6 ways to show you how
Listening to the rustle of autumn leaves beneath your feet while taking a walk… enjoying the sun rays that play peek-a-boo from behind the clouds, or spending orange-hued days snuggled under a blanket… all is romantic and well during autumn, but the autumn weather can wreak havoc on any skin type. So here are five essential autumn beauty tips to see you and your skin through the change in seasons.
To save your skin from becoming dull and dehydrated during the autumn months, up your exfoliation to twice a week. Exfoliating helps to increase cellular regeneration and removes dead skin cells that can hinder the absorption of any moisturizers or serums. And speaking of moisturizers… read number 2.
2. Inject more moisture
Having a super-moisturizing facial product really is one of the most important autumn beauty tips. Make sure you avoid any cosmetics that contain drying alcohol, and if you’ve never tried a facial oil before, now is the perfect time to invest. With a beautifully light, silky texture and an intense nourishing feel, facial oils are the ideal products to give your skin the edge against the elements. If your skin has lost its glow, try a pampering overnight treatment to nourish, plump and boost radiance. Simply apply a pea-sized amount to your entire face and neck and leave it to work its magic overnight.
3. Choose natural lip care
Petroleum jelly for your lips isn’t as good as everyone thinks it is. It’s like wrapping your skin in cling film, preventing it from breathing and potentially making the area even more sore and chapped. Instead, reach for a lip product that contains natural waxes, butters and oils to protect, nourish and repair damaged lips.
4. Help out your hands
Our hands are often neglected despite the fact that they are always exposed to the elements. Because the skin on your hands doesn’t produce as much natural oil as the rest of your body, this area is much more prone to dryness, especially in colder weather. It’s time to pamper your hands with a deeply hydrating rescue remedy.
5. Take care of your hair
Autumn, and the cold weather it brings with it, can do all sorts of damage to your hair. Consider applying an intense moisturizing mask every week or so, or as often as your chosen product recommends, to avoid brittle and dry hair when the cold weather sets in.
6. Consider a detox
After all the barbecues, weddings, late night dinners, and in preparation for the Christmas period, autumn can be a great opportunity to get a healthy detox under your belt. Cut down on the alcohol and fatty foods, stock up on fruits, veggies and water, and look on the bright side, Christmas will be here in no time!