26 Sep 2018
How autumn affects your skin
It’s the season of pumpkin-spiced everything, cosy knits and rosy cheeks, and can we let you in on a little secret? We’re so happy about it! After a scorching summer, we’re ready for an endless supply of hot drinks and jumpers so comfortable you could fall asleep at your desk in them. While we’ll always be a team of sun-worshippers, there’s lots to be said for exploring a new city in the autumn as the leaves change colour and twinkly nights draw in – however, one thing to consider is how the seasonal changes affect your skin.
Sudden temperature changes
Between harsh central heating and cold, brisk weather, your skin can take a beating. The heated air inside causes low humidity which is responsible for water evaporating from our skin. A more nourishing routine can help with this, such as paying more attention to your overnight skincare. Try out the Alpha-H Liquid Gold formula for an award-winning overnight facial that revitalises the skin while you sleep.
These drastic changes in temperature are what cause a flushed appearance – even walking from your car to the office can impact your skin, and not all rosy cheeks are the kind you want to share on Instagram. Wrap up warm in a big scarf that covers some of your face (you don’t have to tell us twice!) and take a moisturising cream on the go to top up whenever you need it. We swear by the L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Laser Renew Day & Night Duo, topping up with its nourishing day cream and giving ourselves an extra boost of hydration in the evening with the highly concentrated night cream mask.
With cold days comes a strong desire to carb up – or maybe it’s just a good excuse to eat pasta every other night of the week. Unfortunately, this can often cause breakouts and add another unwanted element to cold weather skin. Remember to stay loaded up on fruit and veg, and give your skin that little bit more attention to keep it looking its best with a Beauty Pro Collagen Set face mask.
Hot baths and showers
At the end of a cold day, a hot bath or shower can be tempting, but too hot and you’ll dissolve the skin’s protective barrier. Opt for a warm temperature and for bonus points, choose a moisturising cleanser. The Emma Hardie Moringa Balm is a great way to look after skin, with a purifying botanical formula that deep cleanses the pores as well as hydrating and moisturising. Even better – you can also use it as a nourishing lip balm and on cuticles to give them some added moisture. Finish off with a few drops of Elizabeth Arden’s 8 Hour Miracle Oil and voila! You’ll be as soft as a baby.
Now you’ve got your skin covered, it’s time to show it off – maybe with a pumpkin-spiced latte in hand?