Fall Skin Health

As we settle into fall, it is important to remember that our skin’s needs are constantly changing. Shifts in season are the perfect time to modify our skincare regimen, food choices, and targeted supplements. These seasonal changes also invite us to incorporate new supportive self-care rituals. 

To promote optimal fall skin health, begin by integrating a few of these nourishing skincare ideas.


1.  Exfoliant 

Fall is an ideal time for gentle exfoliation, helping to slough surface build-up and improve cell turnover. A product with mineral-rich clay, which then doubles as a mask, is also detoxifying. 

Curated pick:  Tammy Fender Epi-Peel

2. Antioxidant serum   

The skin can be depleted by all of the summer environmental exposures. Replenishing with a multi-active antioxidant serum, including vitamin C, vitamin E, resveratrol, and superoxide dismutase, can boost our skin’s natural defenses and also help repair from the insults of summer. Niacinamide (vitamin B3) also enhances the barrier function of the skin and helps promote even looking skin tone. Ideal for morning use. 

Curated pick:  African Botanics Nutritive Molecule Serum

3.  Retinol 

Fall is also the ideal time to reintroduce retinols back into your skincare routine. Retinols, which are derived from vitamin A, possess some of the most potent cell regenerating and rejuvenating properties. They support smooth, even skin tone and also promote collagen synthesis, improving the appearance of fine lines. Retinols should be applied at night.

Curated picks:  African Botanics Resurrection Cell Recovery Serum, African Botanics Fleurs D’Afrique Intensive Recovery Oil

4.  Facial oil 

It is also important to nourish, protect and repair our skin during the fall season. Adding a few drops of a balancing facial oil to your routine may be exactly what your skin in craving this time of year. Rich in antioxidants, botanicals, and essential fatty acids, they hydrate, nourish, protect, and repair. 

Curated pick:  Flora Mirabilis Face Oil

5.  Nourishing face mask

Incorporating a detoxifying and yet nourishing face mask is ideal in fall. Clay is a wonderful detoxifier and botanical oils are beautifully nourishing.

Curated pick:  May Lindstrom Honey Mud

6.  Lip serum

Start nourishing now to prevent dry, cracked lips this winter. This blend of highly potent oils, brimming with antioxidants and essential fatty acids, smooths and helps bolster the protective barrier.

Curated pick:  Henne’ Lip Serum

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