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9 Therapists' Advice on Transitioning Skin to Fall's Chill & Dry Air

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Fall Transition

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Just like your wardrobe, it's time to get layering.

Fall felt all too short this year, as evidenced by the number of puffy coats already making their way out of closets. But, we're technically still in autumn and our team has some stellar advice on how to stay ahead of cranky skin as the air turns dry.


Rivka: "People kind of freak out in the fall as it gets cooler outside and start to think they’re so dry, so to avoid the flakiness and dryness of winter, think “fall layers”: layer a hydrating serum under your daily moisturizer to prevent dryness. Perfect transition routine as the weather transitions from muggy to crisp."

Liana: "I will add in exfoliation to help my skin cells turn over and exfoliate on a deeper level to help reduce the weather damage on the skin. I especially like Naturopathica's Pumpkin Peel for exfoliation! It makes me feel like fall and gives the skin a great glow and helps to clear the skin."

Michelle: "This time of year a lot of people come in with “post-summer skin” (can see the results of summer sun, sweat-clogged pores), so I would recommend coming in for a facial ASAP and to get a peel to shed the dead skin from summer - it also has added benefits like helping new products work better and smooths out the tone and texture of the skin (also aids anti-aging & dark spots!)"

Gregory: "I recommend adding a weekly hydrating mask to your routine to help retain moisture in the skin as the weather gets more dry outside. The Alchimie Forever Kantic Brightening Moisture Mask is a great one to use as the temperature drops."

Chrissy: "Step up your advanced exfoliation game. When you come in for your next facial, add microdermabrasion during treatment. At home you can start using products with hydroxy acids (AHAs) to help expedite this process."

Romanka: "A great transitional tip is adding a pump of pure aloe to your facial oil at home. It will boost your skin’s water content so when the air starts getting dryer it provides an extra hydration boost! It kind of creates a customized serum for your skin that hydrates + conditions. Still getting the conditioning benefits of the oil but helps protect you against the artificial heat that is blasted through the buildings this time of year."

Hillary: "Listen to your skin!  Always work with Mother Nature and not against her.  My fall skin care mantra: masking and oils, masking and oils.  I love the Grown Alchemist Antioxidant Facial Oil with Rosehip & Camellia Seed in particular."

Sue: "We should start integrating peels into our routines, particularly the Image Ormedic Lift Peel Enhancement. It lifts all the summer gunk stuck in your pores & is super gentle so there is no recovery time or redness like most peels!"

Alexandra: "As the days get shorter, people aren’t as SPF conscious, so they forget to put on a moisturizer and are dry as a bone! Just because you’re not in the sun all day doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be wearing a moisturizer with SPF." 

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