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Fall Skin Care Layers

Posted by Kim Beels on

It's time for a new fall skin care routine! The transitional weather of autumn is a good time to learn about layering your skin care products, just like you layer your clothing. Applying your skin care in the correct order will maximize their benefits. One overall rule of thumb: always apply lighter, thinner products before heavier formulations.

Here’s a layer-by-layer guide for applying skin care products to maximize your benefits:

Pre-Cleanser
Achieving healthy-looking skin requires a thorough double cleansing to remove the layers of impurities that accumulate on your face during the day. Applying a pre-cleanser will loosen excess surface sebum, sunscreen, waterproof mascara and foundation, and environmental pollutants in preparation for a facial cleanser. Look for ingredients such as, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil. Once you use a pre-cleanser, you’ll wonder how you managed without one.

TIP: A few times per week, follow the pre-cleanser with a gentle facial clay micro-exfoliator with Kaolin. This will add any dead skin to the loosened debris pile waiting to be washed away by your cleanser.

Cleanser
Morning and night, cleansing your skin creates a clean slate for increased effectiveness of your skin care products. A moisturizing cream cleanser will gently lift off surface impurities loosened by your pre-cleanser and help maintain the effects of the natural balance of your skin. It should easily rinse off, leaving your skin feeling refreshed, conditioned, and clean.

Toner
This layer is often overlooked, mostly because people don’t fully understand what a toner is. A toner helps to moisturize and improve the skin’s overall well-being and primes your skin for maximum effectiveness of skin care products. Today’s advanced toners are infused with botanicals and vitamins. Ingredients such as Panthenol (B5), Niacinamide (B3), Honeybush Leaf Extract, and blends of botanical extracts like; Sage, Yarrow, Mother of Thyme, Restharrow, Coltsfoot, Chamomile, Balm Mint, Horsetail, Rosemary, and Marshmallow help to smooth and improve the look and feel of the skin.

Focused Care Serums
Now that your face is perfectly primed, it’s time to apply a layer of serums, which are loaded with high concentrations of vitamins, nutrients, hydrators, and other results-driven ingredients that work overtime to bring out the appearance of healthy-looking skin. Look for serums which address your exact complexion concerns, including the visible signs of aging, problematic skin, or uneven skin tone.  

Eye Gel And Spot Treatments
The delicate eye area needs extra TLC with advanced formulations that infuse your skin with nutrients and other anti-aging ingredients such as antioxidants & peptides. To address small dark patches or a blemish that needs a spot treatment you can add a thin layer of products, focused on the specific target condition, to these areas at this stage in your skin care layering process. Be sure to always spot treat before applying moisturizer, so your skin can better benefit from it.

Moisturizer and Sunscreen
In the evening, a moisturizer is the final step to seal in all the results-driven ingredients you’ve applied. A layer of moisturizer also helps to smooth skin and lock in hydration for a radiant, healthy-looking glow. In the morning, follow the moisturizer with a broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen containing titanium oxide to help protect your skin from premature aging and other harmful effects of the sun.

Makeup Tip
When adding makeup to your fall skin care layering routine, try to maintain and enhance the benefits of your skin care products by choosing cosmetics that are non-comedogenic, meaning they won’t clog pores, as well as lighter formulations that won’t bury your skin’s natural radiance.

For more skin care tips and to discover the products that will bring out your most vibrant-looking complexion, call 877.337.6227 today to find an Environ stockist near you.

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