We've officially shifted from those hot, lazy days of summer to the cool, crisp days of fall!  We happen to love the fall at Purity of Elements- there is something refreshing about the cool autumn nights and the cleansing breeze that hints at the chilly winter ahead!

But what does the season change mean for your skin?  Do you really have to change up your skincare ritual?  The answer, yes and no.

Regardless of the season, there will always be some skincare staples- hint: sunscreen.  But our skin reacts to the changing climate and we can always adjust the way we treat our skin so that it retains that youthful glow we all crave!

So as fall approaches, here are our seasonal skin tips.

Opt for a creamy cleanser- if you are like most of us and you have combination skin, sometimes our initial reaction is to absorb the oil by using a harsh gel-based cleanser. In the summer we may have preferred this as it may have helped remove the layers of sunscreen! But when our skin becomes overly dehydrated, while it may appear less oily at first, it's actually kicking into overdrive and will likely create more oil to compensate for the dryness.  Also, dry, dehydrated skin ages more quickly- make it a point to keep your skin hydrated by using a creamy cleanser like Purity of Elements Daily Detox Exfoliating Cleanser!

Invest in a good Toner- Toners are an important step in any skincare routine.  They help to clarify the skin's surface and help to break up any congestion that cleansers alone won't be able to clear up.  The thin, liquid consistency of a toner also helps penetrate the pores for a deep down clean.  Don't grab the strongest astringent though!  Look for something calming and nourishing so as not to dry out your skin.

Add in a Serum- Serums are essential for repairing your skin and should be added to your skincare ritual.  If you head over to your local skincare store, the serum section can be extremely overwhelming- they have serums that claim to aid in anti-aging, clarifying, hydrating, anti-wrinkling, skin retexturing....and the list goes on.  If you are new to the serum game look for a hydrating serum that has hyaluronic acid.  This is a key ingredient in keeping skin hydrated!  Serums are different than a moisturizer as they work to plump skin by retaining moisture vs. a moisturizer which acts as a barrier on the skin's surface.  Our Radiance Face Serum is backed up by consumer claims with women reporting more radiant skin!

Moisturize- You may have gotten away with just using an SPF this summer, but now that the air is getting a little dryer and you are likely using less sunscreen, you need to reintroduce a daily moisturizer to help protect your skin.  After applying your serum, gently apply a light, creamy moisturizer to help retain skin's healthy glow.  Look for a moisturizer that spreads easily and avoid anything that's too thick!  Our favorite- Purity of Elements Age-Defying Moisturizer

Enjoy and Be Well,

The POE Team