The drop in temperature leads to stale air and dry skin. Our skin changes with the weather, and you may start to experience more itchy skin or even eczema (yikes!). Make sure to take care of your skin as we transition from the warm summer days at the pool or the beach to the cooler fall days filled at the apple orchard or pumpkin patch.
Just because it’s cooler outside doesn’t mean your skin has to suffer. Here are some easy tricks to switch your skincare from summer to fall so you can stay looking beautiful as always.
- Do not stop cleansing
Just because it is not hot and sweaty out doesn’t mean you can skip cleansing your face. Our skin starts feeling drier in the fall, so choose a foam cleanser like Beyond Glow Skin Care by CHI Foam Cleanser that soothes and clarifies even the most sensitive skin without drying it. The creamy lather washes away impurities and dirt, leaving your skin feeling healthier and cleaner.
- Add a chemical exfoliant
All the days spent outside in the sun start to show in your skin with hyperpigmentation and melasma. So it’s best to add a chemical exfoliant like La Roche Posay Glycolic B5 Serum Dark Spot Corrector, which also has tranexamic acid and kojic acid to add an instant glow to your skin and treat issues of hyperpigmentation and melasma.
- Keep using brightening serums
One of the best serums available OTC that can treat hyperpigmentation is Differin Dark Spot Correcting Serum, which has 2% hydroquinone, but make sure only to use it for three months at a time. Having a Vitamin C serum like BeautyStat Universal C Skin Refiner in your routine is a no-brainer, as it brightens and prevents your skin from aging. Plus the 20% pure Vitamin C is in a patented encapsulated delivery system that won’t change the formula or color over time, unlike other Vitamin C serums.
- Don’t forget retinol
Suppose there is one skincare ingredient that does more than anything else—it’s retinol. It has a reputation for being harsh on sensitive skin and isn’t recommended for pregnant and nursing women. However, nothing can help prevent signs of aging and keep you looking younger like retinol. For a first-timer or those with sensitive skin, try using a less potent formula such as SkinMedica’s Age Defense Retinol Complex .25 that can help collagen production and even your skin tone without irritation and also has magnolia bark to soothe inflammation.
- Use Moisturizer
One of the most critical steps of skincare is to keep your skin hydrated, and we do that by moisturizing our skin, preferably twice daily. It is totally fine to use the same moisturizer in the AM and PM if you add sunscreen during the day. I love something simple like Garnier SkinActive Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream that protects the skin barrier without clogging pores. I use something thicker and richer when it gets freezing.
- SPF 365 days a year
I can’t stress the importance of using sunscreen irrespective of the weather, season, age, or geography. Since our skin gets a bit dry in the fall, you can opt for Supergoop!
Glowscreen Sunscreen SPF 40 PA+++, which protects you from the sun and blue light and gives you a radiant finish.
- Don’t neglect your body
So, you are taking care of your face, but don’t forget that the skin on the rest of your body also needs some TLC. Make sure to moisturize your body with Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion, because it can also get dry and flaky. Try to moisturize your body once a day to keep it looking and feeling healthy.