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Beauty Tips: Create A Perfect Fall Skincare Routine

Beauty Tips: Create A Perfect Fall Skincare Routine

Fall is here! The season of changing leaves, cooler days, and cozy warmer clothes is here! As soon as the temperature starts dropping, our skin is the first one to tell us about it. Skin tightness, dryness, and seasonal breakouts are among the first few signs that tell us about the changing season. During fall, there is also a drop in humidity which makes way for dry and stale air making our skin ever drier. 

The change in the weather also calls for a tweak in your skincare routine. But why do you need different routines for different seasons?

Why do you need to transition your skincare routine?

In Summer the general climate conditions are sky-high temperatures, humid air, excess sun exposure, and plenty of indoor air-conditioning. Compare it to the general climate conditions in fall: cooler temperatures, some rain, shorter days, low humidity level, more wind, dry weather, and more indoor heating. 

To keep your skin healthy, you need to take care of it year-round. So, as the environment around you changes, you must tweak your skincare routine accordingly. 

Here's how fall weather affects your skin:

  • Lower temperatures increase the skin’s proneness to dryness and dehydration 
  • Weather conditions like wind and fog exacerbate sensitive and reactive skin. The skin's sensitivity is heightened and it may experience more irritation, redness, and inflammation
  • The myth that you don’t need sunscreen in cooler weather may increase the risk of sunburn and other harmful effects of sun exposure
  • A decrease in humidity levels can exacerbate skin conditions like eczema
  • Dry weather means skin will produce more sebum, which contributes to more breakouts

Fall skincare tips

Fall skincare tips

Make your skin feel peachy right from when the first leaf falls, here are some quick fall skincare tips.

Switch to a thicker moisturizer

It's time to switch to a thicker moisturizer and say goodbye to the lightweight and oil-free moisturizers you have been slathering all summer. Look for those with emollients like Shea butter, petroleum jelly, fatty acids, and mineral oils. 

Add facial oils

Add facial oils

You might feel that facial oils are leaving your skin feeling too greasy and heavy during summer, but here is your reminder to incorporate them in the fall season. Including facial oils in your fall skincare routine can help restore moisture balance in dry weather. Some facial oils that have high moisture content and are perfect for fall are: Rosehip Oil, Meadowfoam Oil, Squalane Oil, and Sea Buckthorn Oil.

Don't use exfoliants frequently

Since you experience dry skin during fall, it doesn't mean you should stop exfoliating in the fall, but you must cut back a little. If you used to exfoliate twice or thrice a week, reduce it to once a week, as over-exfoliation can create tiny cracks in the skin barrier that can lead to inflammation and loss of hydration. You should switch to a gentle exfoliator. 

SPF is a must


The first thing that we toss aside when summer is over is sunscreen. The hard truth is sunscreen should be a part of your everyday skincare routine for as long as you live. During fall, the afternoons may feel a little darker, but the sun rays still greet you every time you step outside. Apply SPF 30 or higher every day. 

Take care of your lips

Take care of your lips

Our lips tend to get dry and chapped when the season starts changing. You can prevent your lips from drying and cracking by applying lip balm throughout the day. Keep a lip balm handy in your purse and pocket.

Avoid strong actives/ingredients

As the weather gets colder, it's best to cut back on strong activities or ingredients, like retinoids,  glycolic acid, fragrance, alcohol, AHAs, and BHAs. These can be harsh on the skin as they can increase sensitivity, irritation, and redness on the skin.

Avoid extremely hot showers/baths

There is nothing better than coming home and taking a hot shower or soaking in a hot tub when the weather outside is chilly. These might sound relaxing but they don't do that much good to your skin. The hot water will make your skin drier and will disrupt the natural production of oils. Try to take a bath with lukewarm water. 

Stay Hydrated

Drinking water is stated to be one of the oldest remedies in the book for healthy and glowing skin. Be it any season, summer or fall, your skin needs hydration. When the weather gets colder and windy, your skin can dry out easily and is more susceptible to damage. Drinking water can help improve elasticity and can actually keep wrinkles and other signs of aging at bay. 

So, here you have it, the ultimate fall skincare tips to help you transition your skincare routine from summer to fall. Prepare your skin to feel calm, moisturized, hydrated, and ready for whatever fall has in store for it.