As the weather changes during the Autumn season, it is important to adjust your skincare routine to help your skin adapt to the colder and drier air. Here are some tips for an Autumn skincare routine:
Use a gentle cleanser that doesn’t strip your skin of its natural oils. Look for a cream-based cleanser or a cleansing oil that can help to moisturize and nourish your skin while removing dirt and makeup.
Switch to a heavier moisturiser than you would use in the summer months to help keep your skin hydrated and protected from the colder air. Look for moisturisers with ingredients like ceramides, shea butter, or jojoba oil to help lock in moisture.
Just because the weather is cooler doesn’t mean you should skip the sunscreen. The sun’s rays can still be damaging to your skin even on cloudy days. Look for a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 (SPF 50 is even better) and apply it daily.
Use a gentle exfoliant once or twice a week to help remove dead skin cells and promote cell turnover. Look for exfoliants with gentle ingredients like fruit enzymes, alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), or beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs).
Don’t forget to take care of your lips, which can become dry and chapped during the colder months. Use a lip balm with hydrating ingredients like shea butter or coconut oil to keep your lips moisturised.
Keep yourself hydrated from the inside out by drinking plenty of water, especially in drier indoor heat.
Remember that everyone’s skin is different, so it’s important to listen to your skin’s needs and adjust your skincare routine accordingly. If you have any concerns or specific skin conditions, it’s always a good idea to consult with a skincare professional for personalised advice.
Author: Dr Jenny Kimmins