Much as most of us don’t want to say goodbye to summer, fall is fast approaching, which means it’s once again time to transition our skincare regimen to synch up with the coming weather changes. While the tweaks we need to make in the coming days and weeks might be minor, the result will be significant and totally worth the effort in the long run.
As summer’s humidity wanes, much to the joy of curly-haired folks, our skin may not be quite as happy. The gentle breezes we feel right now will soon give way to harsh, cooler winds. Once indoor heating resumes, that, too, will have a drying effect on our skin - no one wants to look like a flaking coconut! Since that’s definitely not what we’re going for, this is when pre-winter preparation is critical. That means rethink your cleanser, toner, and moisturizer for the in-between autumn season.
First and foremost, no season involves abandoning sunscreen. a year-round must-have that will not only contribute to preventing the worst-case scenario of skin cancer but will also reduce the odds of experiencing hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, solar (actinic) keratosis. and a loss of suppleness, all of which may not be immediately visible but can slowly reveal themselves as the years roll by. But fear not - you can take a deep breath and chill out because Vie de Mer has everything you need to keep your skin hydrated, protected, and glowing, no matter the time of year or what quirks climate change throws into the mix. Let’s start with the all-important sun protection.
Say hello to our anti-aging sunblock with SPF 50. Fragrance, paraben, and oil-free, it protects your skin from UVA and UVB rays. Botanical-based and cold-pressed, it’s crafted to work at the molecular level, is dermatologist and aesthetician recommended, and like all our products, it’s made in France following the strictest EU standards.
Now, let’s zone in on the most beneficial seasonal adjustments to our skincare routine that will allow us to leave autumn behind with as much beauty as the season itself.
Cleansers. Once we’ve stopped sweating in the baking sun, switching to a more moisturizing cleanser might be the first step in your skincare revision process. Our hydrating Oxygen Cleanser is a good choice since it gently removes makeup and leaves your skin feeling squeaky clean, and completely hydrated. Free of soaps and detergents, the powerful duo of Aloe and Japanese Green Tea extracts work their magic for even the most sensitive skin.
Moisturizers. While a lightweight moisturizer is just the thing during the newly hotter dog days of summer, a slightly richer product might serve better from mid-September to the onset of winter. For just the right level of pre-winter hydration, try our Hydra-Active Day Cream. Crafted with Wild Yam, Ginseng Root, Hydrolyzed Collagen, and Elastin, this silky cream will keep your skin hydrated for the entire day while reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots.
Eye Care. Never to be overlooked (pun intended), like our face, the eye area needs transitional love too. Our Ultimate Eye Cream provides gentle, effective care in spades for the eye area, acting as a natural sunblock, building suppleness, and keeping the sensitive skin surrounding your eyes fully hydrated.
Vitamin C. Now that we’ve covered the bare-bones basics, it’s time to mention the seasonless indispensable add-ons like Vitamin C, which Vie de Mer offers in three different formulas … serum, face oil, and cream. All three of these non-irritating highfliers can be used individually or incrementally, providing the well-known Vitamin C benefits of diminishing the appearance of wrinkles, lines, dark spots, and more.
So, before you step out onto the trails this fall for an invigorating, cool-weather hike, take these steps first to ensure you’ll arrive at the winter holiday season with a radiant glow and your best-ever complexion.