Our Autumn Skincare Tips
When autumn creeps up on us, it can be hard to know where we stand with our skin. The change in the weather might be perfect for lighting some candles and getting cosy on the sofa but our skin doesn’t always quite feel the same way. Knowing how to alter your skincare routine in line with the change of seasons can be tricky. To save you some time, we’re here to share our most helpful autumn skincare tips to see you through to winter!
SPF Is Still Important In Autumn!
Next time you’re heading outside, make sure you slather on some sunscreen, even if the sun is nowhere to be seen. Skipping sunscreen now that clouds are much more common is definitely not the way to go. UV radiation is more than capable of penetrating clouds due to something called ‘the broken cloud effect’, which actually makes the sun’s rays more powerful.
Wearing SPF is the easiest and most effective way to protect yourself from not only premature ageing, but also from skin cancer. Studies have shown that wearing sunscreen significantly reduces the level of DNA damage caused by UV radiation. In order for this amount of protection to be maintained, you must consistently wear sunscreen from a young age, especially if you spend a lot of time outside. To learn more about the importance of integrating sunscreen into your routine, check out one of our recent blogs.
Hydration Is The Key To Your Autumn Skincare Routine
When it’s cold outside, you’re bound to spend more time inside. Whether you’re at home, or at work, your skin will notice the fact the central heating is finally on again after a few months. When this happens, dryness and irritation can take centre stage.
It’s not just the temperature indoors that your skin might react to either. Chances are the cold winds outside won’t help such matters, especially as humidity levels drop. For those with eczema, this could result in flare-ups and during autumn and winter, you also have a heightened risk of developing psoriasis.
When combined, heating and low humidity work together to suck the moisture from your exposed skin. This will probably mean you find yourself with dry skin on your face, lips and hands. You will need to keep these areas hydrated to ensure your skin remains soft and supple. Keeping some hand cream and lip balm around at all times is the easiest thing you can do to make this happen, but there’s something else that will also come in handy. If you haven’t already done so – invest in an eye cream. The skin around your eyes is thin and more prone to developing wrinkles unless it is properly hydrated.
Listen To Your Skin
There’s a reason why our skin reacts to stressors; it’s trying to tell us something! So if you’re experiencing any big changes this autumn, don’t ignore them. If you’re unsure about how to deal with your autumn skin, you can always turn to the professionals for a bit of help and guidance.
Here at North West Aesthetics, we can help you with all of your autumn skincare needs. If your main concern is dry skin, we have most certainly got you covered. Thanks to the Obagi Medical® and ZO® Skin Health products we stock, we can advise you on the best products for your individual needs, and you can expect reliable and clinically proven results every time.
Get In Touch
Please feel free to get in touch with our friendly team to book your consultation. Visit our website, email email@example.com or call us on 01942 909 003 to find out how we can help you to perfect your autumn skincare routine.