woman with radiant skin sat against fall-themed background holding a skincare product

As the seasons shift, so should skincare routines. Transitioning from the sunny days of summer to the briskness of fall requires a tailored approach to protect the skin from changing environmental conditions. 

Fall introduces drier air, colder temperatures, and a decrease in humidity, demanding a shift in skin care practices. As a greeting to colder days, here are some fall skincare tips and routines you can suggest your clients implement to further grow your business. 

Fall Skincare Steps

On colder days, clients come asking for treatments to keep their skin soft and moisturized. You will see a lot of people with tired, dry, and flaky skin that shows signs of sun damage such as spots, freckles, and wrinkles. 

Be sure to educate your clients on the importance of fall skincare and draw their attention to some of the steps they can take to achieve glowy and healthy-looking skin. 

After all, nobody wants to have dry skin in the fall, so following are some things you can do to offer help.

Review Skincare Routines

Go through your clients’ skincare routines and offer fall skincare advice on products they can incorporate into their everyday care. Tell them about the importance of hydration during the colder weather and review the products they use at the given moment. 

Recommend heavier moisturizers depending on skin types, and remind your clients of lip and body care too. You could also advise investing in a humidifier for their home and office and stressing the importance of drinking enough water to stay hydrated from within.

As for your business, think about creating seasonal offers and packages and investing in equipment that supports them.

Keep Recommending Sunscreen

Sunscreen is one of those skincare essentials that should never be left out, no matter the season or the weather conditions. Harmful UV rays are present even during cloudy days, which is why it’s paramount to keep protecting the exposed parts of the skin to minimize potential harm. 

It’s not only the freckles and wrinkles we try to avoid, so advise your clients to continue using SPF creams and recommend your tried and tested favorites. 

Introduce Retinol

With the shift to lower humidity and reduced outdoor activities, it’s an ideal moment to introduce potent skincare ingredients like retinol into your fall skincare routine. Retinol, a derivative of vitamin A that is found in serums, lotions, and creams, works well to speed up the turnover of skin cells, which helps with gentle exfoliation and rejuvenation.

Retinol-based products play a key role in:

  • skin rejuvenation
  • sun damage reversal
  • pore cleansing and unclogging
  • collagen production.

As retinol turns to retinoic acid during application, it needs to be slowly introduced into fall skincare routines, as it may cause irritation and redness and is not for people prone to skin allergies, though it’s known to help combat conditions like psoriasis. 

When using retinol, sun exposure needs to be minimized, and the use of an accompanying sunblock is a must. 

Introduce Chemical Peels

Chemical peels in the fall are a powerful tool for combating all the problems your client’s skin may have encountered during the hot and humid summer days. Chemical peels boost skin cell regeneration, rejuvenate and refresh its state, and help solve other unwanted skin conditions your clients may be facing.

Chemical peels are divided into superficial, medium, and deep peels, based on how invasive they are. While a safe treatment when done professionally, much like retinol, chemical peels are not for everyone, so a close watch on any previous allergies, irritations, or skin damage is necessary. Choosing the right retinol for your clients is yet another way to help them get that bright and healthy look when updating their seasonal skincare routine.

Explore LED Light Therapy

LED light therapy is one of the latest skincare trends for the cold fall days. This non-invasive skin therapy, combined with other treatments, helps the skin recover from previous damage. It has also proven useful in treating various skin issues, like rosacea, acne, and eczema. 

And just like with retinol and chemical peel, it is better to turn to LED light therapy in the fall, as the treatment asks for limited exposure to the sun rays. 

Helpful Tips & Clarifications

Short on time? Here’s what you need to know:

During the cold days of fall, it’s important to switch up the seasonal skincare regime. Fall skincare tips and routines include the below. Alongside these, treatments with products like Radiesse also help improve skin appearance.

  • Keeping consistent with SPFs and moisturizers 
  • Introducing treatments that promote creation of new cells
  • Reparation of any skin damage
  • Targeting ongoing skin issues
  • Staying open to reviewing client’s skin needs and routines 

How to take care of the skin in the fall?

Skincare for fall should focus on keeping the skin moisturized and protected from cold and dry weather conditions. Fall is also a good time to implement retinol, chemical peels, and other skin-renewal treatments. 

How do you transition the skin routine from summer to fall?

Assess the skin condition and slowly introduce treatments to repair any damage made during the summer. The skincare routine at this time should focus on moisturization. 

How to protect the skin in the fall?

Custom-made seasonal skincare regimens are a must if you want healthy skin. Focus on moisturization and invest in a humidifier for spaces you spend most of your day in. Remember to recommend sunscreen at all times – even through the fall and winter. 


  1. Cleveland Clinic. Retinol: Cream, Serum, What it is, Benefits, How to Use. Cleveland Clinic. Published June 17, 2022.
  2. LED Light Therapy: How It Works, Colors, Benefits & Risks. Cleveland Clinic.
  3. National Library of Medicine. Evidence and Considerations in the Application of Chemical Peels in Skin Disorders and Aesthetic Resurfacing. Publish June, 2010.