Today’s post is a guest one in collaboration with Samantha Braddy: beauty writer at High Style Life magazine. Samantha has an unhealthy adoration for fashion, beauty and health, so she combined her passions to write about them.
As the temperatures drop and days grow shorter, the air becomes drier and our skin reacts to the weather change in a number of ways; often, the skin loses moisture, your scalp becomes flaky and your face gets easily irritated and red (we won’t even go into the hair frizz and flaky brows). But, it’s not just the fall; although summertime does feel wonderful, the skin is actively being damaged by all the salt water, chlorine and harsh sun rays during this time, leaving it irritated and oftentimes painful. Add pore clogging makeup into the mix and you’ve got yourself the skin that’s constantly being tortured. That being said, do have in mind that poor quality makeup, poor beauty routine and the transition from summer to autumn tend to damage the skin severely, and it’s up to you to help sooth it.
If you are unsure what steps to take in order to help your skin heal and treat it to a healthy beauty routine, follow these steps and witness your skin transform from gray to glowing.
The cleanser is everything! Well, not literally everything but one of the top essentials in your fall skincare routine. Find a cleanser that does a great job clearing your skin of impurities and wash your face thoroughly. Make sure the cleanser you choose is dermatologically tested; we love to consult a dermatologist when picking out our immediate cosmetics as that way we know we won’t be causing our skin any additional pain. Also, choose the one that agrees with your skin type.
Depending on your skin type, exfoliate regularly but not too often. Anything beyond two or three times a week is way too much and will harm your skin. Exfoliation helps dead skin removal and makes room for rejuvenated skin.
Although we do swear by a cleanser and its magical powers, truth is – it may sometimes fail us. A cleanser doesn’t always remove all the dirt from the skin; but, that’s why we’ve got toners to jump in and save the day. Use a cotton swab or a small piece of cotton soaked in toner to remove the extra dirt; massage it into your face to even your skin complexion. There’s no need to wash the face after; instead, let it air dry after this step.
After you’ve done the basics and let your skin dry, you move onto treating your skin’s specific needs like acne, hyperpigmentation, pimples, dark spots, rosacea, etc. For these types of skin problems, you are best advised to talk to your dermatologist or trusted cosmetician to recommend products that work best with your skin. Don’t ever go for off-the-shelf products randomly; rather, read the labels and go for organic, mineral or vegan skincare.
Although a very important step in a healthy skincare routine, moisturizing often gets left out. The skin that’s left untreated will produce its own moisture, usually resulting in breakouts (yes, those horrible, horrible whiteheads). A quality moisturizer will take you a long way, so make sure you read the labels and choose natural products. We trust Mukti to give our skin just the right amount of moisture and nourishment all while encouraging an organic and vegan living. Why wouldn’t you try it too?
If you’ve gone through all the steps carefully, the next stop to rounding up the routine and prepare your skin for makeup is using a primer. A primer creates a healthy barrier between your makeup and your skin all the while evening it out to allow the makeup to stay flawless longer, especially during cold(ish) fall days.
Well, what do you think of Samantha’s tips? Do you have any secret skincare tip to share with us? Let us know in the comments section below.
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