Friday, September 23, 2011

Does your skin need some extra TLC after summer?


Autumn/Fall is already here and it’s time to pamper you skin after summer. During fall, the skin needs extra nourishment and protection.  Summer’s blazing sun, hot dry heat and forgetting to apply and re-apply sunscreen can damage and dry the skin.  As the seasons change, so do the needs of your skin.  


Your skin tends to retain less moisture because of the cooler, drier air.  During this time of the year, many people experience various skin issues including; dryness, fine lines, dull skin tone, sun and/or age spots, flaking and irritation.  Follow a few guidelines and you could have problem-free skin all year round.


Exfoliation: 

Post summer skin looks dehydrated and dull, so exfoliation is extremely important as it gets rid of the dead damaged cells.  This step will prepare the skin to absorb more moisture and nutrition.  You could do this at home using a scrub/exfoliant, or using an at home peeling or you could have a professional peeling done.



Moisturising:

Moisturise at least twice daily after cleansing.  Drier skin types should choose a thicker cream based moisturiser meant for dry skin.  Along with your face you also need to take care of your body.  Always apply moisturiser onto your damp skin, after bathing.  Remember that even oily skin needs a good moisturiser.



Intensive Skin Treatments: 

Use serums and facial masks.  Choose a replenishing mask or a hydrating mask.   Prior to using masks, you need to exfoliate your skin (do not exfoliate more than twice a week), and prepare it for treatment.



Sun Protection: 

Although the autumn sun is not as strong as it was in summer, it is still essential to use your sunscreen regularly.  A sunscreen with SPF of at least 15 is required even during the colder seasons.


Tips:

The skin tends to be dehydrated so, drink lots of water. 

Do not use toners containing alcohol as they over dry the skin.

Healthy life style = healthier skin.  Remember, we are what we eat!  Eat foods rich in vitamins and minerals, do not smoke and drink alcohol!


Don't forget to check out My favourite make-up trends for this season!

XOXO
Euphrasie85

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