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Seasonal Skincare: Autumn
Skin Institute
April 27, 2016

Flexibility in your skincare routine is essential in keeping skin healthy from season to season. Skincare shouldn’t be a static routine, when the weather changes, our skin often changes as well. Fluctuating temperatures and humidity means that our skin responds by changing its chemistry, which requires that we make adaptations to our skincare regimen.


These are our top three tips for making the whole autumn skin care transition process go just a little bit smoother.


1.Exfoliate gently and proactively. Throughout the summer, the skin builds up a layer of dead skin. Residue from sunscreen can also act as a barrier, preventing skincare products from penetrating the skin. Your complexion will look dry and tired. So, an important first step in the process of repairing summer sun damage is exfoliation. Regular exfoliation with a gentle formula such as Synergie Exfol-X serum or Aspect Dr fruit enzyme mask is the best way to fend off dead skin cells, which are major contributors to dryness and dullness.


2.Use a hydrating serum underneath your moisturiser. Serums are light, yet have incredibly concentrated ingredients, which is ideal for absorption. Serums alleviate dryness and help retain a glowing complexion in winters harsh conditions. Our beauty therapists recommend use a hydrating serum to boost moisture such as Synerige SuperSerum or Aspect Dr Active C serum.


3.Never Skip Sunscreen. Regardless of the season, you’re exposed to the sun’s harmful UVA/UVB rays every day—whether you’re walking your dog on a brisk autumn afternoon, or even just sitting in front of a sunny window on a winters day—meaning you should wear sunscreen year round. If you have a hard time managing to wear sunscreen daily, try using a tinted zinc based sunscreen like Dermaquest SheerZinc SPF30.

If you’d like to talk to someone about a personalised skincare regime this season, book in for a cosmetic consultation with a trained Appearance Medicine Nurse.