With Summer coming to an end (sad face) and a change in humidity, now is the time we should be paying a little extra attention to our skincare routine. The warmer seasons tend to spoil our skin with extra humidity, making it naturally more moisturised. But when the seasons change and the cooler weather hits, the air turns drier and so does our skin! We’re more likely to experience dryness and flakiness on your skin, especially if you're prone to eczema or other dry skin conditions.
Put simply: Our skin likes consistency, so when factors change quickly, it's like a shock to the system. It's not the temperature alone that causes these skin woes, either. Coupled with lifestyle changes people make as it gets cooler, such as taking hot showers and switching our air con to heating, that contributes to extra dryness and inflammation.
So, how do we combat these issues that come with seasonal change? Here are our top tips;
If you’re going from Summer to Autumn—like we are now—you’ll want to combat dry skin with a heavier moisturiser. With the air being drier, you’re regular moisturiser that was fine during the warmer seasons just isn’t going to cut it. Heavier products, such as moisturising oils, are perfect for this time of year.
In addition to using a heavier moisturiser, you’ll want to pay close attention to the ingredients in your other skin care products. Keep an eye out for more hydrating ingredients such as oils, like avocado, coconut and sweet almond, along with butters, like cocoa and shea.
Obviously we are big advocates for using a good scrub regularly. But you might want to increase the frequency of your scrub sesh as the weather gets cooler. A gentle exfoliation at night will help remove that top layer of dead, dry skin and allow better moisturising as you sleep, not to mention: It will make your skin as silky and soft as it was in the summer.
We’ve all been there: No matter how much moisturizer you apply, dry skin patches creep up all throughout the cooler months. Luckily, there are ways to combat this. When your lips start to dry out, make sure you have a balm nearby to apply as quickly as possible. In some cases, where your lips are flaky, a moisturising and gentle lip scrub is perfect to remove the dead skin and hydrate your lips at the same time. Apply a lip balm before bed and you’ll be greeted with soft, soothed puckers come morning.
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