I'm not sure where this summer went. I don't even remember June, and I'm pretty sure July lasted about 2 days. August? Yeah, that flew by and we are in our second week of school now! At this rate, I think I'll be sipping a pumpkin spice latte whilst wearing Ugg boots next week.
It's time to start thinking about changing my beauty routine from summer to fall. My hair and skin both have different needs in the fall, so I usually get a lot of new products. Here are my top fall beauty tips for your skin, hair, and makeup.
These fall beauty tips will help you transition your routine from summer to fall. Links in this post may be affiliate links, which means that I earn a small commission from sales at no extra cost to you.
Moisturizing Body Wash
The first thing that I switch out from summer to autumn is my body wash. In the summer, I use fun, fruity scented soaps and body washes. In the fall, those same body washes will dry out my skin terribly. I prefer to use handmade soap that I either make or buy locally, but I also use OGX Hydrating Argan Oil body wash because it's sulfate free.
Sugar scrubs are great for your skin at any time of the year, but in the fall, they pack a double punch. The sugar exfoliates dead skin to keep dry skin at bay, and the oils moisturize your skin to prevent dry skin from starting. I have several recipes for sugar scrubs like this Strawberry Mojito Sugar Scrub or this Caramel Coffee Sugar Scrub. If you'd rather buy one, I really like Tree Hut Shea Butter Scrub in Coconut Lime.
In the summer, I rarely use a moisturizer. In the fall, I start using one every day, sometimes twice a day. It's best to use it right after you shower to trap the moisture in your skin, but I also use it at night if I shower in the morning. My skin can get so dry that I scratch it open, so I definitely go overboard on the lotion! I usually use this easy shea butter lotion recipe. If I run out of that, I will use Eucerin Intensive Repair Very Dry Skin Lotion because it is the only lotion that calms my skin.
You probably wear sunscreen all summer, but you'll need it in the fall as well. I love the La Roche-Posay Primer because it can go on under any makeup, and I can use any moisturizer with it.
I have dry skin all over, so it's no wonder that my feet get really dry. I mean really, really dry. I use my Amope Pedi Perfect often and lotion every night. My favorite handmade lotion is rose salve for dry skin with rosehips oil. Hands down, the best lotion that I have ever used on my feet is the Sally Hansen Night Time Heel Repair Lotion
My cuticles get extremely dry in the winter to the point where they crack. I use jojoba oil or grapeseed oil as an inexpensive cuticle oil.
Darker Nail Colors
Fall is when nail polishes get darker and warmer. The new Washington DC collection from OPI is amazing for fall.
Nourish Your Hair
The sun's rays and chlorine can dry out your hair. I switched to L'Oreal Paris Extraordinary Oil a few weeks ago, and I love it. My hair has never been this soft.
What are your favorite fall beauty tips?