As the weather starts to get cooler, it’s important to update your skincare routine to adapt to the lower temperatures that can result in drier skin. Skin care is a great way to practice self-care, and it is important to transition to different products in order to maintain healthy skin. Luckily, there are many ways to maintain glowing skin after the summer sun is gone. To identify the best tips and tricks for refurbishing your summer skin care routine for winter, I interviewed Batesies and created a comprehensive summer to fall transition skin care routine for readers. Enjoy!

1. Start off with a basic cleanser
Some of the Bates students I spoke with specified that they have super sensitive skin and struggle to find products that won’t cause rashes or other surface reactions. To combat potential reactions, use products that have minimal active ingredients. Unless you are working to minimize acne with a salicylic acid formula face wash, some great basic cleansers are the Neutrogena Ultra Sensitive cleanser, and the Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser (which is made from the same ingredients as contact solution, so it’s super gentle).

2. Dermarolling
After washing your face, dermarolling is a great way to continue to ready and open your pores before applying a serum or toner. Derma Rollers are a great addition to a skin care routine as they help minimize aging and work to encourage collagen and elastin production. Dermarolling is great to do in the beginning of the day as a way to wake up your skin after a full night’s sleep. And self-care in the form of skin care can totally be on a budget. You can find Derma Rollers on Amazon for as little as $5!

3. Apply a serum/toner
Fortunately, there are thousands of different serums and toners to choose from. All are made for different purposes. For example, if you suffer from dry skin, you might want to try a hydrating serum! If you’re looking to get more of a glow, try a glow serum like Pixi Overnight Glow Serum. Working to minimize acne marks? Try an acne serum! One of the Bates skin-care enthusiasts I spoke with mentioned The Ordinary store as a great place to start when looking to add serums into your skin-care routine.

4. Lastly, protect and moisturize!
Even though the summer sun is leaving us, the sun’s harsh rays remain. Therefore, applying sunscreen is still extremely important in order to protect your face. I highly suggest you add a daily sunscreen into your skin care routine.
Finally, the biggest and possibly most well-known component of the summer-to-fall skin care transition process is increasing the amount of moisture you subject to your skin. To minimize the cold’s dehydrating effect, transition to a denser, more hydrating daily face cream. Your skin will stay supple and moisturized all winter long!

Self-care is about identifying your own needs and working to meet them; skin care is a fabulous example. Loving yourself and treating your body well is incredibly important. Please take the time to be gentle with yourself and your skin!