Breakouts that occur during the change of season are a common problem for both ladies and gents, right around the globe.
From the cooler months, where skin is often dry and dehydrated to the warmer, humid months, which tend to see an increase in oil production and heightened damage caused by harsh environmental aggressors.
Needless to say, we think it’s time to strip your skincare regime right back and start fresh! Below are some ideas for your basic skincare regime and how to tailor it to your current climate.
Summer to Winter
Those hot and humid days can wreak havoc on your skin. Especially when you’re going from air-conditioned work environments, to the gym and then into the kitchen, add in perspiration and makeup and you have a canvas of oil, grime and dirt.
This is why cleansing is your first and most important step. We all have our favourite cleanser, but at this time of year it might be worth adding in the Clear Skin Daily Face Wash with Tea Tree or the Triple Action Cleanser to remove anything untoward before using your soothing and calming Balancing Cleanser.
We are all about SPF here at Alpha-H and encourage the daily use of a moisturiser with sunscreen to help prevent premature and sun-induced ageing. It’s the one thing you need in your bathroom cabinet to future proof your skin, so why not introduce the Protection Plus Daily SPF50+, the ideal autumn/winter daytime moisturiser.
Hydration, hydration and hydration are key to supporting your skin during this transition. We highly recommend adding a few drops of either the Vitamin E or Age Delay Facial Oil into your nightly moisturising regime.
Exfoliation in its different forms will be your BFF at this time of the year. Certainly the Micro Cleanse Super Scrub on its own, three evenings a week, but if you’re feeling grey or your skin is feeling thick, add a little to your morning cleansing routine. Or, amp it right up and add in the Instant Facial, packed with botanicals, it’s a wonderfully gentle exfoliant that can be spritzed straight onto the skin after you’ve cleansed in the am to create a perfect canvas.
Spot treat with the Balancing and Pore Refining Mask and up the vitamins! We highly endorse the Skin Loving Vitamins Kit at this time of the year to restore vibrancy and reverse the damage done over the summer months.
Northern hemisphere beauties, keep an eye out for Part 2 featuring our optimal suggestions for the transition from Winter to Summer (you lucky things!).