When the summer is over, I notice the changes in my skin. My skin is getting drier, tighter and especially at the bottom of my cheeks I get chapped skin.
Sometimes it seems like this change happens all at once. I wake up and my skin is suddenly a lot drier. Suddenly I start to lubricate my skin again with oilier creams and Vaseline. And then I know that summer is really over…
Did you know that most skin problems start in autumn? Your skin has suffered a lot from the sun, sea, and aircon. Do you suffer from a typical autumn skin? This is how you deal with it.
Your skin has had a hard time in the summer…
In the summer your skin has had a lot to endure. No matter how fanatically you have lubricated with SPF, the sun has caused some damage on your skin.
The sun has ensured that a lot of free radicals have been produced in your skin, so that your supply of antioxidants is depleted.
Your skin barrier has also had a hard time due to the sea and chlorinated water or because you have showered more often. As a result, skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis are more common in the autumn.
Skin problems in the autumn
When the summer is over, you may suffer from the following skin problems:
The sun puts extra stress on your skin cells. This can cause blockages in the follicles, which ultimately increases the development of pimples.
Sunlight also stimulates sebum production. Because of this you have more pimples in the autumn.
In autumn the humidity is lower both indoors and outdoors. This causes the oily protective layer in your skin to shrink, causing it to lose moisture faster. Your skin gets dried out because of this.
Pigmentation spots and dull skin
In the summer your skin often looks more radiant, because of your tan. But in the autumn your tan is gone and your skin may look dull and damaged.
This can be due to an increase in pigmentation spots or to an accumulation of dead skin cells.
Autumn skin care
In the autumn you need to take extra care of your skin so that it can handle the winter months well. Therefore add the following ingredients and products to your skin care routine:
- Vitamin C works against sun damage.
- Niacinamide soothes the skin.
- Beta-glucan brings the skin back in condition.
- Hyaluronic acid provides sufficient hydration.
- Glycolic acid and salicylic acid to exfoliate your skin.
- Use products suitable for dry skin.
- Repair creams work well against temporary dry and irritated skin.
- Moisturizers keep your skin extra hydrated.
- Put Vaseline over your moisturizer, also known as slugging.
- Sunscreen because the sun is still shining.