The temps are dropping. The leaves are changing. It's hard to believe it's that time of year, but fall is upon us. And with it, cooler weather on the horizon.
Getting your skin to feel healthy and hydrated can be particularly difficult the colder it gets, so it's important to have a game plan in place to combat the dry, harsh elements.
Let's put together a plan to keep your skin healthy, hydrated, and looking good this fall into the holiday season.
Tip #1: Wash Your Face Twice Daily & Post-Sweat
We know. It's one extra thing in the morning, but even the American Academy of Dermatology recommends washing your face both morning and night. This will help your skin stay free of impurities and cleanse it from your day.
Even more, if you're hitting the gym, it's important to wash your face to rid skin of the sweat and oil build up from your workout. We recommend checking the ingredients on your face wash to ensure it's not water based, since these types of cleansers strip the face of the good oils your skin needs to stay hydrated and supple.
If you're in the market, check out our Feel Good Face Wash, full of plant-based ingredients, including mild, coconut based cleansers to wash away dirt.
Tip #2: Exfoliate Gently
Don't sleep on this part of your skincare regimen. Regularly exfoliating your skin has a number of benefits including clearing dry or dead skin cells, improving your skin's radiance, unclogging pores and preventing acne.
The best way to exfoliate without adding another thing to your morning to-do is by adding a shave brush into your shave routine. Applying a thick lather of shaving cream with a brush works overtime by exfoliating your skin gently while applying a protective lather for your epic shave. Added bonus? If you use warm water to create your lather, you may mistake your bathroom for a barbershop style shave.
We suggest our Silvertip Synthetic Shave Brush to get started.
Tip #3: Apply Sunscreen Daily
SPF isn't just for summer. The fact is every time your skin is exposed to sunlight, whether direct or indirect, there are harsh UV rays impacting your skin. Continue to apply an SPF or wear a hat when outside for long periods of time.
Tip #4: Include Post Shave In Your Routine
After a close, comfortable shave, your skin is primed and ready for some moisture. First up, a healing after shave that tones uneven skin and restores any moisture. With cooler fall temperatures, it's important to opt for products that hydrate instead of dry out.
Look for after shaves that are aloe based instead of alcohol. Alcohol tends to exacerbate sensitive skin and any irritation incurred throughout the shave. Aloe is a great healing agent for worn skin and restores moisture, which is why it's the foundation for our Healing Post Shave.
Tip #5: Invest in Moisture
If you aren't convinced now, then who know what will convince you. Your skin needs moisture, especially during the fall and winter months. Invest in a moisturizer to apply at the end of your shave or right before bed. A high quality moisturizer will act like a super food for your skin, locking in hydration, and keeping it supple in drier months.
We refer to our Multi-Purpose Moisture at the Swiss Army knife for better skin, because it does just that. Betters your skin. Harnessed with many anti-aging, moisture-boosting and cell-repairing properties, our moisturizer is a super-concentrated tube of superior skin food.
This fall have a game plan. Your skin will thank you.