Elevate your skincare routine this Autumn to combat common seasonal skin concerns!
Seasonal skin concerns are usually more pronounced in the harsher times of the year (summer and winter), but it is just as important to protect your skin during the autumn transition.
With temperature fluctuations and a big drop in humidity, autumn marks the time when the central heating is in use once again and the wardrobe changes to cosier clothing.
The most common skin concern during the colder months is dry skin. During the winter, the lower temperature and humidity can be one of the main culprits to the cause of dryness. Spending time indoors with the central heating can quickly lead to unbalanced, irritated skin. However, an outdoors environment can also have a factor on this with the cold and wind.
There are a range of ways you can help prevent dry skin during the coming months though, here are our top tips!
- Exfoliate more often! Some cleansers can do this for you without the need for irritating exfoliating microbeads. Exfoliation removes dead skins cells from the epidermis (the top layer of skin) leaving skin smoother and more glowy. We love Image Skincare Vital C cleanser as it infuses the skin with vitamin A, C and E to boost radiance and gently removes environmental impurities and residue without stripping away moisture.
- Moisturise – Moisturising without exfoliating beforehand will only smooth down the dead skin cells so buffing them away first will allow the moisturiser to seep into the deeper layers of the skin and do its job effectively. We love Image Skincare Prevention+ Daily Hydrating Moisturizer. Even in the colder months your skin still needs protecting from blue light and other environmental factors so this amazing 3 step daily hydrating cream will not only protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays, but it can help add the much-needed hydration to the upper levels of your skin and is the best anti-aging product you can buy.
- H20 and nutrition – It shouldn’t come as a surprise, since staying hydrated seems to come hand in hand with peak health, it is a vital step to glowing skin. You should be drinking at least 2 litres of water a day; this will help the body and skin get rid of toxins whilst maintaining supple skin. Pairing this with Advanced Nutrition Program supplements will elevate the benefits of this, looking after the skin from within. We exhort Skin Moisture Lock or any of the 28-day skin boxes containing Vitamin D – an essential supplement for the up-and-coming months as gaining it naturally from the sun becomes inadequate compared to the summer term.
- Extra hydration/targeted serums – The autumn is a perfect time to really ramp up your skincare regime to include extra hydrating properties such as hyaluronic acid to diminish dullness and promote a dewy, hydrated appearance. If however you have overdone the summer sun exposure and are suffering from pigmentation and dullness Image Skincare Iluma serum has a soothing formula with brightening botanicals, vitamin C and bearberry leaf extract to fade and calm sun-damaged, sensitive and redness-prone skin making it perfect for post summer. Serum should be applied off the back of your cleanser and one pump of this is usually more than enough, moisturizer should then follow after for a simplistic morning skincare routine. https://www.brow-hq.com/product/intense-brightening-serum/