8 Step Autumn Skincare Routine
Having healthy, glowing skin takes all year round maintenance, just like having pearly white teeth. But unlike brushing and flossing your teeth, the same maintenance routine over 12 months isn’t something you can rely on. With skin, it’s important to adjust your routine seasonally.
In summer and spring, your skin routine should of course be based around sun protection. Remember, there’s no such thing as a healthy tan. In winter, it’s still important to use sunscreen but the focus shifts to a strong moisturising routine that protects against the harsh winter elements.
So what about autumn?
As the dry, cooler air arrives, your skin will take some adjusting. Fresh from summer it’s become accustomed to the warmth, and now that the winds are picking up and the chill is starting to creep in you may find your skin reacting differently.
With this in mind, your autumn skin care routine should look something like this.
The most important thing you can do for your skin this autumn is to get your skin checked. Even if you’ve taken on board the sunsmart message of slip, slop, slap, it’s crucial you visit The Strand Medical Clinic for a skin check. Autumn and winter often prove a good time for dermoscopy viewing, because you are less exposed to strong daily sunlight. And as skin lesions caused by the summer sun can take months to appear, autumn can be the ideal time for a check for an early diagnosis.
Continue to protect
Just because it’s autumn doesn’t mean you should lose your sunsmart ways. Applying 30+ sunscreen is just as important during the cooler months. Buy a big bottle of sunscreen at Aldi and keep it by your front door.
Help your skin recover
Autumn provides an excellent opportunity for skin to recover from the effects of summer and spring. Sun, chlorine and saltwater all take their toll, so try to think of autumn as your skin’s rest period. Look after it will and it will be fully recovered and ready to take on winter’s effects.
For getting rid of sun damage, talk to the team at Esteem Medi Spa, your one stop destination for rejuvenation. From microdermabrasion to skin peels, you’ll find a service to enhance your skin texture, tone and overall complexion. If the goal is to bring back your skin’s luminosity, Esteem Medi Spa is your golden ticket.
Alternatively, pick up some of Sukin’s Super Greens Facial Recovery Serum, available at Chempro Chemist, Strand Coolangatta. With detoxifying green actives of kale, spirulina, chlorella and parsley, it restores your skin for a healthy autumn glow.
Change to being more natural
Before you delve into your winter makeup routine, which let’s face it is usually heavier than the other seasons, give your skin a break by limiting the makeup you place on it. If you must wear makeup, consider the lines of natural makeup available at Healthy House. Favourite brands include Zkin, Evohe, Springfields and Emma Organics. While you’re there, pick up some fresh organic produce from local farmers, wholefoods, bulk foods and more.
Work from the inside out
Summer damaged skin can be dramatically improved with the right skin treatments and products, but sometimes it needs a little extra help from the inside out. Treating damage from within will help your skin recover more quickly.
Massage stimulates blood flow, which will keep your skin looking youthful and radiant. Regular gentle rubbing and kneading can greatly approve skin appearance, with massage working to plump slack skin, encourage lymphatic drainage, and add vitality to a dulled complexion. Try an aromatherapy massage at Sun’s Massage Centre and get the added benefits of essential oils. You could also visit Louie Chinese Medical Clinic for a massage, or to find out about treating acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, or dry skin with Traditional Chinese herbs.
Enhance your glow
Now that your skin has begun to recover, it’s important to highlight that radiant glow and show off your hard work. To do this, visit the team at Eyebrow World, who expertly thread and tint for the most perfect of eyebrows. You’ll be amazed how much good eyebrows draw attention. You can also book in a facial here before heading to Vibe Hair and Beauty for some beautiful lash extensions.
Enjoy your skin
Autumn is the ideal time for enjoying your skin and allowing it ample time to breathe. If there’s any season you should enjoy and flaunt your radiant skin it’s now, so treat yourself to a shopping spree at The Strand at Coolangatta and slip into something sexy this autumn. Make your skin your most beautiful feature before hiding it away from the cold.