Being pretty oily, my skincare goes through a lot of changes during the cooler months. Although my skin may continue to produce a significant amount of oil, with Fall weather comes a lot of dehydration. Keeping oily and dehydrated skin balanced can be a bit of a challenge because you want to provide your skin nourishing formulas to combat its lack of moisture, but rich creams can often leave your already oily skin congested and lead to breakouts. Throughout the years, through trial and error, I have learned which formulas work and which don’t for my skin. So here are a few of my skin care tips that apply to all skin types, but specifically, have mine in mind.
Skin Care Tips for Fall
One of the first things I do in my Fall skincare routine is trade out my scrubs for gentler chemical exfoliants. This way your skin can get the gentle exfoliation it needs without the manual exfoliation of a scrub. Some scrubs can actually create micro-tears in your skin leading to damage over time. Chemical exfoliants gently dissolve your dead skin cells, leaving bright, radiant, new skin behind. My current favorite chemical exfoliant is the Pixi Peel and Polish, which has gentle, fine beads to satisfy the scrub addicted.
In the evenings, I gravitate towards a moisturizer that both hydrates and brightens my skin. Gel or water-based formulas are particularly great for bringing hydration without clogging the pores of my already acne-prone skin. The Tidal moisturizer from Sunday Riley hydrates with hyaluronic acid and brightens and resurfaces the skin with papaya enzymes and bird of paradise extracts. I’ve been in love with this moisturizer recently because I wake up each morning with a radiant complexion and no congestion!
I am a firm believer in facial oils, especially for oily skin. I notice when I use oils, my skin responds by producing less oil! Kind of crazy right. In the Fall, I like to incorporate a richer and more nourishing oil into my skincare regimen. I like Rose Hip oil because it’s very moisturizing thanks to its high levels of fatty acids, essential building blocks of skin cells. It also has natural Vitamin A which helps to reduce scarring and wrinkles, a great oil for those with mature skin or those with acne scars. My bottle of Rose Hip Oil is from a boutique in Paris called Bully, renowned for their beautiful packaging.
Because of the increase in number of rich and nourishing products in our Fall skincare routines, I like to choose a moisturizer that primes your skin for makeup as well. This way I can eliminate a step in my routine and help my skin breathe easier. My favorite product for this is the Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré, a French brand notorious among makeup artists and beauty industry professionals internationally. I first got my hands on this product last Fall and it transformed my skincare routine. Now I can use a makeup primer that not only moisturizes and nourishes my skin throughout the day but also adds longevity to my makeup and controls my oil production. The best of both worlds!
The change in seasons can often be hard on the skin, so it’s always good to be prepared. These products are all longtime favorites of mine, other than the Sunday Riley Tidal which is a new discovery (I know I’m late to the game on that one). Hopefully, these skin care tips for Fall post is helpful in creating your own personalized skincare routine for Fall.