My Current Skincare Routine: October Edition
"Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall." - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Life isn't the only thing that renews in the fall: my skincare does, too. Our skin changes along with the weather, especially in the cooler months. It gets dry (or drier), and requires a little extra TLC to keep it hydrated and to strengthen it's barrier. The cool weather has arrived in New York and I've changed up my routine to provide my skin with maximum hydration. I also realize that this list is primarily Kate Somerville, but this is in no way sponsored or affiliate with the brand. The products are just that good. Here's what I'm using:
A staple in my routine: the perfect milk cleanser. It's hydrating and gentle, won't strip your skin, and does a great job of removing face makeup. I use this AM (on its own) and PM (before my regular cleanser).
Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Cleanser
I've been using this cleanser for YEARS! I've lost count of how many tubes I've gone through. It contains AHAs that are gentle enough to use daily because it won't strip your skin of natural oils. It leaves your skin bright, even, and very gently exfoliated. Great for combination / oily skin. For PM (but you can use AM, too!).
Every time I stop using this serum, I'm reminded why I should keep using it. My skin always looks even while using it. This serum is hydrating, brightening, smoothing, plumping, soothing, anti-inflammatory, and reduces free-radicals. For AM and PM.
Kate Somerville +Retinol Vita C Power Serum
We know Vitamin C and Retinol are great on their own, but this powerful serum combines these ingredients to brighten and smooth uneven texture, and supports the loss of elasticity. It won't dry out your skin, but you should use sunscreen during the day to protect your skin as Retinol is a strong ingredient. For PM.
Kate Somerville HydraKate Recharging Serum with Hyaluronic Acid
Kate's newest serum is literally a tall drink of water. Not only is it extremely hydrating, but it replenishes dehydrated skin immediately with it's unique AquaPort Technology delivery system. It also aids in dullness and fine lines, so your skin will look plump and juicy. Run, don't walk to your local Sephora for this gem. For AM and PM.
HydraKate Recharging Water Cream Moisturizer
For those who have been following me on Instagram, THIS is the SUPER TOP SECRET moisturizer I've been using for the last few months. I had the opportunity to participate in a trial of this and WOWOW it's so hydrating, just like it's partner serum that I listed above. Your skin will LOVE this for the cooler months! Again: Run, don't walk to your local Sephora. Your skin will thank me. For AM and PM.
Kate Somerville KateCeuticals Firming Eye Cream
I'll reiterate that this is the greatest eye cream I have ever used in my life. It is firming, brightening, smoothing, hydrating and plumping. It is worth every single penny and great all-year-round! For AM and PM.
Kate Somerville Daily Deflector™ Mineral Sunscreen SPF 40 PA++++
Last, but NEVER least! Always wear your sunscreen regardless of the weather. This one is not oily, doesn't dry out your skin, and leaves a very natural finish. Great under makeup, too! The white cast will dissolve, don't worry. For AM (and consistent reapplication!).