If you're like us, then you're probably squeezing out every ounce of summer
that's left. But, as much as we love the sunny season, there's one thing we're not going to miss when it ends: dry, tight skin
. Skin loses its moisture mojo by August because of environmental irritants that zap away natural oils, like pollution, UV rays, and salty sea water. Sure, you can amp up your moisturizer, but one of the best ways to restore soft, radiant skin for fall is to swap out your usual wipes or liquid foaming wash with a cleansing balm. These silky skincare products melt away makeup and grime with a gentle, moisture-rich cream, so your skin feels hydrated and supple, not tight and flaky. And, since any leftover ingredients soak into skin after you wipe the balm away, you may not even need a separate moisturizer
To get in on the cleansing balm trend and to give your skin a serious retreat from the drying effects of summer, check out our favorite options on the market.