Summer Was Harsh on My Hair and Skin—30 Fall Beauty Items I'm Buying to Help


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Most Wanted is a weekly series in which one Who What Wear team member or friend of the brand will share the top 30 fashion and beauty finds on their current wish list.

Listen, I love summer, but spending so much time outside, under the sun, and in the water takes a toll. Despite my best efforts to apply (and reapply) sunscreen, use hydrating products, moisturize my hair, and lay off heat tools, I find myself in need of a boost come fall. That's where I'm at right now. When I look in the mirror, I see dark spots and lackluster skin. I see split ends and breakage in my hair. Even my nails are worse for wear. 

Alas, I'm a beauty editor, and I won't put up with this. That's why, this year, I'm taking my fall beauty routine seriously. I'm investing in high-tech skin devices and science-backed skincare products. I'm investing in moisturizing hair masks and shine-boosting treatments. I'm even focusing on using makeup products that will help me minimize the new imperfections that popped up this summer. In other words, I'm consciously and meticulously crafting my fall beauty routine to squeeze every last benefit from it. Ahead, check out all 30 items. 

Kaitlyn McLintock
Associate Beauty Editor

Kaitlyn McLintock is an Associate Beauty Editor at Who What Wear. Although she covers a wide range of topics across a variety of categories, she specializes in celebrity interviews and skincare and wellness content. Having lived in Los Angeles and Austin, Texas, she recently relocated back to her home state of Michigan where she works remotely. Prior to Who What Wear, she freelanced for a variety of industry-leading digital publications, including InStyle, The Zoe Report, Bustle, Hello Giggles, and Coveteur. Before that, she held a long-term internship and subsequent contributor position at Byrdie. When she's not writing, researching, or testing the latest and greatest beauty products, she's working her way through an ever-growing book collection, swimming in the Great Lakes, or spending time with family.