photoaging (when additional sun protective measures are used)
Restores skin’s youthful appearance with sheer mineral tint
Broad-Spectrum SPF 45