Fall is my personal favorite season. Nothing quite replaces those crisp autumn days, brilliant colored leaves, cozy home-cooked meals, and (my personal favorite) SWEATERS. My skin, on the other hand, feels differently. With drier weather comes drier skin, which leads to tightness and irritation. The fall can also be an incredibly irritation-prone season, as the skin adjusts to new weather conditions and recovers from the summer months. Thankfully, a good skincare routine tackles these shifting conditions, so that nothing can stop me from enjoying the season. Here are a few common skin changes you might recognize during the fall months and the products Ohlolly recommends for them:
Dryness, Itchiness & Irritation
As cooler months approach, humidity decreases and the skin’s barrier tends to weaken from less moisture in the air. To retain moisture in the skin, focus on ingredients that strengthen and balance the skin’s barrier. Ceramides are a particularly effective ingredient for this: maintaining skin integrity, preventing water loss, and balancing moisture levels. Below are some ceramide-rich products to help:
Dr Jart+ Ceramidin Liquid - This powerful toner + serum solution moisturizes the skin from within with ceramides, Panthenol, fig, centella asiatica, and phyto extracts to calm and relieve cracked or flaky skin.
Urang Rose Ceramide Cream - This long-lasting moisturizer combines the strengthening properties of ceramides with soothing, nourishing rose water.
Toun28 Face Bar S10 Ceramide + Bifida - This gentle, soothing cleanser uses a low pH formula to moisturize, boost elasticity and lather easily to remove dirt and makeup.
Urang S.O.S. Multi Balm with Tamanu - Don’t forget the lips! This balm targets chapped skin, using tamanu oil for its healing, regenerative properties.
Dullness & Uneven Texture
Now that the humidity of summer is gone, the skin can tend to feel a little dull. With less sebum being produced, your skin may lose its natural summertime glow. Using products that encourage cell regeneration, brightness, and cell regeneration typically help return that subtle shine to your skin. Here’s what we recommend to trick anyone around into thinking you’ve just come back from a day at the beach:
Cosrx Full Fit Propolis Synergy Toner - Formulated with 72.6% Black Bee Propolis extract, this lightweight but nutrient-dense toner helps nourish, repair and revive dull, lackluster skin with a viscous, essence-like consistency and a high concentration of antibacterial and antioxidant benefits.
Toun28 Propolis + Vitamin C, B3, B5, B6 Serum - Using a complex of propolis extract, vitamin and fruit extracts, this serum softens, heals UV damage, and boosts collagen production to restore vitality and improve vibrancy.
Urang Vitamin Oil Serum - Rich in vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids, this vitamin-rich oil noticeably brightens and improves skin texture and reduces the appearance of fine lines and discoloration for a natural, radiating glow.
Pyunkang Yul Peeling Gel - This gommage-type exfoliator is made with gentle ingredients. Betain salicylate (derived from sugar beets) effortlessly lifts and rids unwanted skin cells, while allantoin (from comfrey leaves and roots) puts moisture back into skin, for a smoother, even texture.
Sun Damage & Pigmentation
Entering the fall months, the skin often goes into recovery mode. Long, hot, sunny summer days can leave the skin damaged, tired, and blotchy. In order to help the skin recover, focus on ingredients that rejuvenate and rebuild the skin’s barrier, even out skin tone, and, of course, protect the skin from further harm (S! P! F!). Below are some top picks:
Dr. Ceuracle VC Ampoule - This highly concentrated vitamin C ampoule is a targeted approach to brighten and nourish the skin. It uses a powerful combination of antioxidants to prevent moisture loss, improve pigmentation, even skin tone, and relieve sensitive skin and redness.
Goodal Green Tangerine Vita C Dark Spot Serum - This antioxidant powerhouse contains a high concentration of vitamin C, niacinamide (vitamin B), and arbutin for brightening, combating uneven skin tone, and reducing dark spots and fine lines.
Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel - This sun gel combines the long-lasting hydration of hyaluronic acid with the strengthening, rebuilding properties of ceramides. Its lightweight, non-greasy texture immediately absorbs into the skin for SPF 50+ protection, for all skin types and without a white cast.
Dr Jart+ Every Sun Day Mild Sun - Offering lightweight but effective UV protection, this all-mineral sunscreen perfect for oily, combination or sensitive, delicate skin. SPF 43 shields against harmful free radicals while balancing oil production without stickiness, shine or chemical odor. This non-irritating formula glides on and quickly absorbs without drying out the skin.
Remember, the skin is an ever-changing, responsive organ. Weather changes, lifestyle, and routine all play a role in your skin’s overall health (and the rest of your body and mind too!). So as you light those apple-scented candles, bake pumpkin-themed goodies, and pull out the oversized sweaters, don’t forget to treat your skin with the same amount of fall-obsessed love.
And as always, Ohlolly is here to help. Reach out to us at email@example.com for any questions or personal recommendations you might have or need! Happy fall, y’all!
Written by Anna @ Ohlolly