With the last bank holiday behind us (how did that happen?), schools starting for the new term and holiday makers putting their cases back in the loft, our attention is shifting to autumn.
This is a time for new beginnings, long walks in the leaves, scarves and jackets in the evening and a new beauty routine.
The thing is, as we move through the seasons, we don’t always know it but our skin’s needs change. The cooler autumn temperatures can actually dehydrate the skin and steal away that beautiful Ibiza glow. The result can be a tired, dull complexion that is more prone to breakouts and sensitivity.
Cleanse a different way
The cleanser that worked wonders over the summer may now dry out your skin and if it is being stripped of too much natural oil, it will compensate and produce more and more. A gentle cleanser can help balance and soothe the skin as well as removing impurities, toxins and pollution and this is what you get with the Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel. We love this soap-free, foaming gel because while it removes the bad stuff it doesn’t disturb the natural moisture balance. This can be used on all skin types and thanks to extracts of mint and lavender your skin will feel great from the first use.
Switch your moisturiser
A moisturiser that works great in the heat, might not be up to the job of maintaining glowing skin in the run up to Christmas. We suggest trying the lightweight, oil-free Dermalogica Active Moist because it is perfect for daily moisture protection and deals with surface dehydration. This sheer, easy-to-apply cream is packed with Lemon, Watercress, Burdock and Ivy extracts that help refine the skin while extracts of Lavender, Mallow and Cucumber provide deep hydration.
Exfoliate the summer away
Yes, the warmer weather, sunny beaches and summer parties are great fun but they can actually leave your skin feeling a little tired. To clear the way for a fresh complexion, exfoliation is key part of any beauty routine and this is where the Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant comes into play. We love how this is gentle, non-abrasive treatment removes dead cells and instantly improves the look and feel of the skin. Natural fruit enzymes clear away dead cells and stimulates skin renewal while extracts of Lavender, Aloe Vera and Coneflower reduce sensitivity and soothe skin.
Sink a serum
Yes, we use serums as part of our facials at our Midlands based salon, but these increasingly products are ideal for use at home too. A good place to start is the Dermalogica Gentle Soothing Booster. Red Raspberry Extract soothes unhappy skin and moisture-rich honey swoops in to aid long-lasting hydration. Extracts of Calendula, Chamomile and Cornflower have also been added to reduce irritation. Simply squeeze a little serum onto your fingertip and massage into cleansed skin and let the goodness sink in before applying your moisturiser.
For customised skincare advice and samples, get in touch today and we would love to help.