Update Your Skincare Routine For Fall

If you’re still using the same skincare products leftover from summer, it’s time to revamp your skincare routine. “It’s critical to change things up when the weather cools down. Drier fall air brings about a host of potential skin issues, but it’s possible to look beautiful—and defy your age all season long,” says Amy Forman Taub, M.D., founder of Advanced Dermatology and Skinfo Specialty Skincare Boutique – outside of Chicago.

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Her three tips for moving your routine from summer to fall?

  1. Turn on your humidifier—it’s like a moisturizing treatment all night long.
  2. Use fragrance-free soap and laundry detergent to prevent sensitive skin issues.
  3. Shower with lukewarm water (hot water is drying) and use a good moisturizer on your body and face after stepping out.

Here find seven solutions for fabulous skin for fall:

HYDRATE When the weather gets drier, so does your skin but ZO Skin Health Offects® Hydrating Cleanser combines panthenol and allantoin to soothe and restore. $35

PERFECT With natural melanin, titanium dioxide, and zinc oxide, ZO Skin Health Oclipse® Sunscreen + Primer SPF 30 protects skin (necessary even in the fall) and disguises flaws for a smooth and even makeup application. $65

PROTECT Like a quenching drink for your skin, Skinfo Vital Tea Ultra Serum boosts hydration with hyaluronic acid and 90% green tea polyphenols, powerful antioxidants that guard against wrinkle-inducing free radicals. $68

AWAKEN Packed with decapeptide-12, Lumixyl Revitaleyes Brightening Eye Cream corrects five common eye-area complaints, including hyperpigmentation, inflammation, iron deposits, dry lines and wrinkles. $65

TIGHTEN For more dramatic results, try the Pellevé Wrinkle Reduction System, a treatment that delivers radiofrequency (and feels like a warm massage) to boost collagen production, tighten skin and smooth wrinkles.

REVERSE Turn to Sublative Rejuvenation, a fractionated bipolar radiofrequency technology that tightens skin and gets rid of post-sun skin damage.

TREAT Skin needs some TLC post-skin resurfacing treatments to prevent possible discoloration, and elure Lotion is a 28-day fix to brighten, soothe, and replenish skin. $150

HOLIDAY: Lancome Makeup Train Case

Are you a makeup artist? Makeup Junkie? Or just a beauty fanatic? (Me? I’m all three!) Well, Lancôme’s Beauty Box has an exclusive collection of beauty Lancome must-haves. For just $49.50 (yes! Under $50!) with any $36.00 Lancôme purchase, you can get this chic train case filled with a full size Bi-Facil and Définicils plus more than a dozen deluxe samples of our best-selling skincare and makeup products (total value of $339).

As of yesterday, the black train case is available exclusively at Macy’s.

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The burgundy train case is available at www.lancome-usa.com/landing/beautybox.aspx. and at all other department stores starting on 11/23/08.

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Supplies are limited, so hurry to your nearest Lancôme location today!

Save money on botox

….and all those other super expensive office visits that you might do to get your skin looking fabulous again. How? Do a at-home version for a while and save that valuable money for other things, like bills and such. With the economy the way it is, who knows how long this might go for? Well, hopefully not too long, but in searching for cheaper alternatives to try for now, I found from AG Skincare, the AB 10%.

$95 gets you 60 applications, and that’s a lot… This Glycolic Acid AB 10% at home peel is at 10% which is super close to the doctor variety, and I have used one very similar a while back from another line and got tremendous results. Super easy, just swipe on from it’s soaked filled pad and leave on a few, then rinse. Next morning, you get amazing glowing skin.
* Deep Cleans and Gently Exfoliates
* Reduces Fine Lines
* Significantly Reduces the Size of Pores
* Relieves Redness and Dryness
* Evens out Hyper-pigmentation and Discoloration
* Lightens Minor Scars and Sun Spots
* Improve your Skin on a Daily Basis by Reducing the Size of Pores
* Improve the Firmness of your Skin and Fight Wrinkles by Building Collagen

PRODUCT REVIEW: Clinique Superdefense


I gotta say. Clinique is on a ROLL. Honestly? I never was too impressed with their skincare. Too much alcohol in it’s products would dry out my skin like crazy and make it itch and in the end just leave me with little red bumps from the fragrance. Yep, my sensitive skin and Clinique were not a happy couple.
Enter Superdefense. Apply, and viola.
No feel. No stickiness. No feeling like I put on a thick layer of cream. Who wants that especially in the morning? Nope. Apply and it makes your skin feel like you put on a great primer. Super smooth and silky. Plus loving the SPF 25 as well. Put makeup on and my skin is good to go. It feels great, not slick, not greasy, just…… well, perfect.
Yep. This is my new everyday moisturizer + spf. Thank you Clinique! I think we just might have the start of a beautiful friendship after all!

PRODUCT REVIEW: PCA Skin Purifying Mask

So I got a few emails from readers asking what my fav product was from the goodies I got to try over at BeautyFix, (you joined right?) and you would think one of the makeup items…. cause if I had to choose on a life or death threat, what to choose between makeup or skincare, well, duh. Makeup! But not here.


Usually skincare is just like,w h a t e v e r with me, because I usually never SEE anything. Oh my skin may feel softer but big deal. I want results, and I mean ‘major’. Here? Well, read on to see what I had to say about this one…..

BF Let’s talk about the PCA Skin Purifying Mask. What did you like about this product?

EVFOooooh! Actually, this was my favorite product in the whole group. At first I thought it would really do a number on my skin, but the results it gave me were nearly instant and I was really surprised. I loved it. I don’t know how to explain it. I have never had a mask, or I guess you could call this a scrub really, that feels like this. I’ve never felt such a difference after 5 minutes in my life – on anything.

BF So how did your skin feel afterwards?

EVFWell, immediately afterwards it felt a little raw, but in a good way. I could tell it really got all of the dead skin off. And my skin felt, I guess, almost thinner and it felt very light, it felt really clean, the skin felt really soft. Usually I try things on my skin and I just don’t see a difference – I don’t feel it, I don’t see it – other than if it is a bad result. I break out. This is something that I immediately saw something better.

BF Will this be something you will incorporate into your routine now?

EVFOh yeah – absolutely – yeah.

BF How often do you think you will use this mask – scrub?

EVF I think with my skin type I don’t want to do it every day – maybe once a week.

BF Anything else that you would like to add about it?

EVFThe scent – I liked the smell of it. And also, I don’t know if you want to state it or not, but I would like to stress not to get it in your eyes just because it is so fine and the grains are so small and polished, I got one in my eye and it was in there all day. I didn’t realize how careful you had to be.