How to Transition Your Skincare Routine from Summer to Fall

How to transition your skincare routine from summer to fall

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 some tips on how to transition your skincare routine from summer to fall.

Avoid taking hot showers—especially when you wash your face. My husband will attest, I love taking long, steamy 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 skin.

Exfoliate regularly. To keep a fresh, dewy complexion make sure you’re exfoliating two or three times a week to remove dead cell buildup on your skin. I rotate a couple different exfoliators depending on my current skin concerns. I keep this Aveeno Daily Scrub in my shower caddy because I love how soft and smooth my skin feels after using it.

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. I recently tried the new Aveeno 60 Second In-Shower Facial and it’s perfect for a deep cleansing treatment twice a week (to be used in place of your daily cleanser).

No surprise here—make sure you’re moisturizing! Depending on your skin type and the climate, you’ll want to switch to a creamy morning moisturizer and a rich overnight cream to give your skin an extra boost of hydration. In the summer, I used every last drop of this sleep cream by Pixi. This fall, I’m reaching for this nighttime moisturizer by Fresh. I also FINALLY picked up my Sephora birthday gift set and I’m excited to try this Caudalie Moisturizing Sorbet in hopes I can also incorporate this into my fall skincare routine. I’ve also heard good reviews about the Clarins Multi-Active Jour and Nuit Creams (a little pricey though).

Break out the hand cream and cuticle oil. There’s nothing worse than dry, cracked hands and awful hangnails. I always keep a hand cream on my nightstand to apply before bed and another, lighter cream at my 9 to 5. While I currently don’t have one in my arsenal, I’m looking for a roller-ball cuticle oil I can take with me whenever I travel. Have a rec? You know where to find me!

Shop my go-to fall skincare picks below!

Have additional tips or product recommendations on how to transition your skincare routine from summer to fall? Let me know in the comments!