Your skin this Autumn

Autumn is the perfect time to help skin to recover from UV related damage and prepare for the cooler, more nurturing winter months.

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Autumn is the perfect time to help skin to recover from UV related damage and prepare for the cooler, more nurturing winter months.

Preventing skin stress,supporting the natural skin function whilst keeping a glowing complexion despite the cooler temperaturesin autumn is imperative. It’s easily achievable with the customised nature of dermaviduals.

Cleansing is much more than ridding the skin of dirt and sebum. It optimally supports the natural exfoliation process and prepares the skin for serums and moisturisers. Research indicates that neglecting proper cleansing leads to premature ageing due to higher levels of free radical formation. Clogged pores and slow desquamation will leave the skin looking dull and blotchy. Even more so in autumn and winter, our skin is appreciative of a gentle cleanse.We recommend switching to a nourishing face cleanser like DMS Cleansing Milk. Gentle, thorough cleansing and barrier support in one simple step.

Daily warm showers are comforting and relaxing, but pure stress for the skin! Don’t unnecessarily increase the stress with the use of harsh shower gels. Use a mild cleansing cream like Total Cleansing Cream. DMS compounds help regenerate the protective lipid layer and olive oil ensures that the skin barrier remains stable and does not dry out.

After the shower, easy absorbed lotions with urea and evening primrose oil are real thirst quenchers for our skin and offer a quick remedy for dry and itchy conditions. Apply Novrithen on the skin when still slightly wet to lock in more moisture.

The windy season is also the time to increase the lipid content of your moisturiser to keep your skin soft, smooth and resistant to environmental stressors. This is especially important for people who spend a lot of time outdoors and those working in overheated indoor environments. We’ve created the concept of “Autumn Oil” andthesethree serums can be customised into a seasonal blend that will help you repair, recover, and replenish your skin for autumn. A blend of Vitamin A, Vitamin B and Hyaluronic Acid Liposomes will set your skin for repair from the summer months, and boost with replenishing properties to strengthen skin for the cooler weather ahead.

Macadamia Oil is excellent for repairing dry, brittle and sensitive skin. Its fatty acid composition is similar to that of human sebum, so it’s very well tolerated even by the most sensitive of skins.  Macadamia Oil is extremely smoothing, softening and regenerating to the skin.  We recommend blending it with oils rich in Linoleic acid such as Evening Primrose and Rosehip Oil for increased barrier repair.

Sunscreen is a winner in every season. The sun loses intensity in autumn, but that does not mean there is no need for sun protection. Even on overcast days a sunscreen should be used to optimally protect the skin from harmful UV rays. Sunscreen is still the most important of all anti-ageing products. The harmful effects of UV radiation still damage the skin and lead to accelerated degradation of collagen and elastin. Hence, contributing significantly to increased wrinkle formation. Depending on the length of exposure to sunlight and altitude, the sun protection factor should be adjusted.

In autumn the daily application of dermaviduals SPF 15 over the daily moisturiser will help prevent premature ageing.

So, don’t go past dermaviduals this autumn. Free from emulsifiers, preservatives, mineral oils and fragrances, and coupled with pure & natural active ingredients, you can provide your skin with exactly what it needs and what you want.

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