It’s not just your wardrobe you update for the fall. Your skincare regimen also needs to be tweaked. Follow these dermatologist tips to do it correctly. A skincare regimen for fall should include the following:

  • Hydrating from the inside out.
  • Swapping light moisturizers for thick creams.
  • Staying on top of SPF.
  • Cooling off exfoliators.
  • Using a hydrating cleanser.
  • Exfoliating gently and less often.
  • Using Vitamin C or Hyaluronic Acid Serum.
  • Swapping for a richer moisturizer.
  • Using a hydrating cleanser.

When the fall comes, we cannot wait to update our wardrobes for the new season. You can also switch up your hair color for autumn. One area you should also be updating is your beauty routine. We’re not just talking about switching from bright summer glosses to dark vampy lip colors. We’re talking about tweaking your skincare regimen to suit the cooler weather. What your skin needs in the summer isn’t what it needs in the fall. To help you keep your complexion looking its best, we spoke with Dr. Debbie Palmer, a board-certified dermatologist and founder of Replere, about how to switch up your routine.

Dr. Palmer states that most skin types become drier and more sensitive as we go from summer to fall, thanks to cooler temperatures, less humidity, and brisk autumnal winds. If you’re not moisturizing your complexion, you need to. Dr. Palmer suggests that if you have sensitive skin, you can use a non-comedogenic, oil-free moisturizer.

The big question many people have is when to update their routines. As with your wardrobe transition, there is no specific date on which you should do it. Instead, Dr. Palmer says to update your skincare regimen as soon as you turn your heater on again or once you start wearing all your cozy fall coats and sweaters.

According to Dr. Palmer, the biggest mistakes you can make when transitioning your skincare routine are not using moisturizer and ditching your sunscreen. It may not be summer anymore, but you still need protection. Sun damage can happen at any time of the year, so remember to use your sunscreen every day and reapply it.

Best skincare products for fall

The best skincare products for the fall season include hydrating from the inside out, swapping light moisturizers for thick creams, staying on top of SPF, cooling off exfoliators, using a hydrating cleanser, exfoliating gently and less often, using Vitamin C or Hyaluronic Acid Serum, swapping for a richer moisturizer and using a lip moisturizer and adding eye cream.

How to protect skin in cold weather

To protect your skin in cold weather, wash your face at night and let your natural oils replenish while you sleep. It would help if you also put on sunscreen before going outside, wear it all day long, and use hyaluronic acid or glycerin to help keep moisture in your skin.

Use products such as Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm or Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Oil to hydrate the skin. Additionally, drinking lots of water and wearing layers can help protect the skin from cold weather.

The bottom line is that your skincare routine doesn’t need an entire overhaul. You need to do a couple simple tweaks to keep your complexion looking its best.

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