Take care of your skin as the temperature drops.
The leaves are changing colour, the sky is beautifully blue, and the temperature is plummeting. Fall must be here! And that means it’s time to swap your summer dress for a cozy sweater and find out those warm woolly socks. While you’re switching over to your fall wardrobe, don’t forget to make some changes to your skin care products too. After all, the change in season is a tough time for our largest organ. Our Susanne Kaufmann beauty experts have put together some top tips to help you avoid skin-related problems at this time of year.
Cleanse. When fall arrives, the humidity levels and temperatures drop. And the moisture stored in our skin’s surface soon disappears as a result. If we don’t compensate for this loss of moisture, our skin reacts by producing too much sebum. Although this is a way of protecting our skin, it can clog up our pores and cause outbreaks of acne. So the first thing you should do to prepare your skin for the colder weather is introduce a strict cleansing regime using gentle, moisturising products. A cleansing milk, a gentle toner, and a moisturising spray are a good place to start. We recommend using a gentle scrub once a week to get rid of any dead skin cells and dirt particles.
Nourish. Now’s the time to start using a nourishing, slightly oilier day cream instead of your usual lighter one. You need to be looking out for ingredients that are going to give your skin an intense moisture boost that lasts. Here at Susanne Kaufmann, for example, we rely on the botanical hyaluronic acid in aloe vera or beneficial oils that nourish and moisturise the skin, such as rosehip seed oil or evening primrose oil. Chamomile, sage, mallow, and St. John’s wort extracts soothe patches of irritation and harmonize stressed skin.
Pamper. Using moisturising masks on a regular basis can give your skin an extra-special treat – provided that they are tailored to your specific needs. The Moisturising Mask from Susanne Kaufmann is an intensely nourishing product that is suited to all skin types. It is also highly effective when used as a night cream. The Purifying Clay Mask deeply cleanses, helping to get rid of impurities and harmonize sebum production. If you suffer from red patches on your skin or if you are prone to rosacea, our Calming Mask contains St. John’s wort, marigold, and fireweed extracts to help ease the complexion so you can kiss that redness goodbye in no time.
Did you know that drinking a little more water during the day and avoiding foods with a high glycemic index (especially products that contain sugar) can soon help you avoid blemishes and outbreaks of acne? And now that the heating is going to be cranked up again, leave a few damp towels on the radiator or dot a few bowls of water around your home to boost the humidity. That way, your skin won’t feel so dry and tight.