It’s here. Fall.
If you live anywhere in the Northern hemisphere, you know the climate is about to get a little drier. If you live anywhere in, say, Colorado, you know your skin is about to become a parched wasteland of a desert. As glorious as the low humidity may be, let’s be honest — it does a number on our skin. You may wrap your body in a butter-soft Body Bark top, but without some serious moisturizer, soft skin will be elusive throughout the fall and winter months.
If you’re anything like us, you’ll probably have to try a few products to see what works for you with this change of season. And you’ll have to use them in different ways (tip from experience: use lotion right after you get out of the shower to lock in moisture, rather than waiting until your skin is totally dry and tight!). But with any luck, a few of the following products will have your skin happy and healthy for the new season!
Ready to discover this fall’s best skincare products? Keep reading!
This three-ingredient Vermont original has been used by farmers for over a hundred years to heal cracked hands. This is a product you’ll want for your feet (rub some on at night and wear socks to bed), elbows, knuckles and — for a nice soft gloss — lips.
If your skin feels dry and tight in the middle of the day, there’s an option for you that doesn’t involve slathering lotion on and ruining your foundation. Give your face a spritz of this aloe-and-herb-infused mist — right over your makeup.
Soap may seem like an odd choice for a moisturizer, but this version of the classic Dr. Bronner’s has twice the olive oil as the rest of the soaps, meaning it’s a good way to get time-tested moisture with your clean.
Burt’s Bees calls this product a “natural superfood for your face.” It’ll remove your makeup without clogging your pores; it’s 100 percent natural; and 100 percent of reviewers recommend it. Win-win-win.
For a decadent bathtime indulgence, try one of Lush’s bath oils. The fresh, ingredient-conscious options include butters and oils to moisturize your skin and relax your senses.
OK, we know these shaving creams are made for men, but who says women can’t use them to prevent dry skin after shaving your legs for a fall skirt ensemble? Get the best of all worlds: skin that’s both smooth and hydrated.
Morning. Evening. Moisturizer. Foundation (when used with mineral powder). Skin Savior does it all, with natural ingredients. (One reviewer credited it as a lifesaver during Burning Man, the desert music festival, proving it really works for any situation!)
You can put a touch on in the morning under your makeup, but this little powerhouse really shines as an overnight mask, allowing the delicate skin around your eyes to drink in moisture all night long.
Certified organic shea butter, along with frankincense and myrrh extract, leads to a rich all-over moisturizing experience. (Check out the story behind this company — it all started with an entrepreneurial young woman in 1912 Sierra Leone!)
Treat your mind as well as your skin with jojoba oil and calming lavender essential oil. Read more about EO’s commitment to keeping their products non-GMO, synthetic-fragrance free, cruelty-free, and standing by other pillars of integrity.
With fall here, it’s important to go through your skin care products and routine and make sure you’re keeping up with the best products for the change in season!