Nobody can deny the roller coaster weather the UK has faced this summer, from thunderstorms all the way to the hottest temperatures on record the country has ever faced.
The weather isn’t the only aspect the seasons changing has taken its toll on, our bodies go through many changes as well, whether it be our sleeping patterns, diets or most of all, our skin.
Here at Cosmetier we are ready to help you rejuvenate and repair your skin from any damage the summer sun has left, getting it in the best condition ready to face the cooler temperatures heading our way. We understand you can never truly predict the UK weather, but you can adapt your skincare routine as the seasons change!
Cooler air, cosy nights in and pumpkin-spiced lattes are all exciting signs that Autumn has arrived.
However, as the seasons shift, our bodies have to face the elements and adapt to the environmental changes around us.
The cool temperatures and crisp breeze during this season typically leaves our skin feeling dull and dry, meaning it can feel much more sensitive this time of year. Sensitive skin can become visibly irritated, appearing as redness and blemishes leaving you feeling self-conscious and frustrated. Another symptom that our skin tends to face through cooler temperatures is the cracking of the skin due to lack of hydration. Cracks on the face can be painful and also increase the risk of infection.
But don’t worry! That’s why we are here to help!
Skincare Routine Switch Up
Switching up your skincare to a softer and gentler approach can make a huge difference. For example a deep cleanse and exfoliation is important for your skin, especially through autumn and winter, however, through these colder seasons we recommend a much gentler method during your daily routine to make sure you aren’t stripping your skin of its natural oils.
Hydration is key. Through the colder months, there is naturally less humidity in the air so a comforting cream is best to prevent dehydration. Using a cream cleanser in your daily regime will benefit your skin greatly over these next few months.
We also recommend kick-starting your skin for September with the addition of Hyaluronic Acid to your skin regime. Your skin benefits from hyaluronic acid all year long, however, you truly reap the rewards through the colder months of the year. Hyaluronic acid fills your skin with moisture that keeps it smooth and full of volume all autumn and winter long.
Vitamin C is also the perfect addition to your morning skincare routine. This vitamin is a well-known anti-oxidant which helps reverse the signs of ageing by neutralizing free radicals. An added bonus is that Vitamin C, in the correct dose and carrier solution, helps brighten your skin where the cool temperatures have taken their toll. It also increases the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid which allows your skin to retain more moisture and improves skin elasticity. The AlumierMD EverActice C+E not only has 15% L-ascorbic acid ( the most therapeutic dose of vitamin C) but it also has peptides to help collagen production and Vitamin E to further help moisturise the skin.
Summer over means no sun cream, right?
It is essential to always protect your skin from the sun! UV rays are still strong in the colder months which will cause damage if you aren’t protected.
Applying sun cream daily will not only protect your skin from the sun but will also keep your skin looking healthy and youthful. Sun protection such as AlumierMD Sheer hydration is packed with nutrients that not only shield you from the sun but also keeps your skin hydrated, decreasing the appearance of wrinkles and lowering the risk of dryness and cracking.
Add a Hydrafacial to you skincare routine in time for Autumn
Although the temperatures are cooling down and you are sweating less, your skin still gets a build-up of dead skin cells and sebum over winter so deserves a deep exfoliation. What better treatment than a Hydrafacial?
A Hydrafacial is a 6-stage treatment which offers a variety of boosters for all kinds of skin issues. It targets sun damage, black heads, enlarged pores, acne and uneven skin tone. With the mixture of challenges your skin faces through the weather changes from summer to autumn, the hydrafacial combines cleansing, exfoliating and hydrating simultaneously leaving your skin beautifully smooth and hydrated for the crisp cold weather.
Unlike normal peels, this treatment can be personalized here at Cosmetier with different boosters. We recognise no two people have the same skin or face the same skin issues and we take that into consideration through all our different treatments.
The HydraFacial is the perfect way to revitalize your skin, giving it that radiant glow that was hiding beneath the surface.
Using patented technology, HydraFacial cleanses, extracts and hydrates like no other treatment, creating an instantly gratifying glow.
How does a chemical peel benefit your autumn skin?
Chemical peels are a deeper exfoliant that works at the surface-level skin cells and forces the body to shed them. This exfoliates away the dead and damaged skin cells, refreshing your skin and bringing back the natural, hydrated glow the crisp cold weather has stolen.
After this treatment, your skin is forced to produce new, fresh skin cells to replace those that were lost and increase collagen production beneath the skin’s surface. This improves your overall skin’s hydration and elasticity.
As previously discussed, exfoliating during the autumn and winter months is important as your skin doesn’t typically sweat as much due to the temperature drop. This results in your skin producing fewer natural oils and the cold weather stealing the rest of them away.
A deep exfoliation will benefit your skin greatly at the start of this season with your aftercare skincare routine incorporating a daily, gentle exfoliator to maintain your rejuvenated glow.
Please book your free skin video consultation so our expert aesthetic doctor, Rachna Sharma, can analyse your skin creating a bespoke skincare plan tailored specifically to your skin.
At Cosmetier we are continually striving to bring you the best treatments to help your skin needs. During the next few months, we are introducing the clinic to exciting new peels which can penetrate deeper without the downtime normally associated with stronger peels as well as mesotherapy solutions to help lighten and brighten the under-eye area.
For more information book your free video call with Dr Rachna Sharma so that you get the best treatment to help your skin needs.