Skincare in Autumn
By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS
It’s fall, and time to revamp your wardrobe and your skincare routine.
Seasonal changes can wreak havoc on your complexion, and adding a daily serum can help prevent breakouts and give skin a healthy boost.
Autumn is also a great time to think about redecorating your home.
Even when finances are tight, a few simple additions to your décor, like some throw pillows or an eye-catching centerpiece, can give your house a new warm, inviting touch.
And while you are at it, why not hold on to the last days of summer with a burst of fresh floral and fruity body sprays?
While moisturizers and other topical creams can do wonders to protect and improve the external appearance of your skin, if you really want to make a difference, you have to go deeper, and that is where serums, which generally penetrate below the outer epidermis down to the dermis, come into play.
Working at the source of skin cell production, serums, which are far more concentrated than moisturizers and creams, can help brighten skin, correct dark spots, reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles and even boost volume.
Last year, La Roche-Posay — the most-prescribed derma-pharmaceutical brand by dermatologists in the United States — introduced its anti-aging Hyalu B5 Serum, with hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5 to help repair fine lines and plump by replenishing skin’s natural moisture barrier.
In this dual-purpose serum, hyaluronic acid locks in moisture, while the B5 hydrates and protects.
Now, La Roche-Posay has added a second serum to its beauty arsenal, La Roche-Posay Pure Vitamin C10, which can be used either in conjunction with the Hyalu B5 or alone.
Pure Vitamin C10 Serum is packed with pure vitamin C, salicylic acid and neurosensine to reveal sensitive skin’s full radiance.
Developed especially for sensitive skin, this serum contains a super-powerful, form of vitamin C to fight off free radicals and prevent premature aging, as well as loss of elasticity, pigmentation, dullness and deep wrinkles.
Vitamin C also helps to increase collagen production and spur skin’s luminosity.
The salicylic acid acts as a gentle exfoliator, breaking up cells which stick together to promote clearer skin.
And the neurosensine peptide soothes skin while targeting irritation mechanisms and fighting inflammation.
Fresh Scent Mists
Meanwhile, Revlon Naté Naturals has just relaunched it collection of body splashes, full of fresh fruit and floral scents, all inspired by the original Jean Naté body splash.
The classic, citrusy Jean Naté after-bath body splash has been around since 1935, and the line’s new range of scents are geared to younger women who want a fresh and light spritz of fragrance without wearing a heavy cologne.
This fabulous foursome includes a juicy pink raspberry scent with a suggestion of jasmine flowers, a lush red fruits scent with a hint of roses, a saucy berry and white lily scent, and a delectable lotus flower and lychee fruit variety.
All four splashes are enriched with skin-nourishing vitamin E and aloe vera to pamper and indulge.
And since they are all super-affordable, you can also use them to spray on your pillow or a lampshade for a romantic and sensuous ambience.
Home Décor on a Shoestring
If you are looking to spruce up your home without breaking the bank, H&M Home’s new fall/winter collection is right up your alley.
Inspired by the West London home of British model and film star Poppy Delevingne, the collection is elegant and understated, with rich forest greens and muted sky blues, interspersed with earthy browns and grays.
Warm, snuggly throws and oversized pillows with tropical prints and geometric patterns create an inviting atmosphere, while mix-and-match earthenware give dining tables a distinguished homey feel.
The entire collection is available at Mexico’s three H&M Home stores, located in Calzado Viejo and Santa Fe in Mexico City and Colonia San Lucas Tepetlacalco in the State of Mexico’s Tlalnepantla de Baz.