A change of season usually brings with it a changes in our skin. And when it comes to the Summer to Autumn transition, skin dryness and breakouts are the two we typically see. Why? Your natural facial oils that were with you over summer are still around, but the cooler autumn air dries your skin creating dead skin buildup, and this can also trap oil under your skin's surface resulting in breakouts. All of this is going on whilst you also need to deliver more moisture to your skin.
This is why is pays to make tweaks to your skincare routine as the seasons change.
You don't need to overhaul your skincare routine entirely, but you do need to make some minor tweaks to your regimen to ensure that skin stays healthy during this seasonal change. Here's how to make the transition from summer to fall flawlessly...
The first thing you need to do for glowing autumn skin is to make sure those extra dead skin cells you're accumulating are being brushed off. You don't want to overdo it however with anything too harsh and scratchy or you could end up removing your skins natural barrier against moisture loss- making your skin even drier.
So stick to one with soft or small exfoliating beads such as our Gentle Exfoliating Facial Scrub containing soft Jojoba beads.
Up your moisture.
This can be a bit of a catch 22 as you try avoid breakouts from whatever oil may be getting trapped under your skin from the excess dead cells sitting on top, whilst simultaneously trying to add more moisture.
The key is in getting the right balance of moisture that soaks into your skin, and moisture that sits on top creating a barrier to prevent moisture loss.
Typically alcohol free toners & serums help hydrate your skin deeper down, with moisturisers and oils helping form a skin barrier- although the latter also gets partially absorbed into your skin.
Depending on your natural skin type in terms of moisture levels, here's our rough guide on what kind of hydrating products we'd recommend during Autumn:
Oily skin: Toner with a serum or light moisturiser.
Normal skin: Just a moisturiser should do the trick.Dry skin: Toner with a regular thickness moisturiser, with a thicker moisuriser when the temperatures start to plummet further nearer to Winter.
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