With the seasons changing and the weather getting colder and colder, you’ve probably added a lot of layers into your closet. However, have you changed something about your skincare routine yet? As the climate changes, the way you take care of your skin should too! Read more about how to upgrade your routine to achieve that dreamy glowing skin and stay confident in your own skin no matter the season!
WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR SKIN IN AUTUMN
First things first, as the seasons change the weather gets colder and your skin will definitely be affected by it. Your skin will become drier or even dehydrated and it will definitely need to be more nourished and taken care of than in the summertime. You’ll probably experience dead skin cell buildup and trapped oil and bacteria beneath your skin’s surface. The increased amount of dead skin cells and trapped bacteria will lead to more breakouts on your face, or even on your body.
Additionally, with the cold weather outside there will probably be heating inside. Heating can really influence your skin and dry it out completely so it can become dull, flaky or even itchy and tight.
According to Dr. Joel Schlessinger “Skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis can often flare up again in fall and winter, so adjusting your skin care accordingly can also help keep irritation in check.”
So as you can see, as you upgrade your wardrobe and add certain layers into your closet, you should definitely add layers and skincare treatments into your skincare routine in order to maintain your skin this autumn.
"As the seasons change, so should your skin care," explains board-certified dermatologist Mona Gohara. "It's minor tweaks that can make a major difference."
Now in the autumn, you’ll definitely need to exfoliate! It’s the only way to get rid of dead skin cells that might be trapped on top of your skin. Either you choose chemical or physical exfoliants, with the regular care you’ll manage to maintain your skin glow all throughout the colder months.
The easiest way to add skin exfoliation into your skincare routine and do it on a regular basis is to add in a silicone facial cleansing brush. As you’ll be cleansing your face you can multitask and gently exfoliate it at the same time. Gleam Time vibrating silicone facial cleansing brush should become your BFF for that proper deep cleanse and it’s a great way to massage your skin and unwind before bedtime as well.
Additionally, how we talked about the trapped bacteria under your skin - Gleam Time will help you unclog those pores and deep clean them, so you’ll prevent breakouts. Just use the Gleam Time gently 3-4 times a week and buff away the dead skin before you even notice the effects of colder weather on your skin.
You should also be very cautious of over-exfoliating during these colder months especially when it comes to active skincare ingredients such as retinoids, AHAs & BHAs. You don’t want to strip your skin and make it sensitised. Just create your own schedule on which days of the week you’ll add in that exfoliating step :)
FOR DULLNESS DERMA ROLL
If you find your skin is looking dull this autumn, a good vitamin C serum and a derma roller are the miracle products you need to include in your skincare routine. Our Roll Time derma roller has non invasive golden studs which can truly boost the blood circulation on your face and increase the collagen production. This then leads to firmer and brighter complexion.
As you swap your light jacket for a puffer coat, you should swap your lightweight moisturizer for a heavier one. Your skin will be lacking hydration and you can truly add heavier or thicker products into your routine. Hyaluronic acid should be an ingredient which you should seek for in your products and if you swap your mattifying foundation for a hydrating one or even for a hydrating CC or BB cream your skin will be buzzing this autumn.
You should really avoid products that make your skin feel stripped down of its moisture and work in the products that deeply nourish and hydrate your complexion. Our fave oil to use daily is Squalane oil as it’s very nourishing, hydrating and antioxidant! All we love, especially when our skin might feel a bit more drier than usual. Get yours with our Take It Off dermaplaning starter set.
WHAT MAKES YOUR PRODUCTS PENETRATE DEEPER INTO YOUR SKIN
In case you’d like to make your skincare products much more effective and penetrate deeply into the layers of your skin you should add in dermaplaning into your skincare routine this autumn. It will not only make your products penetrate deeper, but it’s also a great alternative to skin exfoliation. Take It Off can remove your facial hair and get rid of the dead skin cells all within seconds.
And additionally, because your skin might appear quite dull and flaky in the autumn, dermaplaning is a great solution for that! Your makeup will apply much more flawlessly and seamlessly after dermaplaning leaving your skin bright and smooth like butter!
Treat yourself to our Make Me Glow facial therapy gift set so you can pamper your skin all autumn long and glow! :)