Transitioning Your Skincare Routine from Summer to Fall

As the summer sun cools and we pack away our swimsuits in favor of sweaters and scarves, it's also time to consider transitioning our skincare routine from summer to fall.

Assess Your Skin's Needs

Firstly, start by evaluating any skin concerns you may have:

  • Have you developed any sunspots over the summer? 
  • Is your skin dehydrated from long, balmy hours on the beach? 
  • Do you have pimples? Higher temperatures cause you to sweat more, leading to clogged pores.

At Laurel & Reed, we have a wide range of skin solutions and are always on hand to help you select your post-summer skin saviors. Feel free to reach out to a customer service team member at for recommendations or continue reading for some of our faves.

Hydration is Key

When the weather cools and your heater goes into overdrive, your skin can become dehydrated. Consider switching to a richer, more hydrating moisturizer. TACEO Overnight Moisture Repair Cream is a nutrient-rich blend which restores and protects the skin while you sleep. It reduces water loss and soothes any irritation. Prickly Pear rich in Vitamin K reduces the appearance of dark spots, whilst fatty acids will help to restore moisture levels and skin elasticity.

To learn more about this cuddle in a jar, click here.

Adjust Your Cleansing Routine

If you've been using lightweight, gel-based cleansers during the summer, you may want to switch to a creamier or oil-based cleanser for the fall. DAFNA'S Recovery Cleanser is perfect for sun-weary skin; it will nourish your mind and skin, gently removing all traces of makeup and stressors of the day. 

For the ultimate indulgence, this cleanser doubles as an intenense hydration mask, click here

Don't Skip Sunscreen:

Even in the fall, UV rays can still damage your skin. Continue using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30, especially if you spend time outdoors. Josh Rosebrook's Nutrient Day Cream - Tinted SPF 30 is a multi-action day cream that performs as a bioactive moisturizer, broad-spectrum sunscreen, and primer. The universal mineral-tint shade blurs redness and balances the skin tone, which is perfect if you want to maintain your summer, minimal makeup look. 

To learn more about this multi-tasking gem, click here.

Exfoliate Gently

Exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells, but be cautious not to overdo it. Switch to a milder exfoliator and reduce the frequency. We love Ursa Major 4-in-1 Essential Face Tonic which gently cleans, exfoliates, soothes and hydrates. 

To shop this barrier-loving exfoliator, click here

Add Antioxidants

Consider adding antioxidants to your skincare routine to help protect your skin from environmental damage. Laurel Skin Antioxidant Mask is a great pamper treat; it nourishes the skin with mushroom, seaweed and cacao. It's a powerhouse in a jar and is also great for ridding your complexion of residue pimples and oil. 

To learn more about this luxe mask, click here.

Lip Care

The cooler fall weather can lead to dry, chapped lips. Use a good lip balm with nourishing ingredients to keep your lips hydrated. Earthwise Beauty's Thelma Lip Treatment is a deeply penetrating, ultra-healing balm which keeps your lips kissably soft with rich butters and oils. Snag yours quickly though, sadly this beloved brand closed their doors earlier this year and once it's sold out it's gone for good!

To learn more and get mistletoe ready, click here

Pay Attention to Serums

Consider incorporating hydrating and nourishing serums into your routine, like hyaluronic acid serums or those containing natural oils such as rosehip or argan oil. Free + True's beautiful Ramblin Rose Serum quenches thirsty skin with deeply hydrating organic pomegranate juice, rose water, low molecular weight hyaluronic acid and white tea, 

To hydrate and soothe your skin, click here.



Everyone's skin is unique, so adapt these tips to your specific needs and preferences. The key is to keep your skin hydrated, protected, and healthy as you transition from summer to fall. 

How do you transition your skincare from summer to fall? We'd love to know.