Fall is my favorite time of year! Between the falling leaves, the crisp air and pumpkin spice everywhere, I’m a happy person in the Fall! When the weather gets cooler, however, things change. I have to retire my shorts & sandals and take out my sweaters and boots! I also put into storage some of my nautical-themed decorative pillows and whip out the cozy stuff: my plaid throws, seasonal candles and burlap pillows! Now that the weather is getting cooler, I’m no longer enjoying my flavored iced teas… now I’m all about hot teas and hot chocolates! Another thing that changes as the weather gets cooler is my skin- it tends to get drier! Luckily, I found a great way to combat the drying effect of cold weather and keep my skin looking its best! So let’s get right to my list!
My 3 Must-Haves for Fall!
There’s something about the flickering light of a lit candle that just evokes emotions that are perfect for Fall! Candles just create such a beautifully warm and cozy atmosphere and I’m a huge fan of candles, especially as the weather gets cooler. I especially love candles with seasonal scents, such as pumpkin spice, vanilla and spruce! I almost always have a candle burning in the house during the Fall!
2. Hot Teas
When the weather gets colder, there’s nothing like brewing a cup of hot tea! I’ve been a tea-drinker for many, many years. And whether it’s black tea, green tea, herbal tea or jasmine tea, I love my teas! I have a huge cabinet dedicated to storing and organizing my teas. In the Summer, I drink iced teas, but in the Fall, I love brewing some hot tea! The whole process of boiling the water, steeping the tea, adding some sweetener and so on is a very calming and enjoyable experience. During this time of year, you can almost always find me cuddled up with a big mug of hot tea!
3. Facial Moisturizer
Although I love the outdoor activities of Fall (apple picking, playing outdoors with my kids and going for long walks), I do not like what the cold weather does to my skin. It definitely makes my skin super dry! That’s why my third must-have for Fall is a great moisturizer, and I’m totally loving my latest find from derma e®: the Hydrating Day Crème! It’s formulated especially to combat dry skin throughout the day. It also helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by adding moisture back to the skin. After cleansing my skin in the morning, I apply this Hydrating Day Crème. I love that it absorbs into my skin so quickly and I can wear it under my makeup. It has such a lovely delicate scent that just puts a smile on my face whenever I apply it to my skin.
I’ve been using this product for several days and I can say that my skin looks and feels smoother and more moisturized. Even my friend mentioned that my skin looked great the other day- nothing like a sweet compliment to brighten my day! I love that this product has hyaluronic acid in it, as it’s a powerful ingredient that really helps to make the skin look more youthful and moisturized. It has a lovely silky feel on the skin!
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The Hydrating Day Crème can be purchased for only $25 (a great deal for such an effective moisturizer) directly through the derma e® website or at most Walgreen’s stores.
Before you head to the store, snag a coupon for derma e® here, and tell me in the Comments below: how does your skin change in the cooler months?!