Fall Skin Care: What to Swap Out of Your Routine Now That Summer Is Over
Summer was sweet and all, but it’s time to move on. Farewell to frozen drinks, flip flops and fun in the sun; we’re welcoming something new instead. With the changing of the seasons, it’s a sign to start swapping out your favorite summer skin care products for ones more suitable to fall. Here’s how to revamp your regimen.
Swap in a Heavy-Duty Cream
Lightweight lotions may have done the trick throughout summer, but once fall hits, you’ll want to max out on moisturizer. With chillier weather often comes drier skin, and your product picks need to reflect that. That means it’s heavy-duty creams all the way. Push your lighter serums and moisturizers aside until the seasons switch again, and reach for a heavy-duty face cream.
Swap in a Gentle Cleanser
Account for skin dryness caused by cooler temps by opting for a cream cleanser that serves double duty, nourishing and cleansing your complexion at the same time. We love the SkinCeuticals Gentle Cleanser because it helps removes excess impurities and oil gently and effectively. In fact, the mild cream cleanser is so gentle it can be used twice daily to condition, soothe, cleanse, and calm your skin. Perfect for turning cleansing into a morning and evening ritual!
Swap in Liquid Makeup
Surviving summer with makeup that’s even slightly in tact is all about setting your look with powder. Unfortunately, the same doesn’t work as well in fall. Once your skin becomes drier, powders tend to cling to dry patches—aka the more makeup you add to cover up, the more obvious your complexion concerns become. No thanks! There’s an easy enough fix, swap face powder for a lightweight BB cream or liquid foundation.
Swap in a Dark Spot Solution
Hopefully you managed to worship your Broad Spectrum sunscreen (praise SPF) this year and not the sun, and made it out without any sunburns to speak of. If you weren’t so lucky, aloe vera gels and lotions were likely a staple of your summer beauty routine. Now that your days of basking in the sun are officially (yes—we’re declaring it) behind you, you can focus on repairing any damage leftover from prolonged exposure to UV rays. Dark spots may have started popping up, and when they won’t seem to budge, you’ll need to give them a push in the right direction. Thankfully, we’ve found just the thing to help. The Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution is clinically-demonstrated to help correct dark spots and discolorations for visible correction and clarity.
Swap One Mask for Many
It’s not just a matter of more masks being more fun, it doesn’t hurt that it helps your skin, too. We’re talking multi-masking, the easy-to-master trend that involves applying different face masks to different spots on your face, depending on what your skin needs. If you’re oily in your T-zone but dry on your cheeks, apply a mattifying mask and a separate hydrating mask in those areas respectively. We’re fans of mixing and matching masks from the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay line. Grab your favorites, prepare a few cucumber slices, and get to masking!
There you go, now that your skin care routine is taken care of for fall, you can go back to day-dreaming of sweater weather and pumpkin spice everything.