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5 Essential Skin Care Rituals for Fall

Tips for transitioning your skin care routine from summer to fall

Written by: 100% PURE®

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Farewell, summer – hello, fall! The time’s right around the corner and ready to fall back, but that doesn’t mean our skin care routine should fall short (like that precious hour of sleep). Much like adjusting our clocks for the time change, our skin care routine needs to be changed to adjust to the new season. Have no fear – swapping from summer to autumn is actually an easy transition!

What’s lovely about the official start of scarf and boot season – and near-perfect temps – is the chance to swap out our lightweight summer products. You’ll want to replace them with more moisturizing counterparts that the colder seasons require. Without further ado, it’s time to fall-proof our skin: boost glow and dewiness with these 5 skin care rituals!

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What Happens to Skin in Fall?

As the weather changes and leaves fall, our skin may react adversely to the new temperatures. While summer brings humidity to help moisture stay in the skin, fall brings cooler weather with a drop in humidity – making for dry, stale air and even drier skin.

Add the operation of heaters, and skin could fall into the dreaded realm of increased sensitivity, dryness, and irritation. You may also begin to notice redness, dullness, rough patches, or even cracks in your skin. If you’ve noticed these things happening, it may be time to start a routine.

5 Essential Skin Care Rituals for Fall

As the weather changes and leaves fall, our skin may react adversely to the new temperatures. While summer brings humidity to help moisture stay in the skin, fall brings cooler weather with a drop in humidity – making for dry, stale air and even drier skin. Add the operation of heaters, and skin could fall into the dreaded realm of increased sensitivity, dryness, and irritation. Not on our watch!

We’re leaving no leaves left unturned as we savor the last warm days of the year, and get our skin care routines in order. The name of our fall game is to focus on boosting glow and dewiness, while retaining moisture as temperatures drop and winds rise. Check out the 5 best essential skin care rituals for fall.

#1: Use a Brightening Serum
You may have to say goodbye to sun-kissed cheeks, but you can still keep that post-summer glow with a brightening serum. Check out our to enhance radiance, which uses enzymes and beneficial nutrients from fermented rice water (sake) to brighten, hydrate, and soften your skin. A concentration of shiitake mushroom, licorice, and citrus balance skin tone, and lessens the appearance of dark spots.

Like its daytime counterpart, our PM formula is a hydrating addition to your nighttime skin care routine. It features collagen-promoting vitamin C and sake to rejuvenate your skin’s texture and tone while you sleep. Aloe and rose help to soothe, hydrate, and replenish. Gentle fruit acids from lemon, cranberry, and pink grapefruit gently resurface dull skin and reveal a fresh, glowing complexion.

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#2: Moisturize and Set It
The changing of the seasons is a reminder to make sure you’re moisturizing to the very best of your abilities. That doesn’t mean you should bring in the ultra-rich heavyweights just yet – save those for Snowmageddon! Adding a to your skin care routine – as opposed to those lightweight summer formulas – is an easy way to protect your delicate skin during the changing seasons.

Go for more gentle, emollient products that’ll combat the conditions of fall more effectively. To help your products reach their greatest potential, apply moisturizer post shower, cleanser, or toner. For help with finding the best day and night and more, check out our will have your skin hydrated and baby-soft in no time!

However, if your skin is thirsting for extra-quenching moisture, turn to our . This rich two-in-one face and body cream targets extra dry skin with a concentrated blend of nourishing butters and oils.

If you’re more on the oily side, it’s okay to spot-moisturize any dry areas during your skin care routine. Check out our top picks for the to keep your dermis balanced and shine-free.

#3: Seal It with a Spray
There’s no sense in going through your morning skin care and makeup routines if you can’t keep all your hard work firmly in place. A setting spray is not only a useful product for your everyday routine, it also provides an extra barrier to seal in moisture – and keeps your trendy fall palette looking fresh and vibrant! Applying a will do the trick, or you can even check out how to .


#4: Refocus Your SPF Efforts
Proper sun protection is a yearlong deal. While you may not need to rock a whitecast sunscreen around your pool anymore, you’ll still need to moisturize and pump up that SPF protection. containing green tea and aloe is a great choice for nourishing and protecting against the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays.

#5: Use More Nourishing Masks
Autumn is a time to celebrate Halloween, so get your masks on! Not all masks are created equal – sorry, Michael Myers – and we find that natural masks deliver the sweetest results for our skin care routines. Using a 2-3 times a week will help lock in long-lasting hydration, and bring your skin the brightest benefits.

Looking for some extra facial TLC? Using a powder mask provides more intense hydration and delivers ultra-potent skin results. For keeping the glow going in fall, try the . We like to apply this nourishing mask with our specially designed . There’s no trick – other than simply activating these concentrated gems with water – and receiving the ultimate treat!

With all this fall skin care routine talk, you must be curious on how to transition your makeup from summer to fall? Some of us opt to start using an emollient . Or maybe you want to fall in love with your cosmetics all over again with our new fruit pigmented® lipsticks? Check out how to find the perfect products for .

Frequently Asked Questions About Transitioning your Skincare Routine from Summer to Fall

Why is it essential to change my skincare routine from summer to fall?

The transition between seasons doesn’t just influence our wardrobe choices but also has a significant impact on our skin. Summer typically exposes our skin to intense heat, humidity, and strong UV rays. As we move into fall, the climate shifts to cooler temperatures, reduced humidity, and crisper air. These environmental changes can make the skin more prone to dryness, sensitivity, and sometimes even lead to conditions like eczema or seasonal breakouts. Therefore, adapting our skincare routine is essential to address these new challenges, ensuring our skin remains hydrated, protected, and healthy throughout the autumn months.

How does the cooler fall weather impact our skin?

The fall season heralds cooler and drier air. As the temperature dips, the humidity levels also tend to drop, leading to a reduction in the moisture levels in the environment. Our skin, in response, can lose hydration rapidly, leading to feelings of tightness, flakiness, and an overall lack of luster. This loss of moisture can weaken the skin’s barrier function, making it more susceptible to external irritants, allergens, and pollutants. Over time, without the right care, our skin might become increasingly sensitive, dry, and more prone to redness or irritation during this season.

What are the key skincare products I should introduce during fall?

Fall demands a shift towards more hydrating and nourishing products. Start with a gentle, hydrating cleanser that doesn’t strip your skin’s natural oils. Incorporating a richer moisturizer or cream helps lock in moisture, and serums containing ingredients like hyaluronic acid can boost skin hydration levels. An oil-based serum or face oil can offer an added layer of protection and nourishment. Also, exfoliation becomes crucial: as the skin can become flakier in fall, regular exfoliation helps to remove dead skin cells, ensuring better absorption of moisturizing products. And, don’t forget a lip balm and hand cream to prevent chapped lips and hands.

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Should I still wear sunscreen during the fall?

Absolutely, sunscreen is a year-round essential. While the intensity of the sun’s rays may feel milder, harmful UVA and UVB rays still penetrate through clouds and windows. UVA rays, in particular, are consistent throughout the year and can lead to premature aging and increased skin cancer risk. Even on cloudy autumn days, up to 80% of UV rays can pass through the clouds. Hence, it’s essential to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily, even in the fall, to protect the skin from potential damage.

How can I combat the dry skin commonly experienced in the fall?

Fall-induced dry skin can be a challenge, but with a few adjustments, it’s manageable. Begin by ensuring the water temperature during showers or baths isn’t too high, as hot water can strip the skin of essential oils. Post-shower, apply a rich, hydrating body lotion while the skin is still damp to lock in moisture. For the face, introduce products that focus on hydration. Consider using overnight hydrating masks or sleeping packs once or twice a week. Also, remember internal hydration: drink plenty of water and consider incorporating foods with high water content into your diet.

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