How To: Transitioning Your Skincare Routine from Summer to Fall

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Let’s be real, although we’re a little teary-eyed at the thought of summer ending, we’re far more excited to leave our good friend, humidity behind. If you’re someone who prefers not to sweat your makeup off before noon, we feel your pain! But as the temperatures drop, so does our skin’s moisture levels. Luckily, STC has everything you need for a seamless transition into a new skin-care routine, just in time for fall.

Deep Clean

Take this time to give your skin a fresh start with a deep exfoliation. Begin by gently massaging Clinique’s ‘Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm’ (Sephora, $38) to dissolve all makeup. Follow with the Nyx ‘Stripped Off Whipped Cream Cleanser’ (Nyx, $16) to strip off any remaining buildup on the face. Finish off with a deep clean using MAC’s ‘Mineralize Reset & Revive Charcoal Mask’ (MAC, $35) to clean pores inside out and draw out the impurities.

Skin Re-Nourishment

Colder temperatures call for more layering – and we don’t mean more sweaters! Harsher weather conditions cause the skin to dry out, meaning we have to pack in the moisture. If you’re not ready to replace your lightweight summer moisturizers with heavier creams, try applying First Aid Beauty’s ‘Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum’ (Sephora, $45) underneath your current moisturizer for added hydration. Another alternative is using Shiseido’s ‘Essential Energy Moisturizing Gel Cream’ (The Bay, $64) to penetrate moisture deep inside your pores in order to re-nourish dry skin. To help seal in the moisture, MAC’s ‘Prep + Prime Essential Oils Stick’ (MAC, $33) is a good addition to your daily makeup routine.

Conditioning Lip Treatments

If you’ve ever been personally victimized by chapped lips, a lip care routine is in order. To keep them soft and plump, we need to give them as much attention as we give our skin. A lip exfoliation two to three times a week is a sure way to get rid of any dry, flaky patches. MAC’s ‘Lip Scrubtious’ (MAC, $19) is a sugar-based exfoliator that gently does the job without compromising hydration. For added maintenance, nightly use of the La Neige ‘Lip Sleeping Mask’ (Sephora, $24) creates a protective film over the lips, locking in moisture overnight. Don’t forget about keeping a balm in your purse, as it’s important to keep lips hydrated at all hours of the day. The Nyx ‘#THISISEVERYTHING Lip Balm’ (Nyx, $7) is perfect for everyday use to maintain softness, and smoothness.

Overnight Treatments

When the sun goes down, we take the time to rest and unwind. The same goes for our skin, and we need to take advantage of this seven to eight hour window we have at night to restore our skin’s water content without environmental stressors. Applying overnight treatments allows your skin to fully absorb moisture and nutrients without interruption. Bobbi Brown’s ‘Hydrating Eye Cream’ (Sephora, $70) is made up of some of the most natural moisturizers. Components like aloe vera, witch hazel extract, jojoba seeds and avocado oil revive the eyes of its firmness and elasticity. To retain long-lasting facial hydration, apply Kiehl’s ‘Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Face Mask’ (The Bay, $45) nightly to achieve glowing skin by morning.

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