It’s officially autumn and as we enter the new season and the cold weather approaches it’s time to think about how the change in season can affect your skin. In the colder weather your skin will definitely need some extra TLC.
Here are five skincare tips to boost your skin in preparation for the new season.
After the summer your skin may be dry and flaky especially if you have been lucky enough to enjoy some summer sunshine and maybe even some pool time. Oil based scrubs are ideal because they exfoliate and moisturise at the same time. It’s the perfect opportunity to have some fun making your own body scrub. Why not try making a delicious oatmeal scrub combined with a nourishing oil such as sweet almond oil.
In order to prepare your skin for the winter you may need to modify your moisturising regime and opt for a richer and more emollient cream that helps your skin to look and feel its best. It’s also a good time to consider adding an oil or serum to your routine such as argan or prickly pear. Both these oils contain vitamin A and vitamin E which can help to reduce fine wrinkles.
Your lips need extra care and attention in the cold weather as the skin on them is much thinner than anywhere else on your body. As the winter approaches your lips will be more prone to drying out and cracking. Start to moisturise now so they are prepared and remember that petroleum based balms create a barrier and do not moisturise your lips contrary to popular belief. Opt for a deeply nourishing and natural balm and try to resist the urge to lick your lips when they feel dry as you will only make the situation worse.
Our hands really take the brunt of the colder weather and as they are constantly in and out of water on a daily basis they really need special care. Invest in a really good hand cream and apply regularly to keep your hands moisturised. Or you could opt for a simple solution such as shea butter to nourish and protect. Shea butter may also help to improve skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis.
Don’t forget your feet! Just because they are hidden away in your socks all winter doesn’t mean you should neglect them. Buff away dry skin and moisture on a regular basis and when the summer returns you will have gorgeous soft feet to show off in your new sandals!