Hi friends! We’re finally a month into fall, which means I’ve had my fill of pumpkin spice drinks and pumpkin patches – okay, so I’ve only been to one pumpkin patch and I didn’t even go inside because I was so tired, lol. Anyway, I’ve had to switch up my self care routine just a bit since summer weather has come and gone. I was all about being bronzed and silky smooth, but the crispy, cool air of fall calls for exfoliation, a little extra moisture, and all the cozy things!
I posted this collage on my LIKETOKNOW.it, but I wanted to tell you a bit more about some of my favorite self-care items of fall, starting with this First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Moisture Cream. This fast-absorbing, rich moisturizer provides both instant and long-term hydration to dry and distressed skin. It can be used on both face and body AND is listed as one of Sephora’s CLEAN beauty products! With over six thousand reviews, it sits at 4.5/5 stars, making it a product that you definitely need to get your hands on.
Next, the Summer Fridays Overtime Mask aka the holy grail of exfoliating masks. Also at Sephora (and carrying the clean beauty seal of approval) this exfoliating mask uses pumpkin and apricot seed powder to polish away dead skin cells, leaving your face feeling smooth and moisturized. Did I mention that it smells like pumpkin pie? The perfect mixture of a cinnamon-nutmeg scented concoction that’s actually great for your skin – who could ask for more?
An exfoliating product I am dying to try is the Marshmallow Lodge shea sugar scrub from Tree Hut. While I haven’t tried this exact scent, I do have the Italian Mocha sugar scrub by Tree Hut, and I AM OBSESSED. Marshmallow is one of my very favorite scents (obv with my addiction to Marshmallow Fireside candles) so I know that this scrub will go on my list of favorites.
Another transition in my self-care routine takes place in my polish color choices – we tend to transition from the brights and neons of summer to the muted neutrals and shimmers of fall. Essie’s “Of-Quartz” is the perfect shimmery brown shade to go with all of your favorite fall outfits and looks beautiful against any skin tone.
Another shimmer I’ve been loving this fall is the shimmery Rose Gold 101 Ointment Balm & Tint by Lano. This moisturizing lip treatment is buildable and beautiful, allowing you to add as much or as little pigment as you’d like. It’s also multi-use, as it can be used on cheeks in addition to being a lip treatment. It adds the perfect subtle pop of lip color to any look.
Since moisture is obviously a priority, I love incorporating oils into my skin care routine. The Biossance Squalane + Antioxidant Cleansing Oil is the perfect replacement for micellar water and makeup wipes. This oil dissolves makeup and impurities of the skin, leaving only healthy hydration and smooth, clean skin behind. Another must-have product for the fall!
Finally, who can transition into colder weather without a pair (or ten) of fuzzy/cozy socks? My very favorite are these socks from Maurices! They come in a variety of colors and are so cozy! I love wearing them with boots or even by themselves around the house! Definitely snag a pair and discover your new cozy sock obsession!
Self-care not only means time for physical relaxation, but also for mental/emotional decompression and stimulation with the things that make you feel good (aka the warm & fuzzies) Take some time, sis, and put on a mask with your fave pair of socks or slippers and sip on something hot. We all need time, but many of us ever make time for ourselves. Here’s your reminder 😉