Autumn Is Suddenly Upon Us! The Change In Climate Makes Us Rethink Our Wardrobe and Our Homes ~ But How Many Of Us Take The Time To Think About Adapting Our Skincare To The Chillier Weather!
Let Us Guide You With 6 Easy Steps!
Sudden temperature changes
During Autumn and Winter, our skin has to confront wind, rain and temperature changes between heated homes and the freezing outdoors. Going from the cold outdoors into centrally-heated buildings and vice-versa can take its toll on your complexion. "This process causes the capillaries in your face to contract and expand rapidly leading to broken veins and skin redness," says our skin experts Sammi & Paula. Wrap up warm in the cold and try not to overdo it on the central heating where you can! A barrier day cream is always a good idea to mix into your morning regime ~ we couldn't live without [Comfort Zone] Remedy Defence cream! Super soothing and nourishing, it's also defence rich in 92% natural origin oils!
Change your routine
Humidity levels drop off in the autumn and winter months. The drier the air, the more moisture it sucks from your skin, so you're more likely to experience dryness and flakiness.
Ideally, you want to amp up your skincare routine as the season changes and swap your products for richer, more nourishing alternatives. “Just as there's a calling for you to change your clothes with changing temperatures you should do the same with your skincare routine ” says Sammi. “You need to switch up your lightweight summer moisturiser to a more heavy duty cream." Skin gets worn out by seasonal changes and cries out for richer moisturisers and comforting ingredients. It craves products and treatments that will give it back its glow; this is the time for hydrating masks, peels and facials. Our tailor made [Comfort Zone] Facials will be sure to get you on the right path!
Drink more water
In the summer, we really focus on keeping hydrated and drinking plenty of water. Let's all agree it can start to drop off our radar around about this time of year! Our skin is actually our largest organ and therefore needs lots of hydration; it’s the magic key to healthy, glowing skin. Our advice - swap that pumpkin spiced latte for a bottle of water. You’ll feel super smug and your skin will thank you for it!
Hot baths and showers
When temperatures plummet, a hot bath or shower is really enticing. Sorry to rain on your parade but try to resist the temptation for the sake of your complexion if you can. Hot baths and showers can dissolve the protective barrier in the skin which will eventually lead to dryness, irritable and sensitised skin.. Opt for warm instead.
Help Out Your Hands
Probably the most common cold skin quandary is dry, sore hands. This isn’t really surprising as our hands are often exposed to the elements, whether it's fumbling for keys or tapping away on our phones, we often neglect them when it comes to skin care. Did you know the skin on your hands doesn't produce as much natural oil as the rest of your body, they are much more prone to dryness at the best of times, but especially in colder weather. Make sure you make time to give back to our hardest working body parts!
Pamper your hands with a deeply hydrating OPI Avojuice Hand Cream - enriched with Avocado Oil and Vitamin E.. your hands won’t know how to thank you!!