How to transition your skincare routine for Autumn 2021

In the summer, the humid air and increased production of oils on the skin leave us feeling glowy and dewy. It’s an excellent time of year for our complexions (as long as you’re wearing suncream, of course), and you might want it to last forever. But autumn is on its way! The arrival of pumpkins and hot chocolates means that colder weather is just around the corner, and as the season changes, so should your skincare treatments. So, let’s take a look at how you can adjust your routine for a flawless face this autumn.

Cut down on acids and retinol

You might already have plenty of practice with using serums to look after your skin, and if so, we’re definitely with you! Serums are a brilliant way to boost your skin with concentrated ingredients, helping you target your problem areas. But during autumn and winter, harsher serums – namely, acids and retinol – can be a bit too tough on skin. Colder weather automatically makes skin more sensitive, so tone down the strength of what you’re using.

Let’s up the moisture content

It’s not a huge secret that your skin needs more moisture during the colder months. But that doesn’t mean just doubling up on the amount of moisturiser you’re using. There are actually two different ways to quench the thirst of your skin; switching your moisturiser and oils.

Oils are fantastic for helping to nourish your skin as it deals with the moisture imbalances caused by colder temperatures and heating. It will also help improve moisture retention over time. But, they can be a pain if you suffer from spots, and could end up causing even more breakouts. The alternative is switching your moisturiser to something a little heavier. This can even be just adding a more intensive night cream to your routine to help you wake up with a glow.

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Never be dull with a chemical peel

Dull skin is one of the main issues with winter, and it’s linked to the lack of moisture in your skin. But, while oils and night creams can help, you might need to do a little extra work to brighten things up. For an easy and lasting solution, try a chemical peel. This is designed to remove the outer layer of your skin, clearing it of all the dead cells that aren’t doing your complexion any favours. You’ll be left with brighter, more even skin that you can feel confident in.

Add some Vitamin C to your skin diet

If you’re missing your summer glow, vitamin C is a must-have in your skincare collection. It stimulates collagen and helps your skin to retain moisture, leading to a healthier complexion. It also corrects the damage caused by UV rays during those hot summer months, giving your skin the boost it needs to get over your tanning.

At AP Skincare, we’re experts at maintaining happy skin. Alongside our core treatments, we have a wide range of skincare products to give your complexion that extra boost every day of the year, even in the colder months! If you want to learn more about how to look after your skin, call our treatment centre today on 01254297000, or come and visit us in person.