Beauty Boost: Transitioning to Fall Skincare

Now that summer is officially over and temperatures begin to drop, it's essential to adapt your skincare routine to the seasonal shift. Fall brings drier, cooler weather and lower humidity levels, which can affect your skin's moisture balance and barrier. To keep your skin glowing and hydrated during autumn, consider making these skincare changes:

  1. Switch to a Cream Cleanser:

With the drop in humidity, your skin may lose moisture more quickly. Swap your summer gel cleanser for a richer cream cleanser. Cream cleansers are formulated to be more hydrating and less stripping than gel or foaming cleansers. They contain emollient ingredients that help retain moisture in your skin, preventing it from drying out in the dry fall air. Keep in mind oily skin types can also suffer from dehydration, causing congestion to get trapped deep under the skin, which is what is known asphyxiated skin.

They are ideal for all skin types- from oily/congested to severely dry skin instants- and help to maintain the skin's natural lipid barrier while effectively removing makeup and impurities.

If your skin is oily/congested, try:


If your skin is dry and dull, try:


  1. Add a Hydrating Serum:

Incorporating a hydrating serum into your fall skincare routine is a must! Hydrating serums are formulated with ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and ceramides, which attract and retain moisture, helping to counteract the effects of low humidity and prevent trans-epidermal water loss, which is the main cause of dryness during dryer seasons.The right hydrating serum will soothe and calm the skin, reducing the likelihood of redness, discomfort and prevent flakiness and tightness.

If your skin is oily/congested try:


If your skin is dry, try:


  1. Add a Retinol to Your Routine:

Retinol, a Vitamin A derivative, is one of the most talked about and studied skincare ingredients ever, with proven results. Fall is an excellent time to introduce retinol into your skincare regimen, since UV radiation, over the summer, can make the keratinization period a bit more sensitizing for your skin. If you haven’t dipped your toes into retinol yet, this is the perfect time to do so. By starting retinol in the fall, you give your skin time to adjust and build tolerance before the harsher winter months.

If your concern is hyperpigmentation, try:


If you want to target fine lines & wrinkles, try:


  1. Opt for a Thicker Moisturizer:

For nighttime skincare, opt for a more nourishing night cream, as oppose to a lightweight moisturizer. These creams can help repair your skin's moisture barrier, which can be compromised in dry, fall weather. Thicker moisturizers tend to have a more occlusive nature, meaning they create a seal on the skin's surface. This helps prevent water loss through evaporation, keeping your skin hydrated and protected for longer.

While thicker moisturizers are generally recommended for the fall and winter months, it's essential to choose a product that matches your skin type and needs. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, you can still opt for a lighter, non-comedogenic moisturizer, but consider using it in conjunction with hydrating serums to maintain adequate moisture levels. Those with dry or sensitive skin may benefit from a richer, creamier formula.

If your skin is oily/congested, try:


If your skin is dry and dull, try:


  1. Continue Using SPF Daily:

Don't stash away your sunscreen just because summer is over. Even though the sun may not feel as intense in the fall, harmful UV rays are still present. UV radiation is responsible for various skin issues, including premature aging, sunburn, and an increased risk of skin cancer. Remember that sun damage is cumulative, meaning the effects of UV exposure add up over time, regardless of the season.

If your skin is oily/congested, try:


If your skin is dry and dull, try:


  1. Incorporate a Chemical Exfoliant for Your Body:

Just like your face, your body can benefit from exfoliation. Consider using a chemical exfoliant like a glycolic or lactic acid body lotion to slough off dead skin cells and reveal smoother, softer skin after being in the sun all summer. By removing the outer layer of dead skin cells, chemical exfoliants can improve the absorption of moisturizers and hydrating products. This means that your body moisturizer will be more effective at hydrating the newly exposed skin, helping to combat dryness and maintain skin's suppleness.

Some added benefits to chemical exfoliation are:

  • Prevent Ingrown Hairs
  • More even and long lasting application of self-tanners
  • Helps target keratosis pilaris (small, rough bumps often found on the upper arms and thighs known as "strawberry skin")
  • Fights body acne

Make sure to always moisturize well after exfoliating and wear sunscreen on any areas exposed to sunlight.

Lotion P50 Body is a staple:


  1. Add a Body Oil to Your Regimen:

As the weather cools down, your skin may become prone to dryness and flakiness. Adding a nourishing body oil to your routine after showering can help lock in moisture and keep your skin feeling silky and smooth.

Huile Detente, for the most nourished, glowing skin: 

  1. Don't Neglect Your Lips:

Your lips are often the first to show signs of dryness in the fall. Keep them soft and kissable by regularly applying a hydrating lip balm. Look for products with ingredients like shea butter or beeswax for extra nourishment and protection.

Biokiss, for the most plump and hydrated lips ever:


Think of this skincare transition like your wardrobe change for fall. You can add or switch products according to your skin needs and your lifestyle.

Keep it simple and nourishing!