By Omayra La Bella

The summer is about to end. Although I do prefer to think my summer season lasts until late September, it seems like summer ends around Labor Day weekend. The back-to-school season is in full swing, and all the summer vacations are now over. The Fall season brings about internal thoughts of transition, it makes me feel as though I need to develop fresh routines and behaviors. Again, this is probably because we are all accustomed to returning to school, demanding we get back to a regular schedule and it has become the norm.

Our routines change throughout the year, something I started to notice when I developed my beauty and wellness regime around the development of habits. To develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle, it is crucial to stick to daily routines and habits, but it is also crucial to change them up according to the seasons. Every season, I have discovered, can cause schedules to change, including those for kids with sports and classes, our job schedules, wake-up and sleep times, exercise routines, and meals.

Our entire beauty regimens have been turned upside down during the last few summer months. With all the humidity, all I needed was a light moisturizer instead of the healing serum I usually use before it. My face would become oily if I used too many products. 

Now that September has arrived, the weather is beginning to change a little bit, and I have noticed that my skin is starting to get a little bit dryer. It shows that it is time to resume using face oils and serums. I try to concentrate on items that heal my skin and my hair throughout this seasonal transition. I spent a lot of time outside during the summer, which resulted in my skin needing oxidative repair and hair that has been damaged by exposure to UV rays.

We need to change our skin care regimen, just like you would when switching from sandals to boots in the fall. Here are some methods for achieving it:

1. Exfoliate your skin to remove dead cells that have accumulated due to summer damage. Exfoliating your body and face will help get rid of the dry, dead skin from the summer and give you a more youthful appearance. 

2. Moisturize and hydrate your skin. You should switch up your eye creams for puffiness and dryness, stronger moisturizers, and Vitamin C complexes according to the season. To give your skin an extra boost if you are seeing dryness, you can apply a moisturizer that is a little bit thicker or creamier. Cleansing your complexion should be a regular ritual. To add more ingredients to your skin while you sleep, you can also consider applying a serum. It is critical to keep track of what works and what does not, as well as which items your skin responds to positively or negatively, because your skin can eventually develop a resistance to specific products.

3. Apply SPF. Sunscreen should be worn all year long, regardless of the weather, not only when you go to the beach, as it will protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Continue applying SPF under your makeup and to any exposed skin regions because UV damage can occur even when there is cloud cover. At the very least SPF 15 is advised.

4. Engage with a professional medical esthetician. Try expert cosmetic procedures like chemical peels or microdermabrasion, to truly give your skin a fresh start and a healthy glow. To minimize fine lines and wrinkles without causing any pain, microdermabrasion removes the top layers of skin. Chemical peels help to restore collagen by exfoliating the skin and promoting the creation of new cells. Microdermabrasion and chemical peeling might enhance each other’s effectiveness.

This summer, if you went outside without wearing full sun protection, there is a good chance that you will have sun damage. Freckles, dark tans, and leathery or wrinkled skin, are all examples of sun damage. A medical aesthetician can collaborate with you to create a customized skin care plan if you are unsure of what to try. They are fully aware of how to preserve or enhance the condition of the skin.

You might feel that you need a little bit more coverage than your light tinted moisturizer as we move from summer to fall. My preferred method is to use a blender sponge to blend concealer around my t-zone and tinted moisturizer wherever I intend to apply it. 

I highly recommend my go to for all my skincare needs, “Innata – Inspired by Omayra La Bella” for all natural products for types of skin.

Like spring, fall is a month of transition. This time of year aids in the change from summer to winter and from warm to chilly. It is time to start dressing in layers, start going to bed earlier, and setting up a more regular schedule. It is a clever idea to start adjusting not only your skin care regime, but also your daily routine and getting ready for the new season.

1. Start a new morning routine.

I start evaluating the items that are currently a part of my routine currently. I consider when I get up, how much time I have right now in the morning, and what I have been doing with it. I begin to make a list of the things that are and are not working. I then begin to brainstorm ways to improve my morning routine such as practicing meditation and exercising. I also think of ways to improve and simplify my morning routine such as laying out my gym attire the night before, scheduling my workouts in advance, and meal prepping for the week.

2. Start a new nightly routine.

I used to not have a regular evening schedule. I would wash my face and teeth after dinner, watch a show, set an alarm, and go to bed. I developed a bedtime routine this summer. I needed to change my routine at night to feel better the following day. I turned off all electronics at 9 o’clock, took care of my nightly beauty maintenance, and read. In addition, I started taking post-dinner walks rather than collapsing on the couch and watching TV. Having a nightly regimen does improve your mornings. It helps with unwinding and preparing for the next day.

3. Get organized!

You should have a solid sense of what lies in store for the fall season by now. Now is a wonderful time to start organizing your schedule and daily activities. Getting organized now will help you be more prepared for fall. I enjoy making a calendar for my workouts, housework, grocery shopping, food preparation, work, and other activities. One of my favorite things to plan is my weekly beauty and wellness maintenance, a must have!!!

4. Declutter!

At the conclusion of one season and the start of a new one, I enjoy getting rid of clutter. I am trying to do a better job of removing stuff from my closet, rotating my wardrobe, and maintaining my home. Before you start cleaning up your space, you may not be aware of how much stuff you have accumulated in a matter of months. This is a fantastic way to begin the new season of autumn. Do not be scared to get rid of items that make you unhappy. Also feel free to organize and reorganize your home’s contents. Change is in the air this fall, so do not be afraid to adjust! 

How are you adjusting to September after the summer? I am ready to dress in those cute fall outfits and to start drinking pumpkin spice lattes!