The days may be getting gloomier but that doesn’t mean it has to be the same for your skin. Just as the cold weather means you have to switch your summer dresses for cable knits, you also have to reinvigorate your skincare to keep your skin glowing. The crisp weather wreaks havoc on your skin, drying it out and causing itchiness, redness and cracking but take these six key steps onboard so you don’t lose your summer glow:
The first thing you need to do to stay radiant is remove any dead skin cells. The best way to do this is to use a product that contains lactic acid. This is a great alternative to physical exfoliation as it is gentler on the skin and less likely to irritate acne or problematic areas. It is especially important to exfoliate skin as the temperature drops, as it becomes prone to dryness. This can lead to a build-up of dead skin cells which causes the skin to look dull, by exfoliating you slough this layer away and reveal the glow beneath. Introduce this into your routine once or twice a week in Autumn for the best results.
Another key combatant to dry Autumn skin is a lovely dose of extra moisture. A rich repairing night cream that is full of antioxidants will have the maximum impact as during sleep your body is in recovery mode and most receptive to a bit of extra care. If you wear moisturiser year-round now is the time to change to a heavier moisturiser that can handle the brisk winds and cooler temperatures.
3. It starts from within, don’t forget your supplements
To really fight the autumn attack on your skin, add supplements to your diet. Liquid Health’s Skin, Hair & Nails is perfect for the turn of the seasons, as it will help keep your skin hydrated and nourished from the inside. It contains collagen, selenium, vitamin c and biotin and it has been scientifically designed to maintain healthy skin, hair and nails It costs £29.99 for a 10-day supply and is available from www.lqliquidhealth.com. Another option is Live Limitless’ Live Clean, a 14-28 day detox tonic which contains key active ingredients such as vitamin c and parsley leaf which is known for its anti-aging properties and aids in the prevention of acne. It works from within to really make your skin glow. It costs from £29 and is available from www.livelimitless.co.uk.
4.Up the Vitamin C
A Vitamin C serum is a fabulous addition to your autumn routine. It has many benefits such as reducing inflammation, keeping skin looking younger and it even speeds up the natural skin healing process.
Dry, chapped lips are not on anyone’s wish list, a lip balm with SPF will keep them away.
6.Say no to Toners
Most toners contain alcohol which is extremely drying to your skin. This combined with the brisk weather will dry out and damage your skin. An oil is a great substitute in autumn. It will provide more hydration and it can also help to reduce acne.
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