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Transition Your Skincare Routine From Summer To Fall – 7 Tips

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Last Updated on by Buayifa Ojeogwu

As we approach the Fall season, let’s look at tips to transition our Summer skincare routine to brace the dry weather.

Yes, the air is going to get dry and would happily dry up your skin too.

But don’t fret, this post is to help you prepare your skin to handle anything that Fall/Winter brings your way.

And I’d also mention some amazing drugstore skincare products for combating dry skin during Fall/Winter.

Let’s get started.

Transition Your Skincare Routine From Summer To Fall - 7 Tips

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How Do You Transition Your Skincare Routine From Summer To Fall?

1. Take showers daily, they don’t bite

Transition Your Skincare Routine From Summer To Fall - 7 Tips

While some of us would cut down on showers during Fall or Winter, I always recommend you take proper showers every day no matter the weather.

It is not showering that dries up your skin, rather it is a lack of skin moisturization and some harsh soaps/shower gels that cause that.

Therefore, as long as you’re moisturizing your skin immediately after baths or showers – whatever the weather – you’re good.

And don’t be scared to wash with exfoliating gloves, they remove dead skin and open up your pores to absorb moisture.

2. Transition from oil-free summer soaps to moisture-rich soaps/body wash/shower gel

Like I said earlier, your skincare products can either moisturize your skin efficiently or take all the oils away.

And with Summer heat, your skin produces more sweat and oil, so it is only normal you’d use oil-free soaps.

But now to transition your skin from Summer to Fall, bring on the moisture-rich soaps.

And this can be bar soaps, body wash, or shower gel.

In my shower essentials caddy, I always prefer to have a variety of soaps because sometimes you’d want to use bar soap over a shower gel.

Some of my favorite drugstore soap/body wash are Dove shea butter soap bar, Nivea soap bar, and Dove moisturizing body wash, etc.

Transition Your Skincare Routine From Summer To Fall - 7 Tips

3. Introduce exfoliants with moisturizing oils to your Fall skincare routine

I can’t say to stop skin exfoliation altogether, because that won’t make sense.

However, you can exfoliate less often or introduce a body exfoliator with moisturizing oils into your Fall skincare routine.

Now you can exfoliate and moisturize your skin in the shower without worrying about dryness.

Also, with a foaming scrub and bathing gloves, you can exfoliate and wash at the same time.

4. Moisturize the heck out of your skin with a thicker moisturizer

Oh yes, more moisturizing.

Retire the light moisturizers for now, and unveil the thick moisturizing creams and lotions.

I personally love Gold Bond Strength & Resilience lotion. It is fragrance-free and moisturizes the heck out of your skin. 

My hubby and kids use it all year round, but I’d rather use it as part of my Fall/Winter skincare routine.

It keeps my skin moisturized all day long whether applied immediately after a shower or just reapplying whenever I feel like it.

5. Add a good lip balm to your lip care collection

While you’re focusing on keeping your skin moisturized during Fall, don’t forget to take care of your lips.

So as you’re stocking up on Fall color makeup, remember to add a good moisturizing lip balm to prevent dry cracked lips.

I love Carmex and I use it every day, but if you prefer Burt’s Bees or tinted lip balms, go for it.

You don’t have to buy anything pricey, just something good to protect your lips from the harsh weather.

Also, remember to add a lip scrub to your Fall skincare routine.

  • Just mix a teaspoon of sugar with honey or olive oil, and exfoliate your lips.
  • Wipe it off after a few minutes, then apply your lip balm.

This would keep your lips soft and supple throughout the Fall season.

Transition Your Skincare Routine From Summer To Fall - 7 Tips

6. Introduce a Fall-Friendly face mask to your skincare routine

No, you don’t have to stop using face masks, you just need to introduce a Fall Friendly one.

If you love homemade skincare products, check these out:

  • Mix a tablespoon of oatmeal flour(blend it yourself) with a teaspoon or more honey, apply it to your clean face.
  • Let it sit for as long as you want, must be more than 1 minute anyway.
  • Then rinse it off with lukewarm water, and apply your face cream to lock in moisture.


  • Mash a bite-size piece of ripe banana in a bowl, mix it with a teaspoon of honey and apply it to your washed face.
  • Then rinse it off after a few minutes, and use a moisturizer.
  • This face mask purifies, brightens, and retains moisture in your skin.

But if homemade skincare recipes are not your cup of tea, then check your local drugstore for some affordable but great skincare face masks.

7. Invest in a good foot and heels cream

Cracked heels are almost inevitable during Fall and Winter. So you need to pay more attention to your feet.

Pamper them with a relaxing foot soak, a homemade coconut cinnamon foot scrub, and a good foot and heel lotion.

This foot cream contains shea butter to heal and soften cracked feet.

Also, remember to buff your feet regularly with a pumice stone in the shower/bath.

All these would keep your feet soft and even more pampered when you put on some socks.

Transition Your Skincare Routine From Summer To Fall - 7 Tips

Boom! 7 Tips To Change Your Skincare Routine From Summer To Fall

Remember, it all starts with taking good showers every day, that’s what will help all these products work to the max for your skin.

Without washing and good skin exfoliation, your pores would be clogged up and your skin won’t get the benefits of the products you’re applying to it.

And this can also cause the skin to appear dull and dry.

So keep that in mind.

I hope you find these tips to transition your skincare routine from Summer to Fall, helpful.

What are your favorite Fall skincare products?

Please share them in the comments.

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Thanks for reading!

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