Autumn is here, which means that you will have to take your lifestyle and habits to the next level. In order to stop making mistakes when it comes to skin care, here are six essential tips for autumn, so check them out.
Exfoliation removes dead skin cells and leaves your skin refreshed and smooth. This step in your skin care is crucial and it should be done before you apply a moisturiser. Your skin will absorb it more quickly when the loose skin is removed. Before you step into the shower, just brush your dry skin with exfoliating gloves. Then wet your body from head to toe and apply exfoliating cleanser to it. Scrub your body in a circular motion, and be particularly gentle on your face. When this is done, rinse your body with water and apply a moisturising cream.
- Moisturise Every Single Day
As the temperature drops, the first sign of autumn immediately appears – dry and tight skin with flaky patches. Moisturising is crucial when it comes to your autumn skin care, simply because you need to hydrate your skin regularly. I use and recommend amazing ASAP skin care products, especially the ASAP Advanced Hydrating Moisturizer. It contains antioxidants, vitamins and ceramides which repair skin and stimulate collagen production. Tangerine oil gives it lovely smell, and it is quickly absorbed into the skin. I got it from Skin Matrix.
- Try an Oil-Based Scrub
An oil-based scrub is an absolute must-have when it comes to autumn skin care. The summer sun and chlorine probably have damaged your skin, leaving it dry and dull. A scrub of this kind will help you exfoliate, with the bonus of hydrating oils which will repair your skin and feed it. It is a powerful 2-in-1 natural treat for your skin.
- Remember Your Feet
Your feet, as well as other parts of the body, need appropriate care during this season. Foot scrubs and creams based on urea will help in melting away dead cells, which will allow other moisturising ingredients penetrate better. This type of cream is definitely the best choice for rough spots on your body, such as your heels. If you continue to take care of your feet during the cold months, you certainly won't have any problems when summer comes.
- Indulge in a New Hand Cream
Your hands often become dry and cracked during autumn, just because they are in and out of water very frequently on a daily basis. This is exactly why they need extra care during this season. It would be the best to carry a hand cream in your handbag. Prevention is certainly better than cure, so start taking care of your hands right now. They will be soft and your skin moisturized during cold days in that way.
- Protect Your Lips
If you want your lips to be beautiful and soft, make sure that you have an appropriate product which will help you accomplish that. Beeswax is just one of the ingredients that will moisturize your lips and keep them from cracking and drying. A good lip balm will nourish your lips with jojoba oil and vitamin E. Have in mind that it has an SPF protection of 15 or higher, which is especially important in summer days, but in autumn as well. This will keep your lips from flaking and burning.
As you can see, there are many things that you have to take care of when it comes to your skin care during autumn. All of these are essential if you want to pop back into your favourite sandals and summer dress as soon as the time comes. Taking care of your skin is crucial, because you have got only one body and you have to treat it with respect.
About the author
Amy Mia Goldsmith is a literature graduate from Melbourne who loves to write short stories and reviews. Amy is a regular contributor at High Style Life. Her passion is beauty and makeup and she loves to spend her free time travelling and of course – make up shopping! You can contact Amy on her Facebook page and Twitter.