5 Tips to Boost Your Autumn Skincare Routine
Oh, autumn! Time for changing leaves, warmer clothes, and cooler days. As we know, the change in weather calls for skincare tweaks, and as soon as the temperature drops, our skin lets us know all about it. Skin tightness, dryness, and seasonal breakouts can really put a dampener on the changing season. No matter, here are some quick tips to help transition your skincare routine, to help repair summer skin and get it feeling peachy right from when the first leaf falls.
1. Switch to a more moisturising cleanser
As temperatures plummet, humidity levels do too, and our skin loses moisture to the dry air around us. Make the first move and outsmart moisture-loss by swapping your light cleanser for something a little more hydrating. A micellar cleansing water can help hydrate parched, sun-kissed skin, and support your skin’s barrier to help protect you from the damaging effects of the cold weather to come. A rinse-off cleanser, like Simple® Kind to Skin Moisturising Facial Wash, will help wash away those dead skin cells, without leaving skin feeling tight or dry.
2. Pick a skincare booster
We may still be dreaming of those balmy summer days, but all that sun, chlorine, and salt can mean dull, dry, dehydrated skin come autumn. Time for some TLC. Always popped your moisturiser onto skin right after cleansing? Try adding a booster. Think of it as an additional skincare step to help support your skin during changing seasons. Us? We reach straight for the Simple® Water Boost Hydrating Booster, which includes a plant extract (called *PENTAVITIN®) to help increase your skin’s hydration levels - plus it comes in a travel-friendly tube and has a lovely silky texture. Winning!
3. Don’t freak out if you break out
Changes in weather (humidity levels and changes in temperature) can sometimes cause our skin to get upset. If that odd spot is popping up, don’t panic! Try a mask that includes Clay and Seaweed Extract, which can help draw out impurities, calm spots, and exfoliate your skin, too. We like to use Simple’s Kind to Skin Deep Cleansing Face Mask once a week to help keep skin feeling calm. Can’t decide which mask best suits your skin? Multi-masking might just be for you. Tailor which mask you use to target specific skin concerns and you can rid oiliness from your T-zone, hydrate against the drying effects of UV rays, moisturise dry patches, and prevent breakouts all in one go!
4. Swap your moisturiser for something richer
Once you’ve soothed and smoothed your post-summer skin, it’s time to help build up your skin’s barrier before winter arrives. We’ve heard it before, but adding a richer moisturiser to your routine is a quick way to help skin out during changing seasons. If you still love your lighter lotion, just switch it up once a day – and pick something richer for night-time like Simple Water Boost Skin Quench Sleeping Cream. Lips are often the first to feel the cold (hello chapped and flaky!). We like to pop an extra bit of moisturiser on our lips and then follow up with a rich barrier balm. Lips still flaky? Use a face cloth to buff away dead skin before you moisturise and get ready to pucker-up.
5. Savvy up your travel skincare
Dashing off on an autumn holiday somewhere lovely? Take a moment to think about changing temperatures, colder climates, hard water, and how they’re going to impact your skin when you travel. City break? Don’t forget your SPF (yes, even though it’s autumn!). Travelling somewhere snowy? Dehydrated skin can increase when you’re in colder climates so pack more hydrating products. Limited luggage? Facial cleansing wipes are our go-to cleansing saviours, always.
So, here you have it, our autumn skincare tips to help repair post-summer skin, and get skin feeling calm, hydrated and ready for whatever winter has in store!
* PENTAVITIN® is a Trademark of DSM.
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