We’ve been pretty fall fashion crazy around here lately, and while nothing beats slipping into some thick wool tights and soft, chubby cardigans, it’s also the time of year when it might be a good idea to switch up your beauty regimen a smidge, too. A few ideas, after the jump!
- Switch up your skincare routine: Chances are your skin is already getting drier and flakier, since your summer cleanser and light moisturizer (if you were using any) just isn’t cutting it anymore. Do keep exfoliating — you need to keep removing dead skin, but switch to a non-irritating, oil-based cleanser (try Shu Uemura Cleansing Beauty Oil, $32; it’s rad and a little goes a long way) and start using a creamier moisturizer. I love Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Sensitive Skin Lotion SPF 15, $10, because it’s cheap, derms recommend it, and it has SPF. You’ll also probably want to start lubing up after the shower, too. Aveeno Skin Relief, $12 for a two-pack, is great because, again, it’s really affordable, but gets the job done.
- Sort out your hair: In the summer we tend to let hair grow. All the sun and surf it was exposed to makes for a dull surface and plenty of split ends. Get a trim and, if you can afford it, ask for an added conditioning treatment. You can also do this at home by leaving in an extra rich conditioner like Alberto VO5 Daily Hair Recovery Deep Conditioning Treatment, $4, for an afternoon. Could be a fun time to start wearing your hair differently, too. Our Nina recently broke down how to use velcro curlers and a couple of us are intrigued.
- Make subtle seasonal changes: A friend of mine dyes her eyebrows slightly darker for fall and insists that it enhances her skin and eye color. Why not? You could also ask for a gloss hair treatment in a darker, richer tone to enhance the color (and it’s usually a lot cheaper than a straight-up dye single-process), or start wearing a berry-colored lipstick to warm up your complexion. Nars Tamango, $24, is a gorgeous cabernet color that will look pretty with tweedy fall fabrics. Ditto for nails — classic red looks great right now, or try jewel-tones.
Do you do anything different, beauty-wise, for fall? Share tips, please!