Updated: Oct 18
As we head into Autumn and enjoy the late Summer sunshine, the changing season reminds us that life happens in cycles. The arrival of Autumn allows us to slow things down, take time to rest, recuperate, and adopt routines that bring us and our skin into balance.
During the cooler months, it's worth introducing different products and techniques into our beauty routine that helps our skin adapt to seasonal changes.
Here are some skin tips which will allow your natural glow to shine through.
It's how and what we use to cleanse that sets the stage for the rest of our skincare routine. A daily gentle cleansing routine is best, using Micellar water or facial oil, so you remove makeup and everyday grime without over stripping the skin of its natural sebum. Cleansing with these products results in no tightness to the skin, which is often associated with some facial cleansers.
2. Plant-Based Oils & Serums
Plant-based oil serums have an essential role in repairing skin. Serums penetrate our dermal layer, delivering antioxidant-rich nourishment to our deeper skin cells. Applying an appropriate blend of pure, plant-based oils to clean skin morning and night will rejuvenate and feed our skin, supplying it with nutrients needed for cell repair.
Of course, we love our products but have enjoyed using other brands too. Our Marula facial oil serum is currently on offer on our website. It is rich in vitamin E and contains a blend of Marula and Apricot oils, which helps reduce wrinkles, resulting in younger, more radiant skin. The combination of oils helps keep the skin hydrated for longer, giving the skin a healthy glow.
And you might want to try Starest organic Squalane & Rosehip face & body oil, which is rich in fatty acids & antioxidants - excellent for reducing fine lines and locks in moisture for healthy glowing skin.
3. Balms & other moisturisers
Autumn is a great time to think about layering products. Start with an oil serum, then add a tiny amount of your favourite facial moisturiser on top or a natural balm for lips and cheeks.
Oils and Serums penetrate deep into the skin, whereas creams and lotions sit on the skin's surface - the epidermis. The epidermis is the layer that protects us from extreme changes in weather and pollution. As we head into Autumn and cooler weather, we can boost our skincare routine by adding a richer moisturiser or balm.
4. Dry Brushing
Yes, I've regularly blogged about the benefits of body brushing, but it's worth mentioning again. Dry brushing is the best way to kick-start our immune system by gently detoxifying our skin through this simple ritual. If you haven't tried body brushing before, begin with light strokes using a body brush in a circular movement, paying particular attention to thighs and upper arms. The act of brushing your dry skin with gentle intentional strokes improves lymphatic circulation, helps remove dead skin cells and enables body oils and moisturisers to sink right in.
Massaging our skin is a great way to increase blood flow, stimulate collagen and relax tense muscles - it's one of the easiest ways to improve the quality of our skin and add natural radiance. You can use various tools, but massaging using your fingers can be just as effective. Light pressure using a circular motion on the lower jaw and forehead releases tension and helps circulation.
When it comes to hands and feet, these areas tend to get overlooked. Massaging lotions and creams into our hands and feet during the Autumn months is essential, so you avoid cracked heels and rough, chapped fingers.
Proper hydration boosts energy and promotes smooth, plumped skin by drinking water and healthy beverages like green tea and fresh fruit juices.
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