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Our Beauty Editors' October Picks: Repair and Prepare

By Kiera Aaron, Prevention
11/7/2013 9:56:39 AM

Along with cozy sweaters, crisp apples, and pumpkins come the after-effects of time in the sun: dark spots, cracked heels, and dry skin and hair. And with colder months ahead, now's the time to take a little extra care with your skin care routine. So sweep the sand out of your car, stash your flip-flops in the back of your closet, and work these skin and hair-repairing products into your fall beauty regimen. Trust us, they'll make it that much easier to maintain that "just stepped off the beach" glow come winter.

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Moisturize Lips

Eos, your favorite all-natural, sphere-shaped lip balm just launched a new flavor: blueberry ($4; amazon.com). But the appeal isn't just in the subtle fruity flavor: in addition to moisturizing shea butter, the balm has actual blueberry and acai berry extracts for antioxidant protection.

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Strengthen Skin

Origins Plantscription Youth-Renewing Face Oil ($49.50;origins.com) uses a blend of plant oils (sunflower seed, argan, apricot kernel, and rose hip) to strengthen the skinÂ's moisture barrier, so it's ready to withstand the harsh winds of winter.

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Even Out Dark Spots

Don't just hide sunspots, lessen them with Alba Botanica's new Even Advanced CC Cream ($11; amazon.com); it has algae extracts and vitamin C to minimize discoloration, plus SPF to prevent new spots from forming.

Protect From The Sun

What? Just because there are fewer hours of daylight you thought we'd skip SPF this time? Not a chance. The Avon Anew Skinvincible SPF 50 ($10; amazon.com) protects against environmental damage using both SPF and a powerful blend of antioxidants. Plus, it blends into skin effortlessly-which is even more impressive considering the high SPF.

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Soften Dry Skin

After two months soaking up the sun in every spare second, your body needs as much damage-fighting vitamin C as your face. Apply the Clairvoyant Beauty Vitamin C Face and Body Cream ($40; clairvoyantbeauty.com) from head to toe; organic aloe soothes aggravated skin, while blueberry, raspberry, and cranberry provide vitamin C that brightens and fights free radicals.

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