4 Simple, Fall-Ready Skincare Swaps

Hear that? Brown, crispy leaves crunching and cool, refreshing wind howling—it’s officially fall! Before you start carving pumpkins and sipping on apple cider (or PSL, let’s be real), don’t forget to transition your skincare. Just like your wardrobe, seasonal changes are the perfect opportunities to reassess your skincare routine.

Along with flannel and beautiful foliage, fall also brings cool, dry air that can leave skin looking dull and irritated. Lucky for you, these 4 simple skincare swaps will keep your skin hydrated and nourished through fall—and beyond.

Swap stripping cleaners for gentle formulas

Your skincare routine starts with cleanser, so make sure you’re nourishing your skin from the get-go. The ideal cool-weather cleanser will gently lift any excess oil, impurities, and makeup while treating skin to nourishing ingredients like vitamins, antioxidants, and more.
Nicole recommends

Gentle Facial Cleanser
Cleansing Milk Cleanser
Environ AVST Gentle Cleanser

Trade in drying, irritating toners for hydrating ones

Post-cleanse, it’s time to start layering on the moisture—the more, the merrier. Don’t miss this opportunity to treat your skin to a flood of hydration while prepping for the next steps in your skincare regimen.

Botanical Hydrating Toner

Switch harsh exfoliants for nourishing serums

In lieu of harsh exfoliants and retinoids, plump your skin with some much-needed hyaluronic acid serums. Hyaluronic acid penetrates the deepest layers of the skin and works overtime to replenish moisture levels.

Replace light moisturizers for thicker, more nourishing alternatives

If your skin starts feeling dry and tight in the cooler months, you’re not alone. The good news is, the right moisturizer can make all the difference. Swap out your lighter moisturizer for a thicker, more nourishing formula to instantly soothe and hydrate for skin that looks and more importantly, feels healthier.