Surprise – its October! (wait, how did that happen?) The telltale signs that autumn is going strong are as follows: it is no longer comfortable to forgo socks. We clutch at our mugs of tea and coffee each morning because we probably under-dressed for the weather. We scroll through photos of cozy woolen sweaters on Pinterest, and we lust after J. Crews shiny array of puffer vests and tall boots. Heres another: our skin is starting to crave that extra dose of moisture, as humidity in the air drops and the wind carries a nippy chill.
The season has come for us to proudly present the ultimate natural skincare regimen for autumn, which is loaded with tips and tricks for combatting the season’s effect on the skin – and for just pampering yourself, which you should do every season, whatever the weather.
Lets begin with a double cleanse, a combo that not only replenishes moisture but delivers the daily detox that we all need, because unfortunately, the world isnt perfectly clean and all that junk will inevitably make its way into our pores. This cleanser combination is perfect for all skin types (and its Tatas personal favorite right now).
First, apply a few pumps of the Nourishing Oil Cleanser to a slightly damp cotton round to remove any eye and lip makeup (especially if you’re wearing a more intense, darker makeup look for fall, as many of us are these days!), and then apply the Oil to your entire face. Massage into the skin, including around the eyes. Splash with a little bit of water to create a light milk, and give the skin a final rub before a thorough rinse. Then, while the skin is still damp, apply the Purifying Cleanser and massage into the skin (while enjoying that invigorating, super-delicious scent!) for a detoxifying treatment. Then, rinse, and enjoy very soft, happy, thoroughly clean skin.
Next, choose a toner that replenishes moisture (as opposed to an astringent treatment that strips the skin). Toning is an important step because it preps the skin for your age-defying treatment that follows, and it can be yet another way to dose your skin in moisture, which is important this season. Our Power of Rose: Hydrating Floral Essence is a go-to because we took the classic Hyaluronic-Acid rich formula and infused it with Rose Hydrosol, a humectant that pulls moisture from the environment to keep skin moisturized all day.
Always follow this step with your age defying treatment, if you use one. (If youre nearing 30 or are above, you should be using one daily!)
Next, moisture! You want to choose a daily moisturizer that cooperates with your skin type, giving you the finish that you want (matte vs. glowy) as well as natural moisture where it actually matters (as opposed to synthetic moisturizers that contain large molecules that just sit on the surface of the skin, giving you that slick face-feel but not actually delivering hydration). Looking for a matte finish for oily skin? Our Rebuilding Moisturizer is perfect. Or, a rich treatment for dry or mature skin? Our Repairative Moisturizer is a go-to. And of course, pictured above is our Beautifying Face Oil, which launches on October 15th and is an amazing product for lightweight daily moisture and a boost of youthful energy (well explain more about that later!)
Regardless of the season, you want to follow your moisturizer with an Eye Creme, but its especially important to do so when the weather starts to get chilly as the skin around the eyes is very thin and loses moisture quickly (thats why our lips are always chapped, too!). Dry skin shows fine lines and signs of fatigue more easily – not to mention doesnt feel very good. Our Restorative Eye Creme is a hydrating treatment to reduce uneven skintone, fight the appearance of wrinkles, and combat swelling for a youthful appearance. Apply an extra heavy amount in the evenings before bed for a rejuvenated eye area upon waking. Concerned about dryness or vertical lines around the lip area? The Eye Creme works great to combat signs of aging there, as well.
Exfoliation treatments are important in the fall because they prep the skin to better receive the moisture and age-defying benefits of your other products, which just means better results all-around. We recommend doing the Resurfacing Mask once a week to thoroughly decongest the skin and remove the top layer of dead skin. Not only does this treatment give the skin an instantly glowy, refreshed look, but it preserves moisture (no easy feat for a Beta Hydroxy treatment) and leaves a perfectly smooth surface for moisturizers and makeup application.
We all know the part of the skin that feels autumns chill the quickest: the lips! As I mentioned above, thats because theyre thin, and constantly exposed to the drying effects of water, saliva, followed by wind and air exposure. Thats where Be Fierce comes in, a lip treatment thats all about moisture and antioxidants (for a dose of environmental protection). It leaves the lips silky-soft and hydrated.
Dont think wed forget to mention the perfect fall color for lips and cheeks: our Volumizing Lip and Cheek tint in Very Vivacious! Its the ultimate modern coral, a versatile shade that can give a hint of rusty orange to the cheeks and lips or, when layered, a powerful, bold autumn color. Its simply beautiful!
Be sure to focus your energy this fall on rekindling your love for yourself, and carrying it through the chilly months.
Last but not least, be sure to focus your energy this fall on rekindling your love for yourself, and carrying it through the chilly months. Fall and winter is when we tend to hibernate and hunker down by ourselves, which can both feel awesome and cozy but can also lead to laziness and a generally lackluster outlook. Instead, aim for inner confidence and enthusiasm by reminding yourself that radiant beauty is powered from within. Our Love Potion can help with that, a deliciously scented aromatherapy treatment that boosts an inner sense of confidence and allure!
Hope your skin glows this fall!
Author: Tata Harper Team
The team at Tata Harper Skincare is passionate about promoting a modern, health-conscious natural beauty lifestyle that’s committed to safety, honesty and sustainability.