Nurture your skin this autumn

With the beginning of autumn, you may find the vibrant glow of your summer skin starts to fade. Your skin tends to become dry and dehydrated on hot summer days. You may also notice an increase in pigmentation and freckles or sun spots.

The change of seasons means it’s important to transition your skincare routine to suit the cooler months ahead. Here are some tips to help you nurture your skin this autumn.

    1. Exfoliate your skin

Cleanse and exfoliate your face and body to remove dry skin and stimulate skin renewal.

    2. Vitamin C is key

Vitamin C is much more than a powerful antioxidant and immune booster, it’s also essential for cell renewal and the formation of collagen.  Increasing your Vitamin C intake in autumn will help your skin and your whole body. Foods rich in vitamin C include citrus (orange, mandarin, lemon, grapefruit) cruciferous vegetables (kale, brussel sprouts, broccoli) strawberries, kiwifruit, and papaya.

    3. Extra hydration

Our skin produces less oil in the cooler months so it’s important to increase hydration and moisturisers in autumn and winter. Drink plenty of fluids but also apply facial mists and body moisturisers, serums and oils. These are all great ways to hydrate thirsty skin.

    4. Look after your lips

The cooler weather and increased wind factor in autumn can play havoc with your lips. Apply lip moisturiser regularly.

    5. Use a humidifier

Reduced humidity in the air can affect your skin, making it particularly dry, perhaps showing signs of flaking or cracking. This can also occur when the temperature drops suddenly and you start heating your home or office. Using a humidifier is the best way to increase hydration where you live and work.

    6. Sunscreen is still non-negotiable

Cooler weather does not protect your skin so continue to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF before stepping out.  Choosing a sunscreen with hydrating ingredients such as Vitamin E, glycerine or hyaluronic acid is recommended.


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