Ahh fall… the best time of year. Hands down. Falling leaves, falling temps, falling for everything Pumpkin Spice. While I sit here writing this, I am ACTUALLY eating a bowl of pumpkin pie ice cream. Could I be more #basic? Definitely not. Is it kind of the best thing ever? 100% yes. Yeah, everything seems magical, wonderful and amazing in the fall, but there are a few issues I have. That is, what it does to my skin. So, let’s talk about those crappy seasonal skincare symptoms and what I have been using to combat them with one of my favorite French skin care brands, Vichy USA!!
Dry Skin –
The days are getting colder and the heat inside goes up! Both give us the result of drier skin. Climate can have a huge play in this too… I remember when I was living in Utah, my skin would dry out like the Sahara in the fall and winter. Absolutely terrible!! I would get sooo itchy, my face would peel, lips would crack and guess what… didn’t really do anything about it. That is a sad, but true story. I would just live with it all winter long! I don’t have that same dryness intensity where I live now, but I still definitely see a difference in my skin when the weather starts changing.
I am now using a nighttime face moisturizer that I love… AQUALIA THERMAL NIGHT SPA to help to deeply moisturize my face overnight. It’s also an “anti-fatigue” mask that leaves skin looking silky smooth and supple by morning. Coming in very handy these days with a newborn and all. Now, if I could go back in time, I would give my 22 year old self a jar of Aqualia Thermal Night Cream for that sad, dry face and then maybe a list of boys to avoid would be good too.
Just because we’ve put our swimsuits away doesn’t mean we also put away the sunscreen! I have always associated sunscreen with summer/being outside for long periods of time… but I have learned (just recently… and much too late) that that’s not the case! Sunscreen is for everyday wear, even just while out n’ about running errands or a short trip to the park.
But, for those, like me, who maybe missed a few too many days of sunscreen on those long days to the beach… (totally guilty), you may be noticing some sun spots or uneven skin tone. IDÉALIA DAY CREAM is great for evening skin tone, brightening and gives your skin super hydration for up to 24 hours. It’s the perfect face moisturizer to put on in the morning post cleansing/pre makeup.
So this is something I have struggled with for forrrrever. I tend to break out when switching up products and my skin doesn’t agree with a lot. But the PURETÉ THERMALE 3-IN-1 ONE STEP CLEANSER is super lightweight and very mild. It has that milky feel that leaves skin feeling soft, but clean. The 3-1 is an added bonus… it removes all makeup (even eye make-up) very easily and guess what… no water needed, if you don’t want it. I use water, because that is what I am used to and it’s just what feels right. HA! But I read that some people just apply and wipe it off with a towel! Easy enough!
I don’t know about you, but I’m like, super tired. This is a Fall Skin Care fix BECAUSE Fall = School and schedules and routine and late night homework and oh yeah, a new baby over here. HA! So This one is kind of saving me lately. Puffy, tired eyes no more! AQUALIA THERMAL EYE BALM is my saving grace. It contains Hyaluronic Acid and Aquabioryl to form a protective barrier around skin and lock in necessary hydration around your eye area. Those 3 am feedings might be kicking my butt, but you’d never know it by looking at my face! (most days.)
Okay so I’ve shared a bunch of new products I am loving lately… but there is still one that is my absolute favorite. I know I have talked about it before in a previous post, but it is worth mentioning again! I use this product both day and night kind of as a sidekick to my whole skin care routine. It’s kind of my “performance booster” of sorts… boosting the efficacy of all the other products I am using. Okay drumroll….. MINERAL 89! Haha This stuff really is the bees knees. Mineral 89 is super lightweight, quick drying, doesn’t leave any residue and gives my skin that extra plumping goodness. It’s formulated with Hyaluronic Acid and Vichy’s Mineralizing Thermal Water, so it plumps, hydrates and fortifies skin. If you want to read more about it, click here!
So there you have it! My Fall Skin Care regimen that is keeping away my sad skin woes. Thanks Vichy for the awesome French beauty staples! If you haven’t checked out Vichy, do it! You can find it available at your local drug store (Walgreens, CVS etc.) OR you can use my discount code MARYLAUREN for 20% off PLUS free shipping in your online checkout at vichyusa.com!
*Thanks Vichy for sponsoring this post!