As the blazing summer heat comes to a close, it’s time to call in a new fleet of essentials. Transitioning your routine from summer to “Fall Fleek” doesn’t have to be a drag — It’s the perfect time to hit the reset button on your beauty habits, self-care mindset and the ever-important wardrobe. With that in mind, here are a few tips to assist in your annual metamorphosis.
Beauty and Makeup Shift
When the season changes, so should your beauty routine. The same as you adjust your wardrobe to the weather, you should switch-up your makeup and skin care process and products.
During the blistering summer months, our skin care revolves around sun protection and oil control. But with cooler air approaching, it’s really important to keep your skin soft and moisturized. To help, moisturize your face at night with a dime-sized amount of coconut oil after exfoliating. Note: I do not recommend this in the morning as you will look like you took a bath in bacon grease—#JustNo. The goal is to have glowing, naturally healthy skin in the morning before you put your makeup on.
As for fall makeup, one of the hardest things for me to let go of is that shimmery summer glow—whether it was from the actual sun or Sephora. Trading in your shimmer glow for a more natural matte glow is best for fall. Darker bronzers on your cheek bones and dark lips will make all the difference. Switch out your favorite summer color with a deeper hue —such as plums instead of orange-reds. To create matte lipstick textures, take your bright lipsticks and blot with a matte finish or mix with a dark lip liner. You will be a fall vixen in no time, trust me.
Fall in Florida doesn’t necessarily bring an immediate drop in temperature. Though it may seem a bit boring not being able to embrace fall fashion right away, it is actually an advantage — you don’t have to pack away your summer pieces just yet! With a few simple styling tricks, you can carry your favorite summer basics into fall. Sometimes making a seasonal transition is as simple as mixing and matching your pieces in different ways. Instead of pairing cheerful summer blouses with high-waisted shorts, wear them with a belted trouser or dark-toned skinny jeans. For those perfect-for-summer-nights strapless dresses you’re having a hard time parting with—add a chic blazer. Be creative and have fun.
Find Your Flow
Last but not least, try to find your fall flow with your new fall routine. For many of us, fall is a time when kids go back to school, priorities change at work, or we likely begin new projects around the house or in our community.
When setting your routines, prioritize your health and wellness – including your favorite things to do. Make a list of what is most important to you and your family. This list might include exercise, sleep, nutrition, scheduling time to relax, prayer, learning something new or just having fun. And don’t forget to socialize! Whether it’s a weekend getaway, game night, or a charity event in your community (We have lots of those!), be sure to take time to stay connected with your favorite people. When we maintain meaningful connections with friends, we tend to laugh more, feel more supported and have a healthier outlook on life.