A change of season is ahead – time to tweak your skincare routine just a little. Also: August is ideal to try a new hair cut or a new Autumn-Winter perfume.
By Mr BEAUTYCALYPSE
There are two things that happen simultaneously as Summer draws to a close – the tan fades away and the skin starts acting weird (getting oiler or dryer or both at the same time, or even driving you crazy with breakouts out of thin air).
I know, I know. Lightweight is everything!
However, adding a “heavier” moisturiser to your routine might give your skin just the needed touch of extra protection as the temps drop. Also, moisturising skincare with a richer oil component will help keep oily skin in balance. The MuLondon White Chocolate Truffle Moisturiser smells exactly like its name suggests it does, and soothes dry and tired skin with Shea and Coconut butters, melting away dryness (cuticles, elbows, dry patches etc.).
Warning: it will be stolen by your significant other.
[Where to shop: MuLondon, ecco verde]
2 FADE TO GREY
If you’re really liking your beach tan, Eco by Sonya Face Tan Water – a gradual tanning toner (formulated with acne prone skin in mind, so it won’t add to any existing problems) – is really the best choice.
[Where to shop: Amazingy]
3 STRIDE AND STROLL
A vein spray late in August? Well, yes, a year round, actually.
If you’re sitting down a lot, or flying round a lot, or even running a lot, a herbal cooling spray is your number one SOS item. Refreshing and cooling, the Ringana Vein Spray also works wonders on sore muscles. Because you do work out, right? (Right?)
[Where to shop: Ringana]
4 STATEMENT NOTE
If you’re turned off by the department store scents but don’t feel too adventurous with organic fragrances (although I do suggest you use this blog’s search form to look at all the organic fragrance goodness I found over the years), try exploring Florascent Apothecary Aroma Spray – their beautiful single note scents. These are fragrance sprays based on just one essential oil. Simple “manly” things like noble Cedar or invigorating Yuzu; extravagant like deliciously sweet Tonka Bean and edgy green Davana.
[Florascent Apothecary single note scents review]
[Where to shop: Florascent Apothecary]
5 KEEP YOUR HAIR ON
But seriously, Autumn, when most people are still on summer holiday, is perfect to try on a new style. If your hair style requires wax for styling, give this one a try: John Masters Organics burbon vanilla & tangerine texturizer. I haven’t found one person who hated the sweet natural smell of, well, vanilla and tangerine. You need the tinyest amounts to add texture to your hair; texture that looks and feels very natural.
[Hair styling article with a John Masters Organics burbon vanilla & tangerine texturizer review]
[Where to shop: John Masters Organics, Amazingy]