Monday, 15 September 2014

5 Essential Skin Care Tips For Autumn

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It’s not quite autumn yet but the temperature has dropped and we can feel that change is on its way.
Changing seasons and temperatures can play havoc with your skin, so it’s important to examine your skin care routine to prepare for the colder months ahead. As summer moves to winter your focus should be on detoxifying, hydrating, repairing and protecting.
Check out our top five tips below.
1. Hydrate
After being exposed to the sun all summer, your skin needs to be fully hydrated to allow it to make the transition to the colder months. You should moisturise at least daily, if not more, and most importantly drink plenty. When your skin is dry you are dehydrated, so treat it as a warning sign and drink more water.
2. Exfoliate
To make sure your skin is looking its best, it’s important to exfoliate on a regular basis. Exfoliation removes dry and dead skin cells and leaves your skin looking smooth and radiant, plus it makes your skin more receptive to moisturisers.
3. Body brushing
Regular body brushing encourages your skin to function well, eliminates toxins and enables the skin to hold moisture for longer. It also improves circulation to the skin, which can reduce the appearance of cellulite, and rejuvenates the nervous system by stimulating nerve endings.
4. Repair
Exposure to sun throughout the summer causes damage to your skin such as pigmentation and premature ageing, so use the autumn as an opportunity to give your skin some relief and a bit of pampering. Vitamin C is great for rejuvenating damaged skin, so find a moisturiser with plenty included, but also up the amount of vitamin C you include in your diet.
5. Protect
Harsh weather, and the rapid temperature changes that your body experiences when transitioning from outdoors to indoors during the winter months, can make your skin particularly sensitive, so protect it from the elements using a rich skin care cream. Applied every day, moisturisers such as cocoa butter or shea butter can help keep your skin glowing and healthy whatever the weather

Source: Karen Dickinson;

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