Autumn Self-Care Edit
Skin, hair and health can misbehave during the transition between seasons. Autumn’s cooler weather means low humidity, drier air and stronger winds, which compromise the skin’s natural barrier. Here's what you need to add to your autumn skincare routine.
Protect your skin barrierHigh winds can wreak havoc and make skin feel rough, dry and tight. A lipid-heavy moisturiser is the basis of an effective autumn skincare routine. Lipids are the skin’s natural fats. They maintain the skin’s protective barrier and assist the skin’s repair process. The three most important lipids for the skin are:
- Cholesterol: Completely different to cholesterol found in the blood, skin cholesterol helps improve the appearance of skin elasticity.
- Ceramides: increases skin hydration.
- Fatty acids: helps maintain the skin’s lipid balance.