Your skin is the first and most important barrier between your body and the outside world, and seasonal changes in the weather can have a greater impact on your skin than you might think. Skin reacts to different environments in different ways. During summer, humidity causes your skin to naturally produce more oils, commonly resulting in a better nourished and glowing complexion. The shift to autumn can be a shock to the skin’s system. As temperatures and humidity levels drop, the skin is one of the first organs to feel the effects as it becomes dryer, more fragile, irritated, flakier, and itchier. Autumn and winter are also when recurring skin conditions, like eczema, dandruff, and psoriasis rashes, can flare up. It is best to get your skin prep work done early, so a specialist DMK Skin Technician has provided some handy tips and recommendations to help you tailor your seasonal skin care transition and achieve your best autumn skin ever!
HYDRATE Autumn provides an opportunity to recover from the summer toll on the skin left by sun, chlorine, and saltwater. However, as the drier, cooler air arrives, your skin can lose precious moisture and you will need to switch to a heavier moisturiser. DMK recommends investing in a good lipid for the skin, to keep that important moisture barrier intact. DMK Seba-E and Herbal Pigment Oil are ideal as they re-establish the skin’s acid mantle by mimicking the natural way that the skin secretes oil. Seba-E contains a fine blend of natural herbal oils like soybean, oat kernel oil, wheat germ oil and linseed, plus many more punchy actives that replicate your skin’s natural lipid barrier. Mixed with Herb & Mineral Mist, the blend of lipids and water are a guaranteed way to rehydrate and waterproof the skin. DMK Herbal Pigment Oil is another versatile oil that helps to brighten, smooth and strengthen the skin, whilst protecting against dehydration. It also smooths and exfoliates making it perfect for dark circles around the eyes, dark patches on the knees and elbows, raised scars, cuticles and dry, cracked lips; a common symptom of the cooler months. Hands and feet often start to become dry and cracked during autumn, so don’t forget to invest in a good foot and hand cream like DMK Calerase. Designed to smooth and soften calloused, dry, and cracked skin, Calerase works exceptionally well in conjunction with DMK's MediPedi® treatment. Calerase also has excellent exfoliating properties to help remove the build-up of dead skin cells leaving your skin smooth and bump free.
MASQUES, CLEANSERS AND EXFOLIANTS Speaking of exfoliants, together with masques and cleansers, they play an important part in the hydrating process. They work to remove dead cell material and toxins, allowing the nutrient rich oils, serums and spritzes work to rebuild the skin’s structures and functions. Our DMK Skin Technician recommends taking some time for yourself and investing in a good masking routine. DMK’s Hydrating Masque is an effective way to keep those skin cells plump during the transition to cooler months. It works with the skin’s water levels to calm inflammation, restore hydration, and revise wrinkles and fine lines for a bouncy, youthful complexion. Packed full of hyaluronic acid, it holds a thousand times its own weight in water. It also contains allantoin and vitamin B5 to help heal the skin and stimulate the growth of new tissue. DMK’s Hydrating Masque provides supreme hydration and is ideal for mature skin and skin prone to irritation and sensitivity.
SUNSCREEN Even though the temperatures seem cooler and the days shorter, always remember to apply sunscreen before heading out. DMK’s signature sunscreen products protect the skin from damaging UVA and UVB rays that contribute to premature aging and pigmentation. DMK Sunscreen is formulated with a water-resistant base that is light, nongreasy, and is perfect for acne prone and oily skin as well as dry, dehydrated and mature skin. It can be used over all DMK products and it works effectively under make-up. It comes in both SPF15 and SPF50+ strengths.
PROTECT & MAINTAIN Great year round skincare starts with taking better care of ourselves. Apply DMK Home Prescriptives daily to help to protect your skin from the sun, free radicals, and other environmental factors. They will also help to maintain and prolong the results achieved with DMK professional treatments. Simple lifestyle choices will also enhance and support your skincare routine. Remember to drink more water to help flush out toxins and help keep your skin looking bright and clear. Also eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats from sources like olives, avocados, and salmon to help boost your skin’s radiance and overall health. And don’t forget to get plenty of sleep which gives your skin the opportunity for cell turnover and renewal. Remember to treat your skin with care and tenderness all year long. Your skin is amazing and should be cared for like the precious organ it is. Be good to yourself and your skin will be just as good to you!