Worried About Dry Skin This Autumn?

We all know the importance of protecting our skin during the summer months, but with the scorching heat of summer drawing to a close and winter fast approaching, the autumn season gives us a chance to rejuvenate our skin. Neglecting our skin and not repairing the damage caused throughout summer can have lasting effects. Many people experience skin issues during autumn such as dry patches, flakiness and eczema. and to rub salt into the wound further, without the correct skin care routine these effect can take months to recover from. If your skin is still feeling the effects of summer, follow these tips to get your skin healthy and glowing again. 

Applying moisturiser nourishes and prevents skin from drying out. However how you use it is key. Always moisturise as soon as you've washed your face as applying moisture to damp skin helps to seal it. Moisturising isn’t time consuming; therefore implementing this into your routine shouldn’t be too difficult. There are few things to looks out for when choosing a moisturiser. Companies such as Tropic Skincare offer creams specifically formulated to prevent moisture loss. Some moisturisers also contain a sunscreen, which will protect your skin from sun damage. 

Exfoliating is a must during the autumn. Dead skin cells built up throughout summer can leave a barrier and block topical products - such as oils and creams – from reaching the skin. If your current beauty products aren’t working, this may be the reason why.  When our skin starts to become flaky it seems logical to reach for topical products to fix this, however this isn’t always the answer. Exfoliating decongests our pores and removes product build up; dead skin cells and allows your skin to breathe again. Once you have implemented exfoliating into your beauty routine, you will start to see your topical products take effect, resulting in healthy, rejuvenated skin.

Hydrate from the inside 

Using topical treatments such as oils, moisturisers and facemasks can only do so much for our skin. There is simply no supplement that can provide the vitamins and nutrients that hydrating our skin naturally can. Alcohol, caffeine, dry meats and starchy food all dehydrate our bodies and can cause breakouts. A well balanced diet featuring vegetables, fruits and healthy fats will do wonders for your skin. Don’t forget to keep a bottle of water by your side at all times. Your skin is made up of cells and skin cells are made up of water. Drinking water will not only aid in the reproduction of skin cells, but also help your body to flush out toxins to keep your skin looking healthy. 

Boost blood circulation 
Cold weather constricts our blood vessels, meaning our blood circulation isn’t quite as good at this time of year. Good circulation is essential for a glowing complexion as it helps bring oxygen to our skin cells. Not only does this help nourish our skin, but will also aid in killing off any damaged skin cells. 

The drop in humidity throughout autumn can cause your skin to dry out, which in turn can cause inflammation or exacerbate skin conditions such as eczema. Purchasing a humidifier is a brilliant way of combating this as they provide our homes with the moisture that our skin craves.

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