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What are the things that you look forward to doing every time the season changes? Is it the traditional catch-up with friends? Pre-planned vacations? The wardrobe changes? Or just simply going back to the nostalgic memories each season evokes?
Above all the things mentioned, have you by any chance have your skincare planned out? Yes! As your wardrobe changes, so is your skincare regimen.
Autumn has arrived. With crisp air, harsher wind, with leaves that have started to fall, as the days and months to come are bound to get cooler, adding an extra dose of hydration to your skincare regimen is of the essence. In this season, impairment and fragility of the skin barrier are most commonly seen and thus can result in skin getting dry and a bit sensitive. Your skin barrier is like a raincoat specifically designed to keep things from reaching your body. When the humidity level outside drops when the wind is cold and dry, the water in our skin tends to evaporate more quickly thus making your skin feel a bit dry, dull, and flaky. To combat these changes, a tweak in your day and nighttime skincare routine is advisable. The minor tweaks that you will be doing could do so much to your skin’s health.
In as early as the month of September, if you haven’t done much in tweaking your usual routine. We wrapped it all up to you in transitioning your skincare regimen from summer to autumn.
To cleanse consistently is the key
Cleansing plays a vital role in your skincare routine as it helps strip off unwanted dirt that accumulates. Your skin’s natural cell turnover process creates debris on the upper layers of the skin which primarily explains why cleansing shouldn’t be missed out as all this dirt has to be removed before applying any other products. During this Autumn Season, experts recommend transitioning your cleansers to a balm, oil, or cream cleanser. While foam cleansers are great at removing dirt they sometimes contain sulfate that can be more drying. On the other hand, cleansing creams, balms, and oils can do the job for you in this dry season as they can effectively wash the skin while keeping it hydrated without disrupting your skin’s barrier function
The secret ingredients: Niacinamide + Ceramides
Experts believe that when the temperature drops, your skincare routine with a moisturizer with niacinamide . It helps prevent excess oil and minimizes water loss reducing dryness and irritation. On top of that, Niacinamide helps build keratin, a type of protein that has strong moisturizing properties and may enhance the skin’s elasticity. This protein is essential in keeping the skin healthy and strong.
Ceramides on the other note are the fats that hold your skin. When incorporated as part of skincare ingredients, it mimics the capabilities of the naturally occurring ceramides in your body. Thus, helps replenish those loss ceramides (whether due to aging or other external and environmental factors) and aids in keeping your skin’s barrier healthy and functioning.
Time to bulk up on the moisturizer
A thicker moisturizer should be part of your skincare routine in Autumn Season. Adding a richer moisturizer to your routine is a quick way to help your skin out during changing seasons. Keep this in mind, in warmer weather, increased humidity means you often only need a light moisturizer, whereas, in cooler seasons, the dried air can cause irritations, thus, additional skin hydration is what you need. Hoard your moisturizers now.
UV radiation is present all year round. Especially now that climate change is becoming more and more of a serious issue. Experts believe that we are exposed to much more intense rays than ever before. As concluded in this study, sun protection is more important now than five years ago. Neither the weather nor the skin color matters – sunscreens are skincare product whole year round.
Exfoliate skin gently
Bid farewell to that flaky skin that summer caused you through gentle exfoliation. Gone are the days of harsh exfoliation. AHA and BHA should be on top of your list when looking for exfoliants. AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid), is actually derived from natural substances and is said to be ideal for exfoliating dry skin. Its primary function is removing that “glue” that holds dead skin cells together. The payout? Smoother skin. In addition to that, AHA is mainly water-soluble, meaning it can penetrate very deep into your pores.
On the other hand, BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acids) are oil-soluble by nature. Thus allowing it to reach deeper into the skin and pores.
Did you find the information useful on how you can better reinvent your skincare routine in Autumn Season?
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