close-up of woman'1s back in a backless gown with dry leaves touching her skin
Photo: Mariam Antadze

Every season carries different weather conditions that can affect your skin. When it’s too hot, you sweat, when it’s cold, your skin can get dry. This means you need to take care of your skin accordingly if you want to keep it healthy and feel comfortable. With fall here soon, you need to start thinking about adapting your skincare to the lower temperature, wind, and humidity. After so many sunny days, your skin is dehydrated and damaged so it's time to revive it. 

Here are a few simple steps you can take to restore the freshness of your skin and also protect it from fall weather. Try following all of them daily for guaranteed results!

  • Step #1: Exfoliate your skin...

Exfoliation is a key step in any skincare routine, but it's essential to do it wisely during the fall season. The drop in humidity can make your skin more sensitive, so opt for a gentler exfoliant, such as a chemical exfoliator with glycolic acid or salicylic acid. These will help remove dead skin cells and promote cell turnover without the abrasive nature of regular exfoliants, which can be too harsh for your skin during this time of year. 

Exfoliation, when done correctly, helps to remove the layer of dead skin cells that can make your complexion appear dull and lackluster. This reveals fresh, healthy skin beneath, resulting in a radiant and glowing appearance. The removal of dead skin cells also allows other skincare ingredients to penetrate more effectively, increasing their overall efficacy.

close-up of a woman's hand with a swatch of a rich moisturizer applied on to the palm

  • Step #2: Fall is a time for a richer moisturizer...

When the weather turns cooler, it is time to switch your lighter moisturizer for a richer one. Ingredients like jojoba oil, shea butter, and olive oil will be perfect for dry or crepey skin. The richer, more nourishing your lotion is the better it will 'seal' the moisture inside of your skin. You can even completely substitute your lotions with all-natural oils, like the Gundry MD polyphenol olive oil or pure coconut oil.

  • Use humidifier

As the weather cools down, indoor heating systems become a necessity. However, they can dry out the air in your home, which, in turn, can dehydrate your skin. To combat this, use a humidifier in your living space to maintain optimal moisture levels in the air. This will help prevent your skin from becoming dry and flaky and promote a healthy, glowing complexion.

So, with a richer moisturizer and humidifier, you will keep your skin in perfect shape during the colder seasons. This little trick is going to keep your skin smooth and hydrated for longer, protecting it from the cold weather. Invisicrepe reviews will help you choose the right moisturizer type for your skin and give you more in-depth information about its ingredients.

  • Step #3: Add hyaluronic acid to your fall skincare routine...

At this point, everyone knows about the wonderful hydrating and plumping abilities of hyaluronic acid. This ingredient is often associated with cosmetic procedures, but it can also be used as a top treatment in the form of hyaluronic acid serums, creams, and even internally as a supplement. This naturally-occurring acid is an ideal choice for even the most sensitive skin types. 

The beauty of hyaluronic acid lies in its dual action: not only does it provide intense hydration, but it also boasts remarkable anti-aging properties, helping you keep those fine lines at bay.  The ingredient plumps the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, resulting in a more youthful and vibrant complexion. In addition to its immediate plumping effect, hyaluronic acid stimulates collagen production. 

  • Pick the right product

While hyaluronic acid is a fantastic addition to your skincare routine, not all products are created equal. The key to reaping the full benefits of hyaluronic acid lies in choosing the right products based on your age and skin type.

For younger skin, opt for lightweight hyaluronic acid serums and moisturizers that incorporate hyaluronic acid as a primary ingredient. These products will help maintain your skin's natural moisture balance and radiance without causing breakouts or greasiness.

For more mature skin, look for hyaluronic acid-based products with added anti-aging ingredients, such as peptides or antioxidants. These formulations can target fine lines and wrinkles more effectively while providing the essential hydration your skin craves.

woman does pedicure on her feet
Photo: Karolina Grabowska

Step # 4: Learn the proper care for your skin...

To provide the best care for your skin during the colder months of the year, it's essential to have a solid understanding of how to nurture and keep it radiant. These days you can learn almost anything about beauty and care from numerous articles on the internet, not to mention all the YouTube tutorials out there. But it is best to start with the most basic, fundamental rules of skin care.

  • Check the ingredients list of your skincare products:

Start by actively checking the list of ingredients in your beauty products. You'll be pleasantly surprised to know that Dermal Repair Complex and your favorite anti-aging serums are rich in vitamins and acids, which our skin lacks in the fall. Think about what you can add to your routine, and what you can substitute.

  • Consider beauty course:

If you are really into skincare maybe you should consider enrolling in a beauty therapy college that will really give you the appropriate knowledge you need. That way you will learn more about your skin type and how to care about it. Not only will you know how to nurture your skin, but it is also a great opportunity for a career in the beauty and spa industry. 

Understanding the nuances of skin care and the particular needs of your skin during the fall season is an essential thing, often skipped by many skincare enthusiasts. By staying informed and seeking appropriate advice, you can elevate your skincare routine and keep your skin happy all year long.

  • Step # 5: Don't forget to take care of your knees, feet and elbows...

When it comes to skincare, we often focus our attention on the face and hands, the areas that are most exposed and visible. However, as we delve deeper into our fall skincare routine, it's crucial not to overlook those often neglected areas: our knees, feet, and elbows. These parts of our body may not be in the spotlight, but they play an essential role in our day-to-day activities and deserve just as much care and attention.

  • Feet:

You've spent the summer walking in sandals and your feet are dryer than usual? Even though you spend regular time at the pedicures, you still need to rejuvenate your soles for the fall. Start by soaking your fit in the apple cider foot bath and don’t forget to add Vitamin E. Add some almond oil for hydration or tea tree oil as an antibacterial agent. Put the foot cream on every night before you go to sleep since the socks and shoes will dry out your feet. At least once a week, rub your feet to get the blood flowing and prevent swelling.

  • Knees and elbows:

Just as you exfoliate your face, exfoliating your knees can help remove dead skin cells, leaving them looking and feeling softer. You can use a gentle scrub or a homemade sugar scrub to achieve this. Regularly applying a nourishing moisturizer to your knees can prevent dryness and flakiness. Look for products that contain ingredients like shea butter, aloe vera, or glycerin.

  • Add water for a boost of hydration:

Water will keep your skin radiant and keep it healthy, and that is only one of the reasons why you need to drink 6-8 glasses a day. You need to take a holistic approach to water as well since it will fuel your body from within. But if you are one of those people who drink water only when thirsty, try herbal teas, like green tea or chamomile to boost the taste.

woman applies oil serum on to her skin

Let's wrap up...

In conclusion, achieving healthy, glowing skin during the fall season doesn't have to be a complex or time-consuming routine. By following the five simple steps outlined in this blog post, and giving yourself an appropriate amount of time for fall-time self-care, you'll transition into the colder months.

When it comes to your skin, you need to know how it behaves in different weather and which products to use. The end of summer is a perfect time to prepare your skin for fall by switching products and changing your care routines. Remember that hydrated skin is healthy and glowing skin, adapt your skincare routine to the season, embrace a balanced diet, exfoliate wisely, and (most importantly! )protect your skin from the sun. The collective impact of these straightforward yet effective practices will keep your skin looking and feeling its best as the leaves change, and the brisk autumn air sets in.

Lots of love,