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I will admit, my makeup and skincare routine gets very simplified during the summer. I spend a lot of time at the cottage and it’s a time of year that I actually use products out of a makeup bag vs pulling from my full collection on a daily basis. For skincare, I tend to just use the It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream SPF 50 in the morning and I was using the It Cosmetics Moisturizers at night. I was usually skipping serums and other steps. My dry skin tends to be a lot less high maintenance in the warmer months.
Now that Fall is here I’m back to a full skincare routine and enjoying both trying new products and going back to a multi-step skincare ritual.
The first thing to be added back to my routine on a twice-daily basis are anti-aging and hydrating serums and boosters:
I also will be adding an eye cream back into my routine. I was using the It Cosmetics Confidence in an Eye Cream sporadically but I am down to scraping the last of it from the jar now so I will be giving these a try:
A good anti-aging and hydrating facial moisturizer is a top priority moving into the cooler months and drier indoor heat. Vichy Aqualia Thermal is a beautiful line of hydrating skincare containing the Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water. I have been using and loving the Serum and Rich version of the Rehydrating Cream for my dry skin. It is also available in Rehydrating Thermal Gel for combination to oily skin and Rehydrating Cream – Light for normal to combination skin.
I am also going to be dabbling with some natural skincare products. I have been wanting to incorporate more natural skincare in my routine and I’m intrigued by these products:
Exfoliation is essential all year round so this extra step in my skincare routine has been missed. The number one products I recommend for gentle and effective facial exfoliation are the Skin Perfecting products from Paula’s Choice ($29 USD). I have been using these products for years and they never fail me. You are sure to find the perfect exfoliant for your skin type and needs. This is just a sampling of what they have to offer. If you have drier skin and you are more concerned with anti-aging then you would look at the AHA options. If pores and blackheads are more of a concern then go for the BHA products.
Don’t forget your body! I still moisturized every day in the summer and will continue to do so for Fall. For most of the summer, I was using the Bioderma Atoderm Creme Ultra-Nourishing Cream ($24.90 CAD). Bioderma Atoderm is one of my favorite body lotions. Now that we are moving into drier weather I will switch to the Bioderma Atoderm Intensive Baume Ultra-Soothing Balm.
The Jouviance Hydractiv Coconut Melting Balm and Farmhouse Fresh Moon Dip Back to Youth Ageless Body Mousse are extra special indulgent body treats for after a relaxing bath. They leave my skin feeling and smelling extra decadent.
Some new natural body lotions I will be trying out are:
Exfoliation isn’t just for the face. The Paula’s Choice Resist Weightless Body Treatment 2% BHA ($26 USD) and Resist Skin Revealing Body Lotion 10% AHA ($28 USD) will have the skin on your body looking and feeling like a baby’s. The BHA treatment is perfect for areas where you are dealing with bumpy and clogged skin like and the AHA version is ideal for dealing with drying, aging skin.
No matter how good of care we take of our face our hands and neck can often reveal our age. We mustn’t neglect them!
I’ll be using the new Jouviance Contour+ Neck Sculpting Gel Concentrate ($75 CAD) and NIA24 Age Recovery for Décolletage and Hands ($60 CAD). Both are available at Shoppers Drug Mart.
Be sure to bookmark this post as I will be updating with which products stand the test over time to become part of my regular routine.
Stay tuned for a post on some of my favorite face masks!
How are you changing up your skincare routine for fall?