Transitioning into Fall

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Transitioning Into FallAs summer turns into fall, you'll need to change more than your wardrobe and makeup. To maintain beautiful, healthy skin, your skincare routine should transition as well. Using the same products throughout the seasons won't yield the same results. Summer heat and humidity causes your skin to produce more oil, while fall's cooler, drier weather can strip skin of oil and moisture. If you start making the transition between the two seasons, your skin will never realize the seasons ever changed!

Gentle Cleansing

Most women need a heavier cleanser during the summer months to handle excess oil. As fall weather becomes more prevalent, these cleansers may dry out skin, resulting in red, flaky patches. Make the switch from a heavy duty face wash to a gentle cleanser like our Born To Be Mild medicated face & body cleanser. This mild, soap-free cleanser works for all skin types and is designed to thoroughly cleanse skin with its gentle, non-irritating, non-drying, pH balanced formula.

More Moisture

Dry, cool weather means your skin needs more moisture than it did during the summer. Summer heat causes you to perspire, leading to oil and clogged pores along with the need for a lightweight moisturizer. For fall, you may need to swap your moisturizer for a lush version like our Wrinkle Revenge rescue & protect facial cream, a powerful lotion that is suitable for all types of skin. This non-greasy cream firms, hydrates and protects skin while reducing irritation and sensitivity.

Make sure to apply moisturizer at least twice a day. Take note of the condition of your skin during the transition period; you might need to moisturize up to three times per day while your skin adjusts to the seasonal changes.

Making a Smooth Transition

You can't just change your skin routine overnight. Instead, make the change over the course of a few weeks. Start by changing your cleanser and washing with your summer cleanser in the morning and your fall cleanser at night. After a week or two, switch to your fall cleanser only. This gives your skin a chance to adjust. Alternately, you can add a moisturizing toner to your summer cleansing routine until you're ready to make the full switch to fall.

For moisturizer, start by applying your lightweight, pH balancing moisturizer a few times a day when temperatures start to cool, like DERMAdoctor Litmus Test pH correcting and renewing glycolic acid facial moisturizer. As soon as you start to notice your skin feeling tighter, switch to a thicker moisturizer like Calm Cool & Corrected. This is your skin's way of letting you know when it's time to change your skincare routine.

As always, the key is to study any changes in your complexion and work to correct any changes. The shift from summer to fall may be subtle, but your skin will be the first to notice. Keep an eye out for dryness or sensitivity and move onto your winter skincare products at the first sign of change. Then go outside and enjoy the incredible foliage and seasonal beauty of fall!

By Jen Mathews
DERMAdoctor Staff Writer

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