As colder weather approaches, it’s time to show your skin some extra love.
By Kayla Grieves
With the final days of summer creeping up on us, cooler temperatures are to be expected—which also means your skin is going to need a little bit more nourishment.
“With temperatures starting to drop and the air getting drier in the fall, you want to start adding extra hydration into your routine,” explains board-certified dermatologist Dr. Rose Ingleton, founder of Rose Ingleton MD. “If you were using a gel moisturizer during the summer, this is the time to switch to a thicker, cream-based option. You may also find that your skin is less able to tolerate strong retinoids and exfoliants, and if so, you can use them less frequently.”
But building any type of skincare routine often requires a great deal of trial-and-error, so we understand if having to switch things up between seasons has you stumped. And we’re here to help.
Ahead, find some of our favorite products to make a part of your routine as we enter fall—with a few suggestions from Dr. Ingleton.
With less humidity in the air come fall, you want to ensure you’re using a face wash that will get rid of makeup and debris, but won’t strip the skin.
Gently dissolve makeup without drying out your skin.
This cleanser uses coconut surfactants and hyaluronic acid to give you a satisfying lather that won’t leave you feeling stripped.
A gentle serum that not only nourishes and hydrates the skin, but also helps to alleviate your top skin concerns is an essential part of any fall routine.
Star ingredient vitamin C helps to clear away dark spots, while the vitamin E and green tea extract found in the formula soothe and nourish skin.
This all-in-one serum helps to soothe and hydrate skin with jojoba, olive, and sunflower seed oils, while also firming skin—helping to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles overtime.
The Calming Hydration Booster is a great extra hydrating layer and contains hyaluronic acid, Caribbean sea whip, and green and white tea extracts, which are good for calming the skin and easing it into these colder months,” says Dr. Ingleton.
A rich moisturizer will become a staple in any routine once cooler temperatures set in—especially for those with dry or combination skin.
“The Signature Moisturizer has a creamy, rich texture that’s perfect for colder weather and has a skin-identical ceramide complex to help strengthen the skin barrier,” the derm shares.
The perfect moisturizer for winter, this cream is formulated to help fight inflammation, redness, and dehydration. After regular use, expect to also see a reduction in wrinkles.
For anyone who needs extra moisture, but isn’t a fan of heavy creams—this is the one. The light formula features a blend of hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and vitamin E that pack a punch.