There’s more to this season than Pumpkin Spice!
As much as we love that flavor in almost everything we put in our stomach and on or face, fall is also about diversity. Just like the varying color of every leave that falls, there is a colorful, flavorful variety of autumn-inspired ingredients. What’s interesting is that these ingredients are perfect for skin that is learning to deal with the change in weather.
Today, we are going to talk about ingredients that are perfect for this season because we don’t want you to limit your fall skincare to one spice or one fruit. So, let’s see what we have.
Let’s get this one out of the way first. The inclusion of pumpkin in fall skincare products isn’t a marketing gimmick. Pumpkin is rich in vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that removes toxins and free radicals. It also contains beta-carotene that serves as a protective layer against environmental pollutants. With summers gone, you might feel courageous enough to go out in the sun more often, skincare products with pumpkin will save you from the adverse effects.
One of our favorite pumpkin-infused product is the Bella Vida Santa Barbara Pumpkin Pie Enzyme Mask. With the air getting drier, you need a weekly peel to get rid of the dead skin without making it too sensitive and damage-prone. In fact, it leaves your skin silky smooth and smelling like fresh pumpkin pie.
Cranberries are counted among the most beneficial superfoods. No wonder they are super amazing for the skin. Not only do they have an acidic pH that gently exfoliates the skin from within, but they are also rich in vitamin A and vitamin C as well. Cranberries nourish the skin and improve cellular activity, resulting in better collagen production. If your skin starts to get dull due to the changing weather, cranberries are what you should look for in your skincare.
Our favorite cranberry product is the Pure InventionsAntioxidant Cranberry + Elderberry. This product is meant to be consumed as a drink so that the change comes from within. This antioxidant-rich drink is delicious and will detoxify your entire system.
Pomegranate is great for acne-prone skin. It has antimicrobial properties that make it an effective remedy for fungal infection. Besides, it is also rich in Vitamin C, which we all know is a powerful antioxidant with anti-aging and brightening properties. It has other actives that make your skin firmer and smoother over time. So, this fall fruit is perfect for fall-related skin concerns.
Now, if you are looking to include pomegranate in your skincare routine, we recommend Dr. Scheller Organic Pomegranate Serum. This organic product infused with the power of pomegranate will take your fall skincare game to the next level.
People may have stopped associating Apples with the fall festivities, but it is still a beneficial skincare ingredient. Very few people realize that apple is rich in elastin and collagen, and therefore, a nourishing skin food for mature skin. Plus, it has both Vitamin C and Vitamin A, both essential for the cellular function of your skin.
That said, we have rarely seen any brand harness the magic of this ingredient like Ahava. Their Apple of Sodom Overnight Deep Wrinkle Mask is our autumn essential. Use it twice or thrice a week for plumper, firmer, and smoother skin this season.
Weather change is confusing for our skin. Switching from a mattifying product to a rich moisturizer can make things even worse. That’s where honey comes in. Honey allows your skin to retain the right amount of moisture without leaving it greasy. Please it is a potent antibacterial ingredient with healing properties.
What your skin needs in this weather is a gentle and soothing skincare routine. So, take a break from harsh cleansers and replace them with the Honeybunch Manuka Honey Vegetable Soap Bar. You probably wouldn’t even like to go back to your old cleanser even after autumn.
They usually combine cinnamon with pumpkin or any other fruit because this spice alone can be a bit too harsh. However, it is a great ingredient to help fight seasonal acne due to its antibacterial, antifungal properties. It literally smells like autumn, doesn’t it?
Add cinnamon to your fall skincare routine with the Bua Organics Revive Complexion Soap. This fall-friendly soap cleanses and exfoliates the skin, leaving you with a radiant complexion.
Over the past few years, niacin has emerged as the groundbreaking skincare ingredient. There is hardly any skin concern that can’t be answered with the inclusion of niacin in your routine. Pear, a popular autumn fruit, is rich in niacin. It also has a blend of other minerals and vitamins essential for healthy skin.
Niacinamide also repairs your skin barrier and regulates sebum. That makes it perfect for every skin type. Just like the Prickly Pear and Vitamin C Daily Face Moisturizer by Herbal Dynamics Beauty. This hydrating serum will keep your skin fresh for the festivities ahead.
Finally, the spice that completes the season! It is full of anti-oxidants that give it unmatched age-reversing abilities. Plus, it is anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory, which makes it suitable for acne-prone skin. While most beauty products use nutmeg in scrubs, we think you can reap more benefits with nutmeg oil.
A product that comes highly recommended is the Kathleen Natural Sensual Rose Body and Massage Oil– a bountiful concoction of essential oils such as nutmeg oil, orange oil, and rose essential oil. Apply it on your body after shower and keep bathed in its intoxicating fragrance all day.