As the seasons change, you may find it’s time to update which skin care products you use. Even if you love your current picks, your fall skin care essentials probably won’t be the same as the ones you loved throughout summer. So, it’s probably a smart idea to start swapping out your products.
As you’re probably well aware by now, the first step in your skin care routine should be cleansing. Meaning: Finding the right facial cleanser for fall will be critical as you transition your skin care routine from summer to autumn. Don’t worry, this isn’t another stressful task to tack onto your list. Keep reading to find the eight best facial cleansers for fall plus tips to complete your regimen.
OUR BEST FALL FACIAL CLEANSER FOR BRIGHTENING
You don’t have to struggle with dull-looking skin. Get your visage back in order with the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 3.5% Glycolic Acid Cleanser. This beauty staple is formulated with pure glycolic acid, which resurfaces skin while removing excess oils to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion.
How to use it: Lather a small amount of cleanser in wet hands and gently massage onto the skin in circular motions. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water and pat dry.
OUR BEST FALL FACIAL CLEANSER FOR ROUGH SKIN
If your skin feels a bit rough, consider using the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Exfoliate & Refine Cleanser. This clay offering is enhanced with red algae and goes beyond cleansing to exfoliate the surface of your skin. After use, your face is purified of dirt, oil, and pollution, leaving it with a clean, clear, and smoother look.
How to use it: Squeeze the clay cleanser into your hands and add water to transform it from clay to mousse. Gently massage it onto your face using circular motions, avoiding your eye area. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water and pat dry.
OUR BEST FALL FACIAL CLEANSER FOR REDUCING SHINE
Greasy-looking skin is a no-no. Take back control with the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Cleanser. This pick is formulated with charcoal and works to purify the skin’s surface. In turn, you can count on flaunting a radiant-looking complexion sans the shine.
How to use it: You already know the drill: Mix this product with water to transform it from clay to mousse. Massage it onto your face using circular motions, avoiding your eye area. Rinse and pat dry.
OUR BEST FALL FACIAL CLEANSER FOR UNEVEN SKIN TONE
There is no harm in treating your complexion to a spa-like experience by using a facial scrub to cleanse your skin. That’s why we love the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Bright Reveal Brightening Daily Scrub Cleanser. This pick is formulated with gentle micro-pearls and glycolic acid to help exfoliate dullness and impurities from the surface of skin.
How to use it: Lather the scrub cleanser in wet hands and gently massage it onto your skin. Rinse and pat dry.
Editor’s note: Keep in mind that alpha-hydroxy acids—like glycolic acid—can increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun. So, it’s an absolute must to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher as directed after using this scrub cleanser.
OUR BEST FALL FACIAL CLEANSER FOR OILY SKIN
Dealing with oily skin can be an absolute struggle. However, that doesn’t mean that it’s impossible to manage your complexion. Give the L’Oréal Paris Ideal Clean All Skin Types Foaming Gel Cleanser a try. This product works wonders to remove excess oils and impurities from your face without the harsh feel.
How to use it: Wet your hands and work a small amount of gel into a foamy lather. Massage it onto your face in gentle, circular motions, before rinsing off with lukewarm water.
OUR BEST FALL FACIAL CLEANSER FOR DRY SKIN
If you have dry skin, it’s best to reach for a cleanser that hydrates and soothes. And the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Nourishing Cream Cleanser is just what you need. This cream offering is formulated with nurturing oils to help gently yet effectively remove traces of makeup. So, you can get a round of cleansing in without fear of overdrying your skin.
How to use it: Every morning and evening, lather the cleanser into wet hands and gently massage it onto the skin. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry.
OUR BEST FALL FACIAL CLEANSER FOR ALL SKIN TYPES
If you’re not too sure about your skin type, that doesn’t mean you should avoid cleansing altogether. A micellar water will be a safe bet for just about anyone. The L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof – All Skin Types is a no-rinse formula that helps remove makeup, dirt, and debris from the surface of your skin all in one step. Not to mention, it intensely purifies and can be used to remove waterproof makeup.
How to use it: Saturate a cotton pad with the micellar water, then wipe the pad across your face until clean. Hold the soaked pad against your lid for a few moments, and easily wipe away eye makeup.
OUR BEST FALL FACIAL CLEANSER FOR WHEN YOU’RE IN A RUSH
When you get a little lazy with your skin care routine, cleansing wipes can save the day. You can keep a pack on your nightstand and quickly cleanse and remove makeup—even waterproof mascara—without drying out your visage. Try the L’Oréal Paris Ideal Clean™ All Skin Types Makeup Removing Towelettes for an option that’s suitable for all skin types.
How to use it: Wipe the towelette over your face until you’re completely clean.
HOW TO COMPLETE YOUR SKIN CARE ROUTINE
Once you’ve settled on a new facial cleanser for fall, don’t think that your work ends there. After cleansing, it’s important to apply a facial moisturizer to help lock in hydration. Be sure to look for a moisturizer that suits your skin care concerns and type. Try the L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care - Normal/ Dry Skin, L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care - Normal/Oily Skin, or L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care – Extra Dry Skin. Each option is formulated with hyaluronic acid and aloe vera water and helps provide long-lasting hydration.
Next: If you’re in the mood for more skin care tips, there are plenty to add to your regimen. Get your morning routine in order by reading our article, The Morning Skin Care Routine You Should Never Skip.
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