My Autumn Beauty Routine~

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So, I’m venturing away from d├ęcor today to talk a bit about my autumn beauty routine. And more specifically, what I do for this skin of mine. Now that I am at the tail end of my 30’s, taking care of my skin has become more important to me than ever. You see, I have very fair skin, the daughter of a red-head, with freckles. And I was a teen in the 80’s. Do you know what that means? That means hours spent in the sun …without sunscreen. Grrrrr. Wish I had known what that would do to my skin in the future. But while I can’t go back and fix what I did then, I can take care of my skin now. And I do.

Autumn brings with it, its own set of challenges for my skin. First, the lack of humidity in the air caused by having to turn on those heaters! So one of the things I have to be very diligent about once the chill starts to hit outside is making sure that I moisturize. I wash my face both morning and evening (nothing special here, I’m a soap and water girl) and then follow up with wrinkle cream – oh yes! especially around the eyes and mouth – and lots of moisturizer. And I learned my lesson in the 80’s. Even though it’s autumn, I am never without sunscreen on my face. I usually use a moisturizer that has it built right in, but if I’m going to be outside for any length of time, I make sure and put more on. I mean, who needs any more wrinkles (or freckles for that matter)?

Keeping my skin hydrated from the inside is also one of those things I have to concentrate on in the fall. I don’t know about you, but it’s much easier for me to drink my water when it’s hot outside. Once it cools down, drinking water becomes a bit of challenge for some reason (perhaps because I like it ice cold!) So when autumn hits, I have to make sure that I get enough water to drink. It makes such a difference in my skin!

Finally, one of my favorite parts about autumn is the fact that I can go for a bit more drama in the makeup department. Generally, I like to make up my eyes, and then go for a more natural look on my cheeks and lips, but once fall hits I feel like I can use darker colors…especially on my lips. And I do love me some pretty lipstick.

What about you? Do you change your beauty routine with the seasons? I’d love to know!

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Unknown said...

I'm a girl from the 80's too but just burned and burned so I was the first in my group to adopt a hat and LOTS of this new stuff called sunscreen.

My mom is blonde and blue-eyed and I was originally (if I remember that far back:)) a strawberry blonde.

My beauty routine as soon as the cold hits I double-up on moisterizer and switch to the really thick stuff.

Otherwise, it's nice to have a break from everyone remarking on how pale I am.

Mind you, at 41 I still don't have any wrinkles so I guess I'll take pale.

Anonymous said...

As someone born in 1956 I too burned every summer..Growing up by the ocean it was a given that the sun was my friend..I am fair skinned,blue eyes with light hair..I too have no wrinkles on my face yet and minimal freckles where there were millions..Thank God for that one..LOL...So to be fair skinned seems to have worked to my advantage..My sister was olive complected like our mother and I was always jealous of that but not now..Wrinkles have not been good to her..Drinking a lot of water is key as is moisturizering..Great post..

Sheets on the line, love in my heart. said...

thanks for reminding me that there is more to me than decorating and home care...i NEED to take care of me too. you look beautiful!! if fact your coloring and skin are just like my sweet 32 yr. old daughter. i am a "red head and freckled lady" :) too.
Had a great time visiting and i will be back soon.

bgolden said...

Great post!
I, too, am fair skinned (red-headed, freckled) and finishing out my 30's. Your regime is almost the same as mine, from 'soap and water' right down to 'fall lipstick'. I go a step further and use vitamin e oil for my face when I am about to brave chilly winds (keeps my face from chapping). Also, a face humidifier (or pot of steaming water) seems to do wonders for my face (plumps out my fine-line wrinkles). Olive oil and vitamin c added to my daily intake improves my skin's appearance from the inside out.

Anonymous said...

I am another of those pale and interesting people you see on the beach covered from head to foot whilst others cavort in the waves in teeny bikinis. The sun is not kind to skin like mine. Thank you for all the beauty tips. I am inspired to try all your ideas. God bless x

Anonymous said...

Well, it might be genes or the weather that my skin never really feels taught or even parched. In fact, I never had even the tiniest pimple in my entire life.

Anyhow, I like to use, strawberry pulp by body shop as a skin cream. It is very hydrating as well as light. That works for me and a peach soap from Lush with exfoliating beads. No makeup ever but Kohl and gloss!

Dana @ Cooking At Cafe D said...

Gosh I remember putting baby oil on my skin - I was sauteing my skin!

New follower - love your blog!

All the best,
Dana @ Cooking At Cafe D

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