As the seasons change our skincare needs change too. At this time of year, a bit of extra TLC doesn’t go amiss. As we head through autumn and into winter, the lower humidity effects our skin’s moisture levels and dryness can set in. Many of us will experience skin tightness and irritation. Autumn is a good time to rejuvenate and repair your skin, correct any summer damage and prepare it for the winter months ahead.
Here are some simple skincare tips to help you do just that:
Use a nourishing moisturiser to counteract the effects of lower humidity, windy weather and central heating. An oil-based cream will provide optimum moisture and also create a protective layer on your skin.
Many people skip this step in their skincare routine when it should be the focal point, especially as we head into cooler months. The skin around our eyes is delicate, sensitive and prone to age faster than the rest of our face. Therefore, it needs a specific product formulated for this delicate area.
Foaming, lathering cleansers typically contain harsh surfactants which can dry out your skin. If you’re not already using a creamy cleanser, now is the time to make the switch! Also, avoid skin wipes as they are often full of chemicals and are incredibly drying.
It’s great to exfoliate, but don’t overdo it. By this I mean no more than once a week and never scrub hard, think gentle. Exfoliating now will help repair summer sun damage, clear dead skin cells and in turn help your products penetrate more deeply and work harder for you.
Use a face mask as a weekly treat to brighten dull and tired skin and replace any lost moisture. This will also help nourish your skin and help prepare it for winter.
The skin on our hands is thinner than on the rest of our body, so it’s essential not to forget them when considering your seasonal skin care routine. There are fewer oil glands in your hands so an oil based hand cream is really beneficial.