Pre-Fall Treatment Tips From The Pros
As temperatures in Manhattan hover around a cool 60 degrees (and our over-air-conditioned office continues to resemble the deep Arctic), we can almost feel our tan fading—a sure sign that the seasonal beauty transition is soon to be upon us. Dermatologist-to-the-stars Dr. David Colbert touched on the topic here last week, recommending Fraxel laser treatments, microdermabrasion, and gentle cleansers to help minimize and reverse the physical effects of sun damage, but we’ve gone one step further and solicited a few of our favorite experts in all things skin, makeup, and hair to reveal their tips for easing your way out of summer and into a beautiful fall.
Who: Tammy Fender, aesthetician and founder of Tammy Fender Holistic Skincare
What: Slough-off summer’s dead skin
How: “As the intensity of the sun and heat come to an end, this is the perfect time to begin some form of intensive exfoliation before the drying harshness of winter sets in. It’s a wonderful way of removing the build-up of sunscreen, evening out skin tone, and refreshing the complexion to ultimately promote cell renewal. This process allows the skin to breathe more efficiently and allows for deeper absorption of the coming season’s rich moisturizers.”
Try It: Tammy Fender Epi Peel, $80, www.tammyfender.com
Who: Kate Lee, celebrity makeup artist
What: Go matte with your moisturizer
How: “Pre-fall is a time to start letting your tan gradually fade, and to pay attention to the texture of your skin. The Fall collections featured a lot of matte complexions, and to pull this off, you need clear, well-moisturized skin. Once you’re done with your usual skincare regimen, apply a layer of lightweight serum. Recently, I’ve also been reaching for matte foundations requiring little to no powder, or a mattifying gel/creme that I’ll use in place of powder. Simply apply a small amount to a sponge and dab in the areas you are prone to shine, either before makeup or after.”
Try It: Chanel Hydramax + Active Serum, $82, www.chanel.com; Shiseido for Men Anti-Shine Refresher, $33, www.shiseido.com.
Who: Oribe, celebrity hairstylist and founder of Oribe Hair Care
What: Replenish weather-worn hair
How: “An intensive treatment mask is a must as we transition from summer to fall. I would recommend using one at least once or twice a week to repair damage from the sun and chlorine. It will moisturize, add shine. In the fall it’s all about hair with beautiful texture and great luster.”
Try It: Oribe Signature Moisture Masque, $59, www.barneys.com.