As much as I am excited for fall, I always feel quite sad when summer’s over. Luckily, there still will be some warm and sunny days, so no need to be miserable.
One thing I’m not a fan of during September is that my skin starts acting up. It always does when seasons change but it’s too noticeable in September. My combination and dehydrated skin gets more oily around the T-zone and even more dehydrated than usual. That’s why I’m currently switching up my skincare routine a bit and I’ll be preparing a blog post on the matter soon.
A significant improvement in my skin condition can be seen thanks to the Sephora masks. Especially, their sheet masks, not only they feel relaxing and soothing but they also make my skin brighter, smoother and more hydrated. My favourite ones at the moment are the Anti-aging & Smoothing Orchid Face Mask and the Purifying & Detoxifying Algae Face Mask. As a night treatment, I’ve been loving the Sephora Lotus Sleeping Mask and the 8 ml size is enough for about 6 uses on my face and neck.
Eye patches have always been something that mostly makes me feel more relaxed rather than actually making a difference but the Purederm Collagen Eye Zone Mask changed my mind. First of all, these patches really stay in place under the eyes and feel comfortable and cooling. The eye mask is enriched with Collagen, Vitamin E and Green Tea Extract and brightens the area under my eyes although it doesn’t erase my dark cirlces because there is simply nothing that can do that. The eye patches don’t leave any sticky residue, the product gets absorbed quickly and makes the skin smooth and nourished. I like that the product comes in a resealable zipper pouch, so that the 30 patches don’t dry out. The brand is Korean but it can be found in some drugstores around Europe. I’ll be getting at least one more of these because it’s perfect for travelling.
During the month of September, my lips, elbows and knuckles have been pretty dry. That’s why I love having a multi-purpose moisturiser with me and the biggest help this month came from Elizabeth Arden and their Fragrance Free Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant. I prefer to use it as an overnight treatment because it can feel a bit heavy but I have to say, it’s a true skin saviour and a must-have for my entire family.
I haven’t tried that many new make-up products in the past few weeks, so there’s just one favourite this time but it’s already a big love. Essence blushes are some of the best ones not only at the drugstore but in general, they are super pigmented, finely-milled and they come in a variety of shades. I adore this Satin Touch Blush in the shade 20 Satin Love because it’s in the most beautiful rosewood shade that is perfect for autumn. There’s a slight sheen to it but it’s not glittery, so don’t be put off by that.
These products are the ones I’ve been reaching for the most and even needing them, considering the changes in my skin condition. What saves your skin during the summer to fall transition time?