You may still be hanging onto the summer season as long as you can, but now that September is here, it's time to admit that autumn is coming. We all know that this means saying farewell to beach weather and having to stock up on extra layers, but it also requires you to change the way you look after your skin.
Transitioning from one season to the next can play havoc with your complexion, especially if it tends to be sensitive. This means that the skincare products and routine that you found worked for you in summer may no longer yield the same results.
Here are some great tips for caring for your skin this September:
The shorter days, changing weather and things like central heating can also cause problems, as well as leaving your skin looking dull and tired, which can be hard to combat.
It's important to pay attention to your skin as we head into autumn, as this will ensure you can react to any changes and deal with any problem areas as they appear, which can mean issues don't get worse. This will leave your complexion glowing and you feeling happier in your own skin.
The weather may not be as enticing as it was during the height of summer, but spending as much time as you can outside in the sun will help your skin and your mood. Sunshine allows your skin to produce vitamin D, which is vital for your health and will also stop your skin from starting to look dull.
It also doesn't need to bright and sunny to add some colour to your complexion, so time spent outside during the day will stop your pale winter skin from making an appearance too soon.
It's important to remember, though, that you should still use SPF to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Even if the sun isn't shining bright, it can still be damaging.
Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise
One of the biggest changes to skin as the weather starts to alter is its moisture levels. Cold and wet days can remove extra moisture from your skin, leaving it feeling dry, which can result in flaky patches and soreness.
The best way to protect your skin against dryness is to ensure you use a good moisturiser morning and evening. This will help to replenish the moisture your skin loses and keeps it looking and feeling great.
It's also a good idea to use a moisturising and gentle face wash, steering clear of synthetic soaps as these can further dry your skin. Our traditional soaps are suitable for face, body and hands, with the oils they contain offering gentle and moisturising cleansing that will look after your skin no matter the season.
There are also different soaps available depending on your skin type, with Queen of the Nile being ideal for dry skin.
Goodness inside and out
As well as what you put on your skin, you need to look at what you put into your body. While it can be tempting to curl up on the sofa at home with a hot chocolate and some biscuits when the weather is bad, doing this too often can affect your skin in a negative way.
You should make sure you eat foods that are vitamin rich to keep your skin looking bright and beautiful, as well as drinking plenty of water to help get rid of toxins that could also affect your skin. This will also leave you feeling more energised during autumn, which is a big plus.