Skincare For Cold Weather: 5 Fall Skincare Tips

As we transition to cooler weather, make sure you incorporate these fall skincare tips into your daily routine! Scroll down for more details.

How to transition your skincare routine from summer to fall

Do you seasonally update your skincare routine? If the answer is no, then we’ve got some work to do! Seasonally updating your skincare routine (products included) will make a huge difference once winter weather creeps in (I know, way too early to talk about winter skincare). In the meantime, here are 5 fall skincare tips to keep your complexion healthy and glowing!

Avoid taking hot showers—especially when you wash your face

I love taking long, hot showers but I always make sure to turn back the dial to a lukewarm temperature when I cleanse my face. Otherwise, it will strip away those essential oils and leave you with scaly, dry skin.

Cleanse with a product that won’t strip your skin of moisture

If you’ve ever washed your face and was left feeling dry and taut, then that means you need a different cleanser. Foaming cleansers or gels that help control oil might have been holy grails for the summer but when the weather is cooler, there’s less moisture in the air and the skin produces less oil. The best way too combat dryness is to use a gentle, creamy cleanser so you have a healthy skin barrier.

Apply a serum

To help combat dryness, layer a hyaluronic acid serum to replenish lost moisture and plump your skin. You should always gently pat the serum onto damp skin after cleansing and then apply your moisturizer after. Personally, I really love the Glossier Super Bounce, but it is pricey for the amount of product. The Ordinary serum is a nice, cheaper alternative if you’re on a budget.

Swap out your moisturizer

No surprise here—make sure you’re moisturizing! To avoid dealing with dry skin, choose a rich, creamy moisturizer. Ingredients like glycerin and ceramides will ensure well hydrated skin. Depending on your skin type and the climate, you’ll want to switch to a creamy morning moisturizer (I like this lightweight one from Caudalie) and a rich overnight cream (this Weleda moisturizer is so good!) to give your skin an extra boost of hydration.

Don’t overexfoliate

To keep a fresh, dewy complexion make sure you don’t overexfoliate. Chemical or physical exfoliation two or three times a week is the perfect cadence to remove dead cell buildup. If you notice any burning, redness or stinging sensation then take that as a sign it may be too irritating for the season.

Personally, I like to use an organic physical exfoliator once a week and a chemical exfoliator twice a week, taking a break between days so that I don’t overdo it. The chemical exfoliator I use gives me a healthy, glowing complexion while the physical exfoliator wipes off dead skin cells.

Stock up on hand cream, lip balm and cuticle oil

There’s nothing worse than dry, cracked hands and chapped lips. I always keep a hand cream close by at home or in my purse so I never have to worry about it. I highly recommend applying an overnight lip mask to keep your lips hydrated through the night. I swear by the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask because it works wonders while I sleep. I always wake up to smooth, hydrated lips.

Below, I’ve linked my favorite fall skincare products!

Tried and True Skincare