Looking after your skin all year round will require some tweaks and changes in line with the different seasons, and the individual challenges these can bring to your facial skin in particular. So what do you need to know about the Autumn weather and your skin’s health? Well, as Preston’s leading aesthetic practitioners, here at the Skin and Wellbeing Clinic,we provide a wide range of aesthetic treatments and procedures. This includes dermal fillers, laser hair removal and chemical peels. And this is our guide to everything you should consider when changing your skin routine for Autumn.
Why does Autumnal weather damage the skin?
When you think of skin damage you probably immediately think of the damage from UV exposure, or dry and flaky skin associated with the winter. But the Autumn weather presents its own set of problems, particularly in the UK. Here the Autumn months can bring wet weather and colder winds, alongside warmer and hotter days. This raises a complex issue for skin care, and your facial skin especially will constantly be adjusting to changes in temperature and humidity.
What should you consider when changing your skin care routine for the Autumn?
The Autumn weather can bring a whole new set of challenges for your skin. As a result, shaping your skin care routine around these challenges, and making some small tweaks, can make a big difference to the quality and health of your skin. So what should you add or change for the best possible results? Well, you should consider:
- Adding Vitamin C – if Vitamin C isn’t already part of your skin care routine, there is no better time to introduce it than the autumn months. This vitamin can help to brighten the skin while also increasing the production of collagen. This allows the skin to retain more moisture and helps to protect the skin from external damage. In addition, Vitamin C applied topically to the facial skin can help to repair UV damage. In the summer months the skin is exposed to more UV than usual, and so applying Vitamin C can help to repair any damage this high exposure may have caused.
- Adding more hydration – hydrating the skin with collagen, elastin, or aloe can help to lock in moisture over the Autumn, when the higher winds,wetter weather, and warmer heating in buildings can dry out the skin. Using a thicker moisturizer can also be a good option in the Autumn months.
- Adding oils – adding oils to the skin care routine in Autumn is a good idea for two reasons. Firstly, the oils can help replenish any important skin oils that have been lost during the summer heat and sun exposure. Secondly, the oils help to keep the skin hydrated and healthy, and packed with everything needed to combat the changing temperature extremes that Autumn often brings.
Aesthetic treatment options for the Autumn
In the Autumn, not only should you consider changing up your skin care routine, but you should also think about some aesthetic treatments that can help keep your skin in great shape.These can include:
- Chemical peels – in the Autumn weather, the sun is not around for the same length of time, or at the same strength, when compared to the summer. As a result, skin that has had a chemical peel in the Autumn is less likely to become irritated due to UV exposure, and will heal more quickly. The chemical peel will also rejuvenate your skin, removing dead skin cells from the outer layers, as well as dry skin, which can often be a problem directly after the summer months.
- Mesotherapy – by using superfine needles to inject amino acids and nutrients directly into the skin tissue, beyond just the outer layers, you can be sure that your skin will receive all of the nutrients it needs to be healthy in the long term. Over the Autumn months, when this nourishment and hydration is essential, mesotherapy can be the perfect choice.
For more information or advice, get in touch with the team today here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic.