As the seasons change, so should your skincare routine. As we say goodbye to beachy waves and salty skin, it's time to welcome the cosy season of hot lattes and crisp autumn leaves. But before you start packing away your swimsuits, let's talk about how to transition your skincare routine to match the new season. With the weather becoming cooler and drier, your skin may start to feel dehydrated. There’s no need to stress though, we've got you covered with all the tips and tricks you need to transition seamlessly into autumn.
Does your skin type change with the season?
Well, the short answer is no, your skin type doesn't change. However, your skin's needs may alter with the change in season.
While your skin type remains the same throughout the year, the seasonal changes can impact how your skin behaves. So, if you're usually a dry-skinned babe, you may notice your skin becoming even drier in the colder months. And if you're usually oily, the humidity of summer may make your skin even oilier. Think of it as your skin's own version of a mood ring – it's constantly adapting to its environment and showing its true colours. So, while you may not be able to change your skin type, you can definitely adjust your routine to match the seasonal changes and keep your skin healthy and happy all year round.
It's important to pay attention to how your skin feels and adjust your skincare routine accordingly. Let's take a look at some common skin concerns that arise during the autumn season and how to combat them.
Itchy skin during change of season
With the cooler temperatures and lower humidity levels, it's common to experience itchy skin during the autumn months. When the air becomes drier it can cause the skin to lose moisture, and this can contribute to the itchiness you may feel during this change of season. To combat this, it's important to keep your skin hydrated. Using the thirst trap moisturiser will keep your skin feeling hydrated throughout the day.
In addition, although we all love a piping hot shower during the colder months, remember that your skin isn't a lobster and doesn't appreciate being boiled. So, unless you want to end up looking like a flaky, scaly fish, it's best to stick to lukewarm water! After your shower, be sure to apply a moisturiser to your skin while it's still damp to help lock in extra moisture.
Dry skin during seasonal changes
If you have dry skin, you may notice that it becomes even drier during the autumn season. To combat this, it's important to use a rich, nourishing moisturiser that will help to hydrate and soothe your skin. Again, we’d love to suggest everyone's favourite, the thirst trap moisturiser.
If you're already slathering on the thirst trap moisturiser like it's nobody's business but still feeling parched during the cooler seasons, it might be time to upgrade to a more decadently rich and intensely hydrating moisturiser. Just make sure to double-check that the formula you choose is non-comedogenic, unless, of course, you're looking to start a whole new trend of pimple snowmen.
In addition to using a moisturiser, be sure to exfoliate your skin regularly to remove dead skin cells and allow your moisturiser to penetrate more deeply. However, be sure to go easy when exfoliating, as over-exfoliating can actually make dry skin worse.
If you’d like the full rundown on what causes your skin to become dehydrated, read here.
Seasonal Skin Allergies
Autumn is also a common time for seasonal allergies, which can manifest in the skin as redness, itching, and inflammation. If you suffer from seasonal allergies, it's important to be gentle with your skin and avoid products that may irritate it further.
Look for gentle, fragrance-free skincare products that are formulated for sensitive skin. Additionally, consider using an anti-bacterial cleanser to help clean and nourish your skin. As well as a serum that supports a healthy skin barrier, like our rebound serum which hydrates and soothes the skin, a real must when combating irritation.
Why does my skin break out when the seasons change?
If you're feeling like your skin is staging a full-on rebellion every time the seasons change, don't worry – you're not alone. As it turns out, there are a ton of reasons why your skin might have a mini menty-b during seasonal transitions. For starters, the humidity and temperature can sometimes impact how your skin behaves. Plus, with the shift in weather comes a shift in your wardrobe and skincare routine. Stay with me… If you're suddenly piling on thick moisturisers or wearing heavier fabrics, that can also clog your pores and cause acne to make a guest appearance.
Other reasons your skin might be breaking out during the colder months include not drinking enough water, spending more time indoors with less fresh air circulation and cranking up the heating too high all the time!
If you’re prone to cranking up the temperature of your showers as well, read here to find out what water temperature you should use to wash your face.
To keep breakouts at bay during the summer to autumn transition, make sure you have your trusty acne hack spot treatment and anti-bacterial cleanser on standby. First things first, cleanse your skin with the anti-bacterial cleanser and pat your face dry. Then, go in with the acne hack spot treatment and apply it to any active breakouts. Don't forget to wait for 5 minutes to allow the products to properly soak in before applying your thirst trap moisturiser. Trust us, this routine will leave your skin feeling its best, even during those pesky seasonal transitions!
PSA: Just because the sun is hiding behind the clouds doesn't mean you can ditch your SPF. It's an all-year-round essential! Even when the sun isn't blazing down on you, those sneaky UV rays can still do some serious damage to your skin. So, don't forget to incorporate the tbh skin shady 50+ daily into your autumn skincare routine for happy, healthy skin all season long!
As we shift into autumn, it's important to give our skin the attention it deserves by adjusting our skincare routines accordingly. Our skin has different needs in different seasons, and by keeping it hydrated and nourished, we can prevent common autumn skin concerns like dryness and itchiness. Don't forget to be mindful of hot water and harsh products that can strip your skin of its natural moisture. In addition to this, maintaining a consistent skincare routine can also help prevent breakouts that may occur during this transitional period. Let's take the opportunity to show our skin some extra love and care as we welcome in autumn!