THE SEASONAL GLOWTOCOL
The Seasonal Glowtocol is our quarterly seasonal facial ritual, which can be used in place of the Weekly Glowtocol 1-2x per month. These Glowtocols are designed to support your glow throughout the season and are infused with all of the scents and ingredients we love for this time of year.
THE AUTUMN GLOWTOCOL
Who doesn't love the fall? Crisp air. Falling leaves. Vibrant colors. This magical season has definitely inspired this autumn facial ritual. Our treatment incorporates gentle exfoliation and deep hydration, both of which we need this time of year. Infused with subtle seasonal scents and nourishing ingredients, this protocol will give your skin the perfect autumn glow.
Read on to re-create your own Autumn Glowtocol or snag your at-home facial kit with everything you need by shopping The Fall Collection.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED*
Gentle Daily Cleanser
When it comes to at-home facials, we love to set the mood. This is your time. So if you have a few extra minutes, don't be afraid to put on your favorite relaxing playlist or open the windows to let the cool autumn breezes in. Whatever little details you need to make it feel like fall.
We recommend doing this ritual shortly before bedtime, so your favorite pajamas, candlelight and a cup of hot tea would also be a nice cozy touch.
STEP ONE : CLEANSE - Begin your facial ritual with a good cleanse using your favorite daily cleanser for two minutes. Thoroughly remove any makeup. You may repeat this step, if desired, to double cleanse and really prep the skin for exfoliation and hydration.
STEP TWO : EXFOLIATING TONER - Though not all toners are exfoliating, a toner or toner pads that contain alpha-hydroxy acids are a nice gentle alternative to peeling or scrubbing. Simply spritz toner onto a cotton round, or use a pre-soaked pad to swipe over the entire face.
STEP THREE : MASKING - For fall, we love a nourishing and hydrating cream-based mask. Using a brush or your hands, apply to the entire face and leave on for the amount specified by your directions. You can relax and sip your favorite fall beverage or read a book while your mask sets. Once time is up, remove thoroughly with lukewarm water and pat the skin dry.
STEP FOUR : APPLY SERUMS - For the fall and at night, we love a gentle retinol or retinol alternative to rejuvenate the skin while you sleep. See this post to learn which is right for you. Apply a thin layer of your night serum as well as any other serums in order of thinnest consistency to thickest. Pat gently into the skin before moving on.
STEP FIVE : MOISTURIZE - Following your serum, finish with a light layer of moisturizer. You may also add a layer of facial oil on top if you like. We recommend doing this ritual at night. However, if you will be exposed to sunlight afterward, skip step four and finish with sun protection. Additionally, always be sure to apply SPF daily when using vitamin A or a retinol as these products increase photosensitivity.
* Glowtocol protocols are designed to be universal for all skin types and concerns. You need only select products appropriate for your skin type in order to customize and follow along. Need help curating your perfect Glowtocol? Check out the Skincare 101 page to learn more, or go here to learn how to schedule an online consultation.
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