Fall Into Glowing Skin: Your Ultimate Skincare Routine

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Fall is a time of transition, as summer's heat gives way to brisk temperatures, fallen leaves, and pumpkin spice everything. But for your skin, autumn brings its own set of challenges. The drop in humidity, harsh winds, and constant fluctuation in weather can really do a number on your complexion.

Suddenly, your skin may start feeling dry, dull, and lackluster. Fine lines and wrinkles may appear more pronounced as skin loses moisture. And let's not forget the seasonal breakouts that can occur as pore-clogging summer sweat is replaced by pore-clogging fall layers.

That's why it's crucial to adjust your skincare routine for the changing seasons. The products that got you glowing through August may actually be doing more harm than good now. As the leaves change, so too should your approach to skincare.

The good news? With the right skincare routine, you can counteract autumn's drying effects and maintain a radiant, healthy complexion all season long. In this post, we'll walk you through the ultimate skincare regimen for fall. From cleansing to moisturizing, we'll share the keys to getting your glow on and nourishing your skin, with our top Patchology product recommendations.

Follow these simple tips and you'll be fall-ing into luminous, hydrated skin in no time. Let's get started!

Your Fall Skincare Routine:

  1. Cleanser - A gentle, hydrating cleanser for fall like an oat to milk cleanser works to soothe and nourish your skin.
  2. Toner - A soothing, pH-balancing toner to prep skin.
  3. Serum - A hydrating serum to combat dryness and restore moisture.
  4. Face Oil - Face oils provide nourishment that skin needs in fall. 
  5. Moisturizer - A rich moisturizer to seal in hydration. 
  6. Under Eyes - The eye area needs extra love in fall. Illuminating Eye Gels to brighten and smooth with green tea and a boost of vitamin C. Also Rejuvenating with caffeine, peptides, and hyaluronic acid to leave your under eyes feeling refreshed and hydrated. 
  7. Face Masks: We suggest a weekly exfoliating, retinol, and moisturizing masks. Exfoliate Mate, Beauty Sleep, and Hydrate found in our Skin Cycle bundle is our curated set to get your skin glowing.  
  8. Sunscreen: Don't neglect SPF in fall! Recommend a moisturizing sunscreen for daytime. And remember to reapply. 

Bring On the Bright Skin

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Fall is a beautiful time of year, but it can also be challenging for your skin. The air gets cooler and drier, which can strip your skin of its natural moisture. The sun's rays can also be more damaging in the fall, even on cloudy days.

That's why it's important to adjust your skincare routine for the changing season. Here is a step-by-step guide to achieving a radiant fall complexion:

Cleanse your skin gently. Use a mild cleanser that won't strip your skin of its natural oils. Avoid harsh soaps and cleansers, as they can irritate your skin and make it more dry.

Exfoliate regularly. Exfoliating helps to remove dead skin cells and reveal the fresh, glowing skin underneath. Aim to exfoliate two to three times per week with a gentle exfoliator. Exfoliate Mate is our gentle exfoliation mask for weekly use.

Use a hydrating moisturizer. It’s time to switch from the lighter weight summer moisturizer to a thicker moisturizer that replaces the hydrate with the change of season. Choose a moisturizer that is rich and creamy, but not too greasy that it clogs your pores. Look for a moisturizer that contains hyaluronic acid, glycerin, or ceramides, as these ingredients help to attract and retain moisture. 

Apply a sunscreen every day. Even on cloudy days, the sun's rays can damage your skin. Apply a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher to all exposed skin, including your face, neck, and ears.

Use a humidifier. A humidifier can add moisture to the air, which can help to hydrate your skin. If you have dry skin, consider using a humidifier in your bedroom at night.

Real Simple discussed additional ways to change up your skincare routine in the fall with these derm-approved tips

The Glow Up For Fall

In addition to these basic steps, you can also incorporate some additional skincare products into your routine to help you achieve a glowing fall complexion. Here are a few suggestions:

Vitamin C: Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can help to brighten your skin tone and reduce the appearance of dark spots. Learn more about incorporating Vitamin C into your morning routine and the benefits for your skin.

Retinol: Retinol can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin texture, and fade dark spots. Learn more about how Retinol can improve your skin with use overtime.

Hydrating sheet mask: A hydrating sheet mask can help to give your skin a boost of moisture. Apply a sheet mask once or twice per week to your face after cleansing and exfoliating. Hydrate works with deliver Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin B5 to your skin quickly and effectively, helping to reduce dryness and reinvigorate your skin in as little as five minutes. 

Map Out a Route to Radiant Fall Skin

Here is a sample fall skincare routine:

morning skincare routine


  • Cleanse your skin with a gentle cleanser
  • Apply a vitamin C serum to your face
  • Use Rejuvenating Eye Gels for five to ten minutes in the morning
  • Apply a hydrating moisturizer to your face
  • Apply a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher to your face, neck, and ears

night time bed routine for your skincare


  • Cleanse your skin with a gentle cleanser
  • Exfoliate your skin with Exfoliate Mate once per week
  • Apply a retinol hydrogel mask to your face once per week
  • Apply a hydrating moisturizer to your face

By following this routine, you can achieve a radiant fall complexion that will glow all season long

Patchology for Fall Skincare

Patchology offers a variety of products that are perfect for fall skincare. 

Here are a few suggestions:

hydrate sheet mask

Hydrating Face Mask: Our Hydrate mask is infused with hyaluronic acid, Vitamin B5, and betaine to help hydrate and moisturize your skin.

Illuminate Face Mask: Our top-rated Illuminate mask is infused with vitamin C to help brighten your skin tone and nourishing extracts that ignite your natural glow from within.

Exfoliating Face Mask: Exfoliate Mate is a gently exfoliating mask with lactic acid and natural extracts to remove dead skin and clear your pores in just ten minutes.

beauty sleep retinol hydrogel mask

Retinol Face Mask: Beauty Sleep hydrogel mask is infused with retinol to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin texture, and fade dark spots.

Retinol Eye Gels: Restoring eye gels with a dose of retinol are idea for the fall evening prior to going to bed. Use the hydrogel eye patches for five to ten minutes in the evening before going to bed. No need to rinse, gently pat the remaining serum around your eyes.

These are just a few of the Patchology products to incorporate into your fall skincare routine to help you achieve a radiant complexion.

DIY At Home Ideas

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  • Pumpkin face mask - Mix pumpkin puree with yogurt and honey for a nourishing mask that hydrates and brightens skin. The pumpkin provides vitamins and exfoliation.
  • Brown sugar body scrub - Mix brown sugar with olive oil and essential oils like cinnamon or ginger for an invigorating body scrub that smooths and moisturizes skin.
  • Avocado face mask - Mash up an avocado and mix with honey and lemon juice for a creamy hydrating mask that leaves skin soft. Avocados are full of antioxidants.
  • Honey lip scrub - Mix honey with brown sugar for a gentle lip exfoliant. Massage onto lips to remove flaky skin and reveal smooth, conditioned lips.
  • Oatmeal bath soak - Grind oats in a food processor until powdered, then mix a cup of the powder with warm bath water. Oats soothe dry, itchy skin.
  • Essential oil serum - Add a few drops each of skin-healthy oils like jojoba, argan, and lavender to a carrier oil like aloe vera gel for a hydrating serum.

Gear Up For Glowing Skin This Fall

As the leaves turn and temperatures drop, don't let your skin lose its healthy, hydrated glow. By adjusting your skincare routine for fall, you can counteract seasonal dryness and maintain a radiant complexion.

The products we've covered today like Patchology's nourishing Beauty Sleep Hydrogel Mask, Illuminating Eye Gels, and Exfoliate Mate Mask provide the soothing, hydrating ingredients your skin is craving. Used together in a comprehensive routine, they infuse skin with much-needed moisture and brightness.

Don't underestimate the power of using products specifically formulated for autumnal skin. The right cleanser, toner, serums and creams make all the difference in protecting your face from harsh weather.

The tips we've shared help you customize your regimen based on your own skin's needs. Whether oily, dry, or combination, remember to pick products that target your skin type. Proper hydration and gentle exfoliation will carry you through fall flawlessly.

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With a little preparation and TLC, your skin will stay healthy and luminous when the temperatures dip. Follow this fall skincare routine and you'll be glowing well into winter. Just make sure not to neglect the SPF - sunlight can still damage skin even in cooler weather.

Keep your summer radiance lasting into the fall season. Take care of your skin now, and you'll reap the rewards all autumn long with a bright, balanced complexion. Time to fall into gorgeous, glowing skin!

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