After a summer of soaking up the sun, spending every day outdoors, and – dare we say it? – slacking a bit on your skincare routine, the fall season brings a fresh start and motivation to take extra special care of your complexion.
Cooler temperatures, low humidity and the ravages of summer (sunburns and hyperpigmentation, we’re looking at you) can wreak havoc on your skin as the season turns. But if you start fortifying and nourishing your skin in advance of temperatures plummeting, it’ll be smooth sailing to a smooth and radiant complexion! Here are five tips to keep your radiance glowing:
Don’t ditch the vitamin C
You might have loaded up on vitamin C serums and masks in the summer, to protect your skin against UV rays and other sources of free radicals. Don’t stop just because the days are getting greyer and gloomier! Continuing to slather your skin in vitamin C will keep your skin barrier strong and healthy throughout fall and winter, supplementing your skin cells with much-needed moisture and hydration. The Illuminating Seaweed Clay Mask by Bl’eau contains a powerful punch of vitamin C, thanks to a healthy helping of acai extract. Apply once or twice per week to brighten your complexion and lighten any hyperpigmentation that might have been caused by too much time in the sun. Oh hello, smooth, radiant and even-toned skin!
Exfoliate for even-toned skin
Speaking of hyperpigmentation: heat, sun and chlorine are prime suspects in causing brown spots or unwanted pigment in the skin. While sensitive skin types might have lightened up their exfoliation routine in the summer, fall is prime time to add an exfoliator into your skincare arsenal to repair and brighten your complexion. If your skin is prone to redness or irritation, start with Bl’eau’s Glacial Oceanic Clay Mask, a gentle and hydrating blend that gently removes toxins while infusing skin with intense hydration. The mask is made with Canadian Glacial Oceanic Clay, an all-natural ingredient sourced from ancient glaciers off the coast of British Columbia (bonus: natural ingredients are much less likely to harshly strip or irritate the skin). Boasting more than 60 minerals, micronutrients and rare elements, the rare ingredient is proven to detoxify, rehydrate and replenish skin cells. Starting with a once-per-week application, and after a few weeks you’ll notice your complexion magically becoming softer, brighter and more even-toned.
Elevate your moisturizing game
When the weather cools, water attempts to escape your skin. Stop it in its tracks with a creamy moisturizer that hydrates and protects the skin barrier, while detoxifying to support a healthy and clear complexion. Bl’eau’s Hydrating Glacial Moisturizing Cream is made with Canadian Glacial Oceanic Mineral Water, the pure liquid found within Canadian Glacial Oceanic Clay. A potent source of skin-nourishing sea minerals, the mineral water intensely hydrates while soothing stressed complexions. The cream also contains hyaluronic acid, the most powerful moisturizer known to science, as well as antioxidant-rich vitamin E, whose anti-inflammatory properties reduce irritation and strengthen the skin barrier.
Don’t let skin dry out
Here’s a simple equation to remember this fall: cool temperatures + low humidity levels = dry air that zaps skin of moisture. That’s why people with eczema or psoriasis tend to experience flare-ups in cooler seasons – and, all skin types can experience dryness, irritation and tightness. The solution? In addition to using a hydrating moisturizer, apply a light toner throughout the day to keep your skin happy. Bl’eau’s Glacial Mineral Toner, made with Canadian Glacial Oceanic Mineral Water, is lightweight and quick-absorbing, so you can easily apply on-the-go. Plus, it improves skin suppleness and elasticity, protects skin cells from free radicals, and injects a healthy dose of collagen into your complexion.
Reintroduce a daily skincare routine
Let’s face it: summer’s laidback vibes have probably impacted your skincare routine (long days and late nights leave room for little else, after all!). But, now that pumpkin latte season is upon us, it’s time to get serious about your skincare. And that means establishing a daily ritual that sets your skin up for seasonal and long-term success.
To make it easy, Bl’eau has launched a new promotion with three packages curated to support your skin during the summer-to-fall transition:
- Hydrate bundle I Includes the Glacial Oceanic Clay Mask, Glacial Mineral Toner and Hydrating Glacial Moisturizing Emulsion, an indulgent blend of Canadian Glacial Oceanic Mineral Water, shea butter and jojoba oil. Cost: $109 (20 percent discount)
- Hydrate Nourishing Bundle I Includes the Glacial Oceanic Clay Mask, Glacial Mineral Toner, Hydrating Glacial Moisturizing Emulsion, and Nourishing Spirulina Clay Mask, whose blast of anti-inflammatories can heal acne, reduce redness (sunburns, we’re looking at you) and intensely moisturize. Cost: $139 (21 percent discount)
- Hydrate Preventative Bundle I Includes the Glacial Oceanic Clay Mask, Glacial Mineral Toner, Hydrating Glacial Moisturizing Emulsion, and Revitalizing Algae Clay Mask, whose algae extract pumps vitamins A and C into the skin, activating collagen production and absorbing excess sebum. Cost: $139 (21 percent discount)
Bl’eau’s fall package promotions run from September 15 to October 31. All products included in the bundles are full-sized.
To learn more about Bl’eau, or to build your own skincare ritual based on your unique skin type, visit www.bleaubeauty.com.