Klog Chat: How Do You Change Your Skin Care Routine for Fall?

By September 19, 2017

Welcome to Klog Chat, a new series on The Klog where we ask you to tell us how you do skin care and beauty. Today we’re wondering: How do you change up your skin care routine for fall? Check out how we change our routine and comment to share your best tips and product swaps for transitioning from summer to fall skin care!

Depending on your weather preference, you’re either really sad summer is over (goodbye tank tops) or really happy fall is here (hello jean jackets!). Either way, now that cooler temps are here, you should get ready to adjust your skin care routine.

We here at The Klog switch up our routines along with the seasons. For example, since I have dry skin, I know I need to change up my oil cleanser and moisturizer to more nourishing options that won’t strip my skin and will deliver deep moisture. No matter your skin type, it’s important to prepare yourself for the change in weather and adjust your routine accordingly.

Like I said, I have dry skin, so my main changes are switching up my oil cleanser, toner, and moisturizer. During the summer, I was loving the Enature Moringa Cleansing Balm. It’s a deep cleanser that comes in a light sherbert texture, making it nice to use in sweltering heat and easy to travel with. But now that the winds are getting colder, I’m switching over to the Etude House Real Art Cleansing Oil Mild. As a liquid oil cleanser, it’s richer than the Enature one. I also love how it has chamomile extract for my sensitive skin.

I also make a switch in my toners. During the summer, I was hooked on the Benton Snail Bee High Content Skin to help me deal with my hormonal acne and redness (the heat does horrible things to my skin). But my one gripe with the Benton toner is that it’s super lightweight, making it too thin for the heavy nourishment my skin craves during colder months. Like I said in my review of the Benton High Content Skin, during the fall I go back to using my tried-and-true Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner and use the Benton toner only when my skin is under distress.

Fall and winter calls for heavy moisturizers for my dry skin. In the summer, I was using the Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Cream both day and night to calm my skin down and hydrate it with a light cream that didn’t feel like it was clogging my pores. But now I’m so excited that it’s fall, because now I get to use one of my new favorite creams: Hanskin’s Bio Origin The Cream. This is truly a luxurious cream and I’ve reserved it for winter-time use only. When it gets really windy and chilly, I’ll double up on moisturizer and actually dab on some Biafine (that super-heavy French wound ointment) onto dry patches before I go to bed to wake up with smooth skin.

What about you? What kind of changes do you see in your skin when it transitions from summer to fall and how to help the process go smoothly? Any special tricks to help your skin stay nice and dewy? Share your tips and routine in the comments!

-Renee