Not sure how to boost your skin routine this Autumn?
Our skin expert Ciara is here to share her top 5 tips for beautifully glowing and healthy skin that will bring you right through to winter.
1. Switch to a more moisturising cleanser
As temperatures plummet, humidity levels do too, and our skin loses moisture to the dry air around us. Make the first move and outsmart moisture-loss by swapping your light cleanser for something a little more hydrating. Decleor Miceller Oil Cleanser can help to instantly hydrate parched, sun-kissed skin, and support your skin’s barrier to help protect you from the damaging effects of the cold weather to come. A rinse-off cleanser, like Decleor Neroli Bigarade Cleansing Mousse, will help wash away those dead skin cells, without leaving skin feeling tight or dry.
2. Pick skincare booster
We may still be dreaming of those balmy sunny days, but all that sun, chlorine, and salt can lead to dehydrated skin come winter. Time for some serious dry skin remedies. Always apply your moisturiser onto skin right after cleansing. Try adding a booster. Think of it as an additional skincare step to help support your skin during changing seasons.
Us? We reach straight for the ELEMIS Pro Collagen Marine Moisture Essence, which includes a hydrating essence that is clinically proven* to double skin’s moisture content whilst smoothing the look of fine lines for a youthful glow. To help increase your skin’s hydration levels – plus Infused with a blend of hydrating Padina Pavonica and Sea spring water, which is rich in Magnesium, Copper and Zinc. The deeply moisturising formula delivers instant and intense hydration that lasts for up to 24 hours. The fast-absorbing formula also delivers the perfect layer of moisture.
3. Don’t freak out if you break out
Changes in weather (humidity levels and changes in temperature) can sometimes cause our skin to get upset.
If that odd blemish is popping up, don’t panic! Give your skin a winter face mask treat. A clay face mask gives your skin the detox and skin brightening it craves. Natural clays help to draw out impurities, whilst reviving your completion for selfie-worthy, radiant skin. We like to use our SkinCeuticasls Clarifying Clay Mask twice a week to clear dull, dead skin cells and soothe sensitivity.
Can’t decide which mask best suits your skin? Try mixing and matching a winter face mask routine to address whatever the change in weather is bringing to your skin.
Tailor which mask you use to target specific skin concerns and you can rid oiliness from your T-zone, hydrate against the drying effects of UV rays, moisturise dry patches, and prevent breakouts all in one go! Remember to MIX and MATCH..
4. Swap your light moisturiser for richer dry skin remedies
Once you’ve soothed and smoothed your post-summer skin, it’s time to help build up your skin’s barrier before winter arrives. If you’re looking to prevent dry skin problems in changing seasons, adding a richer moisturiser to your routine is a quick and effective helping hand for your skin.
If you still love your lighter lotion, just switch it up once a day – and pick something richer for night-time like SkinCeuticals A.G.E Interrupter / Triple Lipid 2.4.2.
Lips are often the first to feel the cold (hello chapped and flaky!). We like to pop an extra bit of moisturiser on our lips and then follow up with our rich SkinCeuticals AOX Lip Repair Antioxidant. Lips still flaky? Use a face cloth to buff away dead skin before you moisturise and get ready to pucker-up.
5. Savvy up your travel skincare
Dashing off on an Winter holiday somewhere lovely? Take a moment to think about how changing temperatures, colder climates, and hard water might impact your skin when you travel. City break? Don’t forget your SPF (yes, even though it’s winter!). Travelling somewhere snowy? Dehydrated skin can increase when you’re in colder climates so plan how to prevent dry skin woes by packing more hydrating products.