All beautiful makeup starts with beautiful skin as a flawless canvas. And to have and maintain makeup ready skin, you need the right skincare routine.
You can’t use the same routine you had for summer in the fall. As the season changes, your skin’s needs change. In particular, you need more hydrating power.
I’m partnering with L’OCCITANE today to show you my current fall skincare routine. These L’OCCITANE products (sold at Sephora) are high quality luxury skincare with shea as the hero ingredient to give you the hydration boost. These products also smell heavenly which is a great bonus.
This is a routine I’ve been loving to keep my skin well hydrated in the cooler months to make sure it is a flawless canvas ready for makeup.
Why shea is good
Shea butter is rich in omega 6 and karitene, molecules that have exceptional properties in moisturizing, nourishing and giving extra protection to the skin every day. In this L’OCCITANE shea collection, each product is formulated with shea butter or shea oil to moisturize, nourish and keep your complexion looking radiant.
As a mama to be, I find that my skin has been very sensitive and dry. Now that the weather is cooler and the air is drier, my skin needs help even more. Adding shea to my skincare routine for extra nourishment and protection helps my skin feel so much better. L’OCCITANE Shea Cleansing Oil with shea oil (5%) has been my absolute favorite to replace my summer cleanser. This cleanser smells great, and it can even remove waterproof makeup while leaving my skin soft and hydrated. I love it!
Day time routine
Let’s start the day right with the right hydration. Hydrating is very important because your foundation will apply much smoother and look better on well hydrated skin. If your skin is dry, it will be flaky. That will certainly not look good under your makeup.
I use L’OCCITANE Shea Butter Light Comforting Cream with shea butter (5%) to moisturize in the morning. It’s just the right amount of hydration, not too greasy, and still enough to answer your skin needs throughout the entire day.
Night time hydration
It’s also important to have a night time product to compliment the morning routine. L’OCCITANE Shea Butter Ultra Rich Comforting Cream has a high concentration of shea butter (25%), a definite boost from the light cream which has 5% shea. This cream, like the rest of the shea collection, smells amazing. It is also creamy and has a melting texture. I love applying this cream generously all over my face like a sleeping mask at night. Then wake up in the morning and I’m greeted with super soft and hydrated skin!
And then, when winter comes around, I’m sure I’ll be stocking up this Ultra Rich Cream even for day time use as well.
If you haven’t switched out your skincare routine for fall, do it! You may think it’s excessive, but trust me on this. If you need to change out your wardrobe, you skin needs different products as well. Make sure to add more hydration for the cooler drier months. Why not try adding shea to your routine? Check out the L’OCCITANE Shea collection from Sephora and you won’t be disappointed!
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*Thank you L’OCCITANE for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own.