Why should I use different skincare products in Fall and Winter?

It is quite common to experience changes in our skin as temperature and humidity drop in the Autumn season.


Colder temperatures constrict the pores and tighten the skin, restricting the flow of “natural moisture” to the surface of the skin. Even Oily Skin can feel dry and taut from a lack of moisture (water) in the tissue.


The use of a high-quality Cleanser, Toner, and Exfoliator are every bit as important as using a proper Moisturizer.


If you find your skin is getting excessively dry in the cooler months and you would like to give your skin care routine a “boost” to make your products work more effectively, start by using a good Exfoliator that is suited to your skin type.


Use a soft, Enzyme-based Exfoliator for a gentle action or a granular, “scrub”-type for a more aggressive type of “mechanical” exfoliation. Either of these will help to smooth the skin by removing the dead cells which have built up on the surface and will allow the products applied afterward to work more effectively.


To help make your moisturizer more effective on a daily basis, try to incorporate a Serum to add synergistic benefits to the cream you apply over top. Hyaluronic Acid, Peptides, Ceramides, Saccharides, etc. all help to replenish the skin on a deeper level.


Applying a night-time mask for your specific needs, once or twice per week, can yield even more benefit.


Germaine de Capuccini offers products which are specifically formulated for certain weather conditions, yet, are usable in almost all environments. Be sure to have your “cold weather” products on hand to protect and maintain your skin in healthy, optimal condition.  


To learn more, or if you are unsure of which products are best-suited to your skin type, please contact us and we will be pleased to assist you.