Fall Skincare Essentials: 3 Tips for Glowing Skin in Cold Weather
As the leaves transition slowly into hues of gold, burgundy, and pumpkin and the weather outside gets harsher, we begin to notice a difference in our skin. Skin inflammation, dryness, and itchiness are all signs that you need to update your skincare routine. Here are three helpful tips that you can begin to implement in your daily beauty regimen to keep your skin smooth and glowing, no matter the season.
Add Vitamin C to Your Beauty Routine
Vitamin C is well known for its immune-boosting properties, but did you know it also plays an important role in skin health? Vitamin C can provide UV (ultraviolet) protection to the skin by acting as an antioxidant and preventing damage caused by free radicals created from UV rays. Vitamin C is also important in regulating the production of collagen, a structural protein. Collagen is the elasticity protein that keeps skin looking wrinkle-free and smooth during our youth. As we age, collagen production decreases and skin begins to develop wrinkles, sag and ends up looking drier. Adding a vitamin C facial serum or moisturizer to your fall skincare routine will help keep your skin looking fresh and vibrant, even when the clouds kick in. Our Vitamin C Serum is specially formulated to be fast-absorbing, hydrating, and with 24K gold essence to promote your glowing skin- a triple-threat combo your skin will fall in love with!
Choose a Richer Moisturizer & Keep the SPF
Dry and patchy skin doesn’t say “healthy” and can be more troublesome to deal with once it has become consistent. More than just a nuisance, dry skin can lead to cracking and inflammation if left untreated. A rich cream or moisturizer with ingredients such as coconut oil, jojoba oil, vitamin E, and hyaluronic acid will help your skin to retain moisture. Hyaluronic acid is especially good at keeping your skin looking plump and hydrated as it can hold 1000x its weight in water! Hyaluronic acid also acts as a humectant, drawing in moisture from its surroundings- another reason how it helps to keep your skin looking more radiant and smooth.
Make a conscious choice to take care of your entire body from head-to-toe by incorporating a cream-based body lotion as well. For facial skincare, you can either get a thicker moisturizer that crosses all the T’s and dots all the I’s such as this one by Era Organics, or you can also try to make your own blend by adding a few drops of jojoba oil to your favorite SPF face cream.
Supplement with a Hydrating Face or Eye Mask
For some of you with sensitive skin types, adding in a face mask once a week can help to nourish your skin. In addition to containing ceramides and hyaluronic acid, look for those that contain natural, moisturizing ingredients such as honey or aloe. Or if you decide to pamper yourself with an in-home spa day, go all-out and make one for yourself out of yogurt, honey, or coconut oil for an all-natural approach that can help prevent breakouts and support supple skin.
Tight schedule? Consider incorporating one of our hydrogel face masks, a gold-infused eye mask with a unique combination of moisturizing ingredients like rose essential oil, vitamin E, and hyaluronic acid as well as collagen-stimulating ingredients like vitamin C and nano-particle gold. Or choose an overnight mask, such as this one, that goes to work nourishing your skin while you’re dreaming.
Maintaining hydrated, healthy skin doesn’t have to be hard, especially with our go-to fall skincare essential tips. It just takes a bit of adjusting and approaching yourself with love and commitment.
Julia is a freelance content writer, health & wellness educator, and mentor. When she’s not using the strokes of her keys to evoke a good story or compose an insightful article, you can find her hiking along either coast of the U.S., bouncing between being a vegan gastro-tourist and at-home chef, and finding ways to help enrich the lives of others through yoga, spirituality, and science. Check her out at Breathe & Ground.