Before delving into the solutions for dry and dehydrated skin in autumn, it’s essential to grasp the science behind this issue.
Loss of Moisture Barrier: The outermost layer of your skin, the stratum corneum, acts as a barrier to lock in moisture and prevent water loss. However, the drop in humidity levels during the fall can weaken this barrier, leading to increased water evaporation from the skin.
Reduced Sebum Production: In response to colder weather, your skin might produce less natural oils (sebum) that help keep the skin lubricated. This reduction in sebum production can result in drier skin.
Hot Showers and Heaters: While hot showers and indoor heating provide comfort during the fall, they can strip the skin of its natural oils and exacerbate dryness.
Combatting Dehydration: The Best Products and Practices
To combat dehydrated skin in the autumn, it’s essential to adopt a skincare routine that focuses on hydration. Here are some of the best products and practices:
Step 1: Cleanse & Prepare:
Lifeline® Skincare + ProPlus Brightening Cleanser (use daily in the morning and evening) clears away impurities without stripping your skin of its natural moisture, laying the foundation for a radiant complexion.
The ultra-fine powders in our Brightening Cleanser activate upon contact with water, releasing Salicylic Acid and Rice Enzyme powder that exfoliate dead cells, instantly leaving skin smoother and brighter looking.
Exfoliate once a week with our Dual Action Exfoliator. Glycolic acid and micro-crystals safely exfoliate dead skin cells. Vitamins and antioxidants fortify skin for a revitalized complexion and newly revealed skin. This is a gentle exfoliator for sensitive skin.
Step 2: Hydrate & Nourish:
Lifeline® Skincare + ProPlus Advanced Aqueous Treatment (use daily in the morning). Powerful peptides harnessed from non-embryonic human stem cells work to stimulate collagen and elastin while balancing oil production in the skin, reducing skin irritation, and decreasing redness. A glucosamine phosphate is the latest generation in hyaluronic acid helps retain moisture and plump the skin.
Step 3: Revitalize & Protect:
Fortify your skin with Lifeline® Skincare + ProPlus rejuvenating formulas. Our products contain powerful ingredients to boost collagen production, increase elasticity, and protect your skin from environmental stressors.
Lifeline® Skincare + ProPlus Advanced Recovery Complex (use daily) contains peptides from stem cells that support collagen and elastin production. This works while utilizing B complex nutrients and antioxidants to support healthy cell metabolism and minimize free radical damage that helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Peptides and antioxidants work with the body’s natural healing cycle to help strengthen the moisture barrier for softer, smoother skin, and younger-looking skin. This product will help to restore and repair all skin concerns from dry and dehydrated to sensitive and sensitized.
Humidifier: Using a humidifier in your home can help maintain indoor humidity levels, preventing excess moisture loss from your skin.
Diet and Hydration: A balanced diet and drinking plenty of water can significantly impact your skin’s hydration levels. Consume foods rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants to support skin health.
The science of skin hydration in autumn involves understanding the environmental factors and biological processes that contribute to dryness and dehydration. By choosing the right skincare products and practices, such as those offered by LifeLine Skincare, you can keep your skin moisturized and radiant throughout the fall season. Remember to tailor your skincare routine to your specific skin type and concerns, and consult a dermatologist for personalized recommendations if needed.