Who wants to start the first day of fall with a clear complexion? If your skin has gone through some harsh conditions during the summer weather you should consider a post-summer restoration. As the fall season approaches it also means changing your beauty routine to adjust to the cooler weather. Here are some quick steps and some honorable mentions of my favorite organic beauty products to get your skin restored for the cooler season.
RESTORE YOUR SKIN
The sun, beach, and chlorine can be harmful to your skin during the summer. To recover from sun-damaged skin try exfoliating once a week using a Rehydrating Rose Facial Polish. This facial polish has antioxidant milk thistle, aloe vera, and wild rose seed powder (a natural exfoliator) to leave skin smooth and revitalized. In the hot weather, acne and blemishes are the perfect storm. As it starts to cool down, it’s time to tackle problem skin – and there’s no better product than Neal’s Yard Remedies Clarifying Mahonia Skin Gel, this gel is a gentle natural purifying treatment that restores balance to blemished skin. I recommend using it as a routine treatment or you can apply it on occasional breakouts. If you prefer a more holistic approach to treat acne use an organic essential oil such as Tea Tree Essential Oil. Tea tree essential oil is known to be the best for clearing up many types of skin infections and is one of the best natural remedies to fight acne. It is especially good for acne because it helps reduce inflammation from blocked pores. Unlike most other essential oils, tea tree oil is safe on the skin but I still recommend combining with a moisturizer or serum when it applying to your face.
CLEANSE AND MOISTURIZE YOUR SKIN
I use more makeup during the cool season and it is just as important to find the right cleanser to keep my face clean. More than ever, the cleansing process is crucial for healthy skin and using the right cleanser helps in the exfoliating process for better skin. Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic Deliciously Ella Facial Wash facial cleanser is my go-to cleanser! It is gentle enough to use on all skin types (especially sensitive and acne-prone skin) as it removes daily grime and make up, leaving your skin feeling fresh and clean. Deliciously Ella Facial Wash ingredients include soothing rose, lime and cucumber extracts offering your skin a natural radiance. After your daily cleanse, moisturize by using a light and gentle moisturizer such as Neal’s Yard Remedies Deliciously Ella Facial Moisturizer. The inviting scents of rose, lime and cucumber will leave your face feeling soft, supple and ready to glow. It won’t clog pores and its light enough to use before applying your makeup. If you prefer using a makeup primer then the best choice is Neal’s Yard Remedies Oil Free Hydrating Serum adds a layer of mattifying hydration, and is perfect for all skin types ideal for “thirsty-summer skin” as it hydrates and mattifies your skin for the perfect pre-makeup application.
PUCKER UP! DON’T FORGET YOUR LIPS
As it cools, humidity dips as well. We layer rich moisturizers on our face but we forget about our lips. Pamper your pucker – exfoliate away dry skin cells by making your own DIY lip scrub illustrated in Neal’s’ Yard Natural Beauty Book and finish off with a sweep of Bee Lovely Busy Bee Lip Balm a 99% organic and a multi-purpose must-have to add to your lip collection. This lip balm has a nourishing blend of moisturizing organic cocoa butter with a calming citrus scent of organic orange essential oil. I also love using Hynt Beauty ARIA PURE Lipstick for a pop of color to add to my lips. Aria Pure Lipstick is a 100% GMO-free plant based complex is vegan and free of FD&C dyes. This lip-pampering formula is also blended with organic oils including organic castor seed oil, organic jojoba oil and organic rice bran oil to soothe and help seal in moisture upon application for a color finish that lasts throughout the day.
THE “HYNT ON ORGANIC MAKEUP” The great thing during about the summer is the advantage to strip down to the basics wearing makeup. You probably even tried going makeup-free on your sun-kissed face. As fall approaches, you’ll probably return to wearing makeup. If you are a makeup aficionado or prefer a no-makeup look you may consider “going green” on makeup. My go-to makeup collection and a Green Beauty favorite, is Hynt Beauty. Hynt Beauty is a line of luxurious color and skincare cosmetics that is “free of all ingredients known to be, or are questioned to be, harmful and irritable for the skin and body. It is formulated for the conscious woman who is seeking a beauty brand that she can fully trust and rely on for honest information and guidance on her beauty and lifestyle choices”.
Detoxing your beauty routine has never been easier and choosing a healthier and cleaner product is now much easier! One of the best products and multi-award winner cult favorite is the Hynt organic-based concealer DUET Perfecting Concealer. It is a gentle spot treatment that is light but provides full coverage to mask blemishes, acne and dark circles. This formula is infused with botanical extracts that is gentle on your skin. I use my concealer brush after applying a makeup primer or oil free mattifier as my base. I then follow up by applying a light mineral-based organic makeup, Velluto Pure Powder Foundation. This hydrating pure powder foundation is luxuriously creamy to the touch and leaves skin soft and velvety smooth. VELLUTO feels light-as-air and provides a full but natural looking coverage that doesn’t dry, crumble or settle. As for my finale, I add a finishing touch by using Lumiere Radiance Boosting Powder. This powder highlighter seamlessly blends into the skin and can be lightly dusted over bare, moisturized skin for a youthful translucent glow. It is formulated with organic plant, flower and fruit extracts and oils to glide onto the skin to give you a youthful looking glow.
BEGIN A NEW BEAUTY ROUTINE
It’s never too late to start a NEW beauty routine. This is the ideal time to rethink your daily skin care routine. Consider stocking up on products that provide intense hydration and protection for the cool season and use a healthier and “greener” option in makeup. Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic Skincare Collections offer a variety of skin care collection that range from normal, dry, oil/combo, sensitive and aging and Hynt Beauty offers an exquisite product collection of luxury makeup that is better than just mineral, better than just natural, and purer than typical brand makeup. To view more of organic skincare and wellness click on my webstore at Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic Fran Claros and for more information on organic makeup click on Hynt Beauty.