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How to Change your Skin Care Routine for Autumn article image by Mayerling Skincare

Similar to changing your wardrobe as the seasons change, it is equally crucial to do the same with your skin care. As summer fades, it’s important to slowly transition your skin care routine, too. As our skin is exposed to various external factors on a daily basis, it’s important to protect it from the temperature changes that typically happen during the autumn season. 

What Does Autumn Do to the Skin 

During the summer time, there is more humidity in the air which helps moisturise the skin and protect it from environmental factors. On the other hand, during the cooler months as the outdoor air loses humidity and the increased utilisation of heaters indoors, our skin starts losing its moisture. Additionally, the protective barrier weakens, resulting in increased sensitivity, dryness, and irritation. 

Having a dedicated skin care routine for autumn will help in your long-term goal of maintaining healthy skin. Here are a few skin care changes that you must make to protect your skin from the cold weather and dry air.  

  • Do not forget to hydrate with nourishing skin care ingredients

The transition of seasons can be brutal for those with sensitive skin or those with conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. To battle the dryness and burning sensation during this time, experts advise using hydrating ingredients, including elastin, aloe, and collagen. There are many serums that contain these ingredients. Aloe cools the skin in case you are suffering from a burning sensation. On the other hand, collagen and elastin help in speedy recovery when inflammation arises. 

  • Exfoliate but not too much

As the cold months set in, you may think that it is counterintuitive to exfoliate the skin due to dry air. According to experts, you can still resume exfoliation but not as frequently. Skin sloughing agents are the best ingredients to use to treat flaky skin. The exfoliating agents will stimulate natural oil production. Ideally, use exfoliants at least twice a week to effectively treat dry areas. Target areas that are naturally dry such as elbows and bottoms of your feet. After a thorough exfoliation, apply a gentle cleanser to ensure natural moisture is sealed in the skin. 

Do not overdo exfoliation during autumn and winter. The use of chemical exfoliants such as retinoids can strip the skin of its natural oils. Be gentle with your skin and exfoliate less frequently than you’re used to during the remainder of the year. 

  • Use thicker moisturising agents

It’s time to hydrate the skin with thicker, heavier moisturisers. A heavy cream enriched with nourishing ingredients such as healthy fatty acids and ceramides are best during the colder months of the year. Thicker moisturisers aid in protecting the skin barrier. The lack of natural moisturising agents during colder months lead to dryness and irritation. Individuals with sensitive skin or those suffering from eczema usually experience attacks during the colder months as a result. 

A perfect moisturising ingredient that you can include in your skin care routine is the Mayerling Perfect Anti-Ageing Serum. It contains 15% Vitamin C that helps in addressing dullness and dryness. Combined with the serum’s natural brightening and firming effect, you not only hydrate the skin but also diminish the appearance of premature ageing signs. Other beneficial ingredients that improve your skin’s hydration include the potent antioxidant Lipochroma-6, botanical emollients, and marine extracts, all of which work synergistically to enhance skin moisture, reduce discolouration, and hyperpigmentation issues. 

  • Add lip moisturiser and eye cream to your skin care regimen 

If these products are not included in your current skincare line-up, autumn is the best time to incorporate them into your self-care routine. Additional moisturisers in specific areas of your skin will help increase locked-in moisture. Our skin naturally dislikes transitions in weather. Adding eye creams and lip balms is an excellent way to aid in the transition to autumn skin care. The Mayerling Eye Cream is an excellent product that helps in improving the moisture levels around the eye region. Apart from the extra moisture, it also contains anti-ageing ingredients , such as Bearberry Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, glycolic acid, and powerful antioxidants. A moisturised skin is less likely to appear dull, resulting in a smooth and clear skin, no matter the season. 

  • Install a humidifier at home

The dry heat that we utilise indoors during colder months pose a serious threat to the skin’s natural protective barrier. Low levels of humidity lead to the deterioration of the moisture barrier, resulting in cracking, peeling, and flaking. Another excellent way to boost hydration in your home is by adding moisture to your indoor air with the help of a humidifier. 

For superior quality skin care products that you can add to your autumn routine for additional enquiries, call our Mayerling direct line on 02 9909 0935 today.