Autumn is fast approaching, and you can definitely notice the changes in the weather. The drop in temperature has already started to cause issues for our skin. The skin becomes dryer throughout autumn and winter as it attempts to recover from the vast amount of summer sun. Luckily, we’ve come to save the day! Here are a few things you can do to prepare your skin for autumn.
Repair Your Skin After the Sun
Going out in the sun is great, but the sun can actually break down collagen and elastin in the skin, due to UVA and UVB rays. This can lead to premature ageing. In order to prevent this, make sure that you eat food that is packed with essential fatty acids like omega-3, such as oily fish and flaxseed. Also, make sure to eat plenty of grains, vegetables, fruit and nuts. These are all foods that will protect your skin and repair skin cells.
Make Sure to Exfoliate Everyday
Moisturising is a fantastic way to add moisture to your skin. After your skin has been exposed to the sun, it becomes harder for this moisture to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin, which is the layer that is most affected by the breakdown of collagen.
This is where exfoliation comes in. Exfoliating every day will help to reveal smooth skin. By removing the top layer of dry, dead skin cells, it will also improve the absorption of skin products such as those from the Obagi360 Product Range.
Make Sue to Keep Up the Sunscreen
Sunscreen is a product that is used very frequently is the hot summer months, but barely at all when we head into autumn and winter. This is a bad idea – the purpose of sunscreen is that it protects your skin from the harsh UVA and UVB rays and, since these rays are still present all year round, it is vital to ensure that you protect your skin all year round too!
Make Sure to Drink Lots of Water
Water helps to keep your skin and your body healthy too. Drinking plenty of water, such as the recommended eight glasses of water a day, can help to moisturise your skin, and it can also remove and eliminate any toxins that may be present within your body.
These toxins could come from food, or they can come from sun exposure. When toxins come from sun exposure, they are known as radicals and continue to the process of breaking down collagen.
Once you have implemented these into your autumn skin routine, you will be ready to tackle the cooler autumn weather. When it comes to skin treatments, there no better place to look than at Skinstation. With our skin specialists, we are able to pass on our skin analysis knowledge to ensure that your skincare routine is specifically tailored to you and that it benefits you to the fullest potential.
If you like to have a chat about your skincare routine or if you need any advice, then please come and have a chat with us! Get in touch today on 01481 736699 and we will be more than happy to help!