As the seasons change, so should your skincare routines. The weather cools and the days get shorter moving out of summer and into fall and winter. This seasonal change leads to less humidity in the air and can cause dehydration in the skin. The solution? Increase the hydration of your skin with humectant ingredients like hyaluronic acid which holds 1000 times its weight in water or silver ear mushroom which can hold up to 10,000 times its weight in water. Lira Clinical’s Bio Hydra Infusion features the water-binding abilities of hyaluronic acid and silver ear mushroom.
Shorter, colder days usually mean less time outdoors. This is the perfect opportunity to address the sun damage you may have acquired during the warmer months. If you’re using Lira Clinical’s Pro Lite Serum to prevent and correct pigmentation in the warmer months, bump it up to its more active sister product, Pro Brite Serum. The Pro Brite Serum features ferulic acid and tranexamic acid to correct pigmentation.
If you prioritized outdoor activities all summer over the use of retinol like I do, now is the time to reintroduce those retinols with products like Lira Clinical’s Pro C4 Serum which combines vitamin C and 1% retinol to address aging and pigmentation. Another option for retinol in your daily routine is the Pro Retinol Crème. With 3% retinol, 7% lactic, hexylresorcinol, and vitamin C, the Pro Retinol Crème will correct fine lines and wrinkles while brightening and hydrating the skin. Keep in mind that these stronger active ingredients need to be introduced slowly so you avoid shocking the skin and causing sensitization and inflammation.
It’s important to remember that stronger active ingredients, the decrease in humidity, cold temperature, and inclement weather can challenge your barrier function so be sure to use thicker moisturizers and occlusives to prevent transepidermal water loss (water evaporating from the skin). Reinforce your barrier function by choosing a thicker moisturizer like the Lira Clinical Bio Caviar Crème or with an occlusive (protective layer that locks in hydration and ingredients on the skin) like the Recovery Balm.
Lastly, just because the temperature is colder and the days are shorter doesn’t mean you can skimp on SPF, especially if you’re introducing more active ingredients in the winter months. For extra winter hydration as well as sun protection, consider switching to Lira Clinical’s Solar Shield 30 Hydrating.