Fall Skin Care Tips

It happens every year; summer winds down and the cool weather slowly makes its way in. As hard as it can be to pack away those shorts and summer dresses, it feels good to drag out the sweaters and the jeans.

Don’t forget though, just because your jeans and sweaters cover your skin doesn’t mean that you can take a break from your skin care regimen. Proper care can mean the difference between healthy skin and dry flaky skin.

Here are 10 skin care tips for fall to keep you looking beautiful through the fall season.

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Reassess Your Body Cleanser

In the summer, fruity shower gels are a popular treat, but just be sure that your current favorite isn’t going to dry out your skin when the dry cold weather comes in. You’ll want to find a shower gel that is soap-free as well as hydrating. In the fall and winter, I like to put away the gels and bring out a creamy body wash.

Fresh: Milk Bath and Shower Cream (compare prices) is a great mild scent for fall, but be on the lookout for fantastic nutty or fall scents like pumpkin or oatmeal cookie.

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Try an Oil-Based Scrub

We think oily based scrubs are perfect for fall and winter because you are getting the exfoliating benefits with the extra bonus of hydrating oils. And when it comes to oily scrubs, the choices are endless! You can find scrubs that have a lot of oil swimming on top all the way to scrubs that are more of a solid consistency.

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Moisturize Every Single Day

I can’t stress this enough; if you want to keep dry skin at bay, you must hydrate your skin on a daily basis. The best time to apply your lotion is right after you’ve dried off after your shower or bath. Seal in the moisture that’s already been absorbed into your skin.

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Analyze Your Skin

When the seasons change, you may notice your skin type changes as well. This is the time where some with oily skin might notice their skin turns a bit normal, or those with normal skin might consider their skin is suddenly dry.

Watch your skin as the weather turns cold to see if you need to change up your skin care products and switch them accordingly. If you aren’t sure whether your skin needs a new regime, talk to us. Many times we can ask you simple questions to see what skin care type you fall in.

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Organize Your Skin Care Routine

With facial masks, facial exfoliators and other extra skin care steps, it can be hard to remember when you applied your last peel or took the time for your last mask. This is a problem or irritation that you won’t ever have to worry about if you take the time to make a skincare routine.

I know it sounds funny, but if you know that every Sunday morning you’ll apply a facial mask, and Tuesdays and Fridays are saved for exfoliating, you’ll no longer have to think about it. Make your schedule for the days that work best for you and stick with it. Your skin will have the constant benefits, and you’ll see it in your face.

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Don’t Forget Sunscreen

Just because you may not be laying on the beach doesn’t mean you can forget the sunscreen for the next 6 months. Sunscreen is a daily essential, so don’t set it aside.

Use a moisturizer with SPF 15 at the minimum and reapply with a facial sunscreen throughout the day as needed.

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Remember Your Feet

Repeat after me, “I will not let my feet go without proper care this fall and winter”. Say it, and mean it. Your feet are going to be stuck inside your boots and heals for months to come, and if you continue taking care of them and exfoliating them on a regular basis, you’ll have no problem popping back on your sandals when the time comes.

Plus, having nice feet just make you feel good, so grab a foot scrub and keep it in your shower. Scrub your feet 1-2 times a week and you’ll enjoy soft feet that won’t snag your sheets. Ew.

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Invest in a Cuticle Oil

OPI: Avoplex Cuticle Oil to Go
 OPI: Avoplex Cuticle Oil to Go. Image courtesy PriceGrabber

One tell-tale sign of cold weather is dry cuticles. And many times your regular hand cream isn’t heavy-duty enough to tackle dry cuticles. By investing in a cuticle oil, you can quickly take care of the cracked skin and avoid that painful condition that’s so wide-spread in the cold months.

Simple apply oil onto your cuticles and rub in. Do this a couple times a week for best protection.

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Ditch the Pastel Polish

Fall is a great time to take a look at your nail polish collection and see what you are lacking in terms of deep colors. Pack away the cotton candy pinks and pastels and bring forward the burgundy’s, plums or even grab a chocolate brown, which is bold, but easier to wear than black.

 

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Indulge in a New Hand Cream

Your hands are in and out of water on a very regular basis, so you need to apply moisturizer more frequently to your hands than the rest of your body. That’s why it’s so important to have a hand creme in your handbag. When you are out and about and need to wash your hands, you’ll have the hand creme by your side instead of at your sink. (Which of course you should have one there as well!)

Even if you don’t like the scent of highly scented lotions, you can find a fun hand cream to spice up your day.

Easy Back to School Hairstyles

If you’re looking for easy, heatless back to school hairstyles, or hairstyles for when you’re running late – you’ve come to the right place.

Hairstyles for school (or work) need to be quick and super easy. An extra bonus is when the hair is secured away from your face, and can last all day without you having to worry about fixing it every ten minutes.

In today’s post, we show you how to create 6 easy hairstyles that are heatless and literally take a couple of minutes to create.

 

#1: Rope Braid Ponytail

Start by brushing your hair to get rid of any knots and tangles. If you wear hair extensions, clip in a few wefts upside down, in order to create a high ponytail.

Wearing hair extensions is optional, but they do add length and volume to any hairstyle.

Secure the hair in a high ponytail, and add some hairspray if you’d like to keep those flyways at bay.

Now, you’re going to create a rope braid. Start by separating your ponytail in two sections, and twisting both sections in the same direction. Then, twist those two sections together in an opposite direction, to make a rope braid.

Continue rope braiding all the way down. Once you’re done, secure with a hair tie and that’s it!

This look is very sleek and put-together, and is definitely more interesting than a regular ponytail.

Back to school hairstyle how to do a rope braid ponytail

#2: Half-up rope braids

This next hairstyle uses elements of the same rope braid, but in a slightly different way.

If you wear extensions, clip in the large wefts at the back of your head just below the crown of your head. If you don’t wear hair extensions, simply skip this step and continue onto the next step.

Begin by taking a small section of hair on one of the sides of your head, and split it in two. If you chose to wear extensions for this look, this is where you can clip in the 1 clip wefts for some extra thickness and length in the braids. Clip these wefts in the direction of where you will be braiding.

Split that section of hair in two and twist both of them in the same direction. Then, twist both of these sections in an opposite direction. Repeat the same steps on the other side and you’ll end up with two really fun looking rope braids.

All you do now is pin them together at the back with some bobby pins and you’re done! This looks beautiful and is super easy to create. If you don’t like rope braids, you can do the exact same hairstyle with a regular three strand braid or a fishtail braid.

Back to school heatless hairstyle half up rope braid half updo

#3 – Criss-cross hairstyle

Take two small sections from the front of your face and pull them back tightly at the back of your head. Secure with a really small elastic band.

Then you will take another two sections from the front and repeat the same steps. We’ll stop right there, but if you’d like, you can continue doing this all the way down and will end up with a cool looking braid.

This hairstyle is a perfect way to get the hair out of your face and although it takes literally under a minute, it looks very put-together.

back to school hairstyle criss cross hairstyle

#4 – Braided headband

If you have long hair, this is a really fun way to style it. Take a section of your hair behind your ear and do a regular braid all the way down. Then, pin it across your head, like a headband. Do the same thing on the other side.

If you don’t have long hair, you can wear a few wefts of extensions as a headband. Tada! Easy and creative.

heatless hairstyle for back to school braided headband luxy hair

#5 – Dutch braid bun

This hairstyle is definitely for those who love experimenting with hairstyles and aren’t afraid to have a little fun with with their hair.

Start by sectioning the front of your hair and doing a dutch braid.

Secure the dutch braid with a small elastic band and pull up the hair into a ponytail. You can stop there, or go one step further and pull your hair up in a bun.

This hairstyle allows for the hair to be completely out of your face, and has a unique braid element that will make you stand out from the crowd.

back to school heatless hairstyle dutch braid bun

#6 – The braided space buns

And of course, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to show you how to do space buns in your hair.

Pull up your hair in two high ponytails, and start doing a regular braid, which you will then pull up into a bun. Use a bunch of bobby pins to secure it in place and repeat on the other side. We love how trendy it looks, and doing braids instead of regular buns definitely spices things up even more!

braided space bun back to school hairstyle

There you go, 6 super quick and easy heatless back to school hairstyles. Which one was your favorite?