How to prep your skin for autumn
Say goodbye to the long, hot summer we had and welcome the new season. Autumn brings cooler weather and humidity begins to drop. Your skin may start to feel dry and itchy because there is less moisture in the air to help hydrate and protect the skin barrier. Here are 5 steps to get your skin glowing throughout the upcoming season.
Remove dead cells
With the drier weather and our skin struggling from dehydration, it is possible that we buildup a number of dead skin cells sitting on the surface. Too much dead skin cells will make your skin more clogged and breakout-prone. For this reason exfoliation is a important step on your skin routine, it allows you to shed the old skin, and boost the generation of healthier new cells.
Take your vitamins!
Taking vitamins in autumn season can help you maintain your energy level, prevent hair loss and, above all, prepare your immune system against possible colds. Some of the most necessary vitamins for your health are:
Vitamin A - To strengthen your defences and prevent infections and diseases.
Vitamin C - Can help you maintaining that summer glow in the colder months, it helps to brighten and boost skin and stimulates collagen production.
Vitamin B3 - To maintain the good health of your hair and your nervous and digestive systems.
Vitamin B7 - This vitamin is essential for activating the body and it is found in yeast, liver, egg yolk, nuts and cereals.
Vitamin E - Has a lot of antioxidant properties, which help the immune, nervous and cardiovascular systems.
Eat healthy and balanced
Consume plenty of vegetables and fruits to get enough vitamins, and minerals, which play an essential role in healing skin wounds and meeting your moisture needs. Vitamins A, C, and E, are a source of antioxidants, and can act as a shield for your skin and protect your skin against free radicals.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies. Coming from the Greek word ‘glue’, it really does hold the body together and can be found everywhere, from your skin and muscles to your bones. As we age, our collagen levels begin to drop. For this reason, supplementing with collagen is a must in order to maintain the plumpness, elasticity and hydration of the skin.
Water keeps your body hydrated and refreshed and helps maintain your skin's elasticity - remember 70% of the human body is water. By drinking enough water you can prevent many skin conditions, such as dryness and increasing suppleness.