Shorter days, cooler temps, drier air and pumpkin spice at every turn mean Fall is here again. As we switch out our closets and welcome sweater weather, you also need to think about switching up your skincare. Between the colder days and indoor heat, skin needs extra TLC, more moisture and skin barrier protection. Though the glow of Summer has worn off, here are seven steps to keeping your skin glowing and radiant.
Make a fresh start.
The first step to gorgeous skin is cleansing to wash away makeup, pollution and buildup. While you’re cleansing, why not infuse skin with a healthy dose of moisture with our Multi-Action Moisture Matrix Melting Cleanser. It melts away makeup without stripping skin and nourishes for comfortably moisturized, super soft, glowing results.
Bulk up your moisturizer and boost your barrier.
Summer skincare is all about keeping it light with water-based moisturizers that don't weigh down skin in all that humidity. But cooler temps and dry air call for more substantial moisture. Our iconic SD Advanced™ PLUS Intensive Moisturizing Concentrate gives you 72 hours* of hydration and radiance while visibly diminishing fine lines and wrinkles. It also features our patented NIA-114™ technology, clinically proven to strengthen the skin barrier and help skin hold on to hydration and vital moisture.
*Based on instrumental testing
Get the layered look.
Fall fashion is our favorite, so take cues from your closet and layer your skincare for an extra boost during the cold, dry months. Radiator heat does a number on the skin as does chilly air so make sure to add a moisturizing serum and an eye cream to your routine to stay tight, light, and bright for the season. For a radiance boost, use Wrinkle Recode™ Line Transforming Melting Serum, one of our best sellers that goes to work on deep, stubborn wrinkles in just seven days* while melting luxuriously into skin. And for maximum layering, try our Hyaluronic Tripeptide Gel-Cream for Eyes. It's swirled texture packs a punch with Hyaluronic Acid and Peptides for hydration and wrinkle transforming potency.
*Based on expert grading results after 1 week of use, when used as directed.
Sweaters, boots, and leggings are a girl's best friend, but just because you're covering up, don't forget to take care of your body- areas like elbows and limbs need extra love in the cold months as do our hands. Try our Volumizing Hand Cream that targets signs of aging while moisturizing skin, and our Tightening Body Cream hydrates and smooths for visibly tighter and toned skin. And even if you're a 24/7 turtleneck type, you can still show off the skin beneath your chin. No routine is complete without a neck cream, and our TL Advanced™ Tightening Neck Cream PLUS is famous for being an all-in-one solution for a youthful-looking neck and decollete. And with the holiday season around the corner, you just might dare to go bare.
Lose the loofah.
If you're a self-tan type, you no doubt have a loofah close at hand. But consider lightening up the exfoliator this Fall to keep skin from losing moisture. Hot water and over exfoliation can weaken the skin barrier, but our Glycolic Skin Reset Mask gently exfoliates to reveal glowing, radiant skin in just 5 minutes* and is gentle enough for sensitive types.
*Based on exfoliation results.
Make time to mask.
With less daylight, you may be tempted to stay in bed a little longer on the weekend. Use the time for self-care and treat yourself to a mask that helps with dryness and texture. We love our sea-inspired Multi-Action Blue Rescue Clay Renewal Mask, of blue algae to soothe and nourish, probiotic ferment to balance and renew dull, fatigued skin, and white clay to draw out impurities and refine pores without stripping, and skin is left moisturized. Like a day at the beach.
And don't forget to give dry skin some lip service this Fall. Try our new Double Fix™ for Lips Plumping & Vertical Line Treatment that plumps, minimizes lines, enhances your natural lip color, and most of all hydrates your lips for your most fret-free Fall yet.
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