5 Skin Essentials You Need This Autumn

Making the transition from the warm, sunny weather of the Summer to the brisk, chilly winds of Autumn can cause many people to suffer from skin breakouts, so we at Allcare have compiled a list of what we think are some of the essential must-haves for this Autumn. We should look at Autumn as a time for correcting any Summer damage done to our skin and preparing our complexion for Winter.

Moisturiser – Moisturising is important all year round, but the cooler Autumn weather and increased use of central heating can dry out skin further. Applying a moisturizer immediately after showering allows the skin to absorb water more easily whilst the pores are open.

Vitamin C – It’s not only necessary to protect our skin from the outside, we can also make changes to our diet that will help us build up protection from the inside. Vitamin C is not only necessary to build up your resistance to cold and flu viruses, it is also a potent antioxidant that can assist in protecting against UV-induced photodamage and ultimately avoiding wrinkles, therefore it is said to reduce the signs of aging.

Exfoliation – Daily exfoliation can replenish and rejuvenate the skin’s surface by removing the dead skin cells that build up once autumn hits. Gentle exfoliation should prepare your skin to absorb nourishment from your moisturiser.

Hand Cream – Our hands are the one of the first places to endure the brunt of the lower temperatures, and given the thinness of the skin on our hands, they are affected by problems such as dryness, irritation, and cracking very easily.

Humidifier – Boost the hydration in your home by ensure moisture is consistently in the air with the help of a humidifier. Dry air compounds your skin’s misery even further because it dries out your sinuses, throat and nose too. Turn it on as soon as you turn the central heating on for best results.