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My Guide to Getting the Perfect Skin for the Fall Season

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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Texas chapter.

With the fall season coming right around the corner what better way to start the new season than with a new skincare routine? Although fall is a beautiful time of the year, it brings lower temperatures that can affect your skin. Dermatologist, S. Tyler Hollmig, MD, director of dermatologic surgery at UT Dell Medical School says “We see more skin irritation in the fall and winter than any other time of the year”, which is why it is important to make sure you have a set morning and night skincare regime in order to maintain a healthy and radiant complexion throughout the fall and winter seasons! 

Here are my recommended products for your morning skincare (use in order):

Cleanser: COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser 

This gentle and purifying cleanser is perfect to use in the morning before heading out for fall activities! This cleanser also softens the skin texture without irritating the skin, which is perfect for the fall season and maintaining smooth skin textures. 

Toner: BRING GREEN Tea Tree Cica Soothing Toner 

I just recently started using this toner and it has worked wonders for my skin! This toner is made for all skin types and targets blackheads and pores. Not to mention the formula is very refreshing and feels cool on the skin!

Serum: The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid

Ahh yes the TikTok favorite hyaluronic acid. I personally am a big fan of this serum and I use it every day for both my skincare routines in the morning and night, because it is perfect for all skin types and will moisturize your skin perfectly! 

Optional Serum: Glow Recipe Guava Vitamin C Dark Spot Brightening Treatment Serum

This serum by Glow Recipe is perfect to use in the morning to brighten the face but is completely optional as this product targets dark spots and evens out dull skin. The vitamin C in this product is perfect for the fall season as it helps to protect the skin and helps to brighten your overall appearance! 

Moisturizer: Bubble Level Up Balancing Moisturizer 

Another TikTok favorite product is the Bubble Level Up Balancing Moisturizer! For the fall season, a good moisturizer is crucial, as the change of season can cause dry and irritating skin. The formula in this moisturizer is very smooth and lightweight, leaving the skin feeling perfectly moisturized and comfortable throughout the day! 

Sunscreen: MISSHA Essence Skin Milk SPF 50

You may be asking why I included sunscreen in this list, but even though the sun isn’t out as much as it is in the summer, it’s still very important to wear sunscreen every day to protect your skin, even if it’s cloudy outside! This Korean sunscreen is my absolute favorite one for everyday wear and doesn’t leave a white cast! It blends into the skin perfectly and has a very moisturizing formula, so if it’s one thing you take my word for on this list, definitely get this one! 

Here are my recommended products for your evening skincare (use in order):

Cleanser: innisfree Pore Clearing Facial Foam with Volcanic Clusters Face Cleanser

This gentle cleansing foam is perfect for helping exfoliate the skin and getting rid of pores. I love the texture and formula of this product and how a little bit of it goes a long way! I definitely recommend this cleanser for anyone who wants to target uneven skin texture and remove any impurities on the skin!

Toner: Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow PHA + BHA Pore-Tight Toner

Probably one of the most-seen products on TikTok is this toner by Glow Recipe that has received much praise by many on the app! I’ve been using this toner for a few months now and I have really enjoyed it and have definitely noticed my skin looking much clearer because of it. One of my favorite things about this product is that it has aloe vera in it, making it a very moisturizing formula for the skin. This product is perfect to finish off your day, especially during the fall!

Serum: The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid

As I mentioned before, I like to use this product both in the morning and the evening because it helps maintain the moisture in my skin and leaves it nice and smooth!

Optional Serum: Glow Recipe Strawberry Smooth BHA + AHA Salicylic Acid Serum

This serum by Glow Recipe is perfect for smoothing the skin and for targeting acne and breakouts. After using this product for a few months, I noticed that I don’t break out as much as I used to and has definitely helped with the redness that I have on my skin! If this is something you’re tackling, I definitely recommend this serum! 

Moisturizer: Tonymoly Wonder Ceramide Mochi Emulsion 

Finally, this Korean moisturizer is perfect to end your evening skincare routine, as it helps to form a strong moisturizing layer to keep the skin moisturized until the next day! This product is great for any skin type and will keep your skin balanced and nourished!

Fall is a season of change, and your skincare routine should change with it. Enjoy the beauty of fall while taking care of your skin, and you’ll be ready to face the cooler weather with confidence!

Sara Presas is a third year Psychology major with a minor in Business at the University of Texas at Austin and is going on her second year with Her Campus. She loves writing about pop culture, life experiences, music, and fashion. In her free time, she loves going to concerts, discovering new music, and being with friends.