How to change your skincare routine for autumn

A changing of the season is the perfect time to give your skincare routine a revamp. So with autumn just around the corner (23 September, fact fans), we thought we’d give you some advice on how you should be updating your routine for the upcoming new season.

Change your moisturiser

As the temperature drops outside, it’s more important than ever to try to prevent skin dryness. Consider changing your daily moisturiser for something a little thicker and more hydrating. If your skin suffers severe dryness in colder weather, we’d recommend Environ’s Intensive Super Moisturiser; it’s specially formulated to help relieve dry skin and can go a long way in soothing even the most sensitive of skin.

Wear sunscreen every day

Yes, temperatures are dropping but it’s vital to protect your skin all year round with a broad spectrum sunscreen - and to reapply it regularly, so no days off! Environ RAD sunscreen provides SPF 15, while natural antioxidant vitamins increase sun protection and assist in fighting free-radicals.

Don’t forget about lips

Autumn is the perfect time to start preparing your lips for the cold of winter. Keep them hydrated with a caring lip balm and you’re more likely to prevent dry or chapped lips from forming when weather conditions become harsher. Jane Iredale Lip Drink with SPF 15 helps to keep lips moisturised and protected and with no preservatives, it’s a natural way to maintain beautifully-conditioned lips.

Give those hands some love

Your hands can suffer just as much as your face during seasonal changes, so it’s important to pay them some attention. The skin on your hands can dry out really easily and can become chapped and cracked, which can be unattractive and even painful. To make sure this doesn’t happen, keep your hands and nails nourished with a good hand cream, such as this one from Bio Sculpture. Made with grape seed oil and essential oils, this works to rehydrate skin, leaving it silky soft. It’s also a good idea to wear gloves in very cold weather too.

It’s all about YOU

Everybody is different, so before you make changes to your skincare routine, consider factors such as your age, the area you live in, your skin type etc. - and then find what works best for you. A 43-year-old in Scotland will most likely need a more intense moisturiser, for example, while a 22-year-old in a warmer climate would respond better to something lighter.

Treat yourself

Arm yourself against the changing of the season and potential skin upset with a Hydraboost facial. This treatment is the perfect antidote to dry, lacklustre skin. This intensive treatment works to hydrate while plumping and firming the skin. Based on hyaluronic acid, which holds a thousand times its own weight in water, it helps to reduce fine lines caused by dehydration and increase the plumpness of the lower layers of skin. It’s the ideal way to kick-start a new skincare routine!

Autumn can be a time of transition, so by making these simple changes to your daily routine, you are preparing your skin for whatever the weather throws at it.

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