Leaving behind hot months and swapping our summer linen tops for warm knitted jumpers, we welcome cozy and romantic autumn. The transition of seasons plays a cruel game with our skin. Cold air, wind and pollution make the skin barrier more fragile which can manifest as sensitivity, dryness, buildup of dead skin cells, increased breakouts.
Wait, do not panic! Here’s Your Skin Specialist sharing a few minor tweaks to your existing beauty routine to keep your complexion healthy-looking and glowing all season long.
With the arrival of autumn, when the weather starts to change, so should your skincare routine. But there’s no need to put all the favourite products you were using during summer months into the bathroom cabinet. We will show you how to adjust your skin regime using products you already have, without a complete overhaul of your cosmetic bag, so your skin feels prepared for the transition of seasons.
Adopt a layering approach with skincare products to boost a hydration level of your skin. Layering multiple nourishing formulas is definitely more effecting than applying one thick, heavy cosmetic product. It will create multiple barriers, allowing the moisture to be kept in the skin layers and protect your skin like a warm wool blanket. If you’re getting confused whether a serum comes before moisturiser or when to apply your face oil, remember to always put more lightweight textures first.
Rebuild your skin barrier with a moisturiser
There’s a simple remedy to keep your skin hydrated during the autumn and winter months, apply a nourishing moisturiser. To help reinforcing and renewing a compromised skin barrier, look for face creams which contain peptides and lipids. They will prevent the loss of hydration and retain moisture, acting like a topcoat for all other skincare products. Try Lisa Franklin’s Pollution Defence Cream, clinically proven to promote the healing process, aid hydration to reduce fine-lines, wrinkles and revive the skin for up to 48 hours. One of the main ingredients are encapsulated peptides, which provide the highest level of hydration. Intelligent delivery system recognises and delivers an active ingredient that stimulates the synthesis of collagen and other fibres of the extracellular matrix to restore your skin.
Remember to use SPF all year round
There’s one part of your skincare regime that should never change, it’s non-negotiable. Sunscreen should be an everyday essential, whenever you live in Arctic or on the equator and it’s as important to use it during summer months as in autumn, winter, spring months. Unprotected skin can be damaged by the sun exposure in as little as quarter-hour, and over time it’s the main cause of the vast majority of facial concerns and skin ageing. So here’s your daily reminder, wear your SPF every single day, if you want your skin looking healthy and youthful. Try our Award-winning lightweight broad spectrum sunscreen with healthy ageing and anti-pollution effects for everyday use. Natural broad spectrum protection from UVA/UVB rays, pollution and high energy visible light from mobile phones and other electronic devices.
Don’t forget to take care of your lips
Lips are one of the most sensitive ares of the skin almost constantly exposed to the wind, the cold air, easily affected by even minor changes of the weather. Cold weather cause them to dry, crack and hurt, that’s why your lips deserve special care. Always remember to throw a nourishing lip balm into your bag before you leave home.
Exfoliation is the key
While you might think, exfoliation should be skipped if your skin feels irritated and more sensitive because of the exposure to harsh winds and central heating, it’s the opposite. Gentle exfoliation promote healthy skin cell turnover removing tired skin cells revealing a smoother and more even complexion. Exfoliating is even more important in the winter, since the skin tends to be more flaky and dry. Use Lisa Franklin’s Refine Exfoliator 2-3 times a week to buff away tired skin cells, smooth and tone the texture.
Very gentle exfoliation combined with products suitable to your skin, which help to rebuild compromised skin barrier is the best way forward.
Eat seasonally and keep yourself hydrated
You already know that dryness is the main skin concern once we enter autumn months. Water plays crucial role in maintaining the moisture balance, so fill up your water bottle, drink herbal teas and include seasonal fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins into your diet.