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5 Helpful Tips for Transitioning Your Skincare Routine from Summer to Fall


Fall is in the air! With the change in seasons comes the need to update your daily skincare regimen as you shake off the summer grime and adjust to lower temperatures and humidity.


Transitioning your skincare routine from summer to fall doesn’t have to be a complicated process. With a few minor tweaks, you’ll have your fall skincare routine ready for sweater season in no time. Find out which fall skincare treatments are right for you.


1. Denser Products

When the humidity goes down, the need for a thicker skin moisturizer goes up! Save your skin from the cracking and chaffing that often accompanies drier, cooler air by incorporating a heavier cream that bolsters your skin barrier. Look for products that include ceramides, also known as the healthy fatty acids, naturally found in the skin.


Adding an extra moisturizing step couldn’t hurt as you transition from summer to fall and winter. Alongside a denser cream, consider applying a hyaluronic acid-based serum or mask to your fall skincare regimen.


Product Suggestion: SoCo Skin Free Hyaluronic Acid


2. Chemical Peels

After a summer filled with outdoor adventures, your skin has probably experienced more sweat and product buildup, and your complexion may be uneven due to summer sun exposure. Those are just a few reasons why dermatologists are seeing a surge in chemical peel treatments as we segue into the new, cooler season.


Chemical peels use a concentration of chemicals, like salicylic acid or glycolic acid, to slough off dead and damaged cells on the top layer of your skin. After peeling away your skin’s dull, weathered surface, your skin will look and feel more radiant and refreshed. Adding chemical peels to your fall skincare roster can help you carry your youthful glow into the cold season.


Treatment Suggestion: SoCo Derm Chemical Peel

Product Suggestions: SoCo Skin Free 2% Salicylic Peel Pads, SoCo Skin Free 10% Glycolic Peel Pads


3. Break Out the Humidifier

As summer fades away, the air gets dry and crisp, leaving your skin vulnerable. And while you may not be able to control the weather, you can control the climate inside your home. Beyond fall skincare treatments, another way to give your skin an extra boost of moisture as humidity levels begin to drop outside is by using a humidifier indoors.


Humidifiers are great for putting moisture back into the air, but be careful. The extra moisture can also lead to mold if not properly maintained. To prevent fungus or yeast from growing inside the humidifier, be sure to clean it with vinegar on a regular basis.



4. Maskne Treatments

Over the summer, COVID-19 cases took a downward turn thanks to the emergence of several effective vaccines. This decrease resulted in the relaxing of mask mandates and the need to cover your face when outdoors.


However, as we head into fall and toward winter when respiratory viruses like COVID-19 and the flu tend to be highest, mask-wearing will again be an important part of remaining safe and healthy. Although the benefits far outweigh any discomfort, some people have experienced “Maskne,” or acne that occurs in the masked area of the face after prolonged mask-wearing.


Tackle maskne by updating your fall skincare routine to include topical retinoids, which can help reduce inflammation and may reduce the severity of acne scarring.


Another way to combat maskne and prevent acne breakouts is by incorporating SoCo Glycolic Peel Pads into your fall skincare regime. After removing your mask, apply the peel pad and focus on your nose and other areas that may have received more friction due to your mask’s placement.


Make sure to cleanse and moisturize your face using water-soluble products as part of your daily skincare regimen to deliver a boost of support to your skin during this time.


Product Suggestions: SoCo Skin Free 10% Glycolic Peel Pads, SoCo Skin Free 15% Glycolic Peel Pads, SoCo Skin Free 20% Glycolic Peel Pads


5. Hair Growth Support

If you’ve made it through the past two years with no added stress, congratulations to you, superhuman! As for the rest of us mere mortals, hair loss due to the added stress from the pandemic has led to an increase in stress-related hair loss.


Thankfully, stress-related hair loss is often temporary. It can be addressed in the meantime by using products that work to decrease the amount of hair you shed, as well as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments.


Product Suggestion: Nutrafol for Women, Nutrafol for Men

Treatment Suggestion: Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) for hair loss


Put your best skin forward by taking these tips and suggestions into account when updating your skincare regimen for fall. With just a few slight adjustments, you will have your skin feeling protected and looking vibrant. Interested in one of the products or services listed above? Call us at (203) 323-5660 to schedule your next appointment with the SoCo Derm team.