Seasonal Skin Changes: 5 Skincare Shifts for Fall (6 if you include making your spa appointment!)

The change of seasons usually brings a multitude of skincare blog posts on switching up your routine (and products). But why is it important to change your skincare as the seasons change?

The skin, as the largest and most exposed organ in the body, is always vulnerable to the environment, which changes with the seasons. The water (or lack of it) present in the air affects your skin’s hydration levels. For example, humid climates will be easier on skin in terms of fullness and softness. Drier climates have more dehydrating effects which can increase the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and rough texture.

As each season’s weather conditions shift, the skin must adapt to those changes. Summer skin is exposed to more sun, irritation from pool chemicals and salt water, air conditioning and increased sweating from warmer temperatures. Fall brings colder weather, wind, storms and temperature variations from cooler to warmer and back again. It’s our job to help our skin transition as healthfully as possible, by making shifts in the way we care for it. The following are our recommendations for keeping your skin happy as we transition into fall and winter.

1. Shift to a more moisturizing cleanser

The skin loses moisture as the air gets drier and the temps get cooler in autumn. It’s time to switch up lighter summer cleansers for more moisture. Euro Botanicals Moor Lavender Cleansing Crème or lotion based, gentle Green Tea Cleanser cleanse skin without leaving it feeling dry or tight.

2. Exfoliate - gently

Fall is a great time to develop an exfoliation routine if you don’t have one already. With less time in the sun and heading into the fall season where environmental factors (wind, rain, and shifting temperatures) shift into high gear, it’s time to slough off the remnants of summer skin. If you’re not used to exfoliating, begin slowly with a gentle product – like our Enzyme Peeling Crème or Pineapple Gel. Start with once a week and work up to 2-3 if your skin tolerates it well. Don’t forget your lips! Exfoliate chapped, flaky lips with our Sugar Lip Scrub and finish off with a hydrating Lip Balm.

3. Choose a skin booster

The cumulative effects of summer sun, chlorine, salt, and sweat means your skin needs a little switched up TLC when fall rolls around. Try a serum! Hydro Collagen