With back to school and Labor Day weekend here, summer is finally coming to a close. As always, it was amazing while it lasted but I’m ready to switch up my beauty routine a bit. We all know that summer is for minimal, au naturel beauty looks – why bother with a 5-step beauty routine that will just melt away with the sun? Fall is more about experimenting with beauty and maybe even channeling a darker aesthetic. We’ll get to more fall beauty looks later, but there are things you can do now.
Just Add Sea Water – Your days spent soaking up the saltwater may be numbered, but you can still reap the beauty benefits of sea water long after summer’s end. Choose a rejuvenating saltwater wash like The H20+ Spa Sea Salt Body Wash for a dose of antioxidants and nutrients that will stay with you long after you replace the beach with pumpkin patches and hayrides.
Change Up Your Moisturizer – Dryer environments call for added hydration, and that lightweight, barely-there moisturizer you’ve been using (or forgetting to use) all summer just won’t cut it. Prep your skin early by changing out your current body lotions for thicker, more heavy-duty moisturizers like Kiehl’s Creme De Corps for a blast of hydration to combat even the most unruly fall days.
Swap Brights for Berries – Swap out your summer glow makeup for bolder, richer hues like berry shades and jewel tones. While you can absolutely still wear bronzer in the fall, a deep pink blush or cheek stain pairs well with red lips and fall fashion trends. Still too hot to forego the minimalist makeup routine? Test the waters with a bold mani using essie Style Cartel or butter LONDON ‘Brick Lane’ Nail Lacquer in Cor Blime.
Upgrade your Base – Whether you’ve been swiping on a minimal primer or skipping it altogether the last few months, primer can actually combat the elements by nourishing skin. The trick is to choose one packed with nutrients. For example, KORRES Face Primer is 99% natural, antioxidant rich, and loaded with vitamin E, which is known to promote skin health.
Have you started making the move to fall beauty yet?