As autumn arrives, you might notice changes in your skin's appearance. The cooler season brings different needs for your skin, but that doesn't mean it has to suffer. Revamping your skincare routine seasonally is essential. External factors like weather can affect your skin, so adapting your skincare products accordingly can promote healthier skin year-round.
Understanding the impact of seasonal changes on your skin is crucial.
As the body's largest organ, our skin responds to shifts in weather. It communicates with us through visual changes, and we need to pay attention and react appropriately. During the transition from summer to autumn, fluctuating temperature and humidity can make it challenging for the skin to retain adequate hydration. If your skincare routine doesn't support these changes, you may experience cracked skin, increased redness, and inflammation. Experiencing these issues? Remember, keeping your skin's pH level balanced is vital for its overall health and appearance.
While weather plays a significant role, it's not the sole culprit for negative skin changes, we also have ourselves to blame! Cooler weather often leads us to take hotter showers, rely on central heating, and consume more hot drinks. These habits contribute to dehydration, which can cause dryness and inflammation during this transitional stage.
Taking care of your skin during autumn requires specific steps.
Begin with a pre-cleanse using an oil-based cleanser to remove dirt, pollution, makeup, and SPF. Follow up with a mild and creamy cleanser that effectively removes impurities without stripping away your skin's natural oils.
Toning is an essential stage, as it hydrates your skin and balances its pH level. Opting for a gel-based toner during cooler months provides an extra hydration boost.
When it comes to hydration, it's important to note that moisturisers do not directly moisturise, but rather prevent moisture loss. Prioritise using a facial oil or serum to hydrate your skin before applying moisturiser for optimal skin health.
During cooler months, choose a slightly heavier moisturiser to create a protective barrier against external threats and retain moisture, preventing dry skin conditions. It's ideal to select a moisturiser that can be customised based on your skin's varying needs during transitional months.
Additionally, taking care of your body is crucial. Limit showers to no more than five minutes and avoid hot water, as it can strip away natural oils. Regular body brushing helps keep your skin glowing, and applying a rich moisturiser nourishes new skin cells and protects against external threats. Consider investing in body care products that preserve your body's natural oils, such as SenSpa's Nourishing Range.