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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!

3 Must-Haves for Fall

3 Must-Haves for Fall

1. Candles

3 Must-Haves for Fall: Candles

3 Must-Haves for Fall: Candles

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

3 Must-Haves for Fall: Hot Tea

3 Must-Haves for Fall: Hot Tea

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.

3 Must-Haves for Fall: Moisturizer

3 Must-Haves for Fall: Moisturizer

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!
3 Must-Haves for Fall: Moisturizer

3 Must-Haves for Fall: Moisturizer

As I’ve written about before here, I’ve enjoyed other products from derma e®. Just in case you haven’t used their products before, they are a family owned company based in California. They’ve been making vitamin-rich natural skincare products since 1984. Nowadays, they’re one of the largest natural facial care brands in America. I absolutely love that their products are cruelty-free and also free of parabens, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, petrolatum, mineral oil and artificial colors. Learn more about their company here with this video:

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?!

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 October 31, 2015  Posted by

26 Responses to “3 Must-Haves for Fall”

  1. I definitely cannot argue with any of your three suggestions. The moisturizer is essential for sure, but so is the tea – great for those blustery days and wintry afternoons.

    • EngineerMommy

      It’s amazing what a great moisturizer will do for the skin (and one’s self confidence) once the temps start to drop! I’m definitely loving the Hydrating Day Creme! Hot tea is another must-have for Fall & Winter- perfect for a cold Winter day!

  2. Fall is my favorite time of year, but it’s so hard on my skin. I could use this moisturizer in my life!

  3. I absolutely agree with all three! Candles and hot tea are a must for me during fall and winter time!

  4. Yes these are really great Fall must haves. I love candles too and have one burning right now. =)

  5. These are all must-haves for me, too. My skin gets so dry in the winter and I’m always on the lookout for a great moisturizer.

  6. I love all three. However, I have to admit I prefer hot chocolate over hot tea. The cold is definitely upon us so I will need to invest in more facial moisturizer.

  7. I hate how dry my skin gets in the fall and winter time. This sounds like a great moisturizer to combat the dry skin.

  8. 3 of my faves too. I’m all about my tea in the morning. And a good facial moisturizer is so key!

  9. oh yes to the hot tea! I am already drinking it tons every day – it really is about the only way I can stay warm. My little one has about 3 cups of tea a day! I’m actually happy because now I don’t drink as much coffee!

  10. I have already bought tons of candles and can’t start burning them! My skin gets really dry during the colder months, so I have to have to use a good moisturizer to keep my skin healthy.

  11. I love this time of the year myself but my skin doesn’t. It gets so itchy and dry. I would love to try this out. Looks like a product that I need to add to my skincare collection.

  12. I’m candle obsessed in the fall! The scents are just better than any other season. I just need them all lol

  13. Yes, yes, yes… I would have to agree. I must have these three all season long, winter too for that matter! 😉

  14. I always thought that wine went better with candles but each to their own I guess lol 🙂

  15. I agree, facial moisturizer is a MUST! My face and lips get so dry, it’s terrible. I use moisturizer every morning. It also helps my mineral makeup to go on smoother.

  16. couldn’t agree more on these must haves!

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