Just like you do your wardrobe, it's always good to approach skin care seasonally to reflect changes in humidity and temperature. As the ‘sweater weather’ season is in full effect, it’s the perfect time to revamp your skincare routine with Fall essentials to mirror the much colder weather. Here are a few of our Fairmont Store skincare recommendations that will give your skin that Fall glow and set you up for the festive season ahead.
Turn up the Volume on Moisture
As the colder temperatures begin, humidity can be lower outside. Combined with the increased dry heat we use in our cars, homes and offices, your skin can start to feel depleted and stripped of its natural moisture content. Where possible, it’s always great to add a bit of extra humidity into your space through a quality humidifier. However, this can’t always compensate for every location you frequent during the season. Your best bet is to accommodate these changes in your skin by adding additional moisture to your skincare to combat dryness. If your skin feels dry, consider switching from a lotion to a cream. Kerstin Florian’s 24-hour Rejuvenating Creme nourishes while providing lasting moisture and anti-oxidant protection utilizing a blend of natural oils and botanicals. Pair it with the Rejuvenating Cleansing Gel and Thermal Tonic in Fairmont Store’s Skincare Starter Trio for a skincare jumpstart that you’ll love. Add the ANDA Super Nutrient Balm in for an ultra-rich dose of additional nutrients, moisture and suppleness.
It’s An Eye Opener
While we love the beauty of a laugh line or two, the delicate skin around the eyes needs attention just like the rest of your face. We often overlook this sensitive area, but it is the first to appear dry and show fine lines. Fall is a great time to add an eye cream to your ritual if you haven’t already. The beauty of using a product like Kerstin Florian’s Correcting Brightening Eye Crème is that not only will you deliver long-term hydration and radiance to your skin while reducing fine lines and wrinkles, but you also have the bonus of diminishing dark circles and puffiness. These benefits are a dream for skin in a season that often includes lengthy travel and late-night festivities.
Quench Your Body’s Thirst
Colder temps and dry air combined with hot showers can be a recipe for dry and itchy skin as our skin cells try to retain moisture. A lotion like Rose 31 Perfuming Body Lotion can help with dryness and embodies that classic Fairmont scent. For an added dose of hydration, applying a luxurious body oil fresh out of the shower (when the body is still slightly damp) will ensure hydration is locked into the skin. We love Le Labo Rose 31 Massage and Body Perfuming Oil, enriched with jojoba, macadamia and sweet almond oils; it smells magnificent and doubles as a massage and deep hydration tool for your skin…massage partner optional.
‘Tis the Season…for Peels
Fall marks the unofficial start of skincare peel season! The changing seasons are an excellent time for new beginnings, and our skin is no exception. If you are looking for a skin reset, the reduction in sun exposure during the fall and winter provides an opportune time to explore deeper exfoliation while avoiding harsh sun rays that can irritate your skin post-peel. Kerstin Florian Correcting At-Home Professional Peel is a powerful yet gentle multi-acid complex that removes impurities and dry surface skin cells, improving skin function and texture. We love the ease of application with the skin pad format; use it twice a week between your spa treatments to help reverse skin damage.
Take Your Vitamins
In this case, we are referring to putting the superhero of skincare right on your face. Vitamin C has become the not-so-top-secret fan favorite of dermatologists for its ability to slow early skin aging, prevent sun damage, and improve the appearance of wrinkles, dark spots, and acne. Its antioxidant properties make it a tool recommended year-round, but if you aren’t already adding it to your skincare regime, it’s a great addition for the fall season. Fairmont Store offers a top-of-the-line Kerstin Florian product, Correcting Serum C + Infusion, which features a particularly potent formulation that is 50 times more active than standard vitamin C for a clinically proven way to boost collagen synthesis, reduce melanin production and enhance skin structure as it protects from free radical damage.
Ladies and Gentlemen….Wear Sunscreen
Depending on where you live, sunny days might be in short supply this time of year. However, while the sun may not appear to be as intense, it’s critical to remain vigilant with sunscreen all year around. UVA rays penetrate the windows of cars (especially on the driver’s side) and window glass in offices and can still be present with colder temps. Applying sunscreen is one of the best ways to protect your skin's appearance and health at any age…and that means your neck, ears, and the rest of your face. Correcting Multivitamin Day Crème SPF 30 is Kerstin Florian’s lightweight and hydrating cream that protects the skin from UV rays, free radicals and the effects of environmental stress and, enhances structure and boosts radiance. Now, there is something we can ‘glow on’ about!