Now that summer’s over, taking the hot weather with it, it’s the perfect time to restore your skin after summer and start a routine that improves your skin’s condition, restoring its radiance and maintaining the benefits you’ve acquired from the sun over the last few months.
The summer months are particularly attractive in terms of outdoor activities, which increase the skin’s exposure to the sun. However, in addition to the golden tones we all love so much, the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause skin spots to appear, as well as dehydrate the skin and cause it to lose its radiance. With suitable protection, you can maintain your skin’s health and minimise the resulting damage from UV rays.
OUR TOP POST-SUMMER SKINCARE TIPS
Once summer gives way to autumn and after your skin has been exposed to the sun, it’s time to re-tune it and offer the extra hydration and care it needs.
Although you should care for your skin year-round, now’s the time when you have the chance to care for it the way you should to help it recover. It’s time to change your beauty routine, swapping the lighter, fresher products you use in summer for richer products that moisturise and nourish the skin.
It’s a good time to check your moles or skin spots for any changes in size, colour or appearance. If there are any changes, you should consult a dermatologist. Now you’re all set, with just three simple steps you’ll have fantastic skin year-round, we promise!
POST-SUMMER CLEANSING AND EXFOLIATION
Cleansing and exfoliating the skin is the first step to improving its health. By doing so, you remove dead cells, impurities and roughness from the skin, leaving it ready for treatment. Cleansing should form a part of your routine: to ensure your skin is clean, you should cleanse it twice daily; once in the morning and once at night. Our Three Action Mousse is the perfect way to start cleansing your skin and removing impurities without drying it out. And it smells incredible!
The kind of exfoliant used will depend on your skin type: you’ll find physical, more aggressive options in addition to gentler, chemical choices. A gentle exfoliation will remove the dead cells from your skin and help to maintain your tan. But don’t go too far! You could damage your skin.
THE IMPORTANCE OF HYDRATION
Keeping the skin hydrated is essential. After being exposed to the sun all summer or spending lots of time in the water, the skin loses hydration and it’s important to restore it. Moisturising creams are the perfect product at this time of year: they’re key to restoring and maintaining the skin’s elasticity and safeguarding the surface layer of the dermis.
It’s time to start using our Regenerating Serum, which repairs the skin’s irregularities: wrinkles, expression lines and uneven tone, leaving the skin balanced, moisturised and smoother for longer. If your skin is hydrated, it will be soft and smooth, and will have fewer wrinkles.
CONTINUE USING A GOOD SUNSCREEN EVERYDAY
Although you won’t be going to the beach any longer, it’s important you keep applying sunscreen to prevent premature ageing of the skin. Your skin is exposed to the sun’s rays all year, with the face and hands the parts that are most frequently exposed. It’s important that sunscreen forms a part of your skincare routine throughout the year as it offers protection against UVB rays. They cause sunburns and other skin lesions, while UVA rays, which penetrate the skin more deeply, can damage the connective tissue found beneath the epidermis, causing premature ageing. Sunscreen is the best anti-ageing product available.
Don’t forget to pay special attention to your feet, which have been most frequently exposed to the air and sun. To help restore your feet and make their skin soft, you should carefully moisturise them. Apply creams that help to make your feet soft at night. By gently massaging in the product before going to sleep and wearing some socks, they’ll be perfect by morning!
A spot of relaxation. Set some time aside to put on a mask, some music and relax. There’s no other beauty treatment quite like it. Choose a mask or use your favourite cream. Ours is the Recovery Night Cream, which is especially designed to accelerate the skin repair process. It’s the best way to forget about your busy week and remember the magical times you had during summer, which will put a sparkle in your eye!