top 5 Autumn Skincare tips
Are you noticing that the changing seasons are taking a toll on your skin? Well, as we transition into autumn, it's the perfect time to revamp your skincare routine. To help you combat skin sensitivity, dehydration, irritation, and breakouts, we've compiled a list of our top 5 essential skincare tips, along with product recommendations from the Clear Skin Days range.
1. prioritise hydration & moisturisation
With dropping temperatures and reduced humidity, your skin may lose moisture faster. Autumns fluctuating weather can disrupt your skin's balance, leading to various issues. Dehydrated skin is a common problem in autumn, weakening your skin's barrier and making it susceptible to external irritants and breakouts. To combat this, maintain your skincare routine and consider incorporating extra hydration. Humectants are a great option to help bind water to skin for hydration and emollients are great at repairing cracks in the skin barrier to prevent water loss.
Our Mattifying Barrier Moisturiser contains Panthenol (Vitamin B5) which is an anti-inflammatory humectant and emollient that helps restore the skins barrier. In a lightweight, gel texture this moisturiser is perfect for oily skin types that are looking for extra hydration without a greasy, heavy cream that could block pores.
2. gentle exfoliation
Exfoliation is essential for removing dead skin cells and preventing pore build up, but be mindful of the changing weather's impact on your skin's sensitivity. Opt for gentler exfoliants that protect your skin's barrier while still improving its texture. An exfoliating cleanser is a great way to remove rough, dry skin during the winter, but you may want to adjust the frequency or alternate with a cream/oil based cleanser, depending on your skin needs.
Our Clarifying Cleanser is fragrance free and contains oily-skin loving actives like Glycolic Acid and Salicylic Acid to deep cleanse and unblock pores, as well as Aloe Vera and Glycerin for extra hydration.
Our Clarifying Toner helps to rebalance skin with Amino Acids and gently exfoliate with Lactic Acid, leaving skin soft, smooth and hydrated.
Sensitive skin can also suffer from colder weather, leaving skin feeling tight, red, dry, flaky, or inflamed. Therefore its important that your regime combines suitable ingredients and formats to minimise flare-ups, whilst keep skin soft and plump.
Our BHA PHA Pore Refining Solution has combines Gluconolactone (PHA) and Betaine Salicylate (BHA) for effective skin exfoliation for all skin types, including the most sensitive of skin. It includes 4% BHA (betaine salicylate) to remove excess oil, dirt, and sebum from within pores to reduce blackheads and breakouts. It also contains 4% PHA (gluconolactone) which is skin hydrator that exfoliates the outermost levels of skin to improve overall tone and texture. It also contains Chamomile which is a powerful antioxidant that helps to reduce skin redness that can be brought about by cooler autumn winds.
3. retinoids with care
Retinoids have rejuvenating properties that can help with blemishes and blackheads, but they may also irritate your skin, especially during the dry winter months. Use retinoids at a level your skin can tolerate to avoid irritation.
Our Retinol Recovery Serum contains a gentle yet effective level of 5% encapsulated Retinol. This slow-release active ensures no skin irritation and helps skin to regenerate over night to replace our dull surface cells, with new brighter looking skin. It also contains 5% Niacinamide which is a powerful antioxidant that helps to strengthen our skin barrier to better deal with the harsh environment.
If you want to know more about retinol, how it works and the benefits to you skin, take a read of Retinol 101 - this shares everything you need to know and will help you make the best decisions for your skin needs.
4. blemish treatments
Cooler weather can make your skin more prone to breakouts, so it's wise to have targeted blemish treatments on hand. Consider our Blemish Repair Paste, Blemish Clearing Drops, or Hydrocolloid Blemish Clearing Patches, depending on your needs, to speed up the recovery process and reduce redness.
Blemish Repair Paste- a non-drying overnight treatment that combines 2% Salicylic Acid and 5% Zinc, 2% Bakuchiol + Kaolin Clay to speed up the recovery process of blemishes, calm aggravated skin and reduce redness.
Blemish Clearing Drops - contain 1% Zinc + 2% Salicylic Acid + 2% Niacinamide to adapt to your skin needs as it fluctuates throughout changes in weather. It can be used directly on breakouts to target individual blemishes or added into your moisturiser or serum to help control sebum production on those days you feel less dry and more oily.
Hydrocolloid Blemish Clearing Patches - best used on whiteheads, as they help to absorb all the impurities from the spot overnight and speed up the healing process. The multiple size patches means that you can choose the size of patch that best fits your are of concern!
5. pollution protection
With pollution becoming more prevalent during the colder months, it's essential to look for skincare products that offer pollution protection.
Our moisturiser contains an anti-pollution complex to help protect skin and shield it from external aggressors which can cause skin irritation and breakouts for clearer, brighter and smoother skin.
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