The cold, windy climate of autumn is marvellous if you love layering and bold winter jackets, but if you have sensitive skin it can be a nightmare.
For those who spend summer battling the elements of heat, sweat, and sunburn, the colder months can bring dryness, dullness and irritation.
But fear not, we have some savvy skincare tips you can try to take care of your complexion as we move from summer to autumn.
Protect your skin from the elements
Covering up in a cosy scarf and hat will not only keep you warm but will help to protect your skin from the wind. Cold dry weather can cause dehydration and irritation so prevent exposure as much as possible.
Change your skincare like your wardrobe
Just like flip-flops are designed for the warmer weather, so are light-weight skincare products. Therefore, as the cooler months roll in, ditch your sweat-sensitive creams and light make-up products for rich, nourishing moisturisers and matte make-up and foundations that will help protect your skin.
We love No.7 Beautifully Matte Foundation (£13.50) available in 14 shades and The Body Shop’s Vitamin E Intense Moisture cream (£13).
Refresh and revitalise
Start the new season with refreshed skin by investing in a body brush and a trusty exfoliating scrub. Sticking to a regular exfoliating routine helps to eliminate toxins and keeps your skin in tip top condition. You can even make your own exfoliating treatment using sugar and olive oil, which softens as well as revitalises.
Alternatively, you may want to check out Frank’s selection of Body Scrubs which have become a huge hit on Instagram for helping to improve the skin tones of women all over the world. Cellulite, eczema, blemishes, stretch marks – whatever the problem Frank has it sorted! (We love the Cocount and Grapeseed combo best).
For those with extremely sensitive skin, the dryness of the colder months can cause havoc. Using a hydration mask once a week can do wonders to keep your complexion glowing and your skin fresh. Apply a generous layer of No. 7 Beautiful Skin Hydration Mask to your skin before bed and leave to soak overnight.
Another great way to boost your complexion as the seasons change is by getting a facial. These relaxing treatments can help to soothe all kinds of skin complaints. To find out more, please see our facials page.
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