With summer coming to an end and fall just around the corner, it’s time to switch up your skincare routine + add some new essentials to get your skin fresh faced for fall! Whether you are repairing your skin from sun damage, curing back to school acne or trying to put your best face forward by adding a new serum or two, I am rounding up some of my favorite skin care must-haves for fall that are sure to not disappoint!
If there is one thing I learned over the years it is that your skincare is key! Ever since I was in middle school, I have been battling acne. When I was in middle school + high school it was acne on my face…primarily on my cheeks + forehead. Fast forward to now, my acne has spread from my chin + jaw line all the way to my chest, back + arms…UGH! Nothing is more frustrating than trying product after product with no visible results. What is a girl to do? Try one more line of products…and bam I found a winner!
La Roche Posay!
Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting the team behind my favorite skincare brand, La Roche Posay in person at a #DermClass they hosted with Dermstore. The event was beyond fun because it included an educational panel specifically talking about acne lead by Dermatologist Annie Chiu. Dr Chiu answered questions from attendees along with questions some of you shared with me on social!
I learned from her chat with us a few things and I am sharing them below!
1.Acne can affect people of all ages
2.While most people experience acne as teens, in adulthood it can continue but while as a teen acne is primarily found in your T-Zone area, as an adult it can spread to your chin, jawline + even your body all thanks to hormones
3.Acne scars should be combatted right away to prevent further deeper scars. Dr. Chiu’s suggestion was to see a dermatologist to go on either medication or try laser treatments. The longer it goes untreated, the worse it can be
4.While diet isn’t specifically tied to acne, if you live a healthy lifestyle it definitely helps when avoided acne
5.La Roche Posay products help combat acne without ever drying your skin (P.S. La Roche Posay was started in a hospital…who would have thought!
Happy Tuesday Loves! Figured I’d share where the start of my outfit shoots begin…with my foundation! I have searched high and low for the perfect beauty products that A) Give me proper coverage B) Hide my pores and redness C) Match my skin tone, with a slight hint of tan (what can I say I am slightly obsessed with having color year round).
Finally after years of searching…I have found my ‘must haves’ I simply can’t be without:
2) La Roche Posay Effaclar Mat: I use this twice while doing my makeup routine. First I do a thin layer as my regular moisturizer (it reduces shine and is a pore reducer) and then I use it again to mix with my foundation for a smooth finished look.
3) Dermablend Smooth Indulgence Foundation: BEST foundation hands down. Goes on smooth, gives amazing coverage and looks practically air brushed. It comes in a variety of hues and all of them have a little tint of bronze for a tan and glowing finish.
4) Japonesque Concealer Brush: This brush is great to get coverage in all those hard to get spots…under your eyes, around your nose etc.
5) Elf Stipple Brush: I LOVE this brush and can’t believe it only cost me $3 at Target. It is the best foundation brush for liquid or cream foundation.