No matter where you live, you can feel the change in the air. Fall is coming! Back to school season is one of the best of the year. Not only are we getting back on a schedule but the humidity dissipates and the outdoors become colorful and crisp.
But fall also means that dry weather is here. And while you might be thankful for it, it can do a number on your skin and your wardrobe.
Take a bit of time to gear up for the fall and winter. You’ll thank me later. Here are some tips:
Assess your closet
You might have a lot of layering essentials in your wardrobe already, but not everything transitions well from summer to fall and winter. Pull out your sweaters and jackets and put away fashion tanks, summer dresses and maxis.
If you find your wardrobe lacking, look to neutrals, plums and winter whites are good picks when you go shopping. Just be sure what you purchase works well with what’s already in your closet, otherwise you’ll end up with a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear.
You’ll also want to make sure your fall and winter wear is dry cleaned and any shoes that were looking worn last fall are mended and re-heeled, if needed. This can take several weeks so be sure to plan ahead–before you need those leather boots.
Check up on your makeup
Makeup doesn’t last forever, and some of the makeup you were wearing this time last year is probably due to be replaced. Know when your beauty products expire to keep your skin in tip-top shape during this harsher time of year.
Assess how your skin feels and think back to previous years. Did you need products with extra moisture or additional exfoliation? Now’s the time to start working new products into your routine. Taylor Made recently launched facial products specializing in treatment for a variety of skin concerns. Review your needs and give yourself to shop and try out different options.
One often-forgotten area of skin is your lips. Your lips might take the brunt of the cooler weather because they’re more sensitive than other parts of your face and they’re often wet from food, drink and even licking your lips.
Lip scrubs help to exfoliate, lifting dead skin from your lips so they’re less likely to crack and peel. Ours are sugar-based, which is best for extra dry skin (and it tastes good too!).
But don’t limit your scrubs to your lips. Full-body scrubs and body oils come in different scents and help to ensure your skin is soft and smooth year-round.