According To A Dermatologist, This Is How You Keep Your Skin Smooth And Hydrated During Autumn

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How To Keep Your Skin Smooth
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Now’s the time to rejuvenate and repair your skin

Let’s be honest, nobody likes having dry flakey skin, but unfortunately for us, the sun’s UV rays, along with seasonal changes in weather can cause damage to the skin, causing it to become dry and itchy. But it’s not just those who suffer from “dry skin” who should be worried. According to Dr. Purvisha Patel, board-certified dermatologist and creator of Visha Skincare, without proper hydration, your skin can look dull and old regardless of whether you have normal, dry, combination, or oily skin. With that in mind, here are Dr. Patel’s top tips on how to keep your skin looking and feeling its best during this seasonal transition.

Switch to a thick moisturiser
“During summer, our skin is naturally more moist and sweaty, which is why we tend to use lighter products such as oils to ensure we don’t clog our pores. However, in autumn, it is recommended you switch to a heavier moisturiser to help cushion skin and lock in moisture. Products that contain Shea butter are always a good option.”

The Aesop Perfect Facial Hydrating Cream is the ideal facial thirst quencher. It contains high levels of vitamins C and E to maintain healthy collagen production, heal irritation and protect against free radical damage, plus the combination of Shea butter and oils forms just the barrier you need to stop skin dehydration, cultbeauty.co.uk

SPF is important year-round
“Sunscreen isn’t mutually exclusive with the summer. Make sure you’re using a SPF 30 or higher every day to ensure the sun isn’t drying up your skin. With our face and body being exposed to so many harsh elements, forgetting this important skincare step can lead to more pronounced fine lines, wrinkles and dryness.”

The Caudalie Soleil Divin Anti-Ageing Face Suncare SPF 50 is especially formulated for those exposed to extremely strong sun rays. It ensures high anti-ageing protection with a wide UVA/UVB spectrum, sephora.ae

Use natural fragrance-free soaps
“Starting a new seasonal skincare routine in your shower is the key to ensuring your skin stays healthy and moisturised during autumn. Harsh ingredients found in regular soaps can throw off the essential moisture in your skin, so instead look for soaps made from glycerin, goat milk, Shea butter or olive oil, which are much gentler on the skin.”

One of Rodin’s core products, this Bath Bar has a luxurious infusion of Essential Oils that soften and refresh skin with every use. It is made from hydrating Glycerin and scented with the label’s signature Jasmine and Neroli blend, net-a-porter.com

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  • Words by Gracie Stewart
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