How to transition your skin care routine from summer to autumn?

As summer humidity ends, your skin will likely start to feel dry and itchy. One of the most important things to remember when transitioning your skin care routine from summer to autumn is the change in moisture in the air. 

During this season, it's incredible how quickly the feeling of your skin can change from oily to dry. With the reduction of humidity and increase in wind, the natural air quality significantly affects your skin, needing thicker creams and serums to help with moisturization. 

What does fall weather do to your skin?

Knowing that autumn weather is likely to dry out your skin, there is much to consider. It can be hard to help your skin maintain hydration as cool, dry air and excessive winds become more common. 

This weather can lead to itching, irritation, and inflammation. With increased wind throughout the fall, it draws out moisture and breaks down the skin's external barrier. With all of that, it's easy to see that more natural exfoliation occurs in autumn weather, making it helpful to remove, or at least minimize, exfoliating cleansers from your skincare routine.

What are the most important factors in your fall skin care routine?

It is important to know that autumn and winter months are much drier than spring and summer. Even more so, the increased wind during the colder months of autumn leads to a need for heavier moisturization in your skincare routine. While lightweight, water-based moisturizers are efficient during hot, humid summer months, it's essential to increase the moisturizing steps of your skin care routine during the fall.

Many dermatologists recommend certain avoidances during this season to help keep your skin well hydrated. These include not overheating your home or taking long, steamy showers. It is important not to overextend the difference between the outdoor air in the fall and the indoor air that your skin experiences while at home. Also, while you are at home, it is helpful to invest in a humidifier to keep your indoor air at least moderately moist and help to maintain your skin hydration.

Additionally, it is helpful to consider the most critical moisturizing ingredients in the products included in your updated skin care routine. Dermatologists recommend using glycerin, ceramides, and hyaluronic acid for nourishing hydration.

How to transition your skincare for the fall

Gentle cleansers, year-round cleansing balms are helpful throughout every season. At this time, it is recommended to at least make sure that you include gentle cleansers in your skincare routine. While still removing makeup, dirt, and dead skin cells, cleansing balms and other gentle cleansers can keep your skin nourished and supple without roughly exfoliating. 

Next, the most significant update of your skin care routine in cooler autumn months is moisturization. One of the key products that can provide deep moisture is face serum. It is lightweight while still strong and effective in tackling dry skin. After cleansing your skin, apply some serum, and watch your face regain a healthy-looking glow. 

With your serum, changing to a richer or heavier cream moisturizer helps maintain consistent hydration despite the cold, windy fall weather. Heavy cream with ceramides or essential fatty acids naturally found in the skin helps create its barrier and retain moisture. In addition to this, it is recommended to helpfully add body lotion to the moisturizing stage of your skincare routine.

And finally, a weekly application of a hydrating mask can help boost your skin's moisturization during the cool, dry months. These masks can also help improve your autumn complexion with a more radiant glow. Considering the addition of antioxidants and nutrients in many of these masks, there are many benefits from the regular application of these masks.

With all of this, one key factor is most important to consider in updating your skin care routine from summer to autumn: MOISTURE! With the drier, colder change in the air you face outside, it takes some much heavier moisturization to help keep hydrating and glowing skin as the weather continues to cool down.