DRY IRRITATED SKIN? 3 TIPS TO AUTUMN PROOF YOUR SKIN

Can you believe it’s already autumn & winter is just around the corner? This is such a magical time of year as the leaves start to change colour, from green to yellow, orange and varying shades of red & the days begin to shorten as it cools towards winter. 

Although a favourite time of year for many, this season can play havoc on the skin. Autumn brings the challenge of varying temperatures, dry wind, central heating and overly hot showers all of which can be drying and damaging to your skin. Humidity levels in the air are also decreasing currently of year and the dry air has a tendency to strip moisture from the skin. 

So with all that said, Its time to take extra care of your skin! Here are 3 tips to Autumn -proof your skin 

Moisturise & Protect

Your skin needs extra nourishment and protection at this time of year. Look at the ingredients in your products to ensure they will nourish and benefit your skin, rather than containing harmful chemicals which could irritate or damage. Natural Vegan products are always a safer and healthier option for your skin.

It’s time to reach for products with more intense moisturising qualities.  Heavier creams like body butter will create a barrier between the elements and your skin, locking in the moisture. 

They provide intense moisture whilst also forming a protective barrier on the skin, so they are especially helpful during dry or cold weather. To enliven dry skin try our Lilly Pilly body butter. It is a beautiful rich blend of certified organic Lilly Pilly & Kakadu Plum extracts with coconut & olive fruit oils. The addition of pure lemon myrtle leaf oil refreshes your senses whilst also having antibacterial benefits which assist in tightening pores and bringing relief to irritated and sensitive skin.

It’s best to apply moisturiser straight after you shower, when the skin is still damp as this will allow it to penetrate a lot quicker and better.

Also, it’s not time to pack away the sunscreen just yet!. It’s important to keep using sunscreen all year round to protect your skin from sun damage, wrinkles and age spots.

Hydration is key

Dehydration can often show in our complexion – puffy eyes and fine lines can the result of this. As the change in weather is taking moisture from your skin, ensure you are drinking enough water to keep it healthy from the inside out. 

Pack your diet full of moisture-rich foods including leafy greens, water-rich fruits, and healthy fats. Avoid foods and drinks that dehydrate you – coffee, alcohol, dry meats, and salty foods. 

You could consider getting a humidifier to add some moisture back into the air at home or placing bowls of water by heaters instead.

To keep your skin hydrated, get into a routine of moisturising your skin twice a day, in the morning and in the evening. If you prefer a lotion to a butter, why not treat your skin to a new Body Lotion to keep dryness and sensitivity at bay. 

Try our Kakadu Plum & Sunflower Body Lotion, a crafted blend of certified organic Kakadu Plum extract, sunflower seed oil and natural lemon myrtle leaf oil, which brighten and replenish your skin to restore a dewy radiance

Exfoliate 

The cooler weather can make skin look dull & lifeless. As the temperature starts to drop, get your circulation going with exfoliation. Exfoliating removes this dead skin and speeds up cell renewal enabling new healthy cells to grow.  This is super important in maintaining youthful, healthy looking skin. 

Exfoliating ensures that moisturising lotions, body butters and other products can effectively penetrate into your skin to give the required moisture.

Sugar scrubs are more gentle and less abrasive than other scrubs. They also tends to dissolve faster in warm water. Our Waratah & Wattle Seed Sugar Body Scrub is a natural lavish sugar body scrub which exfoliates your skin leaving it glowing, healthy and renewed. A delicious blend of organic sucrose, olive fruit, coconut, avocado & jojoba oils, combined with wild harvested waratah and raw wattle seed.  Enjoy the earthy, raw, refreshing texture on your skin whilst it gently revealing new more youthful looking skin.

 Do you have any other tips for Autumn proofing yours skin? If so we’d love to hear them, please comment below.