Autumn can be a good time to re-assess your routine and make sure you’re moisturising and hydrating well ahead of winter.
Autumn is a time when dry skin we may have experienced over summer can continue, but for different reasons. In summer you might get dry skin from the heat, swimming in the salty sea or a treated pool. In autumn, of course, temperatures are cooling, humidity is lowering and the air becomes drier. With this our skin may feel dry and tight and our complexion may look duller. That’s especially true if your skin is generally dry.
Autumn can be a good time to re-assess your routine and make sure you’re moisturizing and hydrating well ahead of winter.
You might find yourself in need of a more heavy duty moisturizer in autumn if you’d switched to a lighter feeling product over summer. It’s a good idea to moisturise regularly to reduce the chance of skin becoming dry. After a shower is a good time to moisturise, as the skin is softened and pores are more open.
One of our moisturisers, the Hydrating Moisturiser, can increase skin hydration and leave it feeling softer.
Try hydrating foods
Hydration doesn’t just come from the outside in, so why not add a few foods that could give your skin a boost over autumn? Fish like salmon and tuna have high levels of omega 3 fatty acids which can help to keep moisture within the skin barrier. Nuts are another source of these fatty acids, while avocados are high in fats that can help skin stay hydrated. If you’re looking for produce to help boost hydration, give cucumber, watermelon, kiwifruit and leafy greens a go.
If we’ve been outdoors more during summer, Autumn is a good time to reduce the layer of dead cells that can build up in that season. Exfoliation might also help to deliver moisturising products and other skin care products with nourishing ingredients to the skin more effectively.
Grab your lip balm
With the drier autumn air, we can be more vulnerable to chapped lips. This is where a moisturising lip balm can help. Our nourishing Manuka Lip Balm is made to help protect lips that might get damaged from the effects of weather.
As well as these tips, remember that it’s important to choose skin care for your skin type, and to test products you haven’t tried before to make sure they work well for you and fit into your regime.