Autumn facial skin care requires special attention as the weather gets colder and drier at this time of year, and this can affect the condition of your skin. Here are some basic autumn facial skin care recommendations:
- Moisturise: In autumn, the humidity decreases and your skin can become drier. Therefore, it is important to pay special attention to moisturising. Use moisturising creams and serums to help retain moisture in the skin. Also, don’t forget to drink enough water.
- Sun protection: Even on autumn days, UV rays can be harmful to the skin. Continue to use products with SPF to protect your skin from the sun’s rays.
- Avoid hot water: Hot water can dry out your skin. Therefore, use lukewarm water rather than hot water when washing or showering.
- Mild cleansing care: Use mild cleansers so that they do not irritate the skin. This can be a hypoallergenic micellar cleanser or make-up remover.
- Exfoliation: Cleansing away dead cells helps the skin absorb moisturisers better. However, don’t overdo it with exfoliations. Use them once or twice a week.
- Lip care: Lips often suffer from dryness and cracking in autumn. Use a moisturising lip balm that will create a protective barrier.
- Professional treatments: Autumn is a great time to have professional treatments such as peels, hydrofacials, mesotherapy and others to prepare your skin for the cold weather.
- Nutrition: A proper diet rich in antioxidants (fruits, vegetables) and fatty acids (fish, nuts) promotes healthy skin.
- Avoid overheating: Heating indoors can dry the air. Try not to overheat and keep the air extra humidified, for example with a humidifier.
- Watch your habits: Smoking and excessive alcohol consumption can have a negative effect on your skin. Try to avoid these habits.
Individual skin needs may vary, so consider your skin when choosing skincare products. It is best to consult a beautician or dermatologist to develop a personalised facial skin care programme.