As summer comes to a close, the effects of sun and heat, however pleasurable, have taken a toll on our skin. Marry this with the extreme pollution the summer season brings and the constant application of sun care products and your skin will be yearning for a little extra attention. It’s time to step it up by having a great deep cleansing and hydrating treatment and think about your game plan for the coming season change.
Autumn is the ideal time to re-evaluate your skin care regime. It’s the ideal time to create a plan of action to smoothly and comfortably slip into your winter skin. You wouldn’t go out without your sweater, jacket, scarf and gloves as the temperature slips into frigid, so why let your skin go out in a tank and shorts? Preparation is critical to creating comfortable, soft and supple skin all year round.
The first thing to do is step up your exfoliation routine. Gentle exfoliating eliminates dead, dry skin while preparing the skin for deeper penetration of your treatment products. Next, consider increasing the texture of your cream. Summer treatment products tend to be lighter, like gels or simple creams. The skin’s natural oils tend to be more fluid, making this comfortable with the heat of summer. However, you should be providing fall skins with more intensive hydration and nourishment.
Increasing texture and nutrient value of your treatment products is akin to giving your skin an extra layer of vitality and protection. Don’t forget serums and boosters. These terrific little products super-boost the effect of your creams to ensure your winterized skin won’t be burning, itchy or uncomfortable when those wintery winds start blowing. All your skin will have to say is “Thank you”!