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When it comes to going from the sunny summer to the crispy fall, transitioning your wardrobe isn’t the only thing you should be preparing for, it's also wise to switch up your skincare routine. Fall brings cooler temperatures than summer which means it’s important to adjust your products accordingly if you want to keep your skin looking its best. 

Don't worry, this is not rocket science and you don’t have to throw away all your products! We've got plenty of tips and tricks for ensuring that the switch from summer-time care to fall warmth is a smooth one! Whether you're already an experienced pro or just getting started in skincare, this post has something for everyone who wants their skin to stay healthy during these chilly months. So grab a cup of hot apple cider and let's dive into some serious seasonal skin secrets!

How Does Fall Weather Affect Skin Health?

Fall is a favorite time for many. Unfortunately, this season also brings about major shifts at the beauty counter: The transition from balmy summer weather to blustery fall weather can wreak havoc on your skin. 

With the change in weather, humidity levels both drop and rise making skin more prone to itchiness, dryness, and irritation. As the leaves start to fall, so does our ability to stay hydrated due to cooler temperatures and lower levels of moisture in the air. As if that wasn't enough, this period of transition can also be accompanied by harsh winds that further disrupt the delicate balance of the skin's natural barrier functions.

No skin type is safe from dry fall weather conditions. Dry skin can become even drier and flakier, developing dry skin patches and irritation due to the lack of moisture. Sensitive complexions may face irritation, itchiness, and inflammation thanks to the dry and harsh air. Finally, those with oily skin can suffer from even more oil production because, in the presence of dry weather, the skin starts producing sebum in excess to keep the skin moisturized.

Basically, during fall, drier skin means more trouble! 

When Should I Update My Skincare Routine to Make It Fall-Friendly?

Our skin, whether we like it or not, is especially sensitive to dramatic changes in the weather and, when we don’t adapt our products accordingly, problems can arise. Sandy cheeks, dry patches, oily skin, and chapped lips are all tell-tale signs that your current skincare strategy needs an update to keep you looking smooth and glowing this season. 

If you notice any of these symptoms, it’s time to start making little changes to transition from summer to fall skincare. This can start to manifest at the end of September and throughout October. 

10 Fall Skincare Tips that will Help You Rock The Season

We know the feeling: you’ve built the perfect summer skincare routine and now you’re frustrated because you have to change it all over again. When it comes to skincare, there’s no one-size-fits-all regimen that you can use all year round, especially if you live in a place where seasonal changes are drastic. To help you out, here are some useful skin care tips for fall: 

1. Swap Light Moisturizers for Thicker Creams

During fall, it's important to make sure that your skin is getting the moisture it needs without suffocating or clogging up your pores. That's why swapping out gel moisturizers for thicker creams is so beneficial during the fall months. 

Thicker creams and ointments contain heavier emollients that can lock in moisture and help maintain a healthy barrier between your skin and harsh cold winds outside. They also protect against windburn and combat flakiness caused by cold weather. 

Just make sure to find goodies with non-comedogenic oils and hydrating ingredients to avoid clogging your pores and generating acne breakouts. Apply it twice a day during your morning and nighttime routines to keep your skin hydrated.

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2. Add a Lip Balm for a Kissable Pout

Lip balm is an essential product for fall since colder weather can cause your lips to become chapped and sore. This can be a very uncomfortable situation because even talking or smiling can cause further irritation. 

Keeping a lip balm or lip oil handy will ensure that you are always prepared and that your smile sparkles regardless of how cold it is outside. Find a product that contains nourishing oils, shea butter, or waxes. Re-apply the balm at any time of the day to keep your pout soft and hydrated. 

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3. Avoid Skin-Stripping Ingredients

To make it simple, skin-stripping ingredients are the ones that are so harsh that can remove the natural oils from your skin barrier. This may sound tempting for those with already oily skin, however, it can cause even more skin problems when you mix the lack of oils with the dry weather. 

To avoid drying out your skin, avoid ingredients like harsh alcohol, astringents, and sulfates (especially in cleansers and toners), and choose goodies like green tea, tea tree, rice, calendula, and other non-comedogenic oils to gently cleanse your skin while also stimulating collagen production.  

You can even add a 2-step cleansing routine to nourish your complexion even more. Just opt for an oil-based cleanser at the beginning of your skin care routine and then follow with a water-based cleanser. 

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4. Exfoliate, but don’t overdo it

As the weather gets chillier during the fall, it's important to remember that exfoliating less can help keep your skin looking its best. Not only can frequent over-exfoliation dry out and irritate your skin leaving it red and splotchy, but it can strip away vital natural oils that are key to maintaining a soft, supple complexion in autumn.

This doesn’t mean you should never exfoliate. Exfoliation is an important part of any routine as it can remove the dead skin cells that can be causing acne breakouts and even out skin texture. However, doing it with less frequency will help you avoid dehydrating your complexion. 

Exfoliate once a week with gentle exfoliants like alpha-hydroxy acids and beta-hydroxy acids and don’t scrub your skin harshly. 

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5. Using a Body Lotion is a Must

Most people think that skincare is only related to the face, but body care is important too. Just like your face, during fall it’s hard for the skin to maintain its moisture levels due to the harsh weather conditions. That’s why you should include a body lotion or cream to keep your skin soft and hydrated throughout the season. 

Apply it as soon as you’re done showering. This will help you seal moisture in your skin barrier before exposing it to dry air with low humidity levels. 

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6. Say “YES” to Facial Oils

As you already know, cold winds can cause dehydration and dryness, which leads to flaky, dull skin. Rather than letting this happen and relying on regular moisturizers to help improve your skin's condition, using facial oils in your fall skincare routine is even more beneficial. Not only do facial oils add an extra layer of moisture that protects the skin against cold temperatures, but it also helps retain that moisture for longer and helps overall maintain healthy-looking skin.

If you’re using a moisturizing facial oil, apply it at the end of your nighttime routine. On the other hand, if you’re using a cleansing facial oil, apply it at the beginning of your skincare routine to remove makeup and sunscreen while also hydrating your complexion. 

7. Include an Overnight Mask

To combat the fall weather, using an overnight face mask is a great way to give your skin some extra love. With nourishing ingredients like hyaluronic acid, propolis, and vitamin C,  face masks help draw moisture into your skin and replenish lost hydration. Not only are overnight face masks great for hydration, but they can also help reduce inflammation and leave you with smoother-looking skin in no time! 

Apply them at the end of your nighttime skincare routine (after the facial oil) and go get your beauty sleep, the mask will work hard on repairing your skin while you rest! Then, remove it the next morning. 

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8. Get a Humidifier

Adding a humidifier to your fall skincare mix is a great way to ensure that you are preventing dry, itchy skin this season. A humidifier adds moisture back into the air while also regulating humidity levels. This environment can help keep your skin hydrated, moisturized, and nourished from the damage that low temperatures cause.

You can put it at your house or office to keep your skin looking and feeling its best while you’re indoors. 

9. Include Serums Into Your Skincare Routine

If you want your skin to be looking radiant and refreshed during the fall season, then adding serums to your fall skincare routine is essential! Serums contain higher concentrations of active ingredients than lotions and moisturizers, making them excellent for targeting specific problem areas such as wrinkles and blemishes. 

During the fall season when skin tends to become dry due to cooler temperatures, serums can provide a barrier that helps lock in moisture. This prevents the skin from becoming overly dehydrated, which can lead to premature aging.

There are serums for every skin type and need! For example, a hyaluronic acid serum can help you draw moisture into your skin and lock it. On the other hand, a vitamin C serum will protect your skin against harsh weather conditions. Finally, serums with tea tree and snail mucin will repair your complexion and soothe skin irritation in sensitive skin.  

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10. Don’t Forget about SPF

Fall may not feel like the scorching days of summer, but don’t be fooled! The sun is still shining and can be just as damaging. While UV rays may be weaker in the fall and your skin tone may not change, you're exposed to more of them during this season as the position of the sun is lower in the sky. Unprotected sun exposure has been linked to health issues such as skin cancer, accelerated skin aging, and dark spots. That’s why applying sunscreen is a must and shouldn’t be avoided!

Use sunscreen of at least SPF 30 every day during your morning routine, just before applying makeup. You can even get a moisturizing sunscreen or a makeup sunscreen to make things easier. 

Where to find the best skincare products for the fall

Now that you know the best fall skincare tips and discovered why it’s so important to change your skin care routine during the crispy season, it’s time for some seasonal shopping!

Whether you’re looking for a rich moisturizer, a gentle exfoliant, a lip balm, or even a multitasking sunscreen, in Asian Beauty Essentials you’ll find all the products your beauty arsenal needs to keep your skin looking its best all year long. 

Check out our store and start stocking up for the fall!

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