As the astrological autumn approaches, temperatures drop, the air becomes fragrant with the upcoming season, and our days turn shorter. Daylight is the only light we need to give up on, though! Let's talk about autumn and the skincare adjustments it requires to keep the light in our skin as bright as it was over the summer.
Cool air is typically drier than the humid air we enjoy during the warmer months. This lack of moisture can cause damage to our skin's natural protective barrier and increase transepidermal water loss, which is likely to worsen our existing skin conditions and lead to an impossibly dry-feeling face, flaking, or other irritations.
How Do We Tackle the Cold?
In the cold seasons' dry air, it's critical to make sure enough water gets in and stays in. First, we quench the skin's thirst with exceptionally hydrating skincare. Then, we lock the moisture in with products high in lipid content.
Our skin barrier plays a vital role in preventing water loss. Composed of natural lipids like ceramides and cholesterol, adding more fatty acids supports the barrier's function, helps keep the moisture in, and protects our skin from external aggressors.
10 (– 14) Must-Haves for Autumn
Our heated indoors and cold outdoors are two strikingly different environments that require two different approaches, two different routines. What are our favorite autumn products for day and night?
Autumn Routine for the Day
1. Silky Cleansing Foam
Start with a gentle cleanser that won't strip your skin of its protective barrier.
2. MultiVitamin C+ Serum
Who doesn't need a proper multivitamin-antioxidant cocktail?
3. Extreme Firming Eye Cream
Then, apply this "second skin" to your delicate eye zone.
4. Extreme Day Cream / Crystal OsmoterTM X6 Smoothing Cream
If you love rich textures, Extreme Day Cream will become your absolute favorite (the smoothing and the glow are unreal!). If velvety rich is not for you, you will prefer the gel-like texture of Crystal OsmoterTM X6 Smoothing Cream (don't let the initial feeling confuse you, this cream gets absorbed in a second).
5. Extreme Lotion Daily Firmness & Protection Broad Spectrum SPF30
Did you know that sun exposure is one of your skin barrier's worst enemies? SPF is crucial, no matter the weather!
6. Extreme Firming Neck & Décolleté Cream
Your neck should not be forgotten either. Its skin is just as thin as the skin on your face but it contains even less oil glands – your neck needs your attention and your best skincare.
Autumn Routine for the Night
1. Silky Cleansing Foam
Start with the same gentle cleanser. If you wear water-resistant make-up, use Eye Make Up Remover first.
2. MultiVitamin Firming Massage Mask
Exfoliating should be light and careful during the cold months – this firming massage mask power-packed with a blend of vitamins will provide the gentlest exfoliating action while deeply nourishing and intensely hydrating. Use once a week.
3. Dead Sea OsmoterTM Eye Mask
Add 10 minutes a week of extra care for your eye zone too. OsmoterTM, peptides, and potent botanical extracts will reduce lines and dark circles, and leave you with a clear, bright look.
4. Activating Smoothing Essence / Age Control Even Tone Essence
It's time for an essence. It will be your daily hydration boost that increases the absorption and effectiveness of other active ingredients. If you are up to 35 years old, use Age Control Even Tone Essence, if you are 35+, our Activating Smoothing Essence is your perfect choice.
5. pRetinolTM Serum
Next, apply this sensationally hydrating and smoothing serum.
6. Extreme Firming Eye Cream
Your eyes' "second skin" should also be applied at night.
7. Extreme Night Treatment / Crystal OsmoterTM X6 Serum
Extreme Night Treatment has a beautiful honey-smooth texture, while Crystal OsmoterTM X6 Serum is a powerful blend of antiaging oils fused with the highest concentration of OsmoterTM. Choose one or switch between the two as your night moisturizer.
8. Extreme Firming Neck & Décolleté Cream
Your neck also deserves proper care at night.
These complete autumn routines can of course be altered – feel free to modify them with your favorite products or enrich them with other nourishing masks.
As a general rule, however, tread lightly when cleansing and exfoliating and keep those lipids coming!
We'll be happy to hear about your autumn-skincare experience 💛