How to Prep Your Skin for the Fall

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Summer is almost over, which means it’s time for us to prep their skin for the transition into fall. With just these simple changes, your skin can continue to look warm and radiant even as the weather turns cold.

Tip #1: Use Primer

How often throughout the day do you have to fix your makeup? Primer will help it last longer. It’s similar to the primer you’d use on a wall in that, without it, the imperfections on the surface would poke through and the paint that you put on wouldn’t look as neat, or last as long.

Primer plays a crucial role in doing just what the name says: priming your skin for makeup. You have probably experienced it before–makeup doesn’t like to stick to your skin! Primer is the base that gives your layers of makeup a smooth texture that it will want to stick to.

The result is that your makeup stays on for longer. And, more than that, it looks better from the get-go because you have provided it with a smooth and appropriate surface to cling to.

Primer is available in cream, gel, and powder form. That means you can pick a formula that matches the consistency of the other makeup you use for the best results.

Many women skip primer because they think that using a moisturizer is the better option. After all, a moisturizer will soften your skin and do the same thing as primer, right? Wrong!

Primer should actually be the first thing you put on your face, and here’s why:

  • It evens skin tone. Primer evens out the texture and appearance of your skin, which leads to a naturally beautiful look.
  • It offers a smoother application. Primer is going to smooth out your face, which will result in cleaner looking makeup.
  • It provides a better base. Primer gives the perfect surface for your makeup to cling to, resulting in a longer wear.
  • It hides flaws. Primer can conceal the appearance of fine lines, creases, acne spots, and more, helping you achieve a flawless look.
  • Make them green with envy! Light green primer can conceal the redness caused by acne spots and resoacea, offering color correction. 

Your makeup will wear longer if you wear primer any day, but especially in extreme weather. If you wear primer in cold and dry climates, you are going to get a much longer wear out of any makeup you put on. In the summer, it also plays an important role for hot and humid days where it has the same effect: making your makeup last a lot longer.

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Tip #2: Don’t Forget Sunscreen

Summer is definitely when sunscreen sales top the charts, but many people share in the common misconception that it’s not really important aside from your beach vacation. Unfortunately, this misconception is widespread and it is very detrimental to your skin’s health.

Even as the warmth fades away and days turn more cloudy, sunscreen should still be considered a crucial part of your routine year-round. Regardless of the temps outside, the sun’s rays can still cause lasting harm to your skin. This is especially true when you find yourself around water, snow, or other reflective surfaces that will strengthen harmful UV rays and their effects.

Sunscreen should remain an integral part of your routine, especially as the leaves fall off the trees and shade becomes more and more scarce. If you get a sunscreen with moisturizer built in, you’ll also be doing your skin a big extra favor in the cold and dry climate.

SPF 15 will probably do just fine, but to be safe, always check the UV index for your area on a given day to see how much you should lather up. Special facial sunscreen can be used to prevent breakouts and care for your sensitive skin. You can also double-up with SPF makeup, but don’t use it as a replacement for sunscreen.

Finally, be sure to use SPF lip balm because your lips are definitely susceptible to sun damage too!

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Tip #3: Pamper Your Feet

When the weather begins to turn cold, many people will begin to notice rough and dry heels as their feet begin to crack. Make a promise to yourself that you won’t forget to pamper your feet and give them the extra care they need as summer turns to fall, winter, and into spring again.

Your feet deserve year-round care. After all, they have one of the hardest jobs of all, but they deserve extra special attention during the fall and winter months when they are prone to drying out and cracking. Not only are cracked heels painful, but rough heels simply aren’t flattering and they can make you uncomfortable with their scratchiness and appearance.

Be sure to give your feet the hydrating and soothing soaks and cleanses they deserve to stay in their best shape possible. Your feet should get a nice relaxing scrub once or twice a week.

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Tip #4: Care for Your Cuticles

A tell-tale sign of cold weather is cuticles that are drying out. Did you even know that cuticle oil was a thing? It’s actually a critical part of your beauty routine if you want your nails and fingertips to be as beautiful and healthy as can be.

Regularly using cuticle oil should become as standard as applying lotion to your hands, elbows, and other areas that are especially prone to drying out in the colder months.

With cuticle oil, you can keep your cuticles hydrated, healthy, and happy. This will make them look better, feel better, and prevent painful peeling cuticles that are just as unpleasant to experience as they are to look at.

Make the application of cuticle oil a good habit this fall as you continue caring for your hands and nails throughout the season. Be sure to trim and file regularly too to prevent broken nails and remain hydrated to keep your nails naturally smooth and shiny.

If you notice rigid or brittle nails, it means your diet is giving them all the nutrients they need to be healthy. This deficiency is affecting other parts of your body too, even if you don’t notice it. Give your body what it needs!

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Tip #5: Implement A Better Beauty Routine

In the end, there are lots of things you can do to make sure that your skin stays healthy and fresh all year long.

Our brand, Shinkafa, specializes in treating skin with the nutrients it needs to maintain a healthy look and feel all year long.