As the season change and temperature fall, you might need to adapt your skincare routine to the cold, dry days of autumn. Your skincare needs will change as you may experience more dryness & dehydration, even sensitivity.
HYDRATION IS ESSENTIAL
As the temperature drops, the air will get drier and your skin will lose moisture quicker. Introduce a heavy duty moisturiser to help seal in moisture. Invest in products containing a mixture of humectants, emollients and occlusives such as ceramides, peptides, urea, shea butter & hyaluronic acid to soothe and protect.
Cutting down on your exfoliating routine as the weather cools down helps protect your skin from irritation that can occur when exposed to harsher weather. We recommend exfoliating 1-2 times per week during Autumn, to help remove dead skin cells; and help manage discoloration brought on by the summer sun without causing irritation. Finally, stick to one exfoliating product. Do not mix and match – opt for one utilising multiple exfoliating acids for a balanced result.
ANTIOXIDANTS ARE VITAL
Focus on protecting your skin from external factors with antioxidants like Vitamin C and SPF is still very important during Autumn. Boosting up with antioxidants during the colder months is vital to help trigger essential elements for cell renewal and collagen production. A carefully curated network of antioxidants will help fight against the oxidative effects of environmental pollution and work to calm irritated complexions.
SEAL IN MOISTURE – INTRODUCE OILS INTO YOUR ROUTINE
Incorporating face oils into your routine is a excellent way to nourish and hydrate the skin. Temperatures dropping can affect the skin’s moisture and oil production (or lack of) resulting in dry skin; so it’s important to add oils into your routine to lock moisture in. Oils not only provide immediate hydration, but will also help improve long-term moisture retention. Add a few drops to your treatment serums to lock in moisture, or apply a few drops to damp skin.
TOP UP THE ACTIVES
Colder months is the time to dial up on actives such as Vitamin A. The transition into autumn is the perfect time to incorporate/re-introduce hard-working actives into your routine. Invest in a multi-tasking Vitamin A to help address all signs of ageing and reduce the appearance of brown spots caused by the summer sun, but also to help add a boost of hydration/moisture back into the skin.
Remember to be gentle with your skin, hydrate often, top up on your antioxidants and wear SPF. If you need help transitioning your skincare routine, book in for a consultation.