The days of brutal summer heat, dehydrating air conditioning, and excessively oily skin are coming to an end. Transitioning your skin care routine from summer to fall might not be at the top of your priorities, but your skin might need some extra help recovering from months of sun exposure and other issues. This is especially important for sensitive skin types and those who struggle with acne or chronic dryness.

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Calm post-summer skin and prepare it for dry winter weather with these self-care rituals to introduce into your routine. These focus on a more natural approach to caring for your skin with nontoxic ingredients and clean formulas.

Hydrate

Whether you have dry, oily, or combination skin, hydration from all fronts is crucial to skin health and natural radiance. Use a hydrating cleanser to avoid stripping your skin of natural oils while sloughing away dead skin cells, dirt, sweat, and buildup.

Acne-prone skin can still be dry and needs moisture just as much as drier skin types. Overproduction of sebum, which leads to clogged pores and blemishes, is often a result of dehydration and an attempt to deliver the moisture your skin craves. Choose an acne skin care routine that includes lightweight hydration, from your cleanser to face oil.

Your skin might still be dealing with clogged pores from using heavy makeup and thick sunscreens during summer months. Switch to a more natural acne treatment that uses botanical extracts, antibacterial, and antimicrobial ingredients. These are less harsh and have better long-term results for sensitive skin types.

If you deal with chronic dryness, the transition from humidity to drier weather could be a tough season for your skin. Use hydrating products in the morning and at night that deliver lightweight moisture at a deeper level. Starting where the skin cells are growing is the best way to prevent flaking, cracking, and other dryness issues. Face oils are your best bet for moisture that actually delivers the results you need. These are also great for combination skin types since they don’t clog pores.

In addition to your skin care routine, hydrate with at least 64 ounces of water every day. Keep a water bottle on your desk at work and on your nightstand. Caffeinated drinks and alcoholic beverages dehydrate your skin, making it hard to get the natural glow you’re after.

Gentle Exfoliation

Increased sun exposure can cause discoloration, a common side effect of summer weather. Instead of increasing harsh exfoliation every few days, try a resurfacing face mask that uses lactic acid and vegetable butters to hydrate while it gently removes dead skin cells. This ensures that your skin is never stripped but reveals a newer, brighter complexion underneath.

Fight Bacteria

By the end of summer, you’re probably dealing with a few blemishes or even major acne issues. Bacteria buildup and a weakened skin barrier are likely to blame for acne-prone skin during the transition to fall.

Include a reparative acne serum to help clear your skin. Ingredients like sandalwood water fend off acne-causing bacteria, while pumpkin seed oil helps balance sebum production to heal skin and fight acne.

Consider using a less heavy SPF lotion in your skin care lineup. Or, see if your makeup is clogging your pores. Remember to wash your makeup brushes every week with gentle soap, including your beauty sponges. These are breeding grounds for acne-inducing bacteria. Protecting your skin from autumn dryness by strengthening your skin barrier and hydrating at a deeper level are the best strategies for a summer glow in chilly fall weather.

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