‘I’m a Dermatologist, and These Are the 5 Essentials I Recommend for Radiant Skin This Fall’

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Fall is in the running for the (unofficial) Most Confusing Time of Year Award. The daytime weather feels more piña colada than pumpkin spice, but by evening you’re wishing you were wearing jeans instead of a sundress.

It’s not just your taste buds and your wardrobe that are mixed up—fall can be a similarly confusing time for your skin-care routine, too.

According to board-certified dermatologist Rachel Nazarian, MD, FAAD, maintaining healthy-looking, radiant skin during this time of year is all about finding the Goldilocks balance between warm- and cool-weather care.

"Fall can be tricky,” Dr. Nazarian says. “The weather cools, so skin has a tendency to start to dry, but radiation and sun exposure are still present so protection needs to remain a priority."

If you want to keep your summer glow going during this transition period, check out Dr. Nazarian's five essentials for maintaining radiant skin this fall—all of which are available on QVC (yes, the shopping channel, but online), along with loads of other top-notch home, beauty, and fashion must-haves. Added bonus? They frequently have flash deals on products that never seem to go on sale—like the ones below.

Shop Essentials for Radiant Skin

Sunday Riley Pink Drink Firming Resurfacing Essence Duo — $62.00

Have you noticed that as the weather’s cooled your skin is starting to feel a little drier than usual? That’s because the humidity has started to drop, Dr. Nazarian says. She recommends swapping out drying products like retinoids for a more moisturizing, peptide-heavy product, like this essence from Sunday Riley. “I am always a fan of peptides, as they’re generally a way to encourage anti-aging pathways in the skin,” she says.

StriVectin Super-C Retinol Brighten & Correct Vitamin C Serum — $72.00

Formulated with vitamin C, retinol, and acerola cherry extract, this lightweight serum from StriVectin helps to visibly brighten complexion. Just make sure to follow it with your favorite moisturizer to keep skin hydrated.

tarte Shape Tape Radiant Concealer and Sponge — $31.00

When your under-eyes need a brightening pick-me-up or you want to cover up a blemish, Dr. Nazarian suggests you turn to this fan-favorite concealer for its skin-care ingredients. “Makeup with hydrating ingredients [is] a good idea when the weather cools,” she says. “Ingredients like squalene and hyaluronic acid can… improve how well [your skin] holds onto moisture.” Added bonus? It comes with a makeup sponge that’ll help you blend out the concealer.

Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask 5.1-oz Duo — $63.00

Dealing with dull skin in the fall is no joke—but exfoliating with this pumpkin mask will help your face look smoother and more radiant. Plus, using it will leave you feeling festive, thanks to its pumpkin pie scent.

Sunday Riley Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment 1-oz Duo — $153.00

Don’t have time to do an exfoliating mask? No worries because this lactic acid treatment will exfoliate your skin (and make it glowier), minus all the waiting-around-for-it-to-dry time. “Lactic acid offers a more gentle exfoliation than scrubs and physical exfoliation,” Dr. Nazarian says. And in the fall, healthy-looking skin is always a radiance-boosting win.

Want to stock up on radiant skin essentials? New customers can use code WELLGOODQVC30 on QVC's website to get $30 off a purchase of $60 or more.

Note: Prices taken at the time of publication.

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