As a time of transition, autumn is the best time to repair that summer damage and prepare your skin for the months ahead. The cooler weather can cause our skin barrier to become dull, dry and prone to breakouts. Pair this with that fading summer glow, which may now reveal age spots, pigmentation and redness, and it comes as no surprise that as the seasons change, your skin does too. Every season calls for a different skincare routine as the environment majorly impacts what skin concerns we should be prioritising.
This season is often about dry skin lack lustre skin. It’s time to switch up our skincare routines to include an oil-based cleanser, brightening serum, powerful night cream and gentle exfoliator.
As much as we love a foam cleanser, it can contribute to drying out the skin. Environ’s Mild Cleansing Lotion gently lifts surface impurities while maintaining the effects of the skin’s natural moisture balance. This cleanser feels gentle and luxurious and great for dryer or dehydrated skins.
For an even, radiant glow, Mela Even Cream by Environ fights free radical damage caused by pollutants and exposure to UV Rays, will reduce the visible signs of ageing and provides a luminous glow to the skin. A favourite for tackling uneven skin tone and texture often more obvious after the effects of stronger UV over the summer months
A lightweight moisturiser is usually enough for most skin types in the summer, but cooling temperatures and central heating kicking in are signs that you need to reach for a slightly more hydrating moisturiser. Even if you prefer oil-free creams or are using an oil elsewhere in your routine, your skin can benefit from something with a thicker consistency to seal in hydration – think of it as the skincare equivalent of your winter coat. Environ Super Moisturiser is particularly effective for clients who are experiencing dryness, the rich, creamy formula contains antioxidants that soothe and protect the skin from environmental stresses.
There is one part of your summer skincare routine that should remain no matter what, SPF of course. It’s essential that an SPF is part of your skincare regime during the winter as the sun’s UV rays are just as harmful (Did you know radiation from the sun can penetrate through windows?). Proof that come rain or shine, it’s vital to apply sunscreen to your face and other exposed areas of skin like your neck, ears, and hands, daily.
When sunlight hits our skin, our bodies produce vitamin D but during autumn and winter there’s less sun to feed our skin. Vitamin D helps to strengthen the skin’s protective barrier, metabolism, skin cell growth, and power the healing process.
The following foods are a source of vitamin D:
- fatty fish, such as salmon, mackerel, and tuna
- egg yolks
- beef liver
- fortified milk
- fortified cereals and juices
Avoid very hot showers and baths as this can irritate the skin and compromise the skin’s barrier, making it harder to hold onto moisture and more vulnerable to harsh weather.
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