September 25, 2016 by Jack

Fall officially began on September 22, and after consecutive hottest-ever summer months, autumn’s crisp, cool air couldn’t get here fast enough. But the reprieve from high humidity and even higher temperatures comes with a cost for your skin.

The crisp air characteristic of autumn in many parts of the country comes as a result of drier air, which can necessitate a change in your routine. Keep these in mind when considering your fall skincare routine.

Moisture is your friend. While the climate varies drastically across the continental US, chances are that fall weather brings cooler, drier air to your neck of the woods. For guys with oily skin who perhaps laid off on using a moisturizer during the summer, now is a good time to switch to an oil-free option like our Clean Break™ Oil-Free Moisturizer—also a great nighttime option for guys with normal or combination skin. For guys with sensitive skin, consider implementing a more intense moisturizer like our Dry Erase® Ultra-Calming Face Cream to provide immediate hydration and help reduce the appearance of redness and irritation.

Don’t stop using SPF products just because it feels better outside. If you use a moisturizer that doesn’t have broad-spectrum SPF protection like our Double Duty Facial Moisturizer SPF 20, make sure to apply sunscreen before you apply any other products. And keep a tube of our Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 handy at all times to help prevent dry, cracked, or chapped lips.

Consider switching to a more hydrating body wash. Some body washes and bar soaps, while just fine during the summer, may leave your skin drier than normal come fall. One option is our Clean Cream Body Wash — made with seven super-hydrating, antioxidant-rich natural oils and Shea Butter to impart essential moisture without a greasy after-feel.

Carefully exfoliate to help combat dry skin. The same process — exfoliation — that helps your skin look smoother and healthier during the summer is also the best way to combat dry, flaky skin during the summer and winter months. Sloughing off dead skin cells helps improve the look and feel of your skin no matter what the weather’s like. Add a good exfoliating facial cleanser like our Face Buff Energizing Scrub to your regimen at least once a week. Guys with oily skin should opt for our Deep Dive® Glycolic Facial Cleanser, which doubles as a clay mask treatment.

Options for guys with excessively dry skin. In case it hasn’t been made clear by this point, dryness is the eternal enemy of healthy-looking skin. The struggle is real, you say? Try applying our MP 10® Nourishing Oil after you shower for added moisturization (and especially after using an exfoliating cleanser), and keep our Extra Rich Body Hydrator close by. This rich, lightweight lotion incorporates Shea and Capuacu butters to offer intensive hydration without leaving the skin feeling greasy or oily.