Are you caring for your skin in autumn the same way you cared for it in summer?
If you answered yes, you may be making a big mistake.
As you age, your skin’s needs change (loss of elasticity, increased dryness etc) but also, as the seasons change your skin’s needs change. In autumn, the temperatures are rapidly beginning to cool in most of the country. With cooler temps, come the risk of dryer skin.
While cleansing your skin is something you need to do forever and always, how you moisturize your skin needs to change as well. Think about how much more you need to impart and seal in moisture. Just as you should be applying heavier moisturizers to your hair in the cooler months, the same goes for your skin.
Your lotions should be replaced with heavier creams or butters (preferably butters). They are much more rich in nutrients to feed and protect your delicate skin. Butters like shea butter, cocoa butter and mango butter are rich in Vitamin A and help to really lock in moisture into your skin while simultaneously improving its elasticity.
So, if you are still using lotions on your skin in autumn right into winter, consider putting them away until the warmer weather returns. Start luxuriating. Protect your skin from the rapidly declining temperatures starting now. Don’t wait until it’s freezing out. Get your delicate skin used to thicker creams and butters. My choice of butter is mango butter.