The days get shorter and your hemlines longer, but does the change of season really justify a beauty regime switch-up? Of course it does! From skin to makeup, here's how.
It seems simple, right? But it's the quickest way to avoid red, parched skin by changing tack early on. Typically your complexion will get less oily as the cold and wind zaps up moisture, causing makeup to appear dry and flaky on the skin.
It will entirely depend on skin type, but chances are you'll need to switch your summer moisturiser for a more heavy-duty option. Something thicker such as Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream will leave skin comfortable and protected against the elements.
For drier skins, using a treatment oil before or in conjunction with moisturiser will add much-needed glow.
Scrubs and chemical peels help get rid of dead skin cells and smooth texture.
Chemical exfoliators or peels are nonabrasive and essential for clearer, brighter skin. Use them sparingly, and limit sun exposure. Pixi Glow Tonic is a gentle option that works to refine skin texture, revealing a healthy glow.
Physical exfoliators help get rid of surface grime and flaky skin, although don't overdo it – be gentle and use weekly.
If you've been caught out in the sun the last few months, chances are your skin could use a little TLC. As the sun is less harsh in autumn, it's the perfect time to target pigmentation and dark spots, often caused by sun exposure.
Use products which target uneven skin tone and aid in brightening. Designed to correct dull, blemished skin, the Antipodes Apostle Skin-Brightening Serum will leave skin gloriously glowing.
As for makeup, you can't go past ultra-violet, which has been announced as Pantone's 2018 colour of the year. But if channelling purple is daunting, use the shade in small amounts - try a bright eyeliner or ultra-violet coloured nails.
Whether it's plum-toned or bright neon, lipstick is often the easiest way to transition from summer to autumn, so swap warm toned brights for vampy or berry shades. Otherwise, apply the trendy colour all over your lids for an edgier night-time look.
Days spent in the sun and sea can seriously take its toll on your tresses. Undo this damage by regularly using a hair mask that will tame frizz and strengthen, and leave it on for long enough to penetrate strands. Call it your Sunday ritual.
Now's a good time to change your hair brush and wipe down your straighteners too – these simple steps will prevent hair from getting oily too fast.
- TVPopstars panel tells all: Rock regrets, secret crushes and dad jokes!
Woman's DayApr 09, 2021
- Celebrity NewsIron Mike's magic milestone: 'I'm finally in a good space!'
Woman's DayApr 07, 2021
- TVBachelorettes' show down: Our last-ditch effort to woo Moses
Woman's DayMar 30, 2021
- TVBachelor babes bare all: 'Our lives have changed forever'
Woman's DayMar 29, 2021
- Celebrity NewsSmitten but sleep-deprived! Sam Wallace and fiancée Sarah are on double duty
New Zealand Woman's WeeklyMar 26, 2021
- Celebrity NewsKiwi stunt star Zoë Bell talks brain injuries and break-ups
Woman's DayMar 24, 2021
- TVThe Bachelorette NZ's Lexie and Hamish are moving in together!
Woman's DayMar 11, 2021
- TVHit single Moses: 'I didn't think I deserved love!'
Woman's DayMar 09, 2021
- TVHere are the queens competing in RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under
Now To LoveMar 07, 2021
- RoyalsUPDATED: Harry and Meghan's bombshell interview with Oprah airs in NZ next week
Now To LoveMar 01, 2021