As the leaves begin to change and the air turns crisp, we welcome autumn with our softest sweaters, tallest boots, and coziest cool weather accessories. But prepping for autumn doesn’t stop there. Along with cozy clothes and pumpkin-spiced treats, it's essential to adapt your skincare routine to meet the changing conditions of the season.
Transitioning your skincare is a thoughtful process that requires adjustments to maintain your skin's health, moisture, and radiance. In this comprehensive guide, the IMAGE pros offer their top 10 tips to transition your skincare into fall, plus recommend the ideal products to work with the cooler weather and prepare your skin for autumn, optimally.
- Get a Fresh-for-Fall Peel
Autumn is the perfect season to rejuvenate your skin with a chemical peel. The exfoliating properties remove the accumulated damage from the summer months, leaving your skin smoother, brighter, and more radiant. Plus, with less sun exposure during autumn, your skin has time to heal and recover more effectively, ensuring you achieve the best possible results from your treatment. The pros recommend booking an appointment with your local IMAGE pro to get the full benefits of a professional-grade peel.
- Restock Your SPF
Although the summer sun may be less intense, harmful UV rays are still present year-round and can cause long-term damage. In fact, the cooler temperatures and reduced sun exposure in the fall can be deceptive, as people may spend more time outdoors without realising the potential risk to their skin. Don't underestimate the significance of sunscreen in autumn; it's a crucial step in maintaining the health and beauty of your skin. Continue using a broad-spectrum sunscreen like PREVENTION+® daily hydrating moisturizer SPF 30, which provides protection against UVA/UVB rays while keeping your skin moisturised during your autumn skincare transition.
- Hydrate With Hyaluronic Acid
Our pros recommend hyaluronic acid as a year-round skincare essential. It's a powerful hydrator that can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water. During the fall, as the weather gets cooler and drier, your skin can become more prone to dryness and dehydration. Using products containing hyaluronic acid can help maintain your skin's moisture levels and keep it hydrated. Our VITAL C hydrating anti-aging serum is packed with hyaluronic acid and antioxidants, making it ideal for combating dryness and maintaining a supple, glowing complexion as you transition your skincare to fall.
- Repair With a Richer Moisturiser
In the absence of summer’s humidity, your skin will inevitably lose moisture. Combat this by switching to a thicker, more nourishing crème. IMAGE's pros recommend our VITAL C hydrating repair crème. Beyond the healing properties of Vitamin C, this luxurious cream provides intense hydration while delivering essential antioxidants, making it the perfect addition to your routine as you transition your skincare.
- Reveal Radiance With Retinol
Autumn is an ideal time to incorporate retinol into your skincare regimen. This potent derivative of vitamin A is known for its skin-renewing properties. It addresses concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin texture, which may have been aggravated during the summer months. By using retinol, you're giving your skin the opportunity to adjust and benefit from this transformative ingredient without the risk of increased sun sensitivity. IMAGE pros recommend the AGELESS total overnight retinol masque to rejuvenate and refine skin, helping you achieve a smoother, more healthy complexion during the fall season and beyond.
- Nourish With Night Cream
Along with switching to a moisturiser for day, autumn is an excellent time to introduce a richer night cream into your skincare routine. Our ORMEDIC® bio-peptide crème is infused with botanicals and peptides that work while you sleep to repair and rejuvenate your skin during your autumn skincare transition.
- Elevate Your Eye Cream
The onset of cooler weather brings dry air and wind, which can take a toll on the delicate eye area, so updating your eye crème to suit your fall skincare transition is key. The ILUMA intense brightening eye crème features phytonutrients, peptides and botanical brightening agents to reduce the look of dark circles, wrinkles, puffiness and lax skin. After a few weeks of use, the eye area will feel firmer and look more luminous.
- Autumn Calls for Antioxidants
Antioxidants are your skin’s best defense during seasonal transitions. Our VITAL C hydrating antioxidant A C E serum is a powerhouse of antioxidants that fight free radicals and help repair sun-damaged skin, a crucial step in your fall skincare routine. Featuring essential vitamins, amino acids, green tea extract and natural skin brighteners—consider it your skin's daily multi-vitamin, keeping it healthy, protected and nourished.
- Protect Your Pout
Don't forget your lips during your fall skincare transition. Our fan favorite ORMEDIC lip enhancement complex. With the nourishment of avocado oil and vitamin E, the replenishing formula delivers a surge of moisture to instantly soothe and comfort dry lips. Thanks to a polypeptide complex, lips appear fuller and feel kissably soft for hours.
- Indulge With a Mask
As the weather cools down and your skin requires extra care, masks provide an immediate boost of moisture and nutrients, helping to combat dryness and maintain a healthy complexion. The I MASK hydrating hydrogel sheet masks offer versatile and effective solutions for a seamless skincare transition into autumn. The soothing gel masks feature a blend of amino acids, aloe vera and antioxidants to leave skin radiant and glowing. Additionally, their ease of use makes them ideal for creating a spa-like experience at home.
It’s important adapt your skincare routine to address the changing seasons. The good news is, IMAGE offers a wide array of products and treatments specially formulated to meet your skin’s unique needs, 365 days a year. Whether you’re transitioning from summer to fall, or simply looking to re-invigorate your skin with a new regimen, by following our 10 pro tips, you can confidently navigate the autumn months with radiant skin now, and all seasons to come.