As the nights get darker and the air feels colder, it’s not just your wardrobe that should change once autumn rolls around – your beauty regime should too.
It’s easy to forget just how quickly a change in the weather can affect your skin, especially when the ink from your latest passport stamp isn’t even dry yet. However, it’s important to switch up your beauty regime to protect yourself from the transitioning season and keep that summer glow just a little bit longer.
Here is our simple step-by-step seasonal skincare guide – you can thank us later!
Step 1: Exfoliate
Because every great skin story starts with exfoliation.
Just a gentle exfoliation a couple of times a week can have a wondrous effect on your skin, clearing away dead skin cells and making way for a refreshed and smoother appearance.
Every great painting needs a smooth canvas and your skin is no different. Products such as serums, moisturisers and cleansers can penetrate deeper on rejuvenated skin, improving their effect.
Step 2: Repair and Restore
Sun, sea and chlorine all take their toll, so it’s good to show your skin you care.
Investing in a nourishing body oil can make a huge difference to the appearance and the health of your skin. Apply to damp skin, or even add a few drops into your bath water, and you’ll soon see the benefits. Not only does it lock in skin’s moisture content and encourage better elasticity, it’ll also help you smell delicious throughout the day!
The lighter face creams that you used in the summer need to be replaced with more nourishing products which intensively protect skin from the harsh effects of cold weather and restore any lost moisture.
Step 3: Protect
It’s not time to pack away your sunscreen just yet… As we say goodbye to the summer sun and step into autumn, it’s important to remember that our skin can still be exposed to high levels of UV radiation. Be sure to choose a moisturiser or foundation with UV protection to avoid any sun damage to your skin.
While it may be tempting to run a super-hot bath after a day caught in the cold, it’s a sure-fire route to skin damage. Overly hot baths can burst facial capillaries which result in a red and uneven skin tone, as well as dry out skin rather than hydrate it.
Step 4: Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
Increased exposure to central heating is one of the worst things you can do to your skin. Dry indoor environments suck out all the moisture they can find, leaving you prone to dry or flaky skin.
To remedy this, give your skin a helping hand by moisturising morning and night after cleansing. Be sure to choose a hydrating cream, serum or lotion to match your skin type. For really dry skin, why not supplement it with a facial oil or serum too?
Hydrate from the inside out by drinking at least eight glasses of water a day – your skin, body and health will thank you for it.
If you would like more information on how to care for dry and damaged skin, or to find out more our our products and treatments, please contact the Devonshire Spa on 01298 338408.