5 BEAUTY TIPS TO TRY THIS FALL!
Have you ever asked yourself, "How do I keep my skin beautiful and healthy even during the colder months?" As the air gets cooler, we can sense our skin getting drier, itchy. We can even notice signs of skin cracks. These are all unpleasant things that can keep your skin and confidence from smiling, so today is the day to help prevent them.
Past years, I've had the experience of getting the most hurtful cracks on my hands to a point where they would bleed. It was even more painful when I would wash my hands because the cracks that have turned into wounds would sting from the water. I'm so happy this doesn't happen anymore, but to get to this point, I had to make a change in my diet and beauty routine. This is how the idea for this blog post came about.
If you have a hard time keeping your skin feeling hydrated, I hope my skincare tips bring you a more positive outcome. Are you ready for your skin to happily glow this fall? ME TOOOOO!
1. GET A FACIAL
If you've been wanting to splurge on a facial, right now is the best time to do it. You'll see a complete transformation in your skin complexion with just one treatment. The skin will look nourished, exfoliated and clean. It will feel exactly the way it feels during the summer even though in reality it's autumn...cold and dry.
I completely understand if at this moment with the difficulties we're all facing, a skin facial is out of the question for you. What do we do then? Well, the next best thing is trying a new mask or peel at home - a DIY facial. Your skin will be super grateful and you can do this an hour before going to bed in the comfort of your own home. An absolute favorite of mine (currently using) is the Cold Plunge Olehenriksen Pore Mask made of clay and snow lotus extract. You can imagine how lovely it smells and feels. I keep it on for up to an hour and once I wash it off with warm water, my skin feels brand new. What's your favorite face mask or peel?
Also, you can add a jade roller afterwards to massage the muscles of the face and increase your circulation. Not only that, but a few minutes of massaging the face with a roller, you'll ease muscle tension, get rid of toxins and puffiness. I'm all for it! Plus, it's super simple and feels so nice on your skin!!!
Another super important factor to take into account is to keep your skin moisturized...the more, the better! In the colder months, I'm often juggling different body lotions and face creams because without them the absence can be seen, and worst yet, felt.
Not only that, but you've also got to drink more water. Make it a mission to drink a full bottle a day. More liquids will improve your daily energy and skin glow. The saying..."everything starts from within" is completely true.
3. TOSS ANY OLD/EXPIRED PRODUCTS
How to keep your beauty products in a good condition? Well, always keep your eyes on the expiration date. Just like the food we eat, beauty items have an icon with a number on it. That number tells the number of months that product is safe to use for after opening it. Also, you can tell by the change of color or the funky smell. Any sign of this, you've got to get rid of the product no matter how much you love it. Your skin, just like your body, deserves the BEST!
This is why it's very convenient to buy just one of everything, not 3 new palettes or 5 new mascaras. After you are fully finished with one item, you can always head back to the store and replace it. Otherwise, you'll end up with lots of beauty products in your drawers, which you might never end up using. This is how I buy skincare and make-up products! I save money and at the same time fully use each product.
4. USE SUNSCREEN
Throughout the years, I learned that sunscreen isn't just a "summer thing". Unfortunately, I learned this lesson the hard way because applying sunscreen was a habit that I had to practice and get used to. Now, it's completely locked in and comes like second nature to me. I apply it even during the fall and winter months. It's super important because even though it's cold outside, the damaging UV rays can still burn your skin and eventually damage it. That's not the look we're going for, so before going-out take a few minutes to apply your sunscreen.
During these seasons, a sunscreen with a SPF 30 or higher is just fine. It will feel light on your skin and of course, your skin will greatly benefit from it.
5. AVOID PRODUCTS WITH HARSH INGREDIENTS
This topic is so important! There can be found so many harsh ingredients in your skincare and make-up products, but thankfully there are plenty of brands who focus on clean, natural beauty. I love seeing the increase in them! I think it's very important to not only be commercial oriented, but to create products that benefit our skin and help improve our overall health. These brands include Rare Beauty, Honest Beauty, SK-II, Tatcha, Drunk Elephant and plenty more. Which clean brand do you love?
As for the ingredients to avoid next time you're buying beauty products...parabens, sulfates, phthalates (the main ones). Be cautious of what you're buying and mostly what you're using. I'm still learning lots about this topic and as I get older, I'm more careful of what I apply on my skin.
What beauty tips do you follow during the fall/winter? Is there something I have missed? Let me know!
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