Of all the seasons, perhaps the most anticipated is autumn. We expect orange-hued days spent snuggled under a blanket, and we look forward to layering up with jumpers and scarves once again. But what may look pretty in a picture often doesn’t bode well for our skin. With a drop in temperature making us switch on the heating, the autumn weather can wreak havoc on any skin type. Here are our top 5 essential autumn beauty tips to see you and your skin through the change in seasons.
Dehydration leaves your complexion dull and sunken, highlighting fine lines and discoloration. Keep hydrated and you’ll find that your skin looks noticeably brighter, plumper, and younger. It’s the smallest things that make the biggest difference. Make sure you are drinking at least 8 glasses a day.
Keep your skin clean
To save your skin from becoming dull and dehydrated during the autumn months, Keep your skin clean. Use a soft warm cloth and up your exfoliation to twice a week. Exfoliating regularly helps to increase cellular regeneration and removes dead skin cells.
Protect your skin
Should we be wearing sunscreen in winter? Yes absolutely, despite the cooler weather the sun’s rays are just as strong and damaging for the skin. UV rays can still reach you through the clouds. Make sure your daily moisturiser has SPF of at least 30 and you should wear it everyday and never leave the house without it.
Help heal dry lips
Sometimes dry lips are unavoidable. When leaving heading out make sure to seal in all your moisture with a lipbalm. Apply a gentle exfoliator like a sugar scrub with your finger. Be sure to follow with a good moisturiser before heading to bed. Remember the few tips below:
- Be Gentle and don't exfoliate too hard.
- Don’t over exfoliate only do once a week.
- Keep a rich balm in your bag to keep your lips looking plump and healthy.
There’s no magic number when it comes to how much sleep you should get, but do make sure you get at least seven to ten hours of sleep a night – It’s called beauty sleep for a reason!