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Spotlight on Autumn - Change Your Skincare Routine with the Seasons!

Updated: Feb 15

You may well be asking yourself, is it time to change your skin care regime with Winter just around the corner? The short answer is yes! As the days grow shorter, temperatures drop and the air becomes drier, your skin type changes as well. Autumn is a time of transition and the best autumn skin care routines will correct any summer damage that has occurred and do valuable groundwork in preparing your skin for the winter months ahead.

Sun, chlorine, and saltwater may have taken a toll on your skin throughout the summer, so Autumn is the time to focus on exfoliating and hydrating. We show you how in 4 easy steps:

Analyse Your Skin: This is the time where some with oily skin might notice their skin turns a bit normal, or those with normal skin might consider their skin is suddenly dry. Watch your skin as the weather becomes cold to see if you need to change your skin care products and switch them accordingly. If unsure, try talking to a consultant at a cosmetics counter - very often they will ask you a few simple questions that will quickly identify your skin type. A hydrating product like SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 is a great addition to all skincare routines at this time of year as it’s literally like “giving your skin a glass of water”.

Exfoliate Weekly: Your face needs to be exfoliated regularly to keep it refined and youthful. By exfoliating regularly (and by regularly, we mean weekly), you are sloughing off dead skin cells and allowing targeted treatments for anti-aging and skin rejuvenation to seep more easily into the deeper layers of skin. On top of making it a regular part of your routine, it’s important to exfoliate correctly, as one false move can wreak havoc on your face. Most exfoliates on the market are scrubs and should be used gently and with caution in order to avoid irritation or damage to the skin surface. Try a non-granule version to buff the skin without the risks.

Change Your Moisturiser: Most people tend to be a bit oilier during the summer months and don’t have to moisturise as much. But as autumn sets in your skin will need more hydration also brisk temperatures and occasionally biting wind means it’s a good time to reach for a power-packed, slightly thicker moisturizer. If you were using just a serum when it was hot outside, swap in a heavier-duty cream like SkinCeuticals Face Balm.

Don't Forget Sunscreen: Just because you’re no longer going to the beach doesn't mean you can forget the sunscreen for the next 6 months. Sunscreen is a daily essential, so don't put it away for the winter!

Try SkinCeuticals Sheer Mineral SPF50 – with a lightweight mineral base, it soaks in fast leaving a beautiful matte finish.  Call us obsessive but if we could, we’d buy truck-loads of this!

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