Seasonal changes impact more than the weather; switches in humidity levels, sun exposure and temperature can change the way your skin looks and feels, too. You don’t need to change everything, but adjusting your skin care regimen as the season changes can help you look and feel your best.

Change up your Cleanser

You needed more cleaning power in summer; your skin naturally produces more oil and needs a deeper cleaning. Once the weather cools, though, oil production is drastically reduced; you won’t need so much cleansing power in the fall. Switch to a milder cleanser to avoid stripping the natural oils form your skin and to cut down on redness or irritation.

Boost Hydration

Monika Grabkowska

Thanks to increased oil production, you might not have needed as much moisturizer in the summer, but cooler days and less humidity mean drier skin. Your home or office is also likely running a heater or will be soon; this can further dry your skin. Drench your skin with a high-quality moisturizer and you’ll feel less dryness and sensitivity.

Add Exfoliation

Slough away those dead skin cells and keep your skin looking its best; exfoliating regularly can help your skin avoid the cold weather blahs and prevent breakouts, too.

Return to Retinol

If you gave up retinol anti aging products for the summer, you can begin to re-incorporate them now, since you won’t have as much sun exposure. This potent ingredient can also help keep yoru skin smooth and wrinkle free in cool weather, too.

Keep your Sun Protection

Francisco Moreno

Some things change, but you need sunscreen throughout the year, even if you are no longer heading to the pool or beach. Use a broad band sunscreen that blocks both UVA and UVB rays to protect your skin and lower your risk of sunburn or even skin cancer.

Finetuning your skin care routine as the weather changes allows you to make sure you look and feel your best and can prevent some of the most common cool weather skin challenges.