OVER 40 BEAUTY EDIT: THE AUTUMN BEAUTY TIPS YOU NEED NOW

[Image Credit: Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel Autumn/Winter campaign 1994]

As we transition our wardrobe from summer to autumn, it’s important to changeover our beauty routine as well.

(Need help with dressing for in-between days? Don’t miss my style tips on mastering transeasonal dressing here).

For hydrated and radiant beauty during the winter months, take the necessary steps to guard against winter’s big dry – and make changes to your makeup bag as well.

SKIN

Products that may have worked in summer may cause dehydration in cooler weather. Swap your daily skin essentials with more hydrating and nourishing formulas and include serums, night creams and masks for a super boost of hydration.

Eve Lom Cleanser $33, Mecca; Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion,$49, David Jones; Charlotte Tilbury Magic Night Cream $185; Tatcha ‘The Essence’ serum $138, Mecca.

Vitamin C

Touted as the secret to youthful skin, beauty’s superpower, Vitamin C, is a winter beauty must. With benefits including brightening skin, balancing out uneven skin tone, and supporting collagen, add this to your beauty cabinet now.

Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate

Exfoliation is vital in cold months when skin is exposed to harsh conditions outside and hot, dry air inside. Regular exfoliation is vital to maintain smooth skin and slough build up of dead skin cells which causes flaky skin.

If you don’t have regular facials, now is the time to start to ensure skin is prepped and healthy for the cold months.

MAKEUP

The change of season is the perfect time to refresh your makeup bag with a few simple tricks.

Though I don’t recommend discarding ageless beauty essentials as bronzer and pink/peach blush, add radiance to makeup by swapping sombre winter hues for bright pinks and subtly shimmering metallics.

Cooper Hues
Metallics hues are not just for summer, pair cosy Autumn looks with shades of shimmering beauty.

Smokey Eyes
Smokey eyes are never out of season.  Try a sexy, smokey look for evening affairs.

 

[Photo credit: Linda Evangelista photographed by Steven Meisel for US Vogue 2001]


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