Summers have our focus fixed on lip balms and pink eyeshadow palettes. The breeze and the sun make us want to lather on sunscreen and stay on the beach all day long. Grease, oiling, and acne are our biggest enemies. When fall kicks in with winter following it on its heels, our beauty preferences take a U-turn.
We have to adjust our beauty routines to be able to keep the worst of weather influences at bay. NYC-based dermatologist Joshua Zeichner says, “Rapid fluctuations in weather can take its toll on our skin as it adjusts to the new environment.”
Not only do we have to adapt our skincare regimes but our makeup preferences as well. There are some colors and products that are more suitable for the season. Why? Because fashion says so. Similarly, body care and hair care products also need to be changed as from the tips of our hair to our toes, our biggest concern is dryness.
If you’re not sure what beauty products you need to get for this season, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of 6 beauty products that you need this fall.
Add A Face Oil To Your Routine
The benefits of face oils are vast. Did you know that ancient Egyptians used face oils to maintain their beauty? A good face oil can keep your skin aptly moisturized. It can also reduce wrinkles and decrease pore size. Moreover, it can protect skin by locking in the moisture and keeping toxins out. It can double up as a great primer for makeup as well.
The myth says that face oils can irritate your skin and birth acne. However, in truth, a face oil that suits you can actually make your zits vanish. There are several kinds of face oils ranging from tea tree oil to hibiscus oil. Pick one that works best for your skin type.
Our pick: La Mer The Renewal Oil
Bolden Your Lipstick Game
To match the falling leaves and the overall atmosphere, choose dark lip shades this year. If you don’t trust us on this one, just know that red is one of fall’s trending lip shades for 2018. Or you can take a hint from Rihanna and go for dark colors like maroon and plum. Go for the shade that suits your complexion best.
Wondering how to do that? Beauty expert and MUA Alexis Arenas says, “Check your wrist - blue veins: (cool) choose warm red lip colors; green veins: (warm) choose plum colors; A mix of green and blue? You are neutral and can wear anything!”
Our pick: Ma’Damn Mademoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick by Fenty Beauty
Get a Body Scrub
Exfoliation is important regardless of the season. With fall rolling in, we all cover ourselves trapping bacteria and dead skin cells inside. These can clog pores and call for exfoliation. Similarly, the skin on your hands, feet, face and the rest of the body also requires to be exfoliated.
You don’t only need exfoliation for cleaning your skin but also for getting rid of ingrown hairs. Moreover, your moisturizer would work better if you exfoliate as, without it, dead skin cells would be trapped. However, one point to keep in mind is that over exfoliation is not good for your skin. Especially, in winters.
Our pick: The Body Shop Shea Body Scrub
Stay Flawless With Zit Patches
Who likes pimples? No one. If a few pimples pop up uninvited, don’t let them lurk around for long. Put in an effort to heal and get rid of those zits and blemishes. To help yourself out, get your hands on acne patches. There are several different available in the beauty market. Initially, when these patches were introduced, it was thought they wouldn’t last.
However, here we are today - the patches still reign supreme. Here’s how acne patches work: you take a patch and apply it on your blemish or zit. Then you apply concealer on it and around the area to hide your little treatment. Make sure you wear on a patch that is thin and doesn’t come with adverse side effects for your skin.
Our pick: Hero Cosmetics Invisible Mighty Patch
Take Care Of Your Lips With A Lip Mask
Fall equates to dry and chapped lips. The sort of lips that are the exact opposite of cute. One thing that every lady wants; lips that stay plump all year long. Good thing there are ways to keep your lips in shape such as using a hydrating lip mask. You see dry and flaky lips allow infections inside. They also make lipstick application a nuisance.
“It’s so important to make sure that your mouth is taken care of. Lip products go on smoother and last longer. Chapped, peeling lips can bleed or even get infected. So always avoid that at all costs,” says celebrity makeup artist Mally Roncal.
Our pick: Kissu Lip Mask by Tatcha
Bag The Perfect Eyeshadow Palette
Like lipstick colors, the colors that you paint on your eyelids also need an alteration with the change in season. Go for oranges, peaches and subtle maroons that add glamor to your look without asking you to compromise on what’s trendy.
These shades don’t only compliment your lipstick, but they also go with your untanned look. Moreover, they’ll be perfectly useful trend-wise once fall wraps up to make space for winter. Several new eyeshadow palettes have dropped this season. Go for those which meet your preferences.
Our pick: Tarte Tartlette Toasted Eyeshadow Palette
Wrapping up, taking care of your skin is essential and so is following trends. The shades and products that worked for you in summer might not in fall and winter. This is why it is essential to revamp your collection. You can find discounts on beauty products by shopping during a sale or by using coupons. Just be wise when choosing your products. Know that everyone’s skin reacts differently to different products. The makeup and skincare items that suit one might not suit another.
Make sure to go for products that have hydrating qualities. Fall is going to treat your skin with dryness, better be prepared!