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Switch up your skincare routine for fall

Switch up your skincare routine for fall

With autumn on our doorstep, it’s time to put away those sleeveless tops and dig out those jackets and scarves that have been tucked away.

And just as your wardrobe changes, so should your skincare regime, as lower temperatures and indoor heating can zap moisture from the skin.

First of all, put down that heavy duty cleanser you’ve been using all summer as skin’s oil production typically decreases as temperatures fall. Instead opt for a milder face wash such as Perricone MD’s Nutritive Cleanser, which can be gently massaged onto damp skin to remove any residual make-up or impurities, before rinsing with warm water.

Another tip for people with oily skin types to consider is avoiding washing the face too regularly in the autumnal months, as over-washing can strip the skin of natural oils, causing dryness and peeling.

A great option for all skin types is Liz Earle’s Cleanse & Polish, a two-step cleansing system. Start by massaging the cocoa butter-enriched cleanser over a dry face and neck, before gently polishing off with a cotton cloth to exfoliate and remove dead skin cells, and rinsing with cool water.

While it may be tempting to stay in a warm shower or bath on a chilly morning, it’s important to remember that hot water can impact the skin too. Combat dryness by taking a short shower at a low temperature, and by avoiding heavily scented bath products.

If your skin still feels tight or dry, now may also be a good time to swap out your light summer moisturiser for a heavy duty option. Josie Maran’s Whipped Argan Oil Face Butter is a lightweight yet rich face cream featuring pure argan oil, fatty acids and vitamin E for instant hydration. Or for an added boost, add a layer of bareMinerals’ SkinLongevity serum under your chosen moisturiser.

And it’s important to look after yourself inside and out during the cooler months, so be sure to take Omega 3 supplements this winter to help hydrate the skin.

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