For your skin to be healthy and elastic in the autumn and winter season, it is necessary to change the emphasis on skin care after a sunny summer. At home, you can take full care of your face and body skin, if you follow our tips and implement some simple daily rituals.
In autumn, your skin is exposed to unfavourable conditions – cold, sharp wind, dry indoor air, heating, rapid temperature fluctuations from indoor to outdoor conditions. In autumn and winter, the regeneration of skin cells is slower, blood circulation worsens, the supply of nutrients and oxygen decreases, so the skin becomes drier, paler, looks tired, and small wrinkles and dark circles appear under the eyes. Your skin may even start to itch and peel, so it needs more nourishing and caring substances during this time, which accelerates the regeneration process.
The ritual and regularity of facial care during the cold months is very important. If you stick to the 3-step principle – cleanse, renew, moisturise, then you will be able to look at yourself in the mirror with a smile on your face.
It will be easier to follow this simple principle with our prepared Facial set – 3 Steps; all you have to do is choose the most suitable products for your skin type.
STEP 1 – Cleanse and allow your skin to breathe
In the morning and evening, wash your face with a mild cleanser, e.g. gel or foam suitable for your facial skin type. If the dead skin cells are not removed thoroughly, they clog the pores and inhibit the effect of care and rejuvenating products
You can also try an alternative skin cleanser – micellar water, which is very gentle, does not contain alcohol and is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and dry skin. You can use micellar water both as a separate cleanser and after washing your face instead of tonic.
For the more effective cleansing of your skin, use a facial scrub 1-2 times a week; it must contain fine abrasive particles, be soft enough and it should definitely not be rubbed in too much. After using the scrub, your skin pores will be open, and it will be easier to absorb the valuable active ingredients of the cream.
Airy Cleansing Foam for Normal Skin gently cleanses, softens and soothes the skin thanks to camomile extract.
Balancing Rose Micellar Water cleanses, tones and acts as a powerful antioxidant.
If you feel inspired, you can also make your own facial scrub. For dry skin – mix 2 tbsp. coconut oil or olive oil, 1 tsp. sugar and 0.5 tsp. lemon juice, apply to clean and moist skin, gently massage on both the face and neck and, if there is enough scrub, also on the décolleté skin, and then rinse off. Invigorating scrub – mix 1 tbsp. used coffee grounds with 1 tbsp coconut oil, gently rub into clean facial skin and then rinse off.
STEP 2 – Restore and eliminate the feeling of dryness
The sun and wind in summer have made your facial skin drier, which inevitably leads to the first wrinkles.
You can combat this if you start using more intensive skin care and cell renewal products.
Facial oil or serum will restore the elasticity and firmness of the skin and ensure that wrinkles and crinkles stay away from you.
The skin around the eyes becomes dry faster because it is 4 times thinner and more fragile than facial skin. Signs of fatigue first of all appear around the eyes – fine wrinkles, swelling and dark circles.
To avoid this, Eye cream with a light texture and special eye care and invigorating ingredients should be introduced into daily skin care.
Facial mask is a powerful and special skincare product; you can use it 1-2 times a week to pamper yourself or to get an immediate and obvious result.
Facial Serum with Hyaluronic Acid reduces wrinkles, restores skin elasticity and, thanks to hyaluronic acid and sea buckthorn extract, intensively moisturises and promotes tissue regeneration.
Anti-wrinkle Eye Cream with antioxidants reduces dark circles on the skin around the eyes, promotes the formation of collagen, and shea butter, mulberry bark and cranberry extracts provide intensive skin nourishment.
Make your own face mask yourself – for a soothing effect pour a glass of hot water on half a glass of oatmeal and leave to cool a little, then put a warm thick layer on the face and after 15 minutes rinse off with warm water. Banana mask reduces wrinkles and moisturises – squeeze ripe bananas, apply to your face, and after 20 minutes wash off with warm water.
STEP 3 – Moist
Due to the lower outdoor temperatures and dry indoor air, the facial skin loses more moisture, so hydration is a particularly important step towards healthy skin. For face care, it is recommended to start using a cream with a richer consistency, which not only provides moisture to the skin, but is also perfectly absorbed, forming a protective layer of the skin.
The ideal face cream also has additional active ingredients according to the facial skin type and it is very, very important to use it every morning and evening. During cold weather, it is recommended to apply the facial cream at least half an hour before going outside to allow the skin to form a protective layer.
Softening Face Cream moisturises, nourishes, soothes and leaves no oily layer on the skin, with sweet almond oil, avocado oil and camomile extract.
In autumn and winter, we put on more clothes that irritate and dry the skin and prevent it from absorbing oxygen, so it can cause unpleasant sensations – itching and peeling of the skin.
For daily skin care after a shower, moisturising milk or cream, which contains light natural oils (e.g. coconut oil or avocado oil) and vitamins C and E, are perfect, as they promote skin regeneration and improve blood circulation. If your skin is very dry, then apply body oil to damp skin to ensure better absorption. You can also use coconut oil, which will perfectly nourish and moisturise the skin.
1-2 times a week organise your small home SPA ritual – choose an aromatic and nourishing body scrub.
Oil-based body scrub is perfect for autumn and winter, because thanks to the extra massage and improvement of blood circulation, the skin is enriched with oils, as well as it helps in removing dead skin cells.
The scrubs are applied to damp skin and massaged in with gentle circular motions. Don’t forget to treat and massage your hands, feet, knees and elbows properly.
If the scrub is combined with a relaxing bath with candles, gentle music, tea and suitable essential oil, then rest for both the body and mind is guaranteed.
The FEET are sufficiently loaded all day long and they are imprisoned in closed shoes – you can make sure that the skin of your feet is soft and not cracked. Every day after washing, use a foot cream or body cream or oil.
The cream should not be present between the toes to avoid a rash. Periodically soak the feet in a bath and remove the hardened skin on the heels with a foot file or pumice stone.
Your HANDS, just like your facial skin, are exposed to wind, cold, dry indoor air, soap and disinfectants every day, so wash them in lukewarm water, as cold water will make the skin rough and it will start peeling off, while hot water will dry the skin.
We recommend doing household cleaning work in gloves.
Make sure to use hand cream several times a day – after frequent hand washing, before bed, and outside your home, and make sure to have your hand cream in your handbag or car.
Coffee Body Scrub improves blood circulation, makes the skin firm and nourishes it intensively. Natural abrasive particles from apricot kernels and coffee beans promote cell regeneration.
Nourishing Hand Cream with avocado oil and shea butter provides full skin nourishment, protects against dryness and forms a natural protective layer.
If you introduce at least some new skincare rituals and follow the basic principles, then your skin will not become tired and dull, and you will be ready to await the spring.