As we transition into Fall, you might start to notice a change in your skin. With the drop in humidity and cooler temperatures, your skin might be experiencing increased dryness and irritation. Try these 6 autumn skincare tips to help your skin thrive all season long.
Start off with an oil cleanser
With Fall comes dry air, and the last thing you need is a cleanser that dries out your skin. Avoid using harsh cleansers that may strip your skin of its natural moisture. Instead, opt for an oil cleanser. Not only will it gently and effectively remove makeup and impurities, but it’ll also strengthen your skin's barrier and provide much-needed hydration. Oil cleansers are especially beneficial for dry, dehydrated, or sensitive skin types, as well as individuals who wear makeup and sunscreen.
- Double cleanse with an oil-based cleanser followed by a water-based cleanser to achieve a thorough cleanse.
Embrace skin-malism: Simplify your skincare routine by using multi-tasking products that can do more with less. Look for products that protect, hydrate, and nourish your skin simultaneously. Scaling down your skincare not only saves you time but also helps your skin focus on what matters most: staying hydrated as the season transitions.
Not sure which cleanser is the right one for you? Nusa Holistick’s newest skincare staple is the Daily Restorative Cleansing Oil: a no-frills cleanser that is extremely gentle, moisturizing, and suitable for all skin types. Its ingredients include fruit enzymes (from papaya and bromelain in pineapple) that provide mild exfoliation, leaving your skin feeling soft and refreshed, and vitamin C (derived from kakadu plum and guava) to safeguard your skin from environmental stressors.
Get into Gua Sha
Gua Sha is a traditional Chinese healing technique that involves scraping or massaging the skin with a smooth-edged tool. This healing method stimulates blood circulation in the skin, oxygenating and carrying nutrients into our cells, releases tension, and promotes cell turnover.
Our multipurpose Gua Sha tool is a great option for any and all enthusiasts. For those new to this technique, here’s a Gua Sha tutorial and a step-by-step gua sha guide to help you get started. Incorporate these face yoga movements into your Fall skincare routine to give your skin a brighter complexion and a healthier glow.
Tip: Pair your Gua Sha with facial oils for best results. Apply oils beforehand to help the gua sha tool glide smoothly over your skin.
Transition to a rich moisturizer
Have you been using the same moisturizer all year round? It might be time to switch up the texture of your daily moisturizer. Depending on the climate of where you live, trying out richer skincare products might be beneficial. This simple tweak can work wonders for your skin, providing that extra boost of hydration and moisture retention it craves during the cooler months. Look for moisturizing ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and glycerin.
Finish with facial oils
Fall can be tough on your skin, especially if you're dealing with issues like dryness or eczema. But here's a simple solution: add facial oils to your routine. These little wonders lock in moisture, so your skin stays hydrated and supple. As the temperature drops, your skin is exposed to harsher environmental elements like wind and indoor heating, which can strip your skin of its natural oils. Facial oils act as a protective barrier, shielding your skin from these elements.
Plus, Fall is the season for popular treatments like chemical peels. (Have you heard of BioRePeel?) Bulan and Matahari are fantastic finishing oils for post-treatment care. These nourishing products not only help soothe dryness, itchiness, and inflammation but also protect your skin's barrier during the healing process.
Try out the sauna and cold plunge technique
With summer ending and school starting, it's the perfect time to change up your skincare habits. Consider jumping into cold plunge and hot sauna therapy (also known as cryotherapy and thermotherapy). This technique involves alternating between sessions of immersing oneself in cold water and sitting in a hot sauna to promote relaxation, improve circulation, and enhance overall well-being. Aside from being a great way to invigorate the skin, this treatment increases blood flow and promotes detoxification by decongesting pores, and removing toxins and impurities from the skin. Additionally, the contrast in temperatures may stimulate collagen production, which can contribute to firmer and more elastic skin.
If you’re in Toronto and interested in this treatment, you can give Othership a try. (Use our code: NUSAHOLISTICK to get 15% off your session.)
Don’t forget a humidifier.
As the weather cools down, your skin may need some extra care. Combat the dry air by placing a humidifier in your room. This simple addition not only adds moisture to the air but also helps your skin hold onto its much-needed hydration. We personally use this humidifier from Amazon - not sponsored.
As we embrace the changing seasons, give your skin time to adjust to its new environment. Keep it simple, hydrated, healthy and let your skin glow this Fall.