WISE words from Anouk Domínguez
Temperatures are lowering. rain is pouring down and we’re ditching our iced coffees for warming teas. This can only mean one thing: it’s Fall! This is the perfect time to switch up your routine. Not just regarding the foods you eat and the clothes you wear, it’s time to switch up your beauty routine as well. We’ll share some of our favorite beauty products and tips so you will be ready for Fall in no time.
The light lotions that kept our skin subtle over the Summer can now be switched to more moisturizing creams and oils so your skin won’t dry out. Be sure to invest in a good moisturizer that is made for your skin type and that protects from the weather and other external influences. Moisturizing ingredients such as vitamin E, argan oil and rosehip oil work miracles on your skin when it gets colder. One of our favorite facial oils is the Rejuvenate Organic Face Oil by Suti, which is full of hydrating and moisturizing oils. Don’t forget to take care of your eyes: the delicate skin around your eyes needs love and protection too. Kahina Giving Beauty has an amazing Eye Cream full of vitamin E that also fights dark circles and puffiness.
Is your face in need of some extra love? Give yourself the time to unwind two or three times a week and apply a moisturizing mask. A good, all natural facial mask protects and calms your skin. One of our favorites is the Moisture Mask by Kahina Giving Beauty, which improves skin texture and is full of antioxidants and essential fats. This mask smells divine with a mix of flowers, lavender and neroli to calm your mind and help you relax.
And lastly, don’t forget about your lips. Prevent dry lips with a natural lip balm containing moisturizing butters and oils such as cocoa butter, beeswax or coconut oil. Are you looking for lip care and color in one? Alima Pure has great Lip Tints made with all natural ingredients that moisturize your lips and leave a sheer color. They’re available in 7 beautiful shades.
Fall is the perfect moment to switch up your shower gel and scrub. Be sure to not use products with ingredients that will dry out your skin, such as SLS. Choose natural shower gels and creams containing mild soaps. Do you love a good scrub session? Choose a scrub made with natural oils, such as coconut oil, almond oil or macadamia oil. These scrubs will leave a thin layer of oil on the skin, so your skin will feel extra soft and smooth. The Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub by Eco by Sonya is full of moisturizing oils and butters and can be used throughout the entire year, also in the cold Winter months.
To take care of your skin and to protect it from drying out, it’s a good idea to start using a body lotion or oil. It’s even better if you can commit to using it every day. The best time to use a body lotion or oil is after a shower or bath, when your skin can retain the moisture. One of our favorite body care products is the Essaouira Body Serum by Kahina Giving Beauty. This luxurious serum contains high concentrations of argan oil, sunflower oil and olive oil that improve elasticity and texture and is able to deeply moisturize the skin.
Don’t forget about your hands and feet, both need some extra protection and care during the colder months. Make sure you use a good hand cream that both protects your hands and prevents dry skin. Whenever you take a shower, be sure to scrub your feet and apply a rich cream or oil afterwards. This way your feet won’t get dry or flaky and stay hydrated and look taking care of.
Now that Fall has started, stores are full of new make-up products. Leave the light lipgloss and bronzer behind, this is the time to start experimenting. Look for inspiration in fashion magazines, on YouTube and beauty blogs to find out about new looks, trends and colors.
Before you apply your makeup, always start with a good base and make sure you skin is moisturized. This way your foundation will look natural and won’t dry out your skin. The facial powders of Alima Pure are completely natural and won’t dry out your skin. They’re available in a ton of different colors, so there is a natural shade for everyone.
This Fall we love ruby red lips, both matte and with a slight shimmer. On our eyes we love wearing warm brown and dark blue colors, such as the Luminous Shimmer Eyeliner from Alima Pure. This natural eyeliner gives our eyes an intense look and stays put all day. We love painting our nails in darker colors these days too. Treat Collection has a big selection of colors, including many red tones that will suit every skin color and are very Fall proof.
With a little bit of preparation and self love you will get through these colder months without any problems. It’s the perfect time to switch things up and discover new products!
Editor’s Note: Want to know more? Then take a look at the Autumn issue of Corpo Natura’s Magazine, which offers even more wisdom!
Anouk Domínguez is the owner of Corpo Natura which is an online cosmetics store committed to ensuring that all women have access to natural and effective products that will deliver optimum skin benefits.