Fall Skincare 101: Mastering Skincare Layering

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Fall Skincare 101: Mastering Skincare Layering

As we transition into the cool, crisp fall season, embracing a change in our skincare routine is key to keeping our skin healthy and glowing. The cooler breeze and changing weather require a shift in our approach to skincare.

Our secret? When it comes to achieving flawless, radiant skin, the order in which you apply your skincare products is key. With the abundance of skincare options available, understanding the correct sequence for applying your cleansers, serums, moisturizers, and more can be a bit overwhelming. That's why we've curated a simple yet effective 5-step fall skincare layering routine. Follow these steps to unveil your radiant skin and make the most of this beautiful season.

Step 1: Face Wash - Start with a Clean Slate

The foundation of an effective skincare routine lies in starting with a clean canvas. Begin by cleansing your face, preparing it for the skincare goodness to come.

Gently cleanse while deeply nourishing. Our Ultra Mild Face Wash is a great segue into our natural products. This daily balancing face cleanser is infused with soothing botanicals to clear away impurities and makeup without drying out the skin. This plant-derived face wash is enriched with antioxidant-rich white tea, olive leaf, pomegranate, calming chamomile, and aloe vera, making it incredibly gentle on the skin. We love the soft foaming lather and natural lavender aroma.

Step 2: Facial Toner - Set the Stage

In the world of skincare layering, consistency is key. Start with the thinnest and lightest products, such as toners. Toners help remove dead skin cells, allowing your moisturizer to penetrate better. Opt for hydrating or oil-absorbing toners based on your skin’s needs.

Refresh and hydrate—one spritz at a time with our Bulgarian Rose Phytonutrient Elixir. This plant-based facial mist is infused with restorative ingredients to balance and nourish your complexion. Organic Bulgarian rose and organic Madagascan ylang-ylang moisturize and protect the skin, while Oat extract calms by replenishing the skin’s moisture barrier. We love how it creates an instant, dewy glow.

Step 3: Hyaluronic Acid Serum - Supercharge Your Skin

Serums are the powerhouses of your skincare routine, delivering active ingredients efficiently into your skin. Choose serums based on your specific concerns, whether it's targeting wrinkles, oiliness, or redness. Customize your regimen to achieve the best results.

Lock in moisture and defy fall dryness with our Mega Moisture Magnet. Our new and improved hyaluronic acid serum provides supercharged hydration to dry and dehydrated skin. Hyaluronic acid and Vitamin B5 are powerful humectants that attract and bind moisture to the skin, producing an immediate plumping effect to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This serum is made with a potent blend of ceramides and plant-based squalane that creates a protective layer to strengthen the skin barrier and improve moisture retention. The result is soft, supple skin. We love that this milky serum leaves a lightweight silk-like finish on the skin.

Step 4: Facial Moisturizer - Infuse Antioxidants for Protection

Introduce antioxidants, such as Vitamin C, into your routine to brighten the appearance of your complexion, protect against sun damage, and promote collagen production. Vitamin C is a must-have for all skin types, offering a multitude of benefits.

Wrap your skin in deep hydration with our Sweet Almond Face Moisturizer. This luxurious, vitamin-rich daily moisturizer is formulated with sweet almond, macadamia nut, and avocado oils to nourish and protect the skin. Plus, it protects from free radical damage and revitalizes with herbal extracts. We love using it at night for an intense hydration boost.

Step 5: Sunscreen - Protect, Protect, Protect!

In the journey to reveal happy, healthy skin, protection is paramount. Safeguarding your skin from harmful UV rays and free radicals is not only about a flawless complexion; it's about ensuring your skin's long-term health.

Moisturize and protect against free radicals with our Daily Defense Mineral SPF 50 Facial Sunscreen. Meet our 100% mineral zinc-based sunscreen that provides high potency SPF 50 broad-spectrum protection. It's infused with antioxidant green tea, olive leaf, and rosemary extracts to protect against free radicals and shea butter to moisturize the skin. Best of all, this sunscreen is formulated with a lighter texture than many mineral sunscreens, which gives it that matte finish you'll love. We love that this sunscreen is sheer tinted with natural pigments for a better blend.

Bonus Step: Face Mask - Lock in Moisture

A moisturizing mask does more than just add hydration and lock in moisture. It is key to any layering routine because it seals in serums on your skin, making them more effective.

Indulge in the ultimate self-care delight with our Honey Moisture Mask with Propolis Extract. This super-hydrating mask was developed to soothe dry, stressed skin that has been overexposed to pollution and harsh weather. Our unique formula includes propolis extract, made by bees to protect their hives, as well as naturally nourishing honey to revitalize and transform the skin's texture. We love leaving it on overnight for an intensive treatment.

Mastering the art of skincare layering is all about understanding your products and their benefits. Tailor your routine to address your unique skin concerns, and you'll be on your way to achieving a radiant complexion. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to take our Skincare Quiz to find a routine customized to your skincare needs.

After all, your beautiful skin deserves the best care, always. Happy layering!