Fall Beauty Tips & Trends

Today is the first day of fall, and even though it doesn't feel like it in most parts of the country, it does start today!  In honor of the change in season, we are devoting this week's beauty tip post to changes in your beauty routine that should revolve around the change in temperature. When the season and temperature changes, so should your beauty routine.  Your hair and skin react differently to cooler climates, so you need to redefine your regimen to get the results you want to see. If you want to adapt when the weather gets colder, take note of these fall beauty tips to keep your skin healthy and your hair looking beautiful.

Prevent Chapped Lips

Many women only experience chapped lips in the Fall and Winter months. Avoid licking your lips and use a moisturizing lipstick in the daytime hours and apply lip balm before you go to bed. If you're a teen, enjoy the many lip products on the market for your age group and dazzle your smile.

To remove any unwanted dry skin off of your lips, you can exfoliate them with your toothbrush when you brush your teeth. In a pinch, add a dab of Vaseline to protect them.

Now that we are just past the autumnal equinox, it is time to shake up your beauty routine to adjust for the cooler months coming. The Fall is a time of change. Making small and subtle changes now will help you look and feel your best this season.

Here are some Fall beauty tips that are easy to incorporate into your routine.

Skin

As the winds change, it is likely that your skin will be exposed to dryness and chapping. Look to the produce of the season to prepare a nourishing mask for your skin. Pumpkin is ideal – not only is it high in vitamin A, C and antioxidants, it has wonderful moisturizing properties.

Prepare a mask of 2 Tbs cooked pumpkin and 1 Tbs honey. Apply it all over your face and leave for about 10-15 minutes before washing off.

Hair

Just as the trees shed their leaves you also tend to shed more hair during this season. Condition your scalp to strengthen fine, new hairs right at the beginning of their growth period.

Nails

Your nails are likely to become brittle as the weather changes. Keep them well filed to avoid snags that lead to ripping and breakage. Also avoid fast drying nail polishes as they contains isopropyl alcohol (IPA) which causes them to become even more brittle and flaky.

Moisturize your nails and hands with a thick natural moisturizer. Sesame oil is wonderful, you need just a few teaspoonfuls. Add a few drops of tea tree oil to help keep harmful bacteria away (especially from your toenails).

Body

It’s likely you will have put away your summer shorts in favor of jeans, trousers and stockings. Even though you cannot see the dry skin on your legs, it exists and will probably increase through the season. It’s an ideal time to exfoliate.

Prepare a scrub from 1/2 cup cooked, pureed pumpkin and 1/2 cup brown sugar. Apply to your body using gentle, circular motions and then rinse off with warm water.

We hope that these simple beauty tips help inspire you as you prepare for fall.  Check back next week when we talk tips for spray tanning.

Have a great weekend!