How to Transition Your Skin From Summer To Fall

After a summer of fun, you may see some differences in your skin: slightly darker tone, uneven texture, a drier complexion with a weatherized look, or a greasier t-zone. As the weather begins to cool down, your skin will start to change again. Here’s everything you need to help your skin transition smoothly into fall.

What are some common skincare changes after summer?

The way your skin responds to summer weather is largely dependent on your unique skin type. However, one summer side effect that’s consistent across skin types is dehydration. Hotter temps and dry air-conditioned air can both cause transepidermal water loss. Even if your skin is oily, you may not have enough water in your skin, which can cause an increase in oil production and breakouts. Dry skin types may feel tight and weathered, and sensitive skin may feel especially hot and irritated at the end of the summer. Many people notice new freckles and discoloration thanks to unprotected sun exposure, and some people notice a rougher texture caused by dead skin cell build-up.

What can I do to get my skin back into shape after summer?

Step 1
Exfoliate

Exfoliation is the quickest way to enliven a lackluster complexion and reset your skin after summer. Exfoliation sloughs off dead skin cells and allows fresh, new skin cells to rise to the surface. A gentle at-home peel like our TCA Multi-Acid Face Peel resurfaces skin texture and helps lift hyperpigmentation. By removing the top layer of dead skin cells, the peel will help serums and creams penetrate more effectively, which can help restore balance to both dry and oily skin types. Use it 1-2 times per week to refine and resurface your skin. If you prefer physical exfoliation and want to remove peach fuzz, try our Dermaplaning Tool. Like the peel, it removes dead skin cells and stimulates cell turnover. If you want a deeper treatment, you can pair the Dermaplaning Tool with the TCA Multi-Acid Face Peel once a week.

step 2
Hydrate

Post-summer skin is generally dehydrated, no matter your skin type. Drinking more water or applying more face cream aren’t always enough to bring your skin back to balance. Instead, try a combination of exfoliation and a hyaluronic acid serum. Hyaluronic acid, the main ingredient in our HA Hydrating Serum, is one of nature’s most effective hydrators. It attracts up to 1,000 times its weight in water, drawing moisture into the surface layers of the skin that need it most. With regular use, this serum will help balance oil production and give skin a smoother and plumper appearance.

step 3
PROTECT & HEAL

The transition into cooler weather can exacerbate your skin’s natural inflammatory response. For some, this might mean a few breakouts. For others, this could manifest as red, itchy skin. In either case, CBD--a powerful antioxidant derived from cannabis--can help. CBD, or cannabidiol, is a natural anti-inflammatory that helps soothe and balance acne-prone, sensitive, and dry skin types. It’s also a powerful antioxidant that supports blemish healing and softens the look of fine lines and wrinkles. You can find it in our Calming CBD Elixir, a lightweight face oil with 99.6% pure CBD.

How should I change my skincare routine in the fall?

Daily cleansing and moisturizing will help maintain your ideal oil and pH balance, while daily SPF and weekly exfoliation will maintain tone and texture. You may need to add a more hydrating moisturizer during cooler months, but with the steps outlined above, your skin should remain relatively balanced throughout the change in seasons.