How to Transition Your Skincare Routine from Summer to Fall?
The season is changing, so is your skincare routine. As we're getting ready for the sweater weather and PSL, a summer-to-fall skincare routine guide is also a perfect way to set your skin up for all the new fall skincare essentials so you can stay ahead of dryness, irritation, and sensitivity. So if you're looking for some fall skincare tips or the best fall skincare items to try, scroll down for the 6 fall skincare tips that'll help you stay away from autumnal skin-related freakouts!
1. Swap in a hydrating cleanser.
Okay, we all know cleansers are made to cleanse, but sometimes they can be too stripping, especially for dry skin types during the fall season. For your summer-to-fall skincare routine, swap in a facial cleanser with moisture-retaining ingredients such as Centella Asiatica Extract. The PURITO From Green Deep Foaming Cleanser is one of the best fall skincare essentials to add to your fall skincare routine.
This PURITO From Green Deep Foaming Cleanser is formulated with centella asiatica extract and other natural ingredients to strengthen your skin barrier. Its alcohol and fragrance-free formula is also great for people who need to combat dryness and sensitive skin in the fall season. Make it your second cleanse staple as it has a fine and rich foam texture that leaves the skin moisturized after cleansing.
2. Mix and layer your serums.
If you're already using a serum in your summer routine, good for you... but you might want to add and layer more serums for your fall skincare routine as well. The combination of dryness and harsh winds in fall means that your skin needs as much extra TLC as possible. And serums are the perfect way to level up the protection for your skin against environmental stressors while delivering the result you want.
One of our current favorite fall skincare essentials is the BEAUTY OF JOSEON Glow Deep Serum. It features a rich blend of two powerhouse brightening ingredients, 68% Rice Bran Water + 2% Arbutin, to treat dull and lackluster skin. This light-weight, hydrating serum is also laced with glycerin and butylene glycol to help combat dry skin and recharge it with moisture.
For extremely dry skin that needs extra work on the moisture barrier, you can layer a ceramide-powered serum (with a thicker, richer texture) on top of your usual go-to. Take Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Serum as one of your fall skincare essentials, thanks to its moisture-retaining formula that features five different kinds of ceramide complexes + a mix of botanical extracts to restore hydration and strengthen the skin barrier to prevent moisture loss.
3. Try a moisturizer with dryness relief.
One of the most important fall skincare tips is to moisturize, moisturize, AND — you guessed it — moisturize. So for your fall skincare routine, you can put away your lightweight, oil-free moisturizer you've been using all summer and bulk up with a heavier face cream, especially for dry skin type and sensitive skin types.
Loaded with glycerin and squalane, this make p:rem Safe me. Relief Moisture Cream 12 has a skin-friendly, hypoallergenic formula that delivers up to 48 hours of hydration. This Korean face moisturizer provides great relief for dry skin and sensitive skin while addressing dry season's specific skin conditions, such as moisture loss, skin redness, irritation, and sensitivity.
4. Overnight mask is a must.
ICYMI, sleeping masks are our latest skincare obsessions (and not just because we love a "sleeping beauty" moment). For your fall skincare routine in the PM, always add a sleeping mask or overnight mask in the mix to "seal the deal" so you can wake up with your most glowing skin or, better yet, fake a well-rested glow if you really need to.
Case in point: the COSRX Full Fit Propolis Honey Overnight Mask is one of the best fall skincare items to try for your irritated, dry skin. This COSRX sleeping mask triples as an overnight treatment, a super hydrating face cream, or as a wash-off mask. On the days (or nights) when your skin starts to flare up, its gel-like texture comforts your skin with a refreshing and cooling sensation.
5. Wear sunscreen with hydrating ingredients.
Sunscreen is a no-brainer. For your fall skincare routine, add a sunscreen that's hydrating and comfortable to wear. Our current SPF favorite is the ILLIYOON Mild Easy-wash Sun Cream, which is filled with glycerin and other antioxidants to maximize sun protection for your skin.
The ILLIYOON Mild Easy-wash Sun Cream has a non-sticky, long-lasting formula that fits all skin types and can be easily washed away in the first cleanse. It hydrates your skin while protecting your skin from UV Lights.
6. Switch your exfoliation to mild peeling.
While summer is not a friendly season for oily skin, the fall season can be a tough time for dry skin too. That's why, for exfoliation, we're switching all the heavy-lifters like scrub-off masks, clay masks to mild peeling so you don't overdo it and further strip your dry skin. Think peeling ampoules, peeling gels, and peeling masks as your fall skincare essentials.
Unlike many peeling or scrub formulas on the market, the beplain Bha Peeling Ampoule offers a no-rinse exfoliation that feels mild and gentle on the skin. On the days when your skin is feeling extra bumpy, which is most likely due to congested pores, swap this Korean ampoule in for your fall skincare routine. Allow this Korean ampoule to work overtime to remove toxins and impurities deep within your skin so you can see the visibly purified glow on your face the next morning.
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For people with extra oily skin, the best fall skincare item to try is the Haruharu WONDER Black Rice Soft Peeling Gel. This peeling gel gently dissolves and removes dead skin cells to prevent congested pores with fermented black rice as the star ingredient to protect the skin against free radicals. It is also formulated with rejuvenating red ginseng extract and collagen-boosting betaine to nourish your skin.
It’s time to transition your skincare routine from summer to fall! Start by adding one (or all) of our best picks including cleanser, serum, moisturizer, sleeping mask, peeling gel, and sunscreen to upgrade your summer to fall skincare routine! Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to get more instant product updates and skincare tips!