Whether you’re looking to undo some summer sun damage or just wondering how to get rid of dry skin, it’s time to update your skin care regimen to make the transition into fall a smooth one. Armed with the right products for the right places, you can gracefully face fall and put your best skin forward.
When summer is in the rearview, we often start to feel a loss of hydration in our hands first. Never be without a moisturizing hand treatment by keeping one tube in your handbag and another in your nightstand to make sure you have it nearby when you need it most.
Try: BY TERRY Baume de Rose Hand Cream
This antioxidant-packed lotion hydrates hands with vitamin E, rose extract and oils from sunflower seed and coconut.
When it comes to your facial regimen, it’s time to make the switch to richer moisturizers with longer-lasting effects that will stand up to autumn’s drier air and cooler temps.
Try: SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 Moisturizer
Named for its unique and effective ratio of lipids (2% ceramides, 4% natural cholesterol and 2% fatty acids), this multitasking formula is the best moisturizer for dry skin. It not only provides 24-hour hydration but also improves overall texture and firmness and reduces pore size.
While light and airy lip glosses served you well through the summer, a moisturizing lip treatment is a must-have come fall. When exposed to harsh winds and cold temperatures, lips are even more susceptible to dryness and cracking. Serious weather conditions call for a serious treatment.
Try: FixMySkin 1% Hydrocortisone Healing Lip Balm – Vanilla
While FixMySkin Healing Lip Balm is a must all year round, it’s a true lifesaver when it comes to cold weather. This nourishing vanilla lip balm not only moisturizes skin with rich shea and cocoa butters, but it also contains 1% hydrocortisone to effectively and quickly repair cracks.
Pro Tip—Just like a face mask provides an intense benefit in a short period of time, using a lip mask once or twice a week will infuse your skin with much-needed moisture.
Try: HydroPeptide LipLock Hydrator Peptide Infused Lip Mask
Apply this mask during the day or use it at night to wake up to smoother, plumper lips. An impressive lineup of butters (shea and cocoa) and oils (avocado and jojoba) provide hydration while a proprietary peptide complex called VoluLip pumps up lip volume and reduces fine lines.
Though the sundresses, shorts and swimsuits of summer are long gone, it’s still important to keep your skin smooth and healthy while it’s under wraps. Look for a body moisturizer that will nourish as well as repair.
Try: Epionce Renewal Enriched Body Lotion
This luxuriously rich and creamy formula of rose hip oil, shea butter and avocado oil moisturizes dry patches on your elbows or legs while ceramides and essential fatty acids from safflower seed oil work to repair any existing damage in your skin barrier.
Though we all are well aware of the skin-protecting benefits of sunscreen, those summer days where you were (quite literally) burned by inadequate application begin showing up in the form of dark spots come fall. What’s done is done, but you can repair past sun damage with a brightening skin-repair remedy formulated for the face, hands and body, which all had their fair share of exposure all summer long.
Try: LovelySkin LUXE Brightening Gel
You can use this all-over treatment on the whole body: Just apply it wherever you’d like to fade dark spots and hyperpigmentation. Asafetida extract and a patented blend of amino-based filaggrin antioxidants called afaLUXE not only help lessen the visual effects of dark spots and hyperpigmentation through exfoliation, but they also help stop it at the source by inhibiting melanin production.
As mentioned earlier, cold weather wreaks havoc on healthy lips. Remember, the same is true for other parts of the body as well! From hands to feet, dryness and irritation caused by the changing seasons can affect the entire body.
Try: FixMySkin 1% Hydrocortisone Healing Body Balm – Fragrance-Free
Featuring a convenient stick formulation like its lip balm counterpart, the FixMySkin Healing Body Balm is travel-friendly, meaning you never have to brave the elements without one by your side. Spot treat dry elbows, cracked knuckles and more using this versatile formula that’s free of common irritants like added fragrance and parabens. Containing with 1% hydrocortisone, it’s even an effective treatment for those who experience eczema, psoriasis and rosacea flare-ups in drier conditions.
Now that your skin care regimen is autumn-ready, take a look at these darker makeup looks for fall.