Now that you’ve officially traded your bronzers and shimmery lip-glosses for cheek stains dark lip, it’s time to turn your attention to transitioning your skin routine as well! For me once the weather gets chillier, my skin will begin to feel dry, flaky and even sometimes chapped. Since I usually feel this way as the season’s change I wanted to share my most treasured secrets with you in hopes that they are helpful!
1.) Hot or Not: A hot, steamy shower may feel great, but it’s actually making your dry skin worse. Your hot showers are stripping your body of its natural oil barrier, and you need that barrier to help retain moisture and keep your skin smooth and moist. My best tip for this is to immediately slather on my favorite lotion to lock in moisture post shower!
2.) Sunscreen Saver: A lot of people ditch the sunscreen once fall rolls around – BIG MISTAKE! Just because you can’t see the sun’s rays doesn’t mean it isn’t affecting your skin. For those of you who live in snowier areas, the snow’s glare can be especially damaging to your skin. Make sure to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen to your face before stepping outside, no matter how gloomy it looks.
3.) Switch It Up: When it comes to your skin routine, fall is the best time to switch to milder cleansers and richer moisturizers. Since the cold weather dries out your skin, help it out by using a creamier lotion or moisturizer. In my opinion do the same with my makeup products – for example, swap your powder blush for a cream blush to give your skin that dewy glow and it will cover up any dryness that you may have.
4.) Exfoliate Less: When it came to my dry or flaky skin I used to immediately reach for my trusty face brush or exfoliating body wash. After all, if we can buff away any flakes on our lips, the same should apply to our face and body, right? WRONG!!! Thirsty skin peels, and exfoliating it can lead to more skin irritation and dryness. Quench your skins thirst by moisturizing and ONLY exfoliate or dry brush afterwards if necessary.
5.) Prime Time: One of my go to products for my face to create that soft and smooth canvas would be to use a primer. As we all know most foundations are usually pretty drying to the skin, although if you apply a primer as your base it will prevent your product from settling into any lines on your skin and will give you that long lasting look morning to night! During the colder months, I also recommend warming up your foundation with your fingers for a smooth, even finish to complete your look.
I hope my tips work for you and if you have any comments, questions or topic requests please find me on Facebook as well Instagram (@rubymakeupacademy)!