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Having a Fall morning and nighttime skincare routine is important. I love switching up my skincare routine for the different seasons.
My skincare needs tend to change as the seasons change.
I also love learning about new products and how they are able to help my skin, the changing of season is a great time to do this.
Here is a simple routine that will give your skin everything it needs but is easy enough to follow.
Fall Morning Skincare Routine
For my Fall morning & nighttime skincare routine I love keeping it simple starting with the morning.
I am so not a morning person, so the simpler the better, I do have some skin concerns that I have to address.
My morning routines are usually pretty quick which helps me to get out the door faster.
Cleansing is my first step, now a lot of people don’t always cleanse in the morning because they don’t need to. This is based on your skincare needs.
My cleansers don’t change as much because of my skin type.
I have oily skin so cleansing in the morning is usually a must for me, but I also pay attention to my skin and see what it needs.
When I cleanse, I use something for oily skin or acne prone skin.
The one I am currently using is the Biore Rose Quartz Charcoal Daily Purifying Cleanser.
Biore products are good for acne prone skin. Click HERE to read more about this product.
Vitamin C is so important for people who suffer from acne. Especially if you have hyperpigmentation.
Vitamin C helps to lighten dark spots and hyperpigmentation that comes from acne.
This also help protects your skin against free radicals and UV exposure.
I really noticed a difference in my hyperpigmentation when I used vitamin C consistently.
The one that I used and really like was by iS Clinical, called Pro-Heal Serum Advance +.
This is an amazing serum with vitamins C, E & A. This vitamin C serum is made with L ascorbic acid, this is the most researched form vitamin c that has proven to improve the appearance of skin and aging.
This is such a great vitamin C, I notice a change in my skin from using it for a short period of time.
A lot of people think that because you have acne prone skin you aren’t supposed to moisturize your skin because you don’t want to create more oil and acne, but this is incorrect.
If you don’t moisturize your skin, then your skin will produce more oil to overcompensate. This will create more acne and oily skin.
When it comes to moisturizing, I like a light moisturizer unless my skin is super dry. When I use a cream moisturizer it tends to sit on my skin and not really penetrate, so I use a facial oil.
Click HERE to read more about these two oils.
SUNSCREEN, SUNSCREEN, SUNSCREEN. This is such an important part of any morning skincare routine.
Growing up I never thought I needed sunscreen because my skintone is medium to dark (somewhere in that range) and the information about sunscreen was misleading.
Even if you have darker skintone you need sunscreen, but if you have acne you really need sunscreen.
The sun can make your hyperpigmentation worse and can also cause sunspots on your skin later on.
You want to make sure your protecting your skin by applying SPF before you leave the house and reapplying throughout the day.
The sunscreen that I use and like so far is Elta MD’s Tinted SPF 46 sunscreen.
This is a lightweight formula that really penetrates into my skin and leave it looking glowy.
The tinted formula also works really well with my complexion so there is no white cast left on my skin.
Click HERE to read more about this product.
Fall Nighttime Skincare Routine
My favorite part of my Fall morning & nighttime skincare routine is my nighttime routine.
I love removing all the products or dirt and impurities that can build up on your skin throughout the day, especially if you live in a really polluted place like New York.
I love the feeling you have when your skin is fresh and clean with nothing on there and you can just apply your nighttime products and get ready for bed.
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Always start with a good cleanser.
Some people may double cleanse, which is using an oil-based product to break down makeup and products on your skin.
And then you can use a soap cleanse to wash it all away.
I usually don’t do a double cleanse unless I’m wearing makeup and need to break it all down.
So, I’ll just go in with my Biore Rose Quartz Charcoal Daily Purifying Cleanser.
I really massage that into my skin for about 30-60 seconds to make sure I get all the dirt off my skin.
Serums are really great for treating any skin conditions you may have or even starting preventative skin treatments.
I don’t use many serums but the one that I do use is the iS Clinical Active Serum.
This is an amazing serum for surprise, surprise people have acne prone skin.
This product not only works in the long-term, but you can actually see results the next day! I was so shocked when I noticed my skin looking clearer and smoother.
It helps with aging and to brighten your skin (this is great for dark spots).
The HydroPeptide Moisture Reset Phytonutrient Facial Oil is something new I’ve added to my skincare routine.
This oil is great, it leaves your skin feeling so smooth.
This actually came in my FabFitFun Subscription Box for the Summer.
I’m not sure if I would have purchase this without extensive research as the price point is a bit higher.
Usually my skincare would end at the rosehip seed oil, I recently received Kate Somerville’s Goat Milk Moisturizing Cream in my subscription box and wanted to try it.
I’ve used it a couple of time and so far, I’ve really like it. Its super lightweight and really gets into my skin.
It doesn’t leave my skin feeling oily or greasy and doesn’t cause extra oiliness on my skin.
I will continue to test this out and update you on my thoughts.
1-2 Times A Week
Masks and scrubs are something you may want to use once or twice a week based on your skin type.
For dry skin these are better to use less because you don’t want to overly dry out your skin.
This also depends on what kind of mask your using. If your using a hydrating mask that can be done 1-2x a week.
For oily skin clay masks and mud masks can be used 1-2x a week, to help with acne.
Physical scrubs can be controversial because some people think they are too damaging to the skin.
Some scrubs can be really rough and damaging to the skin. But there are some out there than are not that damaging to the skin.
I really like physical scrubs especially when I break out.
One of my favorite scrubs that’s really gentle is the Kate Somerville’s Intensive Exfoliating Treatment.
Click HERE to read more about this scrub.
I’ve only recently started learning about chemical exfoliators.
To be honest the name scared me a little. I really didn’t want to damage my skin.
But when I started looking into chemical exfoliators and I realized that they have a lot of benefits for people who have acne and skin discoloration.
Chemical exfoliators exfoliate the skin using acids instead of little bead.
This type of exfoliant is applied to the skin and left for some time and then removed.
I have tried a few of these and really like it.
A few I have tried are:
T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial by Drunk Elephant – This one is a bit more intense and can take some getting use to.
T.L.C Framboos Glycolic Night Serum by Drunk Elephant – This is a gentler formula that you can sleep with on.
Papaya Enzyme Peel by Elemis – This is gentler thank the Sukari Babyfacial but does tingle a little.
These have all worked well with my skin and was not to harsh or damaging.
There are so many different types of masks that can be used.
For my skin needs I love to use a clay mask or a mud mask to help pull the impurities and dirt out of my skin.
I use this on days that I feel like my skin needs extra care. In the Summertime
I use these masks more often but, in the Fall, I use them less.
Some of my favorite clay/mud masks are:
The Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay – This is a very intense clay mask that really pulls all the impurities from your skin.
Formula 10.0.06 Deep Down Detox Ultra Cleansing Mud Mask – This is also an intense mask.
Click HERE for more on these masks.
After using a really intense clay or mud mask, I like to add some moisture back into my skin by using a sheet mask.
These mask are great for hydration and many other thing. It really depends on the ingredients in the one you choose to use.
Some of my favorites are:
Click HERE to read more about these masks.
Skincare is something that takes a lot of time and trying out products to figure out for every season
And this Fall morning & nighttime skincare routine was no different.
These are some tips and product suggestions that have worked for me after many years of trying.
Let me know in the comments below how your skincare looks in the Fall?
I would love to test them out and see how they work for my skin. I am always up for trying new products.