As soon as the weather turns gray, my complexion immediately gets all dull and wan, too. This fall, I want to brighten things up without having to resort to brushing body glitter all over my face. I’m going to invest in a rosy, lit-from-within complexion by starting on an intensive serum regimen—and when I say “invest,” I really mean it (try typing “skincare” and “serum” into any beauty retailer’s search field and let me know if you find anything less than $15). It’s worth a hefty price tag if I can maintain my dewy summer complexion, though. Here are three serums I’m counting on to counteract the pasty factor:
Aveeno’s Positively Ageless Rejuvenating Serum ($20) has a natural shiitake complex that’s designed to accelerate skin’s natural renewal process. While getting rid of dull, dead skin cells faster, I can definitely live with the fact that my skin might be eating better than I am for a while.
Vitamin C is a staple around my apartment. I pop a tab every time I think about it just to fend off icky public transportation germs. Turns out it’s good for skin, too—it boosts radiance and minimizes minor discolorations. Korres’ Wild Rose Brightening Serum ($38) is so chock full of Vitamin C, there’s no room for petrochemicals, parabens or anything else unnatural.
Think of the difference between a freshly picked tomato and one that’s been sitting in the veggie crisper a few days too long. Reneé Rouleau’s Intensive Firming Serum ($72) is packed with peptides to keep skin taut, firm and glowy, just like that bouncy, young tomato.