As the days get shorter and the evenings get colder, it means one thing. Summer is now winding down and Autumn is finally upon us. The changing of the season can be a good thing. It means the return of pumpkin-spiced lattes and breaking out the snug jumpers but it can be very rough on your skin.
Generally, seasonal changes can be harsh on your skin and Autumn is no different. It is why you may need to change and adapt your skincare routine to compensate for the changes in the environment.
In this Chemist Direct article, we look simple tips and tricks to caring for your skin this Autumn.
Keep Healthy all Year Round
One thing that you should do throughout the year for your skin and general health, stay active! One of the best things you can do for your skin in autumn and throughout the year is to stay active and healthy.
Remember to Cover
Before you go outside, it is important to remember to wrap up and protect your skin from the elements. The cold, dry climate can cause a lot of damage to your skin and why you need to protect your skin from it. Whether its a hat or scarf to big, snug coats, wrap up before you venture out this autumn!
Hydrate & Moisturise
Moisturising regularly, at least twice a day after cleansing, can help offset the change in weather and climate. Dry, normal and combination skin can benefit from a light serum, gel or lotion during autumn. For drier skin types, you should use a thicker cream-based moisturiser.
It is also important to remember to moisturise and care for your entire, not just your face.
Caring for your Lips
Your lips are more susceptible to cracking and drying when exposed to the cold, autumn weather and require extra care. It is important to remember, the skin is different from skin on your face or other parts of the body.
That's why you should avoid licking your lips. Its a perfectly natural thing to do but it doesn’t moisten them, it dries your lips. Your saliva will dry out your lips even more because of the enzymes present, which is designed to support food digestion and may irritate it.
If you feel your lips becoming dry, you should use an ointment-based lip balm is the best choice. This will help lock in moisture and help heal cracked or split lips. When picking a balm, you should look for one that contains petrolatum, essential oils or glycerin.
At Chemist Direct, we understand how important it is to care for your skin in the autumn. Check out our extensive collection of skincare products today.