How to Update Your Skincare Routine for Fall


There is no doubt that the change in seasons can play havoc with our skin!

When the summer turns into fall is no exception, as fall is one of those seasons that seems to encompass many elements of the other seasons all in one!

Fall is a time that encompasses sunshine, wind, and rain. The temperatures can significantly drop, which can all confuse our skin and confuse us as to what we should now be changing to look after our precious skin!

As the season changes, so should our skincare needs.

This change in seasons signifies that we need to be changing our skincare in line with the season, adapting our skincare to take it from summer where the skincare is light and fresh, to a more targeted and intense skincare regimen.

Transitioning our summer skincare into fall skincare can be simple in just a few steps. You can easily change what you have been doing in the summer into the perfect fall routine, which will give your skin that extra loving care as the seasons change.

So what can we do to change our summer routine into a fall regimen to make sure we get the best skin all year round? Let’s have a look!

The Skin Care Switch

We mentioned your skincare in the summer is likely to be relatively light and refreshing while hydrating. This is something that needs to change ever so slightly when it comes to skincare for fall.

During fall, you may find that your skin may become a little drier and a little bit more delicate, so it is essential to switch the products you were using quite successfully in summer to something more appropriate for the way your skin may behave in fall.

1. Moisturizer

You can switch your light summer moisturizer to something that is a little thicker texture to ensure that your skin gets adequate hydration every day.

A moisturizer with a slightly denser texture can absorb dryer skin more effectively and provide a little bit of a barrier to environmental elements such as harsh winds and cooler temperatures.

Choosing products that contain marine collagen and hyaluronic acid will be the best choices in the fall to maintain healthy and hydrated skin.

2. Exfoliation


It is essential to introduce regular exfoliation into your skincare regimen, especially in the fall.

Your skin may become drier in texture, which may exacerbate clogged pores and breakouts, so it is vitally important to make sure your skin is free from dead skin cells, environmental dirt, and daily grime, as well as residue makeup.

You may find it super helpful to use a combination of both physical and chemical exfoliators, such as those that dissolve the daily grime by using AHAs and BHBs to get the best fall skin. Keeping up with them regularly is so important during this season.

Physical exfoliators can be used twice a week, and you can incorporate the chemical exfoliator as your self-care treat once a week to keep fall skin clear.

3. Serums

Fall skincare may have your skin looking a little tired, so make sure that you introduce an excellent serum into your skincare routine (which is something that may not be in a summer routine). It will give your skin that extra layer of protection, repair, and moisture to allow your skin to look its best.

There are many serums available, and a fall skincare serum may call for a serum that is:

  • Brightening
  • Moisturizing
  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Pore refining

Be mindful to patch test any new serums you introduce in your skincare regimen before you commence use, as some serums can be incredibly potent!

4. Lip Care

Lip Care

Care of your lips is always essential; however, fall can have them looking chapped, dry, and cracked, so it is vital to ensure that your skincare incorporates lip care too. 

Keep lips moisturized as often as needed, and using a balm with an SPF in it is super important, as fall still has sunshine! 

Make sure that you also introduce a lip scrub routine once or twice a week and use a high content moisturizing balm to avoid chapped and cracked lips this fall.

You can make A DIY lip scrub simply by mixing a teaspoon of demerara sugar with a small squeeze of lemon juice and a humectant, such as a coconut oil or olive oil, and scrub the lips gently for a minute or 2 before rinsing off and dabbing gently to dry. Follow up with a lip balm for soft fall lips.

5. Overnight Treatments

Fall is a time for cozy sweaters and warm drinks, but it is also a time to get that beauty sleep you need as the nights draw in sooner. 

Integrating overnight treatments into your beauty regimen will have you waking up looking and feeling more invigorated with incredible confidence in your skin’s appearance. 

It is the perfect time to incorporate overnight masks for your face, as well as your hair and lips, to make sure that your beauty regimen continues as you sleep.

Sleep is the time for deep conditioning, and your skin will reap the rewards of a lengthy treatment, so consider overnight therapies that include:

  • Deep conditioning ingredients, such as soothing oat milk and moisturizing qualities from natural extracts, such as avocado and coconut oils
  • Consider ingredients such as hyaluronic acid for moisturization
  • Lactic acid for improved skin tone and texture
  • Vitamin A to treat fall breakouts and improve skin texture


Fall is a time of beautiful change in some parts of the world, but this also signifies a shift in how we conduct our skincare routine!

Fall skin can behave in such a changeable way as the change happens, so it is crucial to keep on top of our skincare routine to address any changes. 

Changing your skincare routine from summer to fall includes switching some products for the slightly denser version to ensure the skin is constantly hydrated and protected from the elements (and fall has them all!).

Paying close attention to the ingredients you incorporate can save your fall skin. Components such as hyaluronic acid, vitamin A and natural substances such as calming oat milk and moisturizing avocado and olive oil overnight can give your skin that much-needed boost this fall.

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