The sun has set on summer and we are now enjoying all that autumn has to offer. Unfortunately, as the seasons change, so can your skin and the care it needs.
With fall in full swing, it’s time to talk skin. Autumn brings cooler weather and a drop in humidity, which makes for dry, stale air and even drier skin.
Improper nutrition, stress, dehydration, poor skin care and environmental factors like harsh weather and seasonal changes are all factors that can play havoc with the skin — and it is essential to adjust our skin care routines to accommodate for these changes.
Whatever your summer experience was, your skin will need some help to get ready for the colder weather and potentially recover from the harsh effects of lazy days in the summer sun. Whether it’s repairing dry skin or combating summer pigmentation, we have some tips to restore your skin to it best and to keep it hydrated for the months to come.
Speed up your skin renewal
During the cooler months, our normal skin shedding process tends to slow down, which means our skin can become drier, rougher and develop a dull-looking appearance. Without exfoliating on a regular basis, dry flaky skin can accumulate which can lead to clogged pores. To speed up skin cell renewal and rejuvenate the skin around the face, neck and décolletage, we recommend microdermabrasion treatments that include physical exfoliation as well as an AHA cleanser.
These vital components will help to massage the skin, remove dead skin cells, and hydrate and stimulate collagen renewal. In addition, exfoliation helps hydrating creams and serums to penetrate the skin better.
For this, we recommend The Exfoliant, which is a Microdermabrasion Purifying Treatment, followed by The Cleanser, which is packed with fruit AHA’s and papaya enzymes to break down dead skin cells and encourage cell renewal.
In addition to changing up our daily skin care routine for autumn, we recommend trying a weekly hydrating face mask. Using our range you can create a blend called The Omega Scrub, which is a hydrating facial polish to be used once a week [day or night] to keep the skin bright and radiant. The blend is created by mixing The Serum  with The Exfoliant . This provides a boost to your skin on a weekly basis and is also a great treatment to try when preparing for a big event. Simply apply a smooth film to a clean face and neck and leave on for a relaxing 10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water to reveal a more luminous and nourished skin tone.
Because of the humidity and heat, summer months call for a clarifying cleanser to help balance the skin’s pH levels and deeply clean skin. However during autumn, switching to a richer cleanser will not only help preserve skin’s natural oils but will also hydrate skin.
Moisturisation is essential as the weather becomes cooler and dryer. From The Black Collection, we recommend The Hydrophilic Cleanse [Cleansing Balm] to condition and soothe the skin.
The most important thing to remember is that when the seasons change, so can your skin type. Your skin may be oily in summer, however as we move into autumn you might notice your skin turns more ‘normal’; or those with normal skin might notice their skin becoming dry.
Keep an eye on this; you may need to change your active skin care routine accordingly [and if you are unsure as to whether your skin needs a new regime, feel free to get in touch with us to see what skin care type you fall into — we’d love to help].
In addition to modifying your skin care rituals, it is crucial to take care of yourself from within. Always drink plenty of water and eat a well-balanced diet. The air can suck moisture right from your skin in the colder months. Stay hydrated to keep your skin beautiful.
~ Photography by David Urbanke