Autumn is almost upon us (if you can believe it!) so what better time to reassess and revitalize your make-up, skin and hair? Cristina from AbsolutelyGorgeous.com.au shows you how.
Revitalise your skin
Now is the time to take care of your skin. Use a facial scrub, to exfoliate any dead skin cells, caused by the damaging effects of sun impurities from too much sun and sunscreen. A moisture mask adds valuable moisture to your skin. Apply in the shower, just five minutes, and your skin will be softer. Your skin is in desperate need of re-hydratration. Treat yourself to a daily rich hydrating moisturizer such as a repair cream.
This is also the perfect time of year for an all-over body scrub. I like to use sugar to exfoliate the skin and deep cleanse it. Sugar is gentle, less dehydrating and can be used by all skin types. When you use a body scrub you are deep cleansing your skin. Clean skin will retain more moisture and look healthier – a definite benefit! I would suggest adding a monthly all over body scrub to your beauty regime.
The laziness and frivolity of summer have caused most of us to neglect our bodies. Detoxification is the word for March. Doing an effective Detox Diet works wonders for your skin, hair and general energy levels. Avoiding sugar, wheat and dairy for a couple weeks and replacing this with a mainly raw diet is often quite revealing and helps us to feel better, lighter and more youthful with greater energy.
Exercise activity is crucial now as in any season. As the weather cools, stretching is even more important, as is adding indoor exercises to our routine.
Bring your hair back to life
Your hair takes a beating all summer long from sun, salt, chlorine, and wind. Get a good hair cut or trim and deep condition your hair to replenish lost moisture.
Autumn is also a great time to update your style. If you have a classic hairstyle, you can achieve a more contemporary look by adding layers or texturizing to break up the interior. To add fullness to your hair, try a Styling Mousse, or Straightening balm to smooth out unwanted curls.
Try a new make up look
With the start of Autumn here, makeup colours reflect the cooler temperatures and warmer clothes. As clothes get heavier, so do makeup colors. This means it’s time for a change in your makeup bag as well. Autumn makeup is defined by flushed cheeks, and emphasis on both eyes and lips.
The most dramatic focus of the season is on the eye. Using a colour mascara instead of jet black gives lashes lots of soft volume. Apply some concealer to your eyelids and dust with powder – this is a make-up trick used by the pros to ensure that shadow stays put and looks smooth. Charcoals and neutrals adorn the classic smoky eye, while bright berries, reds and oranges give the lips a dramatic sizzle.
Keep that summer glow around for just a little longer with a light bronzing powder. Remember to sweep towards your temple and apply to areas normally hit by the sun.
Open to the creative spirit
The New Year normally starts with many of us setting resolutions and goals for the coming year. Now that the holiday season is over it is time to open to the creative spirit. We need to focus on new ideas and actions necessary to fulfill our purpose and move us forward in our life. This can help to improve motivation with new energy and excitement for life. It’s a good time to start the planning now so that feel motivated and satisfied in the colder, darker months.
By Cristina from AbsolutelyGorgeous.com.au, an online beauty store selling unique and hard-to-find beauty products. Cristina is a make-up artist and searches the Globe for new and innovative beauty treats.