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Finally, once again, it’s time to bid adieu to summer days. A pleasure, as always.
When it comes to summer skin, we’re not so sad to see the last of extra sheen, heat rash, random redness, sunscreen-clogged pores, and the resulting random breakouts. Those can stay in the past.
There is such a thing as a summer skin hangover, though. If you’re a beach babe and sun bunny, much like your hair, your skin can be suffering from the repercussions of too many carefree days outdoors. You might experience a delayed reaction with a random breakout, or an endless onslaught of dry skin - the price your skin has to pay for too much fun in the sun.
As we roll into March and the autumn season, the sun simmers down and we’re met with a new host of skin concerns. As cleansing as it feels, the re-introduction of long, hot showers doesn’t help, drying out your skin. Following up quickly with a deeply penetrating moisturiser will certainly help.
Coming into autumn, after that ‘just off the beach’ glow fades away, you might be left with uneven skin tone that requires extra attention. Dark spots and freckles may have developed a to a new menacing degree. It goes without saying that a visit to the doc for a skin check never hurts.
The cooler weather means more time indoors - and turning those heaters on again. Unnatural heating dehydrates the skin and hair, at its worst giving you that icky aeroplane feeling. Yuck.
Combat the heater with a solid routine.
For normal or oily skin that needs to find its balance again, the Bioline Jato Linea+ Pura+ Balancing Acid Cream 15ml is specifically designed to find that pH and hydration balance. Absorbing excess oil and fighting the spread of bacteria, it’s powered by Vitamin E and Grapefruit seed extract, Jojoba and Avocado oils and those summer fruits you loved so much - Pineapple and Pink Grapefruit.
Apply it to the face and neck morning and evening and find your hydrating groove again.
If breakouts are stopping you from enjoying the return to boots and cosy jumpers, the Aspect Exfoliating Clay Mask 118ml is for you. At once hydrating and exfoliating, this guy is great for skin that’s been put through the ringer over summer, using Kaolin clay to draw out excess oil and clear the way for a glowing complexion.
If you’re feeling like starting from scratch is the only way, the Aspect Clear Skin Kit is your all-inclusive regime for the months ahead. Powered by antioxidants, the Exfoliating Prep, a Cleanser, Clean Ski Lotion and Stop Spot, are ready to restore balance in four easy steps designed to work together.
If breakouts have you piling on the concealer and foundation, make sure you’re ending your day by properly cleaning it all off. Yes, this means double cleansing! Once to remove the day, once to get right into those pores. The Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash 250ml includes Salicyclic Acid, a natural exfoliant ready to remove the day’s drama from your pores for polished skin that’s soothed as its cleaned. We’re going to say it double times - double cleanse, please!
Follow it with the Cosmedix Purity Balance Exfoliating Prep Toner 150ml. This clever toner is great for acne and breakout-prone skin, helping to stimulate cell turnover after you clean and curbing future breakouts. A good toner is worth its weight in gold.
If your skin ritual is the one thing you stick to every day, the Bioline Jato Exfoliating Mask is 4-8 daily minutes you’ll never regret. Ideal for all skin types, the cream mask uses the best bits of Papaya and Pineapple to carry out an enzymatic exfoliating effect, booting dead cells and revealing the luminous skin beneath. We reckon this will become the highlight of your daily ritual.
The change of season might deliver a little skin hangover, but there’s little that a strong skin routine can’t do to revive tired, dull or overwhelmed skin. Reassess your skin routine for the months ahead and stock up on skincare at Salon Style, your online destination for all things beauty, skin, hair and self-care.
If we can leave you with one piece of advice, it is this! Although the temperature has dropped overall and the sun might be spending a little more time hiding behind the clouds, don’t quit on that daily SPF. This is Australia, after all.