One of my most-asked beauty questions around this time of year is always if it really is necessary to change your skincare routine when transitioning from summer to fall/winter temperatures. At face value, I can see how it might seem unnecessary, but as someone with sensitive and acne-prone skin, I absolutely do.
Here are a few of the reasons I always adjust my routine:
- Colder temps mean less humidity in the air, which means the air is much drier than in the summer
- Indoor heaters, which are incredibly drying to the skin and can make your skin dull
- Increased exposure to harsher weather like cold winds not only makes your skin dry but also makes it red and agitated, which can trigger breakouts
Personally, I know my skin will react to the change in temperature and all the factors I listed above, but even if your skin isn’t as sensitive as mine, it more than likely still experiences a lot of dryness in the fall and winter months, and who wants that?
Whether you want to change up all your products, or just adjust things slightly to account for dry skin, here are three things I always focus on this time of year that can make all the difference in your skin.
USE A THICK, HIGH-QUALITY MOISTURIZER
The product that immediately comes to mind as the perfect moisturizer for this is Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream. This product is designed to help your skin combat the exact factors I listed above and then some. It’s actually clinically proven to increase hydration by 248% in just one hour! And it’s also an anti-aging cream, which helps plump and firm your skin so you won’t have to worry about dullness. I’ve been using this product for a while now and truly do believe it significantly helps my skin stay hydrated, especially as temperatures decrease and the air gets drier.
Elemis also has a Pro-Collagen Marin Cream SPF 30, so if you prefer having your moisturizer and SPF all in one step, you can get the same amazing quality day cream with that added benefit. If you want to take things a step further or if your skin needs something even more hydrating, I’d go for the Pro-Collagen Marine Cream Ultra-Rich. Elemis also has a great day cream in their Superfood collection that rings in at only $45 so if you want something more budget-friendly, that is a great option as well. Oh, and don’t forget, Friends & Family Sale starts today 10/15 and runs through 10/22, which gives you 25% off your purchase + Free 3-Piece Gift with $100+ Orders! Use code: FALL25
At-home steam facials are one of the best things I ever started doing for my skin. Steaming helps to open pores, which allows products to penetrate even deeper into the skin. One of my favorite ways to do a steam facial is to layer on Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm and steam. I know this is a holy grail product for a lot of people and for good reason. I’ve shared it several times on Instagram and have been using it for years. It literally melts away your makeup but without drying out your skin — a crucial factor for your fall/winter skincare routine. Love this product so much and can’t recommend it enough!
I’ve also been trying the Pro-Collagen Energising Marine Cleanser and have found it also does a great job removing my makeup as well and prepping my skin for serums and moisturizers. It’s a gel cleanser, which you all know I absolutely love and have always gravitated toward. Ideal for all skin types, but especially those of use who are acne prone or deal with sensitive skin. The smell is quite nice too.
Lastly, when it comes to making changes to your skincare routine for fall and winter, you absolutely want to make sure you’re using hydrating masks. I’ve found when my skin is dry, any fine lines or wrinkles I have are highlighted, especially around my eye. This is why I always keep Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Masks in my fridge. It feels so lux to put them on cold and then use a chilled face roller on the rest of my face while they set. After just 20 minutes I swear my eyes look like they’ve turned back the clock at least five years. I’ve been doing this for years and it’s truly one of my favorite skincare rituals. I always stock up on these when they are on sale.
Hopefully this information encourages you to tweak your skincare routine as we head into fall and winter. I know these products from Elemis will make a huge difference! It’s a great time to give them a try as their Friends & Family Sale starts today 10/15 and runs through Wednesday 10/22 which gives you 25% off your purchase + Free 3-Piece Gift with $100+ Orders! Use code: FALL25
This post is created in partnership with Elemis. All selections and opinions are my own!