Main image courtesy of House Beautiful.

Fall is a wonderful time of year, and many people look forward to it all year long! Although it technically starts in September with the autumn equinox, you may not start seeing a big change in the weather until October. If you live in an area where the leaves on the trees start to change, that’s usually the first indication that fall has arrived. That, and the noticeably cooler temperatures. 

As we say goodbye to the warm and sunny vibes of summer, this is a great chance to take a look at your skincare routine, and make a few easy adjustments. Transitioning from the warmer months to the cooler ones does take a toll on your skin, so be prepared to make that transition a smooth one with these six products for your fall skincare routine! In this article we’re going to discuss what products you need to look and feel your best this fall, including:

  • Vitamin C serum
  • SPF
  • Heavier moisturizers
  • Alcohol free toner
  • Eye cream
  • Botox/dermal fillers

Choose a Product with Vitamin C

Repair your skin and prepare it for the cold

oranges and vitamin C

Vitamin c works wonders when it comes to repairing and brightening your skin. Image courtesy of Deseret News.

As we put away our flip flops and shorts and make room for cozy sweaters and boots, it’s also time to take stock of the state of our skin. If you’ve been outside all summer, you may have incurred some skin damage, even if you’ve been wearing an SPF product daily. Good thing Vitamin C is one of the best ways to help skin repair. 

Fall is the perfect time to add a product like a vitamin C serum to your routine. Not only will it work to even out skin tone, it tends to add a little extra brightness and can work to smooth out any wrinkles as a result of your fun in the sun. 

Serums are lightweight enough to put on before your moisturizer, and can make a world of difference on your skin.

We suggest: Supergoop Daily Dose. Not only do you get an easy way to apply vitamin C, you get an SPF bonus!


Remember Your SPF

Because great skin requires year-round care

woman applying cream to her face

Don’t pack away your SPF products when the seasons change. Image courtesy of Paula’s Choice.

Speaking of SPF, many people incorrectly think you only need to wear sunscreen in the summer. Even though the temperatures are cooling and there is less daylight, you still need to make sure you’re protecting the delicate skin of your face from the sun. If you’ve been including an SPF product in your skincare routine all summer long, that’s great, but if not, fall is a great time to make that adjustment.

Try going with a lightweight SPF that’s super easy to apply and absorbs quickly before you layer on your heavier moisturizer for cooler weather.

We suggest: SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense

Adjust Your Moisturizing Schedule 

This goes for moisturizing both your face and body!

As the temperatures drop, so does the humidity outside. On top of that, the heat starts to get cranked up in our homes, causing even more dryness. This can be very tough on our facial and body skin. This is why fall is a great time to start to make the switch to a heavier moisturizer for both your face and body. 

While the lightweight lotions are great for summer, in order to protect your skin from seasonal eczema, you’ll need to find a moisturizer that includes ceramides. This type of moisturizer will work to protect your skin from dryness and irritation that can come as the humidity leaves and the wind starts blowing harder.

You may also want to start applying this kind of heavier cream to your face and body both morning and night, in order to protect your skin and keep it hydrated.  

We suggest: Ceramedex. This is available in most pharmacies or grocery stores, and is a great way to include a heavier moisturizer into your routine. 

Use an Alcohol-Free Toner

Switch to a gentler toner for fall

Toners are a great way to help balance skin after you wash it and and remove any dirt or oil before adding on your moisturizer. While not everyone uses it, if you do, the fall is a great time to make the switch to one with no alcohol. Sometimes alcohol can dry out your skin, and leave it feeling a little too taught. You can avoid this by switching to a toner that uses lipids and vitamin C to keep the skin hydrated. 

We suggest: Thayer’s Rose Petal Facial Toner.

Keep Your Eyes Hydrated

Don’t forget to show some love to the skin around your eyes!

woman applying eye cream

The delicate skin around your eyes is one of the first areas to dry out. Image courtesy of Prevention.

The skin around our eyes is some of the most sensitive skin on our face. When the temperature drops and the humidity is replaced with dry air, they are often the first areas to become dry. When the skin around your eyes becomes dry, it can also become itchy and red. Dry skin in this area may also make any wrinkles or fine lines look deeper. 

You can avoid this scenario by including a moisturizing eye cream to your nightly routine. Putting it on before bed will give the cream plenty of time to hydrate that delicate skin and firm it right back up.

We suggest: Shani Darden Intensive Eye Cream.

Consider Botox or Dermal Fillers

Keep your skin looking its best with one of these procedures

Another great way to keep your skin looking its best is by considering Botox or dermal fillers. Both of these skincare procedures can be performed right here in our office, and are an easy way to reduce wrinkles, increase elasticity, and rejuvenate the skin of your face. And fall is a great time to get these done to prepare for the winter season!  

Transitioning to these items will help your skin look its best this fall, by keeping it hydrated, bright, and protected from the colder temperatures.