The summer has faded away and autumn has set in before you could realise. For your skincare routine, autumn is the most confusing season. Just like you get confused on what kind of clothes to wear. Will it be a warm day or is there going to be a nip in the air? You keep wondering. Similarly, it is confusing for your skin too, which reacts to the weather immediately.
Making it necessary to start preparing for the season of dry skin aka winters as early as autumn. To maintain the beauty and health of your skin, especially the sensitive regions like your face, you cannot rely on the same regimen as the one you followed during the summers. So here is the definitive guide to maintain a plump and suppleness of your skin during the autumn. To go from dry skin to dewy in 5 simple ways.
Deep Cleanse and Exfoliate!
One of the main causes of skin irritation and dryness are the impurities and dead skin cells that remain lodged on your skin for a long time. They bring down the radiance of your face and make it look weary and dull. It is important that you remove these impurities regularly by deep cleansing your face with a nourishing face wash and exfoliate with an effective face and body scrub to get rid of dead skin cells.
If you’re someone who has an oily skin pick an exfoliator with natural ingredients like walnut and a face wash with a gel base and natural ingredients. We suggest Dermologica Special Cleansing Gel for an in-depth cleanse, followed by a good rinse with Clinique 7 Day Scrub Cream Rinse-Off Formula.
Moisturize... Every. Single. Day!
Those with an active life style, always on the go, are exposed to the arid and cold autumn and winter weather the most. This can deplete the skin’s moisture. The skin begins to turn dry and in some case, even wrinkles can appear in sensitive regions, like the skin around the eyes.
It is important to keep your skin hydrated on a daily basis, so that your skin does not lose out on it’s dewy suppleness and smoothness due to the cold. Pick moisturisers that are enriched with active ingredients like Vitamin C and Vitamin E. Two of our favourite moisturisers that you can use every day both indoors and outdoors are Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance that helps maintain the lipid barrier of the skin protecting from harsh dry weather. And the Caudalie Nourishing Body Lotion, a fragrant body lotion that contains the goodness of natural oils. To help your skin recover over night we recommend Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Resist 24 Intensive Eye Contour Cream. Use it every night and see goodbye to those crows feet around your eyes.
- Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance
- Caudalie Nourishing Body Lotion
- Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Resist 24 Intensive Eye Contour Cream
Care For Thy Hands & Thy Lovely Lips
One of the most ignored part of your skin during any skin care regimen is the hands, from the palms to your nails. It is the most exposed body part all day even during the extreme weather. Just like we have a specific skin care regime with lotions and scrubs for our face and body, we must take care of our hands and nails too.
With constant exposure to the autumn and winter wind, your hands will get dry. Keep your hands and nail cuticles hydrated and radiant with these two hydrating mosturisers for hands. First the Almond Hand And Nail Cream by The Body Shop and Elemis Pro-Radiance Hand And Nail Cream.
Similarly, the autumn and winter weather can cause your lips to get dry and chappy. And those who apply lip colour regularly must ensure that their lips remain protected too. The Addict Lip Glow Color Awakening Lipbalm by Dior is an intensely hydrating lip balm that we highly recommend to keep your lips plump everyday.
- The Body Shop Almond Hand And Nail Cream
- Elemis Pro-Radiance Hand And Nail Cream
- The Addict Lip Glow Color Awakening Lipbalm
Shield Your Skin from the Sun
If you’re thinking that we’re going to suggest you wear a sunscreen even after the summers, then yes you are absolutely right! One of the major causes of dry and ageing skin is the loss of moisture and damage due to exposure to harmful UV rays of the sun. This is true even as the weather gets colder and even for cloudy days, as the harmful UV rays pierce through the clouds and chilly weather. A good sunscreen, with SPF 30 or higher, when applied to your skin at least 20 minutes before stepping out blocks out UV rays. The sunscreen prevents the UV rays from messing up your skin’s pH balance and draining its natural oils.
For the ones who are always on the run all day, we recommend, The Prisma Protect SPF 30 by Dermalogica is an everyday use moisturiser with sunscreen that not only protects your skin from pollution and harmful UV rays, but also hydrates your skin. For those with sensitive skin, we suggest the Clinique Mineral Sunscreen Fluid For Face SPF 50.
Go The Extra Mile For Your Skincare
The Cleanse-Scrub-Exfoliate-Moisturise routine is a great way to keep your skin healthy and nourished during the colder months. We also suggest some additional steps that you must take in order to improve the condition of your skin and bring out that dewy glow. You can pick from a range of night creams, leave on masks, face oils, toners and serums that can be used to replenish your skin back to its best after a long day, and sometimes a long week. So go on spoil yourself a little.
The Santal Face Treatment for Dry Skin by Clarins is skin calming face oil that reduces redness and hydrates your skin for the moisture loss during the day. Those looking to maintain firm and toned skin during the autumn must try the Resveratrol Lift Firming Serum by Caudalie every evening. To repair sun damage and early signs of aging that becomes visible during the cold, the Triple Lipid Restore by Skinceuticals has Vitamin E that repairs damaged skin cells and is perfect for dry skin.
- Clarins Santal Face Treatment for Dry Skin
- Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Firming Serum
- Skinceuticals Triple Lipid Restore
Follow the above mentioned skin care routine regularly, and even the coldest weather and the harshest sun will cause minimal damage to your skin. Making you look radiant and dewy, every day of the autumn and winter, all the way to spring.