Skincare and Beauty Products for Fall
Fall is upon us. For real, summer is officially over and it is fall or autumn, whichever you prefer. But, what does that mean for your beauty routine? Well, depending on your skin type, it can mean a heck of a lot. With the cooler weather, our skin reacts and not always pleasantly. Just as we get allergies we have to start wearing more layers, and begin drinking hot cocoa again, our skincare regimes need a bit of a jolt. I am sure you noticed in the last few months your skin may have been a bit more greasy because of humidity and heat, but now that the temperature is beginning to drop, and pretty soon we will turn our heaters on, your skin will most likely start to get a bit parched. And that increase in dryness is not only localized on your cheeks, but also your lips, back, legs, and under eyes. So, other than amping up your moisturizer game, here is how you can make your skincare routine work this fall.
DHC Cleansing Oil
First up, makeup removal. By the end of the day in summer, your makeup has likely melted halfway off. So, going in with a wipe seems like enough. But, toss the wipes and go for something oil based as the days grow colder. Makeup wipes can severely dehydrate your skin. And if you instead opt for an oil-based cleanser, it will help to balance your skin whether you are oily, dry, or combination. Almost immediately, you will feel a difference in your skin’s texture. It will feel soft and supple rather than tight and dry. The DHC Cleansing Oil is a best-seller and for good reasons.
Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Eye Cream
Take a few extra steps up in the eye cream department. Whether you have crow’s feet, under eye bags, or just dryness under your eyes, going for a heavier eye cream will do wonders. I don’t know about you, but in winter my under eyes are crepey and flakey, and it is nearly impossible to apply concealer on them without looking like the crypt keeper. So instead of reaching for a lightweight eye cream like the one you reach for in summer months, take it a step up with something a bit heavier. I adore the Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Eye Cream, as it helps your skin retain moisture all day. It can be used day or night and is thick enough to keep my under eyes soft and supple, while still looking flawless under makeup.
Cerave Lip Balm
Your lips need love too. We all know the struggle. Fall is here and you want to dive into your berry lip colors, but as soon as you apply one, it exaggerates and lines, dries or flakes on your lips. In order to be able to rock your favorite fall lip trends, go in with a handy lip scrub. It will help slough off any dead skin, and leave your lips smooth and ready for a nice balm. If you don’t want to buy one, you can make one yourself under 2 mins by checking this 5 DIY Holiday Lip Scrubs (with organic ingredients and yummy flavors). Make sure to always use with something lightweight under your lipstick like the Cerave Lip Balm, but at night opt for a lip mask to rejuvenate your lips for AM makeup application, the best option is the Tatcha Kissu Lip Mask formulated with Japanese ancient beauty secrets passed down through generations.
Castle Baths Tre’ Yours Mediterranean Breeze Dead Sea Salt Body Scrub
Scrub a dub dub. Your body is not just parched for moisture, but when your skin gets dry and flaky that top layer of dry skin leaves it looking dull. To combat rough texture, a dull tone, and in order to reboot your skin for the colder months use a gentle scrub. We’ve recently discovered the Castle Baths Thre’ Yours Mediterranean Dead Sea Salt Scrub, Fatima has tried it and swears by it. She has a sensitive skin that goes quickly out of balance from greasy to extremely dry. And this one smoothly removed dead cells while adding oils into the epiderm during the scrubbing process. It is purely made in natural ingredients including Dead Sea salt from Israel, organic coconut oil, unrefined shea butter, cold-pressed rice bran oil, vegetable glycerin, wild crafted rosemary oil, and high altitude french lavender and peppermint. It's like a mini-vacation to an Italian spa, with a side trip to the Dead Sea, all without the jet lag. Sounds wonderful hè?
Murad Perfecting Day Cream & Ole Henriksen Goodnight Glow Crème
Moisturize day and night. Moisturizer is a staple of any decent skincare routine, but if you aren’t using the right one for you at the right time of year, you may as well not be using one at all. In the morning, you should still be reaching for a moisturizer with SPF or layering up the two. Just because the sun may not look like it is in full force that does not mean you are free from sun damages. You will also want something that is easy to apply makeup on top of (if you wear makeup that is). Something lightweight, yet hydrating is ideal for fall days. Something that helps fight free radicals will also help your skin a lot this season. The Murad Perfecting Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 PA+++ is perfect for daytime. And for overnight, something heavier will give your skin that drink it so desperately needs. Try the OLEHENRIKSEN Goodnight Glow Retin-ALT Sleeping Crème for moisture plus a handful of anti-aging benefits.
Water. Water. Water
In summer, it makes sense to stay hydrated, because you are sweating and probably pretty darn thirsty. But in winter, we may forego the water and reach for coffee and tea, which are dehydrating. Just because it is chilly out and you are cuddled up in a sweater watching 31 Nights of Halloween does not mean you should stop hydrating from the inside out. What you eat and drink is half of the battle when it comes to skincare. So try to set an alarm or reminder to get in your daily dose of water. Your skin will thank you when it looks nice and plump.
Lower the water temperature. This may seem counterintuitive as the days grow colder, but even though washing your face or taking a shower with hot water may feel nice, it can greatly damage and dehydrate your skin. I am not saying you need to take a cold shower, but letting burning hot water run down your back, your legs, your face, and the more delicate areas like your neck, will only make you even drier than the constant cold breeze and warm gusts of heat already cause. Not to mention, using steamy hot water can dry out your scalp, giving you dandruff and drier hair.
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