The Busy Girl's Transitional Skincare for Fall

This summer really took a toll on my skin. I’ve always had oily skin, but I stayed inside most of this summer, and only went to the like once. I ran errands and tried not wear makeup when I went out unless it was a special occasion. Skincare has been the only thing I focused on this month–beauty-wise that is.

I noticed my skin has become drier, flaky, and my pores were just gross. The love and hate relationship that I have with my magnifying mirror is a whole other story. But it’s been hard trying to tame my skin and get it to a good place.

Recent breakouts and allergic reactions have been killing me. My skin has been at its worst this summer. But it’s starting to heal and changeup thanks to my new regimen. I think it’s important to change up your skincare every now and then for what your skin really needs. This time, I think that my skin was super thirsty. Lord knows that I certainly don’t drink enough water.

Clinique Pep-Start HydroBlur Moisturizer has been my go-to primer all summer and even last winter. I got it in some holiday set that I used everything else up in, but this little guy has lasted me since then! I really love it. It blurs the crap out of my imperfections and creates a very smooth surface to lay my foundation on. It also keeps my skin moisturized under my matte makeup. I love matte formulas. I also like to use it alone after a late shower to wake up with a moisturized glow.

I like Tony Moly items because they’re adorable…and potent! I was running around Ulta a while back when I ran into their new section with the Tony Moly Green Tea line. The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Essence and Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Moisture Cream are so smooth and hydrating. I put this on before bed after cleansing. It doesn’t make me oily in the morning.

My pores are kind of big. Well, not kind of. They’re huge! I’m always trying to minimize them. I like the L'Oreal Pure Clay Cleanser Detox & Brighten formula for the shower. I use it with a facial cleansing brush to really get into my skin. Make sure to change up your brush every now and then to make sure it doesn’t garner bacteria. But brushes really help get cleansers deep into your skin, in places your fingertips couldn’t reach.