The Autumn Well being journal

The Autumn Well being journal


The Autumn Well being journal



Lingering, light evenings, balmy days at the beach and evening dining al fresco with friends in the city, it’s always difficult to say goodbye to summer.

Autumn is indeed a wonderful time of year, with changing contrasting colours, crisp cooler weather. There is a lot to love about this season. But with the sometimes sudden drops in temperature, one’s skin needs to do some adjusting and so do we in our skincare routines, possibly even a beauty regime overhaul.

Many beauty brands see this as a great time to launch some luxurious skin care products and certain aesthetic treatments are often in demand as we prepare for the cold days ahead in winter. But what’s also essential in your daily routine are other lifestyle factors like your diet, sleep, exercise, and stress levels. It’s always a holistic thing as we know.

Here we share a few simple autumn beauty tips to start you on your way:

Hydration



Taking a different approach to your skincare in this weather is key. Autumn air is drier, and combined with wind, indoor heating etc, your skin will be feeling it. Your best defense? Good hydration from the inside out. Sipping water consistently throughout the day is wiser than reaching out for endless cups of tea and coffee even if it’s tempting as the temperature drops; you can opt instead for herbal teas. Keeping caffeine and alcohol etc (both diuretics) to a minimum will do both your skin and hair a favour in the long-run as they are dehydrating and also affect energy levels in general, as we know. It’s also a good time to swap out your usual daily moisturiser for something more nourishing. Look for something that soaks in easily but provides skin with a layer of protection from the harsher weather, and it’ll thank you for it.

Need a little helping hand? Hyaluronic Acid based Dermal Fillers especially Profhilo can help hydrate the skin at a deeper level. You could also consider booking in for a facial to kick start the process.

Exfoliation



Adding a good exfoliator to your skin care routine will ensure that your skin does not become dull and lacklustre and that summer glow will last for longer.

Better still, trade your manual exfoliator for a chemical one which uses fruit acids and AHAs to gently resurface your skin without being abrasive. We recommend the Alumier MD Enzymatic Peel which is a highly effective exfoliator combining 10% lactic acid with fruit enzymes to exfoliate dead skin cells and promote skin renewal

Exfoliating regularly also helps in cellular regeneration and removes dead skin cells that can hinder the absorption of moisturisers/serums.

Don’t forget to use a gentle exfoliating scrub on the rest of your body once a week, too. If you shave or wax, then it’s particularly important for preventing ingrown hairs – a nuisance than nobody needs, no matter the time of year.

Overhaul your makeup bag



As with every new season, a good overhaul of your makeup bag is in order. Get rid of anything that has expired or that you no longer use, and do a thorough clean of all your makeup brushes with a mild, unscented soap and warm water or brush cleaner. If it’s been a while since you’ve given them a wash, now is a good time to give them a really good soak and rid them of any oil, dead skin and debris – in other words, things you most definitely don’t want on your skin.

Don’t forget to use a gentle exfoliating scrub on the rest of your body once a week, too. If you shave or wax, then it’s particularly important for preventing ingrown hairs – a nuisance than nobody needs, no matter the time of year.

Stay Fit



Staying fit goes beyond how we look it has a positive effect on our overall wellbeing, including our mood and energy, posture and confidence levels.

Especially in colder temperatures the body can lose flexibility with the muscles becoming stiff, and the posture sometimes becoming a little hunched etc. Generally we can get a little sluggish and slow. Combining your regular workout with some Yoga/Pilates based stretching movements is a great way to stay strong and supple. Also a balanced body (flexible and strong) is less prone to injury.

Ultimately well-being is inside out and staying consistent with this in a holistic manner is sure to be reflected in your skin, hair and your general mood. Autumn is a time to recover from the summer’s indulgences, that take a toll on the body, and it is also a great time to set some solid foundations for the months ahead.

Combining the above with any non surgical aesthetic procedures can also help you achieve your beauty goals and also deal with any long standing skin issues. To know more….

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Author: Dr Amit Goyal, Aesthetic Skin Doctor at MK Aesthetics is also a well established GP Partner at a prestigious surgery in Milton Keynes with an interest in Dermatology and is the lead GP for Dermatology in Milton Keynes. He is also part of the Dermatology team at Bedford Hospital.

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