Now that fall is here, it’s prime time for dry skin. I have combination skin that tends to be on the oilier side, but even my skin takes a beating when the cold wind starts blowing.
My three skincare must-haves to combat dry, flakey skin: exfoliator, oil and moisturizer. I’ve started using an exfoliator on mornings when I wake up to find patches of dryness on my face; I know my foundation won’t apply well if I don’t exfoliate. My current one of choice is Murad’s Pore Reform Skin Smoothing Polish. A little goes a long way, and it’s by far my favorite exfoliator I’ve ever used.
For nighttime, I cleanse my face then apply The Body Shop’s Vitamin E Overnight Serum-In-Oil by patting it in all over my face. This stuff is truly amazing and moisturizing without being greasy. I’ll even use a tiny amount in the morning if I feel I need extra hydration. Then I like to apply The Body Shop’s Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream on top of the oil for an extra one-two moisturizing punch. I wake up in the morning with soft skin that’s almost always dry-patch-free.
What are your cold-weather must-have skin products? Let me know in the comments below!
Top: Forever 21 | Vest: Forever 21 | Denim: Elle | Flats: Target | Clutch: Forever 21 | Sunglasses: Forever 21
Was it just me, or was that the shortest weekend ever? Mine was pretty busy, from painting a house in the community to catching two movies (Magic in the Moonlight and If I Stay) and swapping out my summer clothes for my winter ones.
I haven’t pulled out this studded vest since last fall, so I figured it was about time to wear it again. I love the edge it brings to my outfit. I kept it fairly casual with jeans and stripes, but I could definitely see it paired well with a girly dress and heels.
Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Madeira | Cover Girl Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balm in Ballet Twist | Color Stay Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Rendezvous | L’Oréal Glossy Balm in Innocent | Urban Decay Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color in Adrenaline | Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Mightiest Maraschino (shop these lip crayons by clicking the pics below)
If summers are the time for lip glosses, I definitely start to reach for lip crayons in the fall. They’re long-wearing and tend to be moisturizing, but I find I don’t have to touch them up as often as lipsticks. That means they’re a winner in my book. I rounded up my favorite brands and colors above, from nude all the way to a night-out-on-the-town red. And can we just take a minute to appreciate the names of each color? That’s my secret dream job: naming makeup or nail polishes.
Jacket: Target | Chambray button-up: Banana Republic | Denim: Old Navy | Boots: LC Lauren Conrad | Lips: Tarte’s Exposed | Bag: Vintage Dooney & Bourke | Nails: Nails, Inc.’s Victoria | Sunglasses: Cole Haan via TJ Maxx | Bracelets: Forever 21, my grandma’s
One of my favorite parts of fall: jackets. This one from Target was such a unique color that I had to pick it up full-price (not something I typically do with Target clothes). I’ve already paired it with a casual weekend look and giant scarf, and this time around, I wanted to wear it with other similar fall colors: olive green and cognac. I love an anorak jacket for fall layering!