There are so many things about the fall season that I love. Getting out of NYC on the weekends to enjoy the fall foliage, spending time in my kitchen whipping up heartier soups and dishes, pumpkin spice lattes (Here’s a great lightened-up recipe from one of my favorite food blogs, Clean and Delicious. I avoid seasonal drinks from coffee shops because the amount of sugar added is shocking!), and who can forget fall beauty and fashion! Although I’ll miss the warmer weather, it feels good to put away the maxi dresses and wedges and break out my boots, Hanes tights, and jackets. Here are some of my current favorite fall essentials, all guaranteed to have you looking and feeling your best this season!
We can all agree that fall is an incredibly busy season which means dark circles and puffiness are inevitable. I recently came across the Bausch + Lomb Thera Pearl Eye Mask and it has been a game changer for me! I use it cold to help reduce any puffiness and dark circles (you can also use it cold to soothe headaches). Just pop it in your freezer for at least 2 hours and apply it to closed eyelids for 20 minutes. Consider these 20 minutes your well-deserved and much-needed “me time.” It’s only $9.99 at drugstores and will definitely come in handy this fall!
Fall fashion is all about layering. From pairing tees with cardigans and chunky sweaters to leggings with skirts and boots, it’s the season to embrace layers! Incorporating a great scarf in your wardrobe is a fall fashion must. There’s something just so chic and sophisticated about wearing a scarf -nothing can spruce up a pair of jeans and a tee quite like it. This season, I’m all about light, airy and colorful scarves from Cookie Lee. Priced at just $26 they’re a fashion essential you can wear year-round!
Once the temperatures start dropping, our skin loses moisture and becomes dry. Start using an ultra-moisturizing body lotion, like Udderly Smooth Body Cream to combat dehydration this season. Udderly Smooth is my favorite because it’s thick and definitely gives your skin a ton of moisture! You also can’t beat the price. It’s just $6 at drugstores like Walgreens.
In addition to our skin becoming drier, our hair tends to suffer in the colder months as well. Mix that with daily heat styling and you’ve got yourself a mane of dry, brittle locks! The solution? Look for shampoos and conditioners infused with hydrating oils. I’ve been using the HASK Macadamia Oil Shampoo and Conditioner and love that they’re packed with rich, essential nutrients from macadamia nuts. Macadamia oil actually mimics the scalps’ natural oils to hydrate dry hair and penetrates the hair shaft to restore damage. A must-have for the change of season, you can get these at Ulta.com for $5.99 each.
Since our skin gets drier in the colder months, I like to incorporate brightening products in my daily regimen. I recently tried Detox Fizzy Powder Wash from Nude Skincare and am hooked! It’s not a traditional cleanser and is, like the name says, a powder cleanser that actually fizzes when mixed with water. It’s made with multiple sources of vitamin C, enzymes and rose hip seeds and leaves my skin looking brighter, fresher and more radiant. It’s $42 at nudeskincare.com.