Uh oh, that lovely tan we’ve had this summer is already starting to fade! Don’t worry, no matter what season it is, there are plenty of ways to maintain a look that simply glows. It’s all about taking care of your skin (hydration is key!) and using make-up products with moderation and precision. The ultimate goal: to welcome the arrival of fall with absolutely radiant complexion. Let’s take a look at a few key tips!
2. For Your Complexion
3. For Your Eyes
4. For Your Lips
From sunlight to chlorine and more, summer can be pretty hard on our skin. This is why we need to give it the gentle yet effective care that it deserves! For starters, we want to avoid stripping the skin with intense exfoliation. Instead, it’s best to eliminate those dead cells with non-aggressive products like this gentle exfoliating gel by Avène or this sugar face polish exfoliator by Fresh.
The summer-to-fall transition can be tough on the skin as de-tanning and other interseasonal changes begin to occur. Skin can start to look dull and pimples may show up at the tip of the nose. If this is the case, look into a targeted acne treatment based on salicylic acid, famous for its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. You can incorporate this into your routine twice a week.
As always, don’t skimp on moisturizers! These are best chosen depending on your skin type, as illustrated by this useful article.
For Your Complexion
Before you reach for that foundation, let’s set it aside for now. Instead, we’ll look towards lightly tinted creams, such as a DD cream. Wait a minute, first BB, then CC, and now DD? What do all of these mean, anyway?
While BB creams (short for “blemish balm”) fight against imperfections and CC creams (“colour control”) fight against redness, DD creams (“daily defense”) are a bit different. These combine the protection properties of a BB and the colour correcting properties of a CC. They’re designed to moisturize, provide flattering coverage, and bring glow to your complexion. This SPF 15 multi-defense cream by Marcelle is a great option to consider.
Another option that you’re certainly familiar with is bronzing powder, a much-loved product in the world of cosmetics. One bronzer that’s particularly noteworthy is Terracotta by Guerlain. The price is on the higher side, but the results are simply stunning. Enriched with moisturizing active ingredients, its formula is designed to ensure long-lasting comfort and never dry out the skin. It also perfectly reproduces a light, natural-looking tan, as long as you don’t use too much!
After applying some with a large brush, place the excess material on the back of your hand and gently sweep it onto your forehead, chin, nose bridge, and cheekbones. Oh, and don’t forget your neck!
For Your Eyes
To bring a lovely warm tone to your eyes, brush your eyelids with shades such as copper, bronze, soft brown, or even khaki. You can also combine these with metallic highlights, one of the major trends of 2020. Then, draw a pencil line at the base of the lashes and add a touch of black mascara to enhance the look.
For Your Lips
Apply your lipstick with a light touch, unless you have a chic and glamorous evening on the agenda! Otherwise, a tinted balm will do the trick, ideally in a healthy-looking shade such as coral or pink. Bonus points if you use one with moisturizing properties! Clinique’s Chubby Stick is a wonderful example, with its delightful mango and shea butter ingredients. An absolute must.
And, of course, not all beauty and skincare tips require cosmetics. There are three basic rules that will always be crucial if you want to keep your complexion fresh, toned, and luminous: drink lots of water, eat healthy, and get a good night’s sleep!
What are your favourite beauty and skincare tips for fall? Feel free to let us know in the comments!
Adapted from French by David Harris