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Showing posts with label fall skin care. Show all posts

Monday, November 01, 2021

Ten (10) key skincare tips for autumn

November 01, 2021 1 Comments

Hello everyone!


It has been raining for days so I can finally say that, autumn weather is here! There are many reasons you may feel the need to change your skincare products: breakouts, dryness, sensitivity, etc. A common reason for updating your skincare regimen is seasonal change. As the environment around you changes, so should your skincare routine. 


Does your skin need some extra TLC after summer? (related post)


No matter where you live, the autumn months are generally cooler and drier than summer. Malta, the island where I live, remains very humid throughout the year, thanks to the surrounding sea. 


This is how autumn weather affects your skin:

  • Cooler temperatures increase the skin’s proneness to dryness and dehydration
  • The skin may experience more irritation, redness, and inflammation due to the weather conditions like wind and rain. 


If you live in low humidity:

  • Low humidity levels can aggravate skin conditions like eczema and rosacea.
  • In dry weather the skin produces more sebum, leading to more breakouts.


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mother and daughter wearing autumn clothing

Ten (10) key skincare tips for autumn:

  1. Hydrate from the inside out - Drink more water, consume hydrate foods, invest in a humidifier, and use hydrating serums and moisturisers. Look for humectant ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and glycerin
  2. Swap light moisturisers for thicker creams - This is the time to use more emollient and occlusive ingredients. Emollients soften the skin, making it less prone to dryness and roughness. While occlusives form a seal around the skin to keep the water locked in. (Examples of emollients: mineral oil, shea butter, petroleum, ceramides, and fatty acids. Examples of occlusives: squalene, beeswax, lanolin, petrolatum, and paraffin.) 
  3. Use SPF - You need sunscreen in the fall. This will prevent sunburns and free radical damage that accelerates skin ageing.
  4. Exfoliate less - Focus on moisturising and protecting. You can continue using a gentle exfoliator but avoid over-exfoliating.
  5. Take care of your lips - Apply a lip balm throughout the day. Look for one with SPF.
  6. A body lotion is a must - The best time to apply a body moisturiser is right after your shower. This will help seal in that water, so you won’t suffer from dry skin.
  7. Avoid stripping ingredients - Avoid ingredients that strip the skin, such as fragrance and alcohol. Look for products that are suitable for sensitive skin.
  8. Use a hydrating cleanser - Look for a cleanser that’s gentle yet hydrating. Avoid foaming cleansers as they tend to be drying. Instead, opt for a cream cleanser or an oil-based cleanser.
  9. Use facial oils - Rosehip oil can be a perfect addition to your skincare routine.
  10. Avoid irritating ingredients - One way to reduce skin irritation during the fall is to avoid irritating ingredients. Some irritating ingredients include fragrance, alcohol, strong acids, sulfates, and essential oils

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

Five (5) autumn-inspired DIY beauty treatments

October 06, 2021 0 Comments

Hello everyone!


Autumn is my favourite season for many reasons: the cool temperatures, the hot beverages, the fashion and of course, Halloween. But the best thing about autumn is all the great seasonal tastes and smells of pumpkin, apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, cranberries... That’s why I want to share five all-natural beauty treatments using some of the season’s best ingredients.


So put on a pair of fuzzy socks, light your favourite candle, curl up with a book and enjoy these five autumn-inspired DIY beauty treatments:


autumn window scene


  1. DIY: Pumpkin facial mask - This pumpkin mask will gently exfoliate, nourish and moisturise your skin.
  2. DIY: Pumpkin cinnamon body scrub This scrub is perfect to brighten skin and get rid of any rough areas on the body.
  3. DIY: Cranberry face mask -This is an easy anti-ageing facial mask.
  4. DIY: Honey and fruit mask This face mask nourishes and revitalises dry and tired skin.
  5. DIY: Honey and cinnamon facial mask/spot treatment - This DIY helps to kill the bacteria that cause pimples and fade scars.


Are you going to try out any of these beauty treatments? Which one is your favourite? What is your favourite part of autumn? Leave a comment and let me know!




Thursday, September 11, 2014

Interesting facts about organic skin care

September 11, 2014 25 Comments
Hello everyone!

I always talk about using the best possible ingredients for our skin, hair and body.  In today's post I want to give you more information about "natural" and "organic" products.  I'm also including current special offers from TruOrganic.com

cosmetics with active organic ingredients

Read the labels carefully!  A bottle marked "organic" must contain 95 percent organic ingredients, but those marked "natural" or "made with organic ingredients" may still contain "bad" ingredients aka harmful chemicals.  

Did you know these facts about cosmetics with active organic ingredients?

Interesting Facts about organic Skin Care

TruOrganic.com are currently offering free US shipping on orders over $50, free international shipping on orders over $125 and free $34 gift with every order over $40!


MICHAEL TODD skin care products are developed and made in the United States with certified organic ingredients, without added water and free of parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrance or artificial colour.  Also, MICHAEL TODD has never participated in animal testing. 



I'm a huge believer in using organic products that have not been tested on animals and that are eco-friendly.  What are your thoughts on organic skin care products?  Leave a comment below and let me know!





Friday, September 23, 2011

Does your skin need some extra TLC after summer?

September 23, 2011 0 Comments
Autumn/Fall is already here and it’s time to pamper your skin after summer. During fall, the skin needs extra nourishment and protection.  Summer’s blazing sun, hot dry heat and forgetting to apply and re-apply sunscreen can damage and dry the skin.  As the seasons change, so do the needs of your skin.  

autumn leaves

Your skin tends to retain less moisture because of the cooler, drier air.  During this time of the year, many people experience various skin issues including; dryness, fine lines, dull skin tone, sun and/or age spots, flaking and irritation.  Follow a few guidelines and you could have problem-free skin all year round.


Exfoliation: 

Post-summer skin looks dehydrated and dull, so exfoliation is extremely important as it gets rid of the dead damaged cells.  This step will prepare the skin to absorb more moisture and nutrition.  You could do this at home using a scrub/exfoliant, or using an at-home peeling or you could have a professional peeling done.



Moisturising:

Moisturise at least twice daily after cleansing.  Drier skin types should choose a thicker cream-based moisturiser meant for dry skin.  Along with your face, you also need to take care of your body.  Always apply moisturiser onto your damp skin, after bathing.  Remember that even oily skin needs a good moisturiser.



Intensive Skin Treatments: 

Use serums and facial masks.  Choose a replenishing mask or a hydrating mask.   Prior to using masks, you need to exfoliate your skin (do not exfoliate more than twice a week) and prepare it for treatment.



Sun Protection: 

Although the autumn sun is not as strong as it was in summer, it is still essential to use your sunscreen regularly.  A sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 is required even during the colder seasons.


Tips:

The skin tends to be dehydrated so, drink lots of water. 

Do not use toners containing alcohol as they over-dry the skin.

Healthy lifestyle = healthier skin.  Remember, we are what we eat!  Eat foods rich in vitamins and minerals, do not smoke and drink alcohol!


Don't forget to check out My favourite make-up trends for this season!

XOXO
Euphrasie85