The colder weather can impact your skin, so changes to your skincare routine are necessary. Here are four you should make today.

After a long, hot summer the weather is starting to cool down as we approach fall. Not only does this change of season bring about color-changing leaves and pumpkin spice lattes…



…but also its fair share of skincare concerns. So while you might be enjoying the cooler temperatures, your skin might not be. This is because cold weather can result in less humidity in the air, causing your skin barrier to become disrupted and your epidermis dehydrated. The result? Dry, chapped skin that ranges in severity and can be extremely uncomfortable.

Fortunately, this can be avoided if you start making some changes to your skincare routine. Here are four savvy swaps to make today for healthy skin this fall.

Switch this: Foam or gel cleanser
For this: A nourishing, milky cleanser

While foam and gel cleanser are great at controlling excess summer sebum, our skin is a lot drier in colder weather. So start your routine with something that adds moisture rather than strips it away.

We recommend La Roche-Posay Toleriane Dermo Milky Cleanser, $23,99
Switch this: Light-weight daytime serum
For this: Serum that is super-charged with hydrating ingredients

Many people experience excess dryness and flaking in colder seasons. But by adding some skin-loving serums that contain hydrating ingredients – such as hyaluronic acid – to your routine can keep your skin plump and radiant.

We recommend SkinMedica HA⁵ Rejuvenating Hydrator, $120


Switch this: Harsh, barrier-damaging scrubs
For this: Regular, but gentle, exfoliation

Scrubs that contain harsh exfoliating beads are never a good idea, but in winter your skin might be even more compromised. Instead of a physical exfoliant, use a chemical variant. This will speed up skin-cell turnover and prevent dullness and flaking.

We recommend ZO Skin Health Exfoliation Accelerator
Switch this: Fun, fruity lip gloss
For this: A moisturizing medicated lip balm

Lip gloss might look great with its super-shiny finish, but they definitely won’t cut it when it comes to keeping your lips moisturized this fall. Opt for a nourishing formula that adds and locks in moisture, which will help to keep cracking and chapping at bay.

We recommend Aquaphor Lip Repair Ointment, $3,97