For some, fall is not just around the corner – it’s here! We were just as shocked to see the beginning of another school year and end of August approach as fast as it did. No longer can we spend our days gallivanting at the pool or fantasizing about how to make the most of our summer work vacations. Labor day has come and gone and our countdowns to Thanksgiving and Christmas are beginning to seem less ridiculous as we realize that it’s just DAYS away . . . not months (Specifically 70 days until Thanksgiving to be exact).
So, it’s time to ditch your beach towels and prepare for the upcoming fall season. We’ve got four tips on how to rock the best you during this transition:
- Start preparing you skin!! This might seem obvious to many, but the changes in the seasons can, and quite possibly will, wreck havoc on your skin if you’re not prepared. The sooner you begin preparing your skin, the better. Start by monitoring your skin products and switching them up a bit. Fall is a time to pamper your skin and make sure it stays out of the chapped and raw zone. Choosing a different face wash and face lotion can do wonders – but don't forget the SPF. Even a small dose of SPF in your makeup can help the transition since the sun is still out and the cold temperatures will only aggravate your skin if not protected. Also – if you haven’t started, now is the perfect time to pick up your exfoliating and moisturizing routines. Exfoliating on a regular basis is a perfect way to help keep your skin fresh and will allow it to absorb more moisture. A great way to keep up with that is to add a regular waxing regiment to your beauty routine. Waxing not only removes hair for a longer period of time then shaving, but it helps remove any dirt and dead skin from the body - thus leaving you a clean slate to work with! This will save you when December comes and your skin is cracked and dry.
- Welcome fall floral patterns and bolder than normal makeup. It can be scary, yes…. But it’s about time you welcome the wonderful colors of fall into your closet. Fashionising.com offers an excellent guide into the brilliant world of this year’s colors -- don’t be afraid to get in the mix. Strong hues can go a long way when making that important impression and the best time to give into those darker hues is NOW! As well, lipstick should become your best friend in fall. Now is the time to bust out those too dark or heavy colors unworthy of spring and draw attention to your (not chapped and dry – see #1) lips. This fall, we’re loving colors such a cranberry, hydrangea and of course those deep shades of crimson.
- Learn how to get ready fast! Let’s face it; even the most prompt of us has fallen behind on time once or twice in our life. Now that the seasons are beginning to change and we’re going to be losing more and more light, it becomes harder to drag ourselves out of bed, especially when everything outside of your covers feels downright arctic. Not to mention, that you’re going to have to re-evaluate your travel schedule if you live anywhere where snow can be a major factor. So what do you do? Make a routine that works for you. Showering at night can help save you time in the morning, especially if you’re known for over-hitting that snooze button. Always running out of time to do your hair? Learn how to master the Perfect Ponytail and not only will you look polished and chic but you’ll also never have a bad hair day again. Learn to use less makeup, but make it work for you. Meaning just because it’s fall doesn't mean you need to over-pile the makeup. Stick to a simple routine and you will be rewarded in the end. For example, a swift and light layer of concealer to even out skin tone, a swipe of your favorite mascara to lengthen lashes and a final touch of that new, bold lipstick and you’re out the door looking fab!
- Our last tip? Have fun and enjoy time with your family and friends. That is what fall is all about! So stick to your time commitments to your friends and family, and just enjoy the seasons changing. “A Fallen leaf is nothing more than summer’s wave goodbye,” so be patient and remember to look at the leaves changing. Spring and summer will be back just as quickly as they go!
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