Caring for your Skin this Autumn/Winter

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Our skin reacts differently to different weather conditions. As we’re transitioning from summer to autumn and winter, you will experience some changes in our skin.

Summer is loved by many with the bright sunny long days, but the harsh sun rays can take a serious toll on our skin. So autumn and winter should be spent remedying the harm the summer weather has caused to our skin.

During the autumn and winter season, the chilly dry weather can cause our skin to dry out due to lack of moisture in the air. If not treated soon enough, your skin will start to crack or grow flaky or even become red or irritated. To avoid this skin issue, we need to pay special attention to our skin during the autumn/winter months, especially if you have a dry season.

These simple steps will help keep your skin protected from the autumn and winter weather, and heal the damage caused by the summer.

 

  1. Gently exfoliate your skin

Do not underestimate the power of exfoliating, Exfoliation is a very important part of any skin care routine. It helps remove dead skin cells and leaves the face feeling and looking very smooth. I think one of the best parts about exfoliation is that it helps to prepare the skin to easily absorb the benefit from moisturizers or creams.

There are various exfoliators for different skin types so shop around for the best product for your skin. If you have a dry skin, opt for an oil-based scrub. It will help to gently exfoliate your skin and supply it with the needed moisture at the same time. At the moment, I use Clean and Clear Daily Facial Scrub to exfoliate but I have recently bought a No 7 scrub so look out for the review.

 

  1. Cleanse your skin

Start off by gently yet thoroughly cleansing your skin. For autumn, you skin care routine will involve more moisturizing to help keep your skin hydrated. Also ensure the moisture gets locked in so the skin doesn’t dry out. I use this fab face wash by Premae Skincare and it is the truth. It wipes every trance of makeup off.

 

  1. Moisturize

Moisturizers will help keep your skin hydrated, soft and supple. To boost your moisturizer level, go for creams or serums instead of lotions. They are thicker and this forms a more protective barrier on your skin. They will also help prevent your skin from losing water. I am currently loving my No 7 Beautiful Skin Overnight Radiance Boost for All Skin Type. It is the best serum I have ever used.

Apart from moisturizing the face, we also need to remember to moisturize our hands with a good hand cream to prevent cracked, dry and flaky hands. Hello soft hands for that gentle touch!

Another part of our body that will need some TLC are our lips. My lips get so dry during the autumn/winter season so I apply a non-petroleum-based lip balm for better results.

How do you take care of your skin in the autumn/winter months?

Skincare Routines Part 2

This is the part 2 of the skincare routines beauty post. If you missed the part 1, here is a link to it – http://fashionandstylepolice.com/2013/10/25/skincare-routines-part-1/

There are some other products you may find useful for your skin. The products are:

1. Exfoliators:

Exfoliators are also known as Facial Scrubs. These products are designed to remove dead skin cells, dirt, oil and impurities. You can use them as often as you like depending on your skin type, age and how much time you have to get dressed in the morning.

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I currently use the Clean and Clear Morning Burst facial scrub. I have been using this product for over seven years now. I use it once a week but I remember having to use it every day when I had a funny skin problem some years. It worked like magic and left my skin feeling soft and clear after using it for some weeks. It is a wonderful exfoliator and you can get it almost everywhere for just £3.99. It can be used morning or evening.

2. Face Masks:

Facial masks also remove dead skin cells and take away impurities from the skin. I have never used a face mask before so I cannot recommend any product but the Simple Kind To Skin Deep Cleansing Face Mask has fantastic reviews so you might want to give it a go. It costs £3.99 and you can get it in Boots, Superdrug, Amazon on other stores.

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Here are two skin tips for you to take away –

1. Never change your entire skincare routine all at once. Always introduce products one at a time to establish the best for your skin and to avoid having a skin reaction.

2. Remember to always treat your neck and ears as well as your face. I am so guilty of this as I never remember my ears.

That is all for now folks. Look out for the next beauty post next week. I will be talking about common skin issues. Have a lovely evening.

Stella

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