By: Jacqueline Arthur

Redhead makeup advice for the fall season. Let’s cut to the chase, lady gingers…

1. Reduce amount of products used.

We redheads have naturally thinner skin. This fall, try limiting the number of skin care products you use. By doing this, or even by switching to products with more natural properties, we are giving our skin time to breath. Cutting back on the amount of makeup we put on can allow our skin to take a deep breath and have a bit of a vacation.

Make this the season to drink more water too. It will help hydrate your skin and make you feel healthy and happier. In my opinion, it’s the best beauty product out there.

2. Apply a face mask 1-2 times a week.

Work with your skin, not against it. Once a week, take time to pamper it with a face mask. ‘Mask of Magnaminty’ by LUSH is great for redheads who suffer from acne-prone skin as it works to battle breakouts.

3. Exfoliate.

The colder weather can cause utter chaos for our delicate skin. If you find your skin is getting drier as the weather gets colder, it’s time to whip out the exfoliator. Try a product like Susan Ciminelli’s ‘Bamboo Ginger.’ The formula is made from 100% natural ingredients and will truly revolutionize your skin.

4. Eye cream for tired eyes. 

The skin underneath our eyes is quite thin, so a tiny bit of tiredness can really show through. ‘it’s potent!’ by Benefit is a great product for under eye circle sufferers as it really helps to brighten up the eyes and reduce dark circles.

If eye cream isn’t enough, a brightening concealer like Rimmel’s ‘Wake Me Up’ Concealer is a great little handbag-sized product that really illuminates the space under your eyes and makes you look more awake.

5. Moisturize  your skin daily.

Keeping skin happy and hydrated this season is really important as we are exposing our skin to bitter temperatures. Make sure you apply a face moisturiser daily to help your skin from drying out. If you can find one with SPF, even better. Just because summer is over,  it doesn’t mean SPF is any less important. SPF helps fight fine lines and wrinkles. The Body Shop has a great range of body butters that smell amazing and keep the skin really happy and hydrated.

6. Moisturize your lips daily.

Try Blistex or Carmex. Tip: If you find your lips get very chapped, take a soft toothbrush and gently buff it on your lips to remove flaky skin. A lip scrub, followed up by your favourite balm, will also help your lovely lips go from drab to fab.

Rock it like a Redhead!



Photo Credit: Sarajane Case Photography © How to be a Redhead. Co-Founder of How to be a Redhead, Adrienne Vendetti.