As of Friday, September 21, 2012, we can bid our ‘goodbye’ to summer, and say ‘hello’ to fall. Though we experience weather changes four times a year, the transition to the colder months always seems to be the hardest. What better way to usher in the new fall season than with a new product or two to help your skin look its best. This fall embrace skincare products that will repair, smooth, and brighten your skin. Here are my favorite fall (and winter) skincare products.
One of my favorite products to use year-round is bath/shower exfoliating gloves. Just use these gloves with your favorite soap or body wash, and let your journey to soft, smooth skin begin. The distinct textured fibers will deeply clean and revive dull and dry skin, leaving you feeling completely refreshed and smooth. These gloves can be found at any bath and body shop or drugstore, and they are affordable. This pair is from Clean Logic Body Care.
Here are my picks!
Kiss My Face Organic Foot Scrub in Peppermint ($8.99) comes in a 4 fl oz squeeze tube. I like packaging like this because you can easily get out all of the product even when it is down to the last drop. Of course the scrub is gritty, it’s a scrub. Thanks to ingredients like natural pumice and walnut shells, my feet are left feeling soft and dry skin-free.
Clean Logic Body Care Smoothing Pumice Stone ($1.99) along with the Kiss My Face Organic Foot Scrub will have your feet saying ‘Thank You’. Make scrubbing with this smoothing pumice stone part of your regular, everyday shower routine to keep your toes in tip top shape at all times.
After you’re done ridding your feet of dry skin, be sure to apply a foot crème. Kiss My Face has a pairing foot crème; however, I was not completely satisfied with it. It moisturized my feet for a short period of time; I’ve had a better experience with other products.
If you were like me a year ago, and do not own a Clarisonic, the best way to exfoliate during the colder months is to use an oil-based scrub. The summer sun and chlorine tend to leave the skin feeling dry and flaky. Oil-based scrubs are wonderful because they exfoliate and hydrate. My favorite scrub, when I want to give my Clarisonic Mia a break is the Happy Face Foaming Scrub from Sugared Beauty. It’s an all-natural, handmade scrub. It leaves my skin feeling as soft as my daughter’s baby skin. My skin doesn’t even feel dry or tight afterward. I let my sister use it and she stole it because she loved it so much.
Other Fall Skincare tips:
- Switch from lotion to cream. As the air becomes drier, your skin needs a thicker moisturizer. Creams provide a stronger oily barrier, which means they both reduce water loss from the outer layer of skin and provide hydration to this layer of skin at the same time.
- Protect your lips. Keep lips moisturized and kissably soft. Use a non-petroleum based lip balm for best results. You can use a homemade sugar scrub to exfoliate them as well. Olive oil +
- Invest in hand cream. Hands often become dry and cracked during fall and winter. Start moisturizing your hands now to ensure soft, supple hands all winter long.
What is your Fall Skincare routine? Has it changed?
Disclosure: Some items (Kiss My Face & Sugared Beauty) were sent to me by the company or its PR representative for review purposes. I was not compensated monetarily for this post. I am in no way affiliated with the brands mentioned in this post. These are my honest opinions.