As the season changes, it's time to think about how we can adjust our skincare routine to prepare our skin for the colder months. Just like the leaves shedding from trees in autumn, our skin goes through shedding of the top layer of the epidermis each month as the deeper layers of the epidermis create new cells and push their way up to the top. It's important we support the strength of the skins protective barrier as the seasons change.
The cooler drier weather can bring some challenges to our skin, one of them being the increased loss of moisture in our skin. Having deeply moisturized, healthy, hydrated and glowing skin will help protect our skin this winter!
Here are some tips to consider:
Stay hydrated both inside and out.
Our hydrosol toners and our hyaluronic boost serums will help your skin keep in tip top hydrated shape! Take your toner with you in your handbag and spritz through the day. Keep a humidifier going in the room you sleep or work in, it helps to balance out the drier air in colder months. Keep your body hydrated with plenty of water. Lemon infused hot water is lovely or your favorite herbal tea!
You may need to opt for a slightly richer face cream for autumn and winter, if you have oily prone skin and use a lighter face cream, you might need to try our kalon face cream for combination skin for the cooler months? Do you have dry skin? Add a face oil to seal that moisture in at night. Add a serum like our coenzyme q10 or our bakuchiol boost, to give your skin extra support. Drier skin increases the appearances of lines and wrinkles and our skin can appear dull. Enough moisture relaxes those lines and wrinkles and keeps our skin feeling and looking plump.
Exfoliate to refresh that top layer and move some stubborn dead skin cells.
Dry skin can lead to build up on that top layer and exfoliation will help move them and help your skin absorb those moisture and hydrating giving ingredients in your skincare.
Skin cycling - give your skin a breather and a break from stimulating actives and treatments. Overuse of stimulating actives and products can lead to skin inflammation. Have a day or two where you simplify your skincare and allow your skin to breathe. Use only a gentle cleanser and deeply moisturize your skin. Even avoid using heavy make-up on these days.
Continue to protect your skin from the sun. Use a minimum of SPF30 daily. This is particularly important especially if you spend a lot of time outdoors during winter, around reflective surfaces like water or snow.
You may need a change of cleanser?
Opt for a gentle cleanser that helps to cleanse without stripping so much moisture and the sensation of your skin feeling tight and dry. This means the cleanser is too strong for your skin. Your skin may be able to tolerate a heavier cleanser during the summer months, but may need a change during autumn and winter.
Don't forget lip care
- Hydrate your lips and help to lock in moisture in your lips with our lip balms. Protect them from the sun. Exfoliate the dry skin on them, but what works best is basting your lips with a good dose of lip balm before sleep. Locks in moisture for longer. Drink plenty of water.
Eat nutrient rich foods to keep your skin glowing and your body happy. Particularly food that are high in antioxidants!
Give yourself a facial massage with our cleansing oil or face oil. This helps boost circulation and gets the blood flowing around your face and neck and helps with lymphatic drainage. Video tutorial coming up as a weekend treat for your skin!
Treat yourself to a gorgeous facial from a beauty therapist you know and trust. Believe me you will absolutely adore this experience and it gives your skin that added extra boost and results in between your regular skincare routine. I have some amazing therapists that stock our skincare Tailored Rose Beauty, Zentuate and Trish Strike Beauty are just some who stock our skincare.
Observe your skin as the seasons change. Give your skin some extra attention to keep it happy and glowing so you can feel confident in your skin through the autumn and the winter months.