As the seasons change, so does our skin. Just as you switch up your wardrobe, it’s important to do the same for your skincare regime.
It’s likely that you’ve just come out of your “hot girl summer” with lots of drinking, eating and sun exposure, so your skin will require some extra loving coming into this new season.
With the advice of the skin experts at Bobbie Charles, listed below are 5 effective ways to switch up your skincare regime as we head out of Summer and into Autumn.
1. Slough away summer skin
The combination of heavy makeup, sunscreen and sweat in Summer can result in clogged pores and random breakouts as your skin becomes more prone to oil. Exfoliation is key to remove dead skin cells and paves the way for moisturising products to penetrate deeply into the skin, making them more effective.
A chemical skin peel in-clinic is the most effective means of speeding up the exfoliation process. Chemical peels work by removing the outermost layer of the epidermis (skin) and accelerating your skin cell turnover. At Bobbie Charles, we offer an extensive menu of skin peels (including Combination, Mandelic, Lactic and Glycolic) to assist with a wide range of skin concerns.
Exfoliate once a week at home with the Brightening Peel Booster by Mesoestetic for healthy looking, luminous skin. This non-oily, renewing gel combats uneven skin tone, pigmentation, blemishes and dull skin tone with the combination of glycolic acid and phytic acid.
2. Deeply replenish and de-pigment
Autumn is the perfect time to reverse those summer sins of drinking and sun exposure. Reach for super serums that can help with depigmentation and regeneration to reverse the signs of ageing (as we all know exposure to sunlight is the single biggest culprit in aging skin).
Boost your skin regime with Oxy-R Peptides by Medik8. The gentle yet powerful antioxidant, Oxy-R is used in skincare to target areas of hyperpigmentation, dark spots and post-inflammatory pigmentation. Ultra-high concentration oxyresveratrol in Medik8’s patented stabilisation system visibly fades the appearance of dark spots in just 4 weeks.
For the most effective depigmentation treatment on the market, consider booking a Cosmelan peel with our expert team. Cosmelan is a clinical depigmentation method which has an intensive corrective effect on hyperpigmentation, whilst regulating the overproduction of melanin in the melanocytes, inhibiting and controlling the appearance of new dark spots.
3. Hydrate and heal
As the temperature starts to drop, be sure to switch to far more hydrating and replenishing products that provide daily nourishment for your skin. While skin often feels in need of extra hydration in winter, it in fact needs hydration year-round, especially when exposed to the elements. So, we highly recommend the following two products as a staple in your skincare regime.
You can’t go past the Mesoestetic ha densimatrix concentrate, combining hyaluronic acid in multiple molecular forms to provide skin with an effective moisturising, anti-ageing and plumping action. This is our Desert Island must-have item! Its anti-hyaluronidase complex protects from HA degradation and blocks the action caused by external aggressions, and the antiaging pro complex promotes collagen and elastin synthesis to provide the skin with firmness and elasticity.
For deep hydration and reinforcement of the skin barrier, the Mesoestetic Hydra Vital Mask revitalises the skin by providing nourishment with a combination of hyaluronic acid for high-quality hydration, and argan oil, rich in omega 3 and 6. In addition, it performs a bio-balancing and anti-pollution action. Use it twice a week to help recover lipids essential to your skin’s comfort, balance, and defence.
4. Get your glow on with a healthy gut
When it comes to skin health, more and more studies link good skin to a healthy gut. To get your glow on, always eat a well-balanced diet and drink plenty of water to support your skin from within. When your diet is right, the gut microbial mix is right; keeping the good gut bugs in the majority, keeps us disease free and healthy on the inside and vibrant and radiant on the outside.
Eating lots of fibrous vegetables provide the important food for the good gut microbes, and eating foods high in essential fatty acids will help reduce inflammation in the skin and support the maintenance of the skin’s acid mantle. Reducing refined carbohydrates, sugar, alcohol, managing your stress levels and getting adequate sleep all serve to enhance gut function too.
If you’re looking for professional advice on healing your gut and skin concerns, our therapists work alongside a Nutritional Medicine Practitioner to create a holistic approach to skin health through her nutritional meal plans.
5. Analyse changes
Notice that as the seasons change, so does your skin? Your skin may be oily in Summer, however in Autumn you might notice your skin turns more ‘normal’; or those with normal skin might notice their skin is dry.
You may need to change your skin care accordingly. If you are unsure as to whether your skin needs a new regime, book a skin consultation with our advanced skin therapists, who can analyse your skin, talk through your concerns and goals, and create a holistic treatment plan.
Our treatment plans involve a thorough 30-minute consultation, where we get to know you and your skin, then analyse your skin on a deeper level using our state-of-the-art OBSERV 520 Skin Analysis device (as shown above). After this analysis, our skin therapist can work with confidence to tailor a 3-month in-clinic treatment plan and at-home product prescription targeting your unique skin concerns.
For an expert skin consultation, call us on 0420 960 650 or head online to book your appointment today.