Back to School: How to Establish a Routine for a Stress-less Fall

Changes in season can have a dramatic effect on your skin. Severe weather shifts - both cold and hot - can cause irritations, making already existing skin conditions to worsen and/or cause new ones to surface.


Fall is the season of the year between summer and winter, which is characterized by cooler temperatures, colorful leaves, and seasonal treats. Fall brings about flurry feelings: excitement for pumpkin-flavored treats, anxiousness about the kids going back to school, distress about resuming or starting university, worry about the colder weather, or fright about the darker nights and shorter daylight. Due to the colder, drier air, your skin retains little to no moisture. The increased use of heaters indoors also draws moisture from the air and leaves your skin dry. 

These changes in temperature do not only require a new wardrobe; they also require some new daily skincare routines. 

Check out these essential fall skincare routine tips on how to protect your skin and enjoy one of the year's best weather.

  • Avoid taking long, hot showers and soaks in the bathtub
  • As the temperature becomes colder, the skin gets drier, causing it to become itchy and cracked. Avoid taking long and hot showers. They feel good, but they also strip your skin of its natural oils, leaving it dry and cracked. Bathe with lukewarm water and keep it short. Do not rub your skin aggressively when drying; rather, pat it dry. Moisturize immediately afterward to seal in the moisture.

  • Change your moisturizer
  • Moisturizing daily is very important because it helps the skin maintain a healthy barrier and keeps it from drying.

    The moisturizer you used during the summer may not be sufficient to help seal moisture during the fall. It is vital to moisturize daily with a non-comedogenic, lightweight oil-based moisturizer to help your skin retain moisture. You can also add a serum to your routine to help seal in moisture. ELEVATE face serum is perfect for this season because it pulls moisture into your skin, reducing irritation, dryness, or itchiness. It hydrates and gives your skin that healthy and youthful glow.

  • Switch to a mild cleanser
  • Since the weather is drier during fall and the skin produces less oil, it is important to use a mild cleanser to avoid stripping your skin of its natural barriers. Also, avoid washing your face frequently to prevent your skin from drying out completely.

  • Avoid Alcohol-based toners.
  • Alcohol-based toners dry your skin and leave it feeling flaky. Always go for an alcohol-free toner.

  • Add oils to your routine
  • Your skin needs multiple layers of protection during cold and dry weather, so applying moisturizer alone might not be sufficient. Apply nourishing oils like Broad Spectrum CBD Oil - an anti-inflammatory with soothing properties - together with your favorite moisturizer. This will help prevent excessive moisture loss.

  • Don't stop using SPF
  • Just because summer is over doesn't mean you should stop wearing sunscreen. Skin damage caused by UV rays is a year-round concern. Even if it doesn't feel hot outside, always wear a high SPF sunscreen serum and a blue light protection serum. 

  • Turn on your humidifier
  • Temperature changes during fall affect not only the outside environment but also affect the inside offices and homes. Indoor heating systems are constantly on and suck the moisture from the air and skin surface. So you should always have your humidifier on to prevent your skin from drying up.

  • Exfoliate Regularly
  • Due to the dryness of your skin caused by the weather, there is a build-up of dead skin cells, making it difficult to moisturize. Exfoliate your entire skin from head to toe regularly and follow immediately with a moisturizer. Also, rub thick hand cream on your hands whenever you wash them.

  • Always dress for the element
  • Wearing scarves, socks, gloves, and long sleeves as the weather becomes cold prevents your skin from becoming dry. Denim, silk, polyester, wool, nylon, and light-colored fabrics shield your skin from dry air and harmful UV rays.

    Remember to avoid processed foods and foods high in refined carbs. Eat healthily, drink lots of water and stay hydrated!! Establishing a good routine and sticking to it will be highly beneficial in helping you to retain your glow and maintain a healthy-looking skin.