Each season poses different challenges for your skin. In the summer, the main challenges are controlling breakouts, removing excessive skin oil, and protecting your skin from damaging UV rays. In autumn, the drier, cooler air means the main challenge is retaining moisture. Autumn is also a good time to repair any damage inflicted on your skin from sunscreens, bronzers, and UV rays. So, if you're wondering how to take care of your skin in the cooler months, here are some tips.
Glowing Skin Awaits
Ah, the beautiful autumn season is finally here! It's the perfect time to focus on peeling away that sun-damaged layer of dead skin and achieving a smooth complexion. To start, why not treat yourself to a Hydrating Gel Mask? It's a great way to open up those pores blocked by sunscreen. Next up, introduce a Gentle Facial Exfoliant into your routine. Remember, exfoliation should be done once to twice a week after cleansing, not every day, to avoid overdoing it.
Revitalising Your Skin with a Seasonal Skincare Routine
In summer, many people find themselves battling excessive skin oil produced in response to sweating and humidity, so they use harsh cleansers that strip away excess oil. However, in autumn, the focus should always be on retaining and adding moisture to the skin. We recommend changing to a gentle cleanser that doesn't strip oils from the skin and nourishes and hydrates while cleansing, like our Soothing Cream Cleanser. Follow this with a refreshing toner and then apply a hydrating serum, such as HY C Recovery Serum, which is designed to moisturise and assist the skin’s recovery from sun exposure.
At night, consider applying a protective cream like our HY C Intensive Repair Cream, which contains vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant, and vitamin A, which stimulates the production of new collagen and new skin cells. Vitamin A is the precursor to retinol, a well-known ingredient that restores and rejuvenates the skin. It binds to specific receptors on skin cells and triggers them to enter a healing cycle.
Then finish by applying a nourishing moisturiser. For autumn, you'll want something stronger than a light lotion to fight the dry air like our Moisture Concentrate, which is a decadent formula complete with Certified Organic Cocoa Seed Butter to nourish, condition and deeply hydrate the skin.
Nourish Your Skin Internally for a Healthy Glow
Don’t forget that beauty comes from within. You can't have a glowing, beautiful complexion if you don't feed your skin properly. Feed your skin from within by feasting on the autumn harvest of fresh fruits and vegetables packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fibre. Orange vegetables like carrots and butternut pumpkin are great sources of vitamin A, a natural precursor to retinol, the well-known skin rejuvenating molecule. The humble and versatile cauliflower is a great source of folate, which naturally moisturises the skin and promotes skin healing.
Many people have dry, cracked skin due to a lack of zinc in their diet. One of the best sources of zinc is the seeds, such as those from pumpkin. Roast the seeds and eat them as a crunchy, skin-healing snack.
Apples and other autumn fruits, such as grapes, blackberries, pomegranates, and pears, are full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. The antioxidant found in grapes (resveratrol) can help reverse the signs of ageing. Pomegranates contain natural compounds that promote the growth of new collagen in the skin.
Nature's Recipe for Healthy Skin
During the autumn season, your skin may face new challenges, and it's crucial to adjust your skincare regimen accordingly. To keep a healthy and natural glow in the cooler months, we suggest using our tips and recommendations along with 100% natural, Australian-made, Certified Organic, and cruelty-free skincare products.