There are two primary schools of thought when it comes to fall: an “Autumn Over Everything” embracing of the season, or a “Summer, Don’t Go” rejection of all things warm and cozy. Wherever you land, it’s hard to deny that with the new season comes a rekindled desire for change. Whether you plan to hunker down and give into all things fall or try to find something to ward off any sad feels over the loss of summer, updating your self-care routine is a simple way to give yourself that welcome switch-up.
Luckily, there are several ways to make this happen with just a handful of self-care products that don’t require you to change your entire lifestyle (or blow your budget). From a vegan body oil that’ll save you from the hallmark dry, cracked skin of colder weather to a revamped razor collaboration from Vera Bradley + Venus that’ll give you a smooth post-summer shave, read on to discover the self-care upgrades we’re loving for fall.
If your self-care practice primarily takes place at night, products that deliver a dose of overnight benefits can revolutionize the way you pamper yourself. This night cream is enriched with the brand’s proprietary blend of vitamin B3 and retinol, and together these industry-fave ingredients provide hydration for up to 24 hours. With regular before-bed use, you can even expect to see smoother skin with less dark spots and pores that appear visibly smaller.
Olay Olay Regenerist Retinol24 Night Moisturizer – 1.7oz, $, available at Target
Brushing your teeth is so routine that it’s easily one of the first parts of a self-care regimen to get ignored. This fall, ditch your worn-out toothbrush and swap your toothpaste for this charcoal peppermint variety. Made without artificial flavors or parabens, it gently polishes away surface stains while also leaving you with fresh breath.
Burt's Bees® Burt's Bees Charcoal Peppermint Fluoride Toothpaste, $, available at Target
It doesn’t take much to elevate your shaving experience from a rushed part of your routine to an indulgent moment you can actually look forward to. With a sharp five-blade design, a water-activated ribbon for protection against nicks, and a pivoting head to maneuver around all your curves, Venus’s razor collab with the ever-so-stylish Vera Bradley brings together fun, fashion, and function for a smooth shave. While you’re at it, have a full-on moment by adding the collection’s creamy Blushed Bloom scented shave gel to the mix for skin that’s soft and silky post-shave.
Venus Vera Bradley + Venus Designer Women's Razor, $, available at Target
Whether you want a boost of hydration post-shower-and-shave or just like the idea of introducing a fall alternative to your old body lotion, this quick-absorbing dry oil deserves a spot in your lineup. Its vegan formula is a light blend of natural oils (sweet almond, macadamia nut, and coconut), along with nourishing calendula flower extract and vitamin E for a unique skin-refining moisturizer that definitely lives up to the product’s moniker.
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