Seasonal care: what does your skin need in autumn?

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September and October are considered extremely unfavorable months for the skin . First, after a hot summer, it is mostly dried out and needs active restoration. Secondly, autumn rains, wind and the first cold can create discomfort, provoke irritation and excessive sensitivity. That is why skin care in autumn should be taken very seriously. In this article, together with a doctor-dermatologist of the II category, cosmetologist Anna Nemyrovska , we collected the basic rules that should be followed in the off-season. And also – they have prepared a selection of effective means.

We choose a new detergent

If in the summer we want to clean the skin as thoroughly as possible due to sweat and the activity of the sebaceous glands, then in the fall we should help it recover and protect it from adverse conditions around it. Gentle cleansers without aggressive cleansing components and alcohol are your “autumn” choice for the face. Hydrophilic oil, milk, delicate gels, micellar water will moisturize the skin, soothe irritation and reduce redness.

Do not neglect toning

The next stage of the autumn beauty routine should be the daily use of toner as the final stage of cleansing. It will completely clean the skin from the remains of cosmetics, dirt and skin secretions, and will also help normalize the pH, which should normally be slightly acidic. Detergents shift it to the alkaline side, which is one of the main reasons for excessive dryness, sensitivity, or rashes in the fall.

We emphasize hydration and nutrition

With the arrival of autumn, water gels and fluid creams should be postponed until next summer and take care of more nutritious care. Choose products that contain ceramides, squalane, niacinamide, vitamin E, lipids, peptides, urea, natural oils – these components will help strengthen the natural lipid barrier of the skin.

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Anna Nemyrovska, doctor-dermatologist of the 2nd category, cosmetologist

I also recommend adding serums – they penetrate much deeper than cream, thoroughly moisturize and restore the skin’s hydrobalance. Look for hyaluronic acid, dexpanthenol, allantoin, polynucleotides, collagen, shea oil and other useful components in serums. »

We add assets

Autumn is the time when the hot, active sun goes on a well-deserved rest. And this means that it is time for our favorite assets – acids, retinol, vitamin C – everything that can improve the condition of the skin in a short time.

In particular, vitamin C protects cells from oxidation and is one of the most famous and popular antioxidants. It stimulates collagen synthesis, strengthens the skin, increases elasticity, brightens, and also fights the signs of photoaging.

AHA acids are a very effective chemical scrub (as opposed to granular scrubs, which are called mechanical). They smooth the skin, exfoliating dead cells, and thus provide an instant glow effect.

Retinol , or vitamin A, will significantly accelerate cell renewal, add elasticity to the skin, reduce greasy shine and become the main helper in the fight against pigmentation and rashes.

Remember, it is better to use all assets as prescribed by a cosmetologist, so as not to harm yourself. Therefore, the right decision will be to make an appointment for a consultation to determine which additional care components you need.

Do not forget about SPF protection

If you thought that, saying goodbye to summer, you would have to forget about beauty products under the SPF sign — you were wrong.  Protection from external influences in the autumn period is also an important point in care, as ultraviolet rays are active at this time of the year as well. So, choose a day cream with SPF 15-25. Apply it every morning 30 minutes before going outside.

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We are changing body care

In autumn, we recommend adding shower milk or hydrophilic oil to the shelf in the bathroom. It is better to remove the light fruit foams and gels that you used in the summer, because they can dry the skin. Complete the care with an oil, coffee or sugar scrub. And after the shower, be sure to use moisturizing lotion, cream or butter.

And don’t forget about your feet – put your favorite foot cream on the bedside table and make your heels happy with moisturizing before going to bed.

We pay attention to the hands

With the onset of cold weather, it is worth investing in a good nourishing hand cream. Apply it after every wash and also at night. A product with a number of moisturizing components, such as coconut oil or olives, will make the skin of the hands healthy and elastic, prevent the appearance of wrinkles and premature aging.

Let’s go to the cosmetologist for procedures

The summer sun dries out our skin. Because of this, the signs of aging become more visible. Therefore, autumn procedures at a cosmetologist help moisturize the skin, eliminate wrinkles, age spots, harmonize facial features, and fill vitamin deficiencies.

“With the arrival of autumn, it is useful to sign up for a biorevitalization procedure. These are injections of hyaluronic acid subcutaneously. They can be combined with polynucleotides, peptides and will help us nourish the skin, moisturize it from the inside. Also, as prevention of wrinkles, I recommend botulinum therapy, peelings, facial cleansing, photo and laser rejuvenation,” adds Anna Nemyrovska.

Autumn care at home: what brands offer?

La Gelée Royale cream with royal jelly from Institut Esthederm

A gentle bio-cream with a high concentration of royal jelly nourishes and improves skin metabolism, especially during the off-season. The composition of royal jelly includes essential carbohydrates, fats, amino acids, vitamins B1, B2, B6, C, PP, which help tighten the skin, increase its elasticity, strengthen, moisturize and restore it. The product soothes the skin, relieves irritation and gives it a glow. It has a light floral aroma with notes of lily and musk.

Concentrated peeling serum Intensive A AHA Peel Concentrated Serum from Institut Esthederm

This concentrated peeling serum can be used to complement skin care of any type. It will be especially useful for owners of problem skin with frequent rashes, unaesthetic shine and black dots. The unique formula is based on the combination of arginine with several acids in high concentrations: glycolic, lactic, salicylic and citric. Due to this, the product delicately removes dead cells without injuring the skin, brightens, narrows pores, and normalizes the work of the sebaceous glands.

Hydrophilic oil for dry and sensitive skin Hillary Cleansing Oil Squalane + Avocado oil from Hillary Cosmetics

Hydrophilic oil  from the Ukrainian brand Hillary Cosmetics contains natural emulsifiers of vegetable origin, avocado oil and squalane. The product efficiently and gently removes make-up, daily impurities, skin fat and dust, restores the lipid barrier and does not harm the microbiome, gives the skin a pleasant shade and evens out the tone.

Hillary Antioxidant Age Reverse Serum 30+ from Hillary Cosmetics

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A moisturizing antioxidant serum with a stabilized form of vitamin C will help rejuvenate, increase skin elasticity, even out relief and improve complexion. The composition of the product also includes a mixture of patented peptides that stimulate the production of collagen,  contribute to the smoothing of forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, fine lines and smile line wrinkles.

Sugar body scrub SUGAR BABY Chocolate by Mr.SCRUBBER

The abrasive base of this scrub is sugar. The product gently cleans the upper layer of the skin from dead cells, improving blood circulation and saturating tissues with oxygen. The presence of almond oil in the scrub helps to increase skin tone and elasticity. Systematic use of this product makes the skin more silky and tender, reduces the appearance of stretch marks, pigment spots and cellulite. And the bright color and rich chocolate aroma will charge you with positivity for the whole day.

Firming face serum with retinol Milk Serum Mr.SCRUBBER

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Milk serum with retinol strengthens the protective function of the skin, intensively renews, strengthens, increases  firmness and elasticity of the face, evens out its color and microrelief, eliminates pigmentation and visible skin irregularities. Contains apricot kernel oil, avocado, squalane, lactic acid and retinol.

 Mars & Muza hand creams from Dott 

And these hand creams from the Ukrainian brand Dott will become real favorites of your autumn. Enriched with hyaluronic acid, lanolin, and shea oil, they deeply moisturize and protect the skin of the hands from wind and hypothermia. The niche aroma and stylish design will not leave any woman indifferent.

Face serum with hyaluronic acid from Mac & Malva

Another absolute must-have for autumn is the serum with two types of hyaluronic acid from the Ukrainian brand of natural cosmetics Mak&Malva. The product provides full hydration, restores the water-lipid barrier of the epidermis, reduces skin dryness and irritation, increases tone and elasticity. The result after use is moisturized, radiant skin, decorated with a healthy blush.

Body butter “Chocolate” from Mak & Mallow

An indispensable product in the autumn-winter period – body butter.  It consists of a combination of natural cocoa and shea oils that nourish the skin and fill it with organic acids. The consistency of the batter is firm, but upon contact with warm skin, the product melts, leaving a unique feeling of velvety smoothness.

Almond shower oil from L’Occitane 

Enriched with almond oil, this shower oil gently cleanses the body while preserving its hydrolipid film. Upon contact with water, the product instantly turns into a thick, luxurious foam that leaves a satiny shine all over the body. The unique formula of the oil helps restore skin elasticity, preserve freshness and elasticity.

Cherry Treat Conditioning Lip Oil from Fenty Skin

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The oil instantly moisturizes, softens and smooths the lips, leaving a slight shine and giving the effect of juiciness. The transparent, non-sticky formula is easy to apply with a plush applicator and has a pleasant fruity aroma. The main care components of the product: cherry seed oil, extracts of Barbados cherry (acerola) and wild cherry, jojoba seed oil and rosehip fruit.

Text: Yevgenia Vlasenko

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