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fall skincare products for dry inflamed skin

Fall Skincare Products for Dry, Inflamed Skin

Good-bye sundresses and sandals! I am definitely sad to see you go. But do you want to know what I miss the most? Having moisturized skin from the summer heat. My sensitive skin is already acting up as we transition from summer to fall. The blotchy, dry spots on my cheeks are evidence. Time to change up the skincare products!

Of course, all of this skin inflammation was happening a week before my bridal shower. Not great timing. I went over to Credo Beauty on Prince Street to build a fall skincare regimen. I’m keeping my routine simple because too many products can be irritating.

Step 1: Cleanse

I’m currently cleansing with Therapi Honey Skincare or BeautyCounter’s Nourishing Cream Cleanser. Both are very gentle and don’t strip the skin of natural oils.

At night, I use Whamisa Organic Flowers Cleansing Water after I wash my face to remove any makeup lingering behind.

Step 2: Mask

My go-to is Tata Harper’s Moisturizing Mask. You can do this in the morning or night. I prefer to sleep with it on. It soothes my dry skin immediately.

Step 3: Moisturize

I swapped out my moisturizer for African Botanics Intense Skin Repair Balm. This balm is the bomb. It’s pricey but specifically targets hydration levels and helps with redness, damaged and inflamed skin.  Check, check and check! It’s also a good primer for Kjaer Weis foundation. Have you tried this foundation? It’s heavenly.

African Botanics Intense Repair Balm

Step 5: Hydrating Mist

I love a good hydrating mist. Right now I’m using Josh Rosebrook’s Hydrating Accelerator. It can be used before you apply your moisturizer, oils, and balms. I prefer to spray it over my products including makeup for a little extra glow. It smells like a spa providing instant relaxation.

My fall skincare regimen is complete. If you’re about to switch up your skincare routine be sure to incorporate one product a day to see how your skin reacts. Adding multiple new products at once can make it difficult to identify an irritant. Also, ask for samples to try a product before you buy. Most places are happy to provide them.

xo Jen