Fall may be one of my favorite seasons of all time, but it’s my skin’s least favorite. The dip in temperatures and fluctuating humidity are a nightmare for my skin as it tries to adjust to the chillier weather and brisker winds. Throughout the years, I’ve come up with a foolproof skincare routine that’s helped me maintain glowing and healthy skin! Read on to see my autumn skincare essentials!
1. COSRX One Step Original Clear Pad
Toning is one of the most important steps in any skincare routine. I’ve found that the toner I use makes such a huge difference in the overall texture of my skin, and it also affects how well all other subsequent products are absorbed. These toning pads from COSRX are super easy to use, since they’re already pre-soaked in toner, and the formula is gentle enough to use on acne-prone and sensitive skin. What I love most about these pads is how quickly they help soothe any irritated bumps or blemishes. Another great perk is that they’re super affordable!
2. Avène Cicalfate+ Restorative Protective Cream
If there is one product that I swear by, it’s this protective cream from Avène! Originally created by dermatologists as a skincare product for patients recovering from cosmetic surgery, this rich and protective cream helps to restore and promote optimal skin recovery. It’s gentle and perfect for sensitive skin. As someone with mild eczema and rosacea, this cream helps to soothe any redness and irritation overnight.
3. Lancôme Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Gel Moisturizer
This is one of my favorite oil-free moisturizers! In comparison to heavier moisturizers that just sit on top of your skin, this gel formula absorbs into the skin. This moisturizer also soothes stressed and tired skin, and I’ve noticed a reduction in redness and dullness when using it!
4. Laneige Water Sleeping Mask
We can’t forget masks! This sleeping mask from Laneige is one of my favorites and I’ve used it religiously for the last five or six years. It’s easy to use and it delivers amazing results! While the texture of this mask is thick and gel-like, it never clogs my pores at all. To use the mask, apply an even layer onto your skin after going through your normal nighttime skincare routine. That’s it! The morning after I use the mask, my skin looks healthy, radiant, and hydrated, as if I drank a gallon of water overnight.
That wraps up my favorite fall skincare items! What are some of your holy grail products?