As the seasons begin to change and the weather starts getting colder, your skincare routine should change as well. Switching your skincare routine from summer to fall is key to keep your skin healthy and hydrated.
Your skin is the most important barrier against microbes, pollution, and environmental toxins. When temperature and humidity drop, your skin barrier is the first one getting affected.
The cold, dry weather causes your skin to get dry. That’s why changing your skincare routine for autumn is so important. Dry skin makes you more susceptible to inflammation, irritation, sensitivity, and wrinkles.
When you notice this change and you need an extra layer to go outside, you need an extra layer on your skin too. The same way you protect yourself from the cold, you should protect your skin.
Factors like humidity dropping, a hot shower, and using a heater inside your home have an effect on your skin. These factors dry out your skin and cause inflammation.
To prevent and reverse these effects switching your skincare routine for fall is key. As it gets colder, you need to soothe and hydrate your skin.
Your moisturizer should be the main change in your skincare routine. Due to heaters, hot showers, and humidity, your skin needs extra hydration.
The best moisturizer for fall should have a rich texture— but shouldn’t be greasier.
There are 3 key ingredients your skincare products for fall should always have. Missing any of them causes delays or dysfunction of your skin barrier repair process.
Emollients help soothe and soften your skin. They’re great for treating a cracked and altered skin barrier. Emollients don’t allow moisture to evaporate from your skin, keeping it hydrated— an essential for autumn.
Examples of emollients are natural oils like almond oil, argan oil, hemp seed oil, green tea seed oil, etc.
The downside of emollients is that if you have oily skin, over-using emollients can clog pores. If you have oily skin, choosing ingredients that won’t clog your pores it’s important. Sunflower oil, Argan oil and shea butter are non-comedogenic.
Occlusives prevent water loss by acting as a shield for your skin. To keep your skin hydrated, occlusives are more potent than emollients. They’re key to maintain moisture in your skin.
Some ingredients acting as occlusives are cupuacu butter, candelilla wax, beeswax, etc.
Humectants absorb water and improve your skin hydration. Humectants usually draw water from the weather and use it to keep your skin hydrated and plump. To make the best out of humectants, they should be used along with occlusives.
Too much humectant without occlusives in dry weather causes further skin dryness. That’s why a well-balanced formulation is critical when you change your skincare routine to fall.
Examples of humectants are glycerin, hyaluronic acid, urea, etc.
Other ingredients you should look for when buying skincare products for fall are:
Hot showers in fall and winter are a great way to escape from the cold and soothe yourself. But hot showers cause your skin to get dry— especially if you shower for a long time.
Hot showers damage the skin barrier by washing off the skin’s natural oils. As soothing as they’re, try to keep the water a little cooler, especially if you’re feeling your skin dryer. This helps your skin stay hydrated during colder weather.
2. Use a Cleanser With Moisturizer
To give extra hydration to your skin when you need it the most, which is during fall and winter, use a cleanser with moisturizer in it.
This gives your skin an extra boost of hydration. It’s a perfect way to switch your skincare routine to fall and avoid breakouts.
3. Keep Using Sunscreen
Although UV rays are stronger during summertime, they’re still there in fall and winter. And they still cause damage to your skin.
When you switch your skincare routine, you should keep using sunscreen to protect your skin from sun damage.
4. Use a Humidifier at Home
During fall and winter, a humidifier should go along with your skincare routine. Adding a humidifier in your room boosts your skin hydration— which is key for autumn.
A perfect ratio of these three ingredients in your skincare is key to keep your skin hydrated and flawless. Even when the weather is cold and bitter.
Our 100% natural DNA protection moisturizer is the best option for fall moisturizers. Its ingredients are clinically proven to help your skin stay healthy and hydrated. When you’re changing your skincare routine from summer to fall, our moisturizer is a must-have.
With expert formulations, Dr. Lily Ros gives you a true healing skincare solution. Get the moisturizer here and forget about dry winter skin.
our skin is the largest organ of your body, and like any other organ, it needs care and hydration to work properly. Due to the skin’s exposure to harsh external factors like pollution, UV rays, and cigarette smoke, protecting it is absolutely necessary.
Even though aging is an inevitable part of life, all these external factors speed up the process in your skin. But don’t worry— you can slow this process down with a healthy diet, a non-toxic lifestyle, and proper skincare. 1
By gifting your skin with nature's most nourishing ingredients, it rejuvenates itself. Your body is a miraculous system, and it will heal itself when given the proper care.
These 4 ingredients give you radiant skin, no matter how old you are. And clinical studies prove their efficacy. Relying on natural ingredients to protect your skin is key for an efficient skincare routine.
These are nature’s best options for younger looking skin:
1. Green Tea Seed Oil:
Green tea seed oil does wonders for your skin. Its complex mixture of powerful antioxidants protects your skin by fighting free radicals.
Free radicals are unstable molecules our body produces through metabolism. They’re also produced by external factors like UV rays and air pollution. Free radicals are the first cause of aging. 2
Green tea seed oil has a direct effect on skin aging inhibition. It suppresses collagen degradation and protects your skin from UV radiation, preventing free radicals from damaging your skin. 3
And don’t worry if your skin is naturally oily, green tea seed oil contains epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which helps in decreasing oil production. Making it a perfect addition for any type of skin. 4
It’s also rich in fatty acids like omega-3, 6, and 9, giving your skin a smooth feel and a glowing look. Green tea seed oil it’s easily absorbed into your skin, leaving it baby-soft and hydrated.
2. Sea Lavender:
Sea lavender is your best bet for acne-free younger looking skin. It has antifungal, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties, making it a key ingredient for your skin care routine.
It keeps your skin healthy by unclogging your pores and inhibiting acne breakouts.
Sea lavender is a great natural solution to slow down the signs of aging. Like green tea seed oil, it contains antioxidants that help fight free radicals— reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
Sea lavender also stimulates collagen production and hyaluronic acid formation. What does this mean? It helps to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. And it makes your skin firmer and youthful. It's also amazing at lessen discoloration and dark spots. 5
3. Rosehip Seed Extract:
Rosehip seed extract comes from the fruit and seeds of the rose plant. It’s one of nature’s works of art that benefits our skin. This extract contains vitamins and essential fatty acids— two important components for a glowing skin.
Thanks to its content of vitamin E, vitamin A, and fatty acids like omega-3,6, and 9, it keeps your skin rejuvenated. It also minimizes the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and restores elasticity— giving your skin firmness. 6
Rosehip seed extract is amazing for moisturizing and hydrating your skin. Its oil is easily absorbed into your skin, boosting its antioxidant power. 7
By including it in your skin care routine, you keep your skin protected from sun damage and naturally bright and exfoliated.
4. Cupuaçu Butter:
Cupuaçu butter is the Amazon Rainforest's most powerful age fighting ingredient. Studies show it’s rich in phytosterols— antioxidants that fight skin-damaging free radicals.
Cupuaçu butter also contains polyphenols, which help to combat the damage caused by free radicals. Such antioxidant power offers elasticity and true healing to your skin. And it’s ideal to combat dryness, eczema, psoriasis, etc. 8
It also improves the skin’s protective barrier. And thanks to its hydrophilic properties (aka water-loving properties), it offers true hydration to the skin. 9
A study proved cupuaçu butter attracts 440% of water compared to 289% for shea butter, and 250% for lanolin. This makes it a vital ingredient to keep your skin hydrated and plump.
Cupuaçu butter keeps your skin protected from pollution and ultraviolet radiation. Its quick absorption into your skin helps reduce the signs of aging— giving you flawless skin. You’ll be amazed by its incredible properties.
Does Natural Mean Safe?
Nowadays there are many options of skincare to choose from. Most of them have a long list of ingredients you can’t even pronounce. This feels overwhelming— especially if you have sensitive skin, and knowing what’s in your cosmetics is a must.
Most skincare products contain chemical ingredients that are harsh on your skin— and 60% them get absorbed into your bloodstream. Some of these chemicals have huge health consequences on your body and hormones. That’s why pregnant women can’t use them. 10
The good news is nature offers a wide variety of healing plant-based ingredients that protect, restore, and rejuvenate your skin, without being harsh— and without compromising your health and well-being. But this doesn’t mean all natural products are safe.
Just like nature has incredibly healing plants, it also gives us some, like poison ivy or poison oak, that causes rashes and irritation in your skin.
Many plant-based and natural ingredients haven’t been studied to see the effect they have on a fetus— like essential oils (which is why you won’t find them in our products).
Entrusting the health of your skin to natural products gives your body a much-needed break from harmful chemicals. And a healthy looking skin you’ll love. But knowing what’s safe, even if it’s natural, is key.
If you’re ready to give your skin a new glow, try our 100% Natural Phyto Youth Cream crafted specially to restore your skin’s elasticity. And of course— to make you look and feel younger.
Our cream features these 4 natural and organic ingredients to ensure you achieve amazing results. Tap here to start healing your skin.
*All of our products are safe for pregnant women. We source the highest-quality natural ingredients and use pharmacist crafted formulations to boost your skin’s health without putting your well-being at risk.
About Dr. Lily Ros
We are driven to create a safe-for-the-whole-family skincare, using high-quality and natural ingredients— without compromising your health. But we also strive to keep our customers up to date through informative blog posts, educating them on how to make smart decisions when it comes to skincare.
Our line of cosmetics is crafted by Dr. Lily, an expert pharmacist, to ensure formulas are soluble, meaning they absorb into your skin and nurture it. Using the right oil/lipid ratio, we ensure your skin enjoys all the benefits from every single ingredient.
Aging is inevitable, but using safe and effective skincare provides you with a healthier looking skin— inside and out.