The temperamental weather changes during autumn can affect the appearance of our skin. Keep one step ahead by regularly treating your body and your skin to a natural detox. Doing this is easy, just follow this simple skin skincare routine:
Rehydrate at night
As the temperature drops in autumn, it’s very important to make hydration a top priority in your daily skincare regime. In winter, when there’s central heating in the home, you skin will dehydrate even more.
At night our skin tries to repair itself – a process which requires lots of moisture. To help it along use a natural night cream, facial oil or overnight mask. This can keep your skin hydrated while you sleep and help you wake up looking fresh. Make sure any creams and masks you apply overnight do not contain pore blocking ingredients such as mineral oil, as this will prevent your skin from breathing naturally.
Switch your coffee for herbal tea
Did you know that caffeine, even in tea, dehydrates your skin? To avoid aging your skin prematurely, switch to herbal teas like peppermint and camomile. Many herbal teas have a high amount of antioxidants, help hydrate you and keep you warm during the colder nights too!
Increase your skin’s cell turnover by exfoliating at least once a week. Making exfoliation part of your routine removes dull and tired skin and promotes a radiant, youthful appearance. Exfoliating in winter is particularly important because dead skin cells block moisture from getting through to your new skin cells.
Don’t forget to slip, slop, slap
Just because it’s cold, doesn’t mean it’s the end of those harmful UV rays. Particularly in Australia, these damaging solar rays remain high year-round. Avoid premature aging by remembering to use creams with SPF. Also, don’t forget to protect the delicate skin on your lips by applying an SPF lipbalm when you’re heading outside.