Autumn Skincare Tips

Do you find that as the weather starts to turn cooler and wetter, your skin suffers? Or that the effects of excesses sun exposure in the summer start to become more obvious? You’re not alone. Many of us find ourselves with dry, flaky skin, sore spots and even acne outbreaks in the colder months. While it’s common, it’s not always easy to treat. We’re all different, and our skin responds differently. To have the best chance of maintaining soft, healthy skin all year around it’s a good idea to develop a skincare routine that suits both your skin type and lifestyle, just like you do with your hair care routine. Here are some tips to help you.

Maintain a Healthy Weight

It’s all too common to gain a few pounds when we start to cover up more. We eat more comfort food and exercise much less. But, being overweight can increase stretch marks, cellulite, varicose veins and other skin problems. Especially if you gain quickly. Healthy eating and regular exercise are usually enough to maintain a healthy weight all year around. But, if you are already overweight try visiting or try restricting your calorie intake.


Exercise doesn’t just help with weight loss. It also boosts your circulation, which can have a great impact on your skin. Getting regular exercise will improve your skin tone, keep it plump and soft and increase the blood flow and oxygen getting to your skin cells, helping to keep them healthy and glowing.


Like exercise, diet is about much more than weight gain or loss. A poor diet can have a drastic effect on your skin. Eat too many fatty and greasy foods, and your skin will soon be oily and full of spots. Instead, eat lots of fruit and vegetables to keep your skin bright and youthful. Read this guide for some great ideas

Use a Body Brush

We’re constantly surrounded by pollution; we sweat, we wash with oils and our clothes rub against our skin. This can leave our pores blocked and swollen. Use a body brush, in gentle, circular motions every morning before you get in the shower. This will help to remove dead skin cells, unblock your pores and boost the circulation to your skin. It can ensure your skin is clean and refreshed, healthy and even reduce cellulite and improve the symptoms and appearance of varicose veins.

When it comes to your face and other delicate areas, it’s best to use a mild facial exfoliator once a week for the same effects.

Wear Sunscreen

When you’re used to scorching summers, wearing sunscreen on a cooler autumn day might seem silly. But, even though your skin is used to much higher temperatures more gentle rays can do damage. Wear sunscreen whenever you go out in daylight, even if it doesn’t seem very sunny. This will help to keep your skin healthy, prevent premature ageing and cut your risk of developing skin cancer.

Clean Your Brushes

You cleanse your face every morning. Then you apply makeup with brushes that have never been cleaned. Rubbing bacteria all over your freshly cleaned face. This can cause spots, blackheads and even dangerous infections. Wash your brushes regularly with gentle hand soap and replace them every three months.

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