The fall season is upon us, and that means more than sweaters, scarves, and pumpkin spice flavored everything. Fall weather means it’s time to make some changes to your skincare routine. In this blog, we’ll walk through how to change your skincare routine from summer to fall and review some of our favorite fall skincare products.

Changing Your Skincare Routine from Summer to Fall

As the seasons change, it’s time to take a look at your skincare routine. While the basics will stay the same, some of the products you use and skincare goals will change with the season. Specifically, we recommend the following types of skincare products for use during the fall and winter months:

  • Cleansers – Use a mild, moisturizing cleanser to avoid stripping moisture from the skin as you wash. Gel-based cleansers are a great option for fall.
  • Promote cell turnover – When skin becomes dryer in the fall and winter, it’s more important to encourage cell turnover to avoid clogged pores, dry patches, and dull-looking skin. Exfoliants, acids, and other serums and treatments are available to encourage faster removal of dead skin cells to be replaced by healthy, new skin below.
  • Moisturizer – Your skin needs more moisture to avoid dehydration during the dryer fall and winter months. You should use a thick, cream-based moisturizer in the morning and evening. If you notice dry spots, you may want to apply a deep-moisturizing spot treatment or healing balm to that area.
  • Increase collagen and elastin – Even if you’re young and have high collagen and elastin production, you could use a boost in the fall to keep skin looking smooth and youthful.
  • Eye cream – In the spring and summer, you can get away with only using eye cream at night, but in the dry fall and winter months, the sensitive skin around the eyes needs a little extra care. You should find a deep moisturizing eye cream to apply in the morning and evening.

Sun CareSkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50

Many people think that sunscreen is just for the spring and summer months when they spend more time outdoors, but protecting your skin from the sun’s UVA and UVB rays is just as essential in the fall and winter months. If you’re looking for the perfect sunblock to add to your fall skincare routine, we recommend SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50. It’s great for all skin types, and in addition to protecting the skin from the sun’s UVA and UVB rays, it also contains a plankton extract that promotes the skin’s resilience after sun exposure and resistance to UV damage. Because it’s a physical sunblock with zinc as an active ingredient, this product is safe for every patient.

CleanserEpionce Lytic Gel Cleanser

In the spring and summer, the warmer temperatures and higher levels of humidity may mean your skin has some excess oil that needs to be removed with a stronger cleanser. In the fall, you need a gentle product that won’t strip your skin of the moisture it needs to stay healthy. For many people, a gel-based cleanser is ideal in the fall and winter. Specifically, we recommend using Epionce Lytic Gel Cleanser. It removes excess dirt and oil while refreshing and calming irritated and dry skin. This product keeps skin looking and feeling its best all fall and winter long.

MoisturizerAlastin Ultra Nourishing MoisturizerAlastin Ultra Nourishing Moisturizer with TriHex Technology

The right moisturizer is by far the most essential aspect of your fall skincare routine. When there’s more moisture in the air during spring and summer, a lighter moisturizer may be effective, especially during the day. In the dry fall season, your skin needs extra moisture during the day and at night. For your daytime use, we recommend Alastin Ultra Nourishing Moisturizer. This moisturizer is deeply hydrating and helps your skin’s natural barrier remain intact. That means, while it moisturizes your skin, it also makes your skin better at retaining moisture. This product is safe and effective for all skin types, so anyone can use and reap the many benefits of Alastin Ultra Nourishing Moisturizer. While this product is fine for day and night use, you may want to choose a thicker, cream-based moisturizer to deeply hydrate your skin overnight.

Lip BalmEltaMD Lip Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 36

Many people neglect their lips as part of their skincare routines. The lips need to be extra hydrated during the fall and winter months, and they need sun protection all year round. Many lip care products available in stores actually have drying agents on their ingredient lists, and they’ll leave your lips feeling even dryer. If you’re looking for an effective lip moisturizer that will also keep your pout protected from the sun, we recommend EltaMD lip balm broad spectrum SPF 36.

Brown SpotsSkinMedica Lytera 2.0 Pigment-Correcting Serum

After you’ve spent the spring and summer outdoors enjoying the sun, you may notice some brown spots or darker patches on the skin. Hyperpigmentation is a common concern that arises from sun exposure, especially as we get older. If you want to improve the appearance of brown spots, we recommend using SkinMedica Lytera 2.0 Pigment-Correcting Serum. This effective dark spot corrector helps to lighten brown spots and areas of hyperpigmentation, but it also improves the skin’s overall tone and texture.

Consult a Dermatologist

If you want personalized advice for your fall skincare routine, it’s time to reach out to one of the knowledgeable dermatologists at U.S. Dermatology Partners to schedule a consultation. Our dermatologists have cultivated the catalog of available skincare products on the Derm Skincare website, and they are ready and willing to apply their experience to help you achieve any skincare goal. To get started, simply complete our online request form and one of our knowledgeable professionals will be in touch to finalize the details of your visit.