Summer in Sydney is notoriously humid. Hot sticky nights followed by one bad hair day after another. Even so, all this extra moisture in the air is perfect for dry and dehydrated skin. As long as you don’t spend too much time in the sun or use harsh skin care products that dry the skin out, your skin should remain hydrated and plump all summer long.
Once autumn blows in, you may notice your skin has less natural moisture to keep it hydrated, and autumn winds can leave a naturally dry skin feeling a little parched.
And with winter not too far off, it can be an uphill battle keeping the skin in good condition as it settles into a constant state of tight, flakey and irritated or just dull and dehydrated. It’s hard to keep your glow when the heating gets turned up, drawing precious moisture out of your skin as the weather begins to turn chilly.
Dry skin naturally lacks oil, which means there’s not much protection from the elements. Cool, dry winds, over-heated offices, or sitting for too many nights in front of the fire can all take their toll on your skin.
If you want to protect your skin and keep it glowing all through these seasonal changes, then there are a few simple things you can do to ensure your home care routine is working for you and keeping your skin glowing with good health.
Firstly, your cleansing routine. It should be mild and gentle and only remove pollutants and makeup. Ideally, with a double cleanse, and your skin will remain perfectly balanced, ready for the next step in your homecare routine.
Environ Dual Action Pre-Cleansing Oil + Skin EssentiA Mild Cleansing Lotion
For the perfect cleanse, combine Environ’s Skin Essentai Dual Action Pre-Cleansing Oil with your Skin EssentiA Mild Cleansing Lotion to clean away debris while leaving the skin in perfect harmony.
Boosting with Niacinamide (vitamin B3)
Support your skin with ingredients that protect your delicate protective barrier. Among all niacinamide’s attributes, and there are many, its ability to improve your skin’s protective lipid barrier is high on the list. A healthy lipid barrier ensures your skin will cope with the drying conditions of autumn and winter.
Environ Skin EssentiA Botanically Infused Moisturising Toner.
Environ’s Botanically Infused Moisturising Toner gives an instant boost of moisture and prepares the skin for better absorption of any treatment serums that follow and provides a lovely big dose of the essential nutrient niacinamide (vitamin B3) to restore and protect your protective lipid barrier.
When the skin needs moisture support.
If you find your skin’s appearance is becoming parched and thirsty, you may want to incorporate a serum with hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a quick fix for dehydrated skin, giving the skin moisture support during the cooler months of the year and instantly plumping the skins surface, perfect prior to makeup application or anytime you’re skin’s feeling tired and dehydrated.
Tweaking your homecare with Environ Focus Care Moisture+ Range
If you make these tweaks to your skincare routine, you may not need to change your daily moisturiser, and with just a few minor adjustments, you’ll find your skin remains soft, supple and hydrated all the way through the cooler months of autumn and winter.
It’s always important to exfoliate the skin with a gentle exfoliating product. However, it’s easy to neglect or forget this vital part of your homecare routine. If you’ve fallen off the exfoliating wagon, then now’s the perfect time to recommence with gentle alpha hydroxy acid home exfoliation.
Exfoliating products containing lactic acid will sweep away dead skin cells while activating moisture from within the deeper layers of your skin. Consider your exfoliation as part of a moisture-boosting routine to keep the skin glowing.
Environ Focus Care Moisture+ Alpha Hydroxy Night Creme
Perfect for gentle exfoliation containing the alpha-hydroxy, lactic acid to boost natural hydration while clearing away dead skin cells. Best used 2 – 3 times per week.
Three ways to boost hydration with the Environ Focus Care Moisture+ Range
1. Environ Focus Care Moisture+ HA Intensive Hydrating Serum
Containing a high concentration of hyaluronic acid. A super-hydrating serum instantly plumps up the skin and alleviates dehydration and ongoing moisture loss caused by dry environments.
2. Environ Focus Care Moisture+ Hydrating Oil Capsules
Boost your moisturiser with a golden drop of pure retinol in a luxurious vitamin E Oil formulation. Gently gliding across this face, each little capsule will give the skin an instant glow. Use them whenever you feel your skin needs a boost.
3. Environ Focus Care Moisture+ Super Moisturiser
A well-formulated moisturiser such as Environ’s Super Moisturiser can mimic your skin’s natural lipid barrier and provide you with enough moisture protection to see you through the change of seasons. You can cocktail this moisturiser with your usual Skin EssentiA AVST Moisturiser for extra moisture repair and support.
We absolutely love the signature treatment from Environ. Harnessing the power of low-frequency sonophoresis, this treatment will allow us to deeply infuse essential nutrition into the skin, allowing it to function at its best and cope with whatever the weather throws at it. Your skin will be strong, resilient, super hydrated with improved volume and a wonderful glow.
The Environ DF Treatment is 60 minutes of state of the art technology. But, you’ll never know it as it’s a completely relaxing treatment finished with a cooling alginate mask to infuse ingredients into the skin further and encapsulate your skin’s natural moisture to leave your skin feeling plump and hydrated.
If you’d like to know more about any of the products featured in this article, you can email us here or call us on 02 8034 2140, and we’ll be happy to provide you with all the advice you need to get your skin ready for a change in the weather.
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