It’s easy to see to see the signs of fall all around us these days, and the crisp cool air may have you looking for skin care tips for the drier months ahead. If you’ve struggled with oily skin over the hot humid months, you may take these signs of fall as some welcome relief for your oily skin situation, but don’t skimp on your skin care routine just because you’re no longer breaking out the blotting strips.

Oily skin can be tricky to deal with over the fall and winter months, as you still need to fight the oil production, but must do so carefully as you don’t want to dry out your skin. You’ve got to be diligent about your skin care routine for oily skin throughout the year, and you might need a few skin care tips for these drier fall and winter days. Here are our skin care tips for fighting oily skin, while maintaining a healthy balance of moisture and promoting a nice, even skin tone in the fall and winter months.

Skin care tip #1

First and foremost, you need to wash your face twice daily to keep excess oil production under control. In the harsh winter months with lower humidity, you should consider a gentle, soothing soap without harsh ingredients that will dry out your skin. Look for a gentle cleanser with natural ingredients like lemon to cleanse, aloe vera to soothe, and super fruit serum to soften skin and promote that healthy even tone you’re looking for.

Skin care tip #2

Toners are an important step and should be used immediately after washing both night and day. Toners can help remove excess oil build up and can therefore protect skin from acne breakouts. Toners should be applied twice daily with a cotton ball or pad over the entire face. If you have oily skin, look for a toner that is specially formulated to control oil, but contains natural, soothing ingredients like super fruit serum and vitamin B3 to give you a nice, even skin tone throughout the harsh winter months.

Skin care tip #3

Don’t forget the sunscreen! Just because it’s not blazing hot outside doesn’t mean that your skin is not in need of sun protection. Experts agree that exposed skin needs sun protection all year round, so don’t skip the sunscreen! If you want to reverse dark spots from sun exposure during the summer months, vitamin B3 and vitamin E can help with that, so look for a moisturizing complexion cream with these ingredients and SPF (sun protection factor) help protect and even out skin tone.

Skin care tip #4

Of course you need moisturizer all year round, but especially in the harsh winter months. Look for a moisturizer that contains Vitamin E to nourish skin and if you’re worried about an oily appearance, look for a cream with a matte finish to control oil and shine for the day, like our Clere Radiance Oil Control Vanishing Cream which can also even out skin tone!

By following some of these simple skin care tips, you’ll be able strike that balance between oil control and moisturizing during these drier fall and winter months and enjoy a more even skin tone to boot!