Upgrade Your Fall Beauty Routine with these 10 Tips
Although you may still be reminiscing about golden, summer days, fall is finally here... and with the change in season comes changes in your beauty routine. The fall season brings forth chillier days and a new color palette of browns, plums, and reds- great for trying out a new makeup look or hairstyle! Plus, don’t forget that your skincare routine will need to change to adjust to the new climate as well. With all this change, it’s often hard to keep track of it all!
That’s why we’ve compiled an easy list of tips for upgrading your fall skincare, beauty, and hair care routines. Let’s get started:
Tip: Focus on Hydration
Your skin may be prone to dryness as the temperature outside begins to drop and humidity levels decrease. To counteract the chilly, dry weather, switch out your light summer moisturizer for a thicker, water-based formula. Your skin will need that extra moisture penetration to keep your skin from flaking. Don’t forget to apply moisturizer both morning and night… and whenever your skin needs it in between!
Tip: Prevent Stress Breakouts
Fall can be a very stressful time of year. You may feel the squeeze from school, work deadlines or the coming holidays. Whatever the reason, you may need to prevent your skin from breaking out. To prevent breakouts, add a cleanser or moisturizer with salicylic acid to your skincare routine. Hands and Nails
Tip: Form a frequent hand and nail care routine
Fall is a great time of year to start making your hands and nails a regular part of your beauty routine, especially if you spent a lot of your summer outside in the sun. It’s very important that you protect your hands as much as your face… plus why not have a great set of nails to show off while carving pumpkins, raking leaves, or throwing snowballs? Get started with these tips:
- Choose a hand cream to apply on your hands every night before bed.
- Use cuticle oil and buff your nails weekly.
- Exfoliate your hands.
Tip: When in doubt, pamper
Your hair needs moisture just as much as your skin. Fall is the best time to start preparing your hair for the harsh winter wind and weather. Here are some of the best ways to prepare your hair:
- Try deep conditioning your hair once a week with hot oil. This will lock in that moisture and give your hair a glossy shine.
- Say goodbye to hot styling tools. When you do use them, use a protective spray or cream to prevent thermal damage. Try sleeping in braids for a beautiful wavy hairstyle the next day. No hot tools required!
- Get your hair trimmed every six weeks to prevent split ends and damaged hair.
Tip: Experiment with a new hair color
Tis the season for new hair color! So kiss those highlights goodbye and think about introducing darker, warmer tones to your hair. Here are ideas depending on your current hair color:
- Blonde hair: Think about getting very light highlights on the top of your head and add darker, neutral tones underneath.
- Brunette hair: Ask for auburn and gold low and highlights.
- Red hair: Add copper or rose gold high and lowlights.
Tip: Grow out your brows for a warmer, younger appearance
One of the fall trends is bold, filled-in eyebrows. Consider putting the tweezers down and letting your eyebrows get a little thicker and longer. Use a smudge-free brow pencil to fill them in for an even bolder look.
Tip: Change your color palette
Fall is a time to experiment with darker colors, especially brown, gold, red and plum. You can adjust your makeup colors to suit the season. Here is a guide:
- Switch from coral or peach lipstick to darker wine, berry or plum shades.
- Go for flushed cheeks with blush rather than a sun-kissed glow from bronzer.
- Use chocolate and gold shadows on your eyes. Go for heavy, matte colors at night and soft, shimmery shades during the day.
Tip: Clean out your makeup bag to prevent bacteria from growing
Fall is a good time to clean out your makeup bag and make sure everything you have is fresh and hygienic. Clean your makeup brushes and throw away sponges and applicators. Throw away eyeliner and mascara and get new products.
Tip: Choose a new foundation
Your skin color will start to lighten as summer fades away. You will need a new foundation that matches your lighter skin tone. Consider adding a foundation that's one to two shades lighter to your bag. Since the crisp weather tends to emphasize every crack and flaw in your skin, it may be time to break out your full coverage foundation. Finish the look with a hydrating setting spray to lock in the moisture and the makeup all day long.
Tip: Try a bold look
You can create a powerful, bold fall look by picking just one aspect of your face to emphasize. Choose a smoky eye, blushing cheeks or pouty lips, and use light, neutral makeup over the rest of your face.
Fall is such a unique time of the year. We hope that some of these tips inspire you to change up your look this season or at least prepare you for the cooler weather!