September came with a quick drop in temperature and change in weather conditions following a Summer of heatwaves. You may notice your skin feeling dryer, sensitive, and more irritated than usual. This is because the cool dry air affects the moisture levels of your skin, stripping it of the nourishing oils that balance and protect your skin barrier.
But do not worry. I’ve got your back. Here are 5 essential tips to keep your melanin rich skin nourished and glowing throughout Autumn.
1. DON'T STRIP YOUR SKIN
You may hate the idea of looking oily or shiny, but the truth is your skin needs lipids to nourish the epidermis and lock in moisture that keeps your skin cells healthy and plump. So, rather than using oil stripping, harsh and foamy washes that will leave your skin exposed, opt for a gentle cleanser instead. A gentle cleanser will provide the balance in Ph and moisture that your skin needs.
Trash the harsh soaps/washes and try the Radiance Melting Cleanser. Containing moisturising Rice Bran oil, Sunflower oil and Vitamin E.
2. FEED YOUR SKIN
To avoid the dry and dull skin caused by cool temperatures incorporate a high-quality oil serum into your skincare routine. Organic oils that are derived from seeds or fruits are a great source of vitamins A, C and E. They are literally SKIN FOODS.
The iconic Senegalese Baobab Nourishing Oil Serum is ideal for combatting skin dullness and dryness. A great source of vitamin E. It nourishes dry skin as well as soothes irritated or inflamed skin.
3. LOCK IN MOISTURE
Deeper skin tones are more susceptible to dryness. Dryness in black skin is very noticeable due to the cracking and ashy appearance it causes. How many times have you noticed dryness in between your fingers, ankles, or knees when you are out and about despite having used lotion that morning? Or have you felt your facial skin feeling tight and lips feeling dry after spending a few hours outside? I know how uncomfortable this can be.
Skin of colours requires a creamy thick moisturiser made from rich natural oils and butters. These create a protective barrier that locks hydration and moisture in.
4. CONSISTENCY IS KEY
Autumn weather can be very harsh on your skin. You need a consistent reliable skincare routine that caters to your needs. Take some time daily for a bit of self-care. You will see the results in your healthy glowing skin.
Also, try not to skip night-time skincare. Let me let you in on a little secret, at night while you sleep your skin is also repairing and recharging. This is the ideal time to feed your skin. I advise you apply your products on more liberally and heavier at night-time for that extra nourishment!
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