30 Sep Prep your skin for autumn with these expert tips!
I almost daren’t say it…maybe I should whisper it? Summer is officially over! But it’s not all doom and gloom – autumn is pretty great right? I don’t know about you but I love the crunchy golden leaves, the excuse to pull on a chunky knit jumper and getting stuck into pumpkin carving at Halloween. Yes, there’s a lot to like about autumn but sometimes the drop in the temperature can be a bit of shock to the skin, especially after the summer we’ve had! With this in mind, I thought I’d put together a few tips on how you can prep your skin for the new season and get autumn-ready in no time…
Exfoliate to rejuvenate the skin
If you take just one piece of advice away from this blog post, let it be this – exfoliate the skin regularly. Exfoliating will help to remove dead skin cells and brighten your complexion. People are often great at remembering to exfoliate in the summer, when they’re looking to pro-long their suntans but can get a little forgetful come autumn. Exfoliation is essential all year round and something you should definitely be doing as part of your autumn skincare routine.
There are plenty of great skin exfoliating products available, to use at home but if you are looking for a more intense treatment that will not only improve skin texture and radiance but also minimise blemishes, wrinkles and enlarged pores, I highly recommend a professional resurfacer or chemical peel treatment.
Resurfacer treatments tend to work on exfoliating the very top layer of the skin, whereas a chemical peel will penetrate to lower levels of the epidermis and therefore provide stronger results. If you are considering either of the two treatments, you can find more information on my website and book yourself in for a consultation, where we can chat about your skin type, the results you’re after and what the best option is for you personally.
I’m currently running a special offer on my skin treatments throughout October. Book a course of 3 and you’ll receive the 3rd one free!
3 x Chemical Peels: Normally £297. You’ll pay £198.
3 x Resurfacers: Normally £195. You’ll pay £130.
3 x Fusion Facials (Resurfacer & Dermarolling): Normally £660. You’ll pay £440.
All you need to do is book a course of three treatments and pre-pay at the time of booking to qualify for this offer. Plus save £5 on all of my Dermaquest skin prep kits throughout the month of October too.
Don’t forget to moisturise
Just like with exfoliating, people can get a little lazy when it comes to moisturising in the autumn, especially when they think they’ll be hiding under jeans, tights and jumpers for the next few months. The thing is, you really need to moisturise in the autumn, as the cooler weather can be just as drying on the skin as the sunshine.
To see results, make sure you’re moisturising in the morning and evening, after cleansing the skin. Choose a moisturiser that suits your skin type and consider applying a facial oil or mask every so often to give your skin a little extra TLC.
Protect your skin
Thought SPF was just for summer? Think again! The sun’s UV rays are just as harmful in the autumn and winter, so make sure you protect your skin accordingly. Many moisturisers now contain SPF, as well as some makeup products, like foundation.
Lip balm is another must-have for the cooler autumn and winter months. It’ll prevent your lips from getting dry and chapped so apply generously throughout the day!
Drinking plenty of water will help to keep your skin healthy and stop it going dry and flaky. It will also help to brighten the skin and protect it from the elements. It’s recommended you drink at least eight glasses of water a day, which may seem pretty daunting but if you keep filling up a re-usable bottle and take it with you wherever you go, it may be easier thank you think to up your water intake!
If you’ve enjoyed reading through my autumn skincare tips and found them useful, feel free to share this post on your social media pages. And if you have any questions about my services or October offers, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can phone the salon on 07590 929099 or email: email@example.com.