Fall is a great time to change things up in your skincare and beauty routines. For me it’s a time to put away the bright nail polishes, change up some of the skincare I’m using to suit the change in my skin with the season and try a few other things as well. Here’s what I’ve been using.
May Lindstrom The Clean Dirt – It is OK to use this every day, however I use it about 3 times a week. It’s a powder form of natural goodness – clays, spices, healing salts, and when mixed in the palm of your hand with water the vitamin C is activated so it becomes more than just a cleanser. I first wash my face with a gentle cleanser, then mix this powder in my palm with water and apply the “dirt” – it is a brown dirty color. It leaves my skin baby bottom soft and not red and irritated like most exfoliants do to my skin.
SunLeaf Naturals Aroma Skin Therapy. I found this in a little boutique and discovered it’s made in MN, again another product with natural ingredients. It’s a body oil that I apply to damp skin and leaves my skin feeling super soft and great feeling and I especially like the fact that I know that it isn’t harmful to my skin. It comes in a variety of scents and my favorite is the clary sage, lavender and chamomile scent.
With summer officially over, do not give up the sunscreen. However, sun damage from past can rear its ugly head with dark spots on your face. SK-II has a new serum, Power Brightening Specialists, which works to get rid of existing spots and prevent new ones. Made with their signature PiteraTM, and with YPC, Oats Essence and Dipotassium Glycyrrhizinate (DPG), it helps repair existing damage to skin before it aggravates more severe spot formation, while brightening agents De-melano P3C® and Inositol work to break the core of melanin pillars and reduce spot formation. I’ve been using it for a few weeks now and have started to see a difference in a few of the spots I have on my face.
Ciaté has collaborated with Olivia Palermo on a few collections, one being a limited edition nail polish collection. My favorite of the group is the color Napa Valley. I will be wearing this constantly this fall. It’s a beautiful oxblood red shade that is a classic fall color and works well with my skin tone. And the packaging is to die for.
I like keeping my bathroom countertop somewhat organized, and this heart shaped dish by Simon Pearce holds my rings and or special necklaces and earrings without having to worry about them accidently going down the drain. I picked mine up at a local store for myself and love it so much I have given many as gifts.
Is it just me or are you tired of some of these razor heads that are out now? Some are so huge and have all these “extras” to them that they have become more difficult to use. And the price of blades! I can’t even go there. So I decided to go back to the basics – in a classic way. I ordered this Harry’s razor set which comes with a razor, three German made five-blade cartridges, foaming shave gel and a cover for the blades, all for $35. Replacement blades are only $15 for 8 of them, much less expensive than my old Venus ones and it truly is the closest shave I’ve ever had.