We’re a week into September and the temperature outside has already started to drop. With evenings already getting noticeable darker, it’s not surprising that we have already started to think about the upcoming autumn.
However, as we look back on a brilliant summer, which included hours of sunbathing (mostly those lucky enough to get out of the country on holiday), BBQs with friends and family, and days out in the sun (when the weather played ball) – we have to start thinking of how to repair any damage that may have been left by hours of sun exposure.
With the sun on our face slowly being replaced by a cold autumn breeze, it’s the perfect time to start your post summer skin recovery routine. We have put together a guide to help you out!
The first thing you should do is….
Analyse your skin
Now that summer has come to a close, you should take a good look at your skin. Analyse it for any changes that might have happened over the summer – apart from your glowing tan! A lot of people find that as the air becomes colder, their skin begins to change. If you fall into this camp, it’s important that you adapt your skin care routine to reflect this.
The summer months of applying sun cream can often leave residual build up on your skin – this can stop moisturisers from working and can cause breakouts to happen. Therefore, the best thing to do is exfoliate, exfoliate and then do it some more! It will get rid of any unwanted dead cells and skin, as well as making your skin look a lot fresher.
After working out what state your skin is in, you can then start putting together your individual skin recovery plan. With exposure to the sun for an extended time, it’s likely that the skin will need a little help to regain moisture and stay hydrated.
You should choose a moisturiser that specifically rehydrates the skin and reduces any dryness that you may be experiencing. You should choose something that is rich in minerals and vitamins, such as an Aloe Vera gel.
How Else Can You Recover From Summer?
Get rid of pesky age spots and freckles
We love the summer, but it can leave some frustrating reminders behind on our skin. Even if you haven’t spent an extended amount of time in the sun, you might still be plagued with age spots and freckles. To help reverse pigmentation issues that might have built up over the summer; there are certain products you can purchase to help you out.
Any product that contains Retinol is best – such as our Obagi products. Retinol stimulates cell renewal, and slows down the effects of aging. It gets rid of any wrinkles or age spots, and leaves your skin looking a lot firmer!
If you’re looking to start your post summer skin recovery straight away, we advise you to check out our range of Obagi online. These products have been backed by a number of celebrities, making them one of the best skin care brands in the world. A lot of the range is prescription only, so it’s essential that you talk to one of our experts.
To arrange a consultation or to ask any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can give us a call on 01481 736699 and a member of our team will be happy to help.