Whether you’ve experienced a sweltering hot summer, or had it a bit more unstable (thanks La Nina) - the welcoming of Autumn brings with it cosy nights, misty mornings and evening cups of tea.
Whilst we enjoy these autumnal changes, adjustments to the cooler weather & dry indoor heating may impact our skin behaviour. The best way to combat autumn skin changes is by maintaining use of high quality, toxin-free skincare.
In this blog post, we will be explaining why it’s important to use professional skin care (especially in the cooler months), what products you should incorporate, and provide 7 suggestions if you’re wanting to awaken and achieve glowing skin this Autumn.
What is the importance of using high-quality skincare?
A common misconception with skincare is to change up all of your products based on the seasons. Whilst it is very important to address changes to your skin condition due to seasonal changes (such as dehydration in cooler months and excess sebum in warmer months) - your skin type doesn’t actually change.
This is why at Bare Roots, we encourage you to build a sustainable skincare ritual, using toxin-free, COSMOS certified organic products. Our range is barrier supportive to suit your skin type (lipid dry, oily or diffused red) and address additional skin conditions, should they arise. By investing in affordable, skin-loving products, you will help nourish the foundational building blocks of your skin to protect from environmental damage, premature ageing and uneven skin tone.
How to awaken your skin this Autumn
1. Get rolling
A great foundational block to maintain healthy, glowing skin this Autumn is utilising a derma roller. Derma rollers are safe to use at home and have a variety of benefits for your skin such as reducing dullness and the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, and skin texture. Weekly use should have you noticing results within 14-21 days.
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2. Exfoliate (but don’t overdo it)
Just like trees shed their leaves during Autumn, the same can be said for your skin. Now is the perfect time for safe levels of gentle exfoliation to remove any stagnant dead skin cells on the surface layer of the skin, to reveal smoother, softer skin underneath.
Exfoliation can have a variety of benefits for the skin such as:
- Improving overall skin texture
- Unclogging pores
- Stimulating circulation
- Reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
3. Nourish from within
Just as important as nourishing your skin from the outside it is also important to ensure you’re nourishing it from within as well, as what you consume can significantly impact the health and appearance of your skin.
Some nourishing foods you can incorporate into your routine that help with skin health include:
- Fatty fish such as salmon
- Sunflower seeds
- Sweet potatoes
4. Give thought to your moisturiser (& if it currently suits your skin’s needs)
Whilst you may maintain your choice of moisturiser throughout each season, you also might find the cooler weather increases the chance of developing dehydration within your skin. Switching up your moisturiser during these 6 months of the year, could be a way to combat that flaky or tight feeling. Here are our two fantastic options for you to utilise throughout the seasonal change:
- Vital Cream is a lightweight, toxin-free, first-aid moisturiser to restore barrier function. Feeding your skin with antioxidants, whilst also stimulating collagen production, Vital Cream is a favourite all-rounder for all skin types to soothe and nourish and works especially well with any sensitised skin conditions.
- Flora Cream is a highly active, lipid rich moisturiser infused with prebiotics, Bakuchiol & marine glycoprotein to regenerate the skin, initiate cell renewal & deeply hydrate the barrier. Perfect for Lipid Dry skin types & dehydrated skin conditions.
5. Stay hydrated
Staying hydrated by drinking water is extremely important for our overall health and also our skin! Drinking enough water helps our body maintain the balance of bodily fluids and promotes circulation to the skin, which gives it a healthy glow.
Water can also help to flush away toxins and keep the skin hydrated, which helps prevent wrinkles and other signs of ageing.
6. Introduce an oil or serum
Incorporating an oil or serum into your skincare routine isn’t just going to help with skin hydration but can also provide valuable vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that can help improve elasticity and promote overall repair of the skin. Bare Roots Omega Oil and Curative Serum are perfect toxin-free products that you can incorporate into your daily skincare routine year-round and most importantly during the colder months to help rejuvenate the skin.
7. Stay sun safe
There may be less sunshine and more cloud coverage during the colder months but here in Australia, the UV index is high year-round. Sun exposure can cause skin damage, including sunburn, premature ageing, wrinkles, and of course skin cancer, and that’s why it’s important to be sun safe all year. Apply SPF daily, even when travelling in the car or sitting next to windows indoors.
Our Autumn Skin wrap up:
- Use high quality and toxin-free skincare such as Bare Roots
- Stay hydrated and nourished from within by eating skin-loving foods and drinking water
- Introduce hydrating skincare such as a rich moisturiser and
- Stay sun safe all year round
To awaken and nourish your skin during Autumn and all year round purchase from the COSMOS certified organic range now