Beauty mistakes youâre making this autumn without realising
13 October 2015
With each new season comes change, and autumn is no exception. The days get shorter, the weather gets colder and people start to once again don their coats and boots in place of T-shirts and flip flops. But what does all of this mean for your Skin Care regime?
The change in weather can wreak havoc on your skin, so you’ll need to combat it in order to keep your skin in tip top condition. So before you reach for the moisturiser, keep reading to find out what not to do this autumn.
- Stop using lightweight moisturiser
It may have kept your skin in great condition during the spring and summer months, but now it’s autumn, you’ll need to switch that lightweight moisturiser for a richer, heavier formula in order to keep dry skin at bay.
- Keep using sunscreen
The sun might be hidden from sight but it can still damage your skin. Just sitting next to a window can leave you exposed to the risk of UV damage so be sure to keep applying your sunscreen daily.
- Keep hot baths and showers short
It can be so tempting to stay under a hot shower until your skin becomes prune-like but the cold weather outside can strip your skin of its natural oils. Coming in from the freezing temperatures and exposing your skin to hot water will only make this worse. So try to turn down the temperature of your shower and if you must indulge in a hot one, make sure you’re in there for no longer than 15 minutes.
- Stick to gentle cleansers
If you’re suffering from a breakout due to the change in weather, don’t be tempted to apply more Acne product. Instead, try face steaming 15 minutes twice a week and use a gentle facial cleanser to even out your skin tone and keep your skin clear.
- Keep skin smooth with a humidifier
Having the central heating on removes moisture from the air in your house, which in turn dries out your skin. Try sleeping with a humidifier in your room to help promote cell turnover and leave your skin smooth.
- Use multifunctional products
Save money and your skin at the same time by investing in multifunction products. Look out for formulas containing vitamin C and vitamin E to help fight against premature ageing.
- Use a chemical exfoliator
The change in weather can sap moisture from your skin, leaving it dry and irritated. Switch out your scrub exfoliator for a chemical exfoliator, designed specifically to minimise any irritation and soreness.
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