IT’S FINALLY OCTOBER!!! Don’t you want to stop whatever you’re doing and run screaming toward a giant Pumpkin Spice Latte while simultaneously watching Hocus Pocus? It sounds majestic, I know. While fall is clearly the greatest season of the year, it can be an awkward time for skin. Mine gets way drier than usual, while still somehow remaining slightly oily and prone to breakouts. It makes no sense. Here’s how to deal with that weird combo skin:
1. Grape Seed Oil - I’ve started washing my face with grape seed oil at night, and it’s kind of the greatest thing ever. The oil cleansing craze has interested me for a while, but I’ve been too paranoid to try anything besides this one because of breakouts. Grape seed oil is very gentle on skin and is high in linoleic acid, which prevents pores from clogging. After using a face wipe to remove makeup, massage the oil into your skin for about 2 minutes. Place a hot wash cloth over your face for a little while to open up your pores, then wipe any excess oil off. Your face will feel softer than baby skin!
2. Pumpkin Peel - Aside from the obvious fact that putting pumpkin on your face in October is just plain magical (and smells amazing), pumpkin peels are great for clearing up acne and preventing signs of aging. It contains a ton of Vitamin A and C, which are great for sloughing off dead skin cells and keeping free radicals at bay. You don’t have to pay to have a fancy spa treatment, though! There are a lot of affordable ones you can do at home, like this one from Mychelle. It is on its way to my mailbox as I write this!
3. Simple Lotion - Because everyone needs a simple face lotion when it starts getting cold. I love this stuff! It keeps me from getting crusty without feeling too heavy on my skin. Plus, it makes my foundation go on better.
4. Rodan & Fields Eye Cream - Don’t forget about your eyes! They’re the first place you start to see signs of aging. I’ve been using R&F’s eye cream for a couple of months now and love it. It’s improved the slight fine line action that’s been happening, and it keeps my eye area super moisturized. Bonus: it has a pearlescent look to it, so it instantly helps to brighten up dark circles!
What are your fave skin care products for fall?