The sun has set on summer and we are now enjoying all that autumn has to offer. Unfortunately, as the seasons change, so can your skin and the care it needs.
Improper nutrition, stress, dehydration, poor skin care and environmental factors like harsh weather and seasonal changes are all strong factors that can play havoc with your skin. It is essential to adjust your skin care routine to accommodate these changes.
Whatever your summer experience was, your skin will need some help to get ready for the colder weather and potentially recover from the harsh effects of lazy days in the summer sun. Whether it’s repairing dry skin or combating summer pigmentation, we have some tips to restore your skin and keep it hydrated for the months ahead.
Sun exposure during the summer may have led to redness, peeling or skin problems like age spots and hyperpigmentation, so it’s important to remember that sunscreen is a daily essential. Although it may not be bright and sunny, it doesn’t mean the rays aren’t there when it’s overcast. These omnipresent rays are just as damaging as they are in summer. Protect your skin from the elements by wearing a broad spectrum SPF 50+ sunscreen when you are outside.
Never rely on the sunscreen in your makeup to prevent premature ageing and skin damage! Even if you work inside all day, you still need additional sunscreen to block UVA & UVB rays which easily induce hyperpigmentation and age spots. We recommend Balense UV Defiance SPF 50+, a protective sun lotion that leaves the skin feeling silky without residue. It’s also paraben-free and compatible with makeup.
Swap it up
Just as you wouldn’t wear a singlet and sandals outside in the cold weather, you don’t want to use your light-weight summer skincare products as the temperature drops. Try switching your products to a far more hydrating, rich formula that provides nourishing daily skincare to the face, hands and neck. A daily coat of moisturiser can take your skin from looking dull to a smooth and supple appearance. We recommend Balense ReBalense Moisture Dry. It’s laden with Hyaluronic acid for moisture retention and epidermal conditioning to help change the appearance of dry, tight and itchy skin into smooth, supple and silky feeling skin.
Speed up your skin renewal
During the cooler months, our normal skin shedding process tends to slow down, which means our skin can become drier, rougher and develop a dull looking appearance. If you don’t exfoliate on a regular basis you can accumulate dry flaky skin, which can lead to clogged pores. To speed up your skin cell renewal and rejuvenate the skin on your face, neck and décolletage, we recommend you try microdermabrasion.
Look for a microdermabrasion treatment that includes cleansing, exfoliation, an AHA/BHA mask, microdermabrasion, extractions, nourishment, hydration and protection. These vital components will all help to massage the skin, remove dead skin cells, hydrate and stimulate collagen renewal. In addition, exfoliation helps our moisturiser to penetrate the skin. Try a 50-minute gold standard High Performance Microdermabrasion from Australian Skin Clinics. This treatments includes all of the above essential elements and more.
Peel away the summer
Don’t be fooled by cute freckles! These tiny brown pigments actually mean you’re damaging your skin. To reverse the signs of summer try an advanced medi-aesthetic pigmentation peel. This advanced skin care treatment is ideal for skin concerns such as Melasma (pregnancy mask), sun damage, age spots, acne scarring, pigmentation and uneven skin tone. It is important to ensure your skin has undergone the appropriate skin care preparation prior to experiencing an advanced skin peel. This ensures your skin enjoys the maximum benefits and results of the treatment.
In addition to changing your daily skin care routine for autumn, try a weekly hydration mask to keep your skin bright and radiant. A hydration mask such as our limited edition Australian Skin Clinics Baskmask (#bluebaskmask) can be used once a week, day or night. This provides a boost to your skin on a weekly basis and is also a great treatment to try when preparing for a big event. Simply apply a smooth film to a clean face and neck and leave on for a relaxing 10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water to reveal a more luminous and nourished skin tone.
The most important thing to remember is when the seasons change, so can your skin type. Your skin may be oily in summer, however as we move into autumn you might notice your skin turns more ‘normal’; or those with normal skin might notice their skin is dry.
Keep an eye on this, you may need to change your active skin care routine accordingly. If you are unsure as to whether your skin needs a new regime, request your complimentary skin consultation with one of our dermal technicians to see what skin care type you fall into. In addition to modifying your skin care rituals, it is crucial to take care of yourself from within. Always drink plenty of water and eat a well-balanced diet. The air can suck moisture right from your skin in autumn and winter. Stay hydrated to keep your skin beautiful, beautiful!
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