6 Super Hacks to Update Your Skincare Routine for FallAs fall approaches, you might begin to notice changes in temperature and humidity that result in drier skin. This means it's time to switch up your beauty products to adjust with the seasons. Here are six super easy hacks to update your skincare routine for fall:

1. Switch to a thicker moisturizer

If you've been slathering on a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer all summer, it's time to say goodbye to it. Switch over to a heavy cream made with ceramides and moisture-boosting hyaluronic acid to keep skin hydrated around the clock.

2. Continue wearing SPF

Even as days become cloudier and cooler, it's still important to continue to wear sunscreen every day. Just one application of SPF 30 in the morning is all that is needed to protect against skin cancer and premature aging.

3. Change your face wash

During fall and winter, you no longer need a heavy-duty face wash. Instead, start using a cream-based one to help your skin acclimate to decreased humidity and cooler weather.

4. Exfoliate less frequently

In the summer, you're probably used to exfoliating your skin three-or-four times per week. But, over-exfoliating your skin during the colder months can cause excessive dryness. You should still exfoliate your skin regularly, though -- approximately one-to-two times per week in fall and winter.

5. Discontinue retinol-based products

Retinols are potent exfoliants that help shed dead skin cells, revealing healthier skin. But, it can also strip your face of moisture, depending on your skin type. If your skin is either dry or combination, then you should consider taking a break from retinol in the fall and winter.

6. Invest in a humidifier

Boost the moisture in your home by using a humidifier. Turn it on once you put on the heat to prevent your skin from drying out.

Welcome the changing seasons

As summer comes to a close, it's time to turn your attention toward fall and winter. To ensure your skin looks fabulous and radiant year-round, make sure to switch out your skincare products for gentle ones that emphasize moisture.

  1. "How to Transition Your Skin-Care Routine from Summer to Fall," Allure, August 5, 2019.
  2. "How to Transition Your Skin-Care Routine for Fall Like a Pro," Vogue, August 12, 2018.

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