Fall is here. We know this, of course, because little cafes are selling pumpkin everything, scarves and leg warmers are starting to appear once again, and Pinterest is abuzz with 102 ways to decorate your home for fall. Thank you, autumn, for some of the greatest living! As you refashion your life around the change of season, don’t forget to shake up your beauty routine as well. Here are a few tips to get you, your skincare, and your makeup ready for fall!
Fall into the Right Moisturizer
You probably already know the drill: colder months call for more hydrating skincare. But is that always the case? Instead of following prescribed instructions for how to change your skincare every few months, you may find more success with simply observing your own skin. Yes, most people begin to see more dry patches appear when it cools off (and here are 8 reasons why!), but that may not be the case for you. The key is to pay attention to what goes on with your face.
If you do tend to be a little drier in fall, you have a few options beyond purchasing a new heavy moisturizer. Instead of removing your makeup with drying cleansers or wipes, try removing that foundation and mascara with pure Jojoba Oil. You’ll have a clean face with a boost of hydration. Also, since cold weather often means low humidity, try sleeping with a humidifier in your bedroom.
Fall into Pumpkin Masks
We know pumpkin tastes good (Hello, Pumpkin Spice lattes!), and we know it’s even good for us (pumpkin pie for breakfast, anyone?), but did you know that pumpkin has amazing benefits for your skin when directly applied? Pumpkin is full of vitamins and minerals that will help brighten and soothe. It can even prevent fine lines and help those with acne.
Simply add a drizzle of raw honey, and maybe even a few drops of your favorite face oil, to 100% pure pumpkin (make sure you’re not buying pumpkin pie filling!). Apply the mixture to your face for a few minutes and enjoy this relaxing fall-inspired treat.
Fall into Plum Lips
We all know the style of the 90s has been trying to push its way back into our lives for a few seasons, and it seems to be quite successful this fall in the realm of lipstick. Remember those dark plum lips you used to rock twenty years ago? It’s time to rock them once more! Fashion week was ablaze with this rich, purple-hued lip color.
After you expertly line your lips so the lipstick doesn’t seep past your lip line, you’ll be able to use your deep plumb lipstick. From the most expensive high-end lipstick to the cheapest drug store find, you’ll have no trouble finding this must-have color for fall. If you want to have a liner and lip color in one, try the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Train Bleu.