Leaves

Yes! You can finally feel it. The early morning breeze is beginning to chill ever so slightly. Autumn will soon make its grand entrance – and it will be welcomed. But with cooling temperatures comes dry skin and chapped lips. Before your skin starts to feel the changing temperature, ready your beauty arsenal with these autumn skin care essentials.

Hydrate!

Dirt-cheap, organic beauty tip number one: drink a lot of water! Just because you aren’t sweating all the time doesn’t mean you should stop carrying your trusty water canister. Water will keep you (and all your parts) hydrated and luminous. 

Help heal sun-drenched skin

If you’ve spent a lot of time in the sun, try Luzern Labs Serum Lighten Absolut. The serum helps fade dark spots, reduces hyper-pigmentation, and brightens and evens skin tone. The product is hydroquinone-free and is made with a blend of organic extracts.

Don’t get burned

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you can forgo SPF protection! Buy sunscreen that protects skin from UVB and UVA rays. We’ve made a detailed list of 21 safe sunscreen brands that received the a-okay from the Environmental Working Group. Check out the brands here.

Make a natural moisturizer

Start with an oily, buttery base: almond, sesame, jojoba, olive, and coconut oils work well, as do cocoa and shea butters. Add aloe, roses, oatmeal, honey, ginger, etc. Many herbs and foods have amazing, skin benefiting qualities.

Fall into color

Fall is the ideal time to paint your lips a deep burgundy.  Make your own cranberry-hued lip gloss (or any other berry hue for that matter) by gathering berries, avocado oil, honey, vitamin E, cheesecloth, and a tin. Throw the fall makeup filled tin in your purse and you’re ready for a night out!

Other fall beauty tips:

  • Exfoliate dry, flaky skin one to three times a week with fruits and sugar, or fruits and oatmeal.
  • Use a hydrating mask (made from natural ingredients, such as banana and chocolate, avocado, etc.) once a week.
  • Use a cleanser that moisturizes skin, rather than one that rids skin of its natural oils.
  • Buy lots and lots of organic olive oil. Place olive oil on problem skin areas (think feet, elbows and knees).

Resources:

http://www.refinery29.com/5-fall-skincare-products-to-buy-now?page=2

http://www.refinery29.com/5-fall-skincare-products-to-buy-now

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