With the heat-haze of summer firmly behind us, now’s the time to give skincare a rethink before falling temperatures, wind and central heating replace your healthy glow with dull, dry, and sensitive skin. Here’s all you need to keep your complexion naturally radiant into fall and beyond.
When the natural barrier is strong skin glows with health. Made up of ceramides, sebum, fatty acids, amino acids and bacteria it acts like a brick wall, sealing moisture in and dirt, infection and irritants out. Strong acids, scrubs, retinols and masks overwhelm the barrier, and skin gets dry, itchy, red, and irritated. Strip your daily routine back to a handful of basics formulated with gentle ingredients to give skin a much-needed respite from daily assaults.
Try this: Six Gldn Nourishing Face Oil
Packed with fatty-acid rich plant oils, this exclusive blend of cold-pressed oils replenishes the natural barrier, to calm, soothe and protect over-worked skin.
Your face should never be squeaky clean. Washing away the day’s grime is a must but skin needs healthy levels of lipids to stay soft, supple and radiant in colder months. Wash no more than twice a day with a very gentle cleanser and lukewarm water. Avoid cleansers containing sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), alcohol-based toners and washing with hot water – they all strip skin of precious natural oils.
Try this: Six Gldn Botanical Cleansing Gel
With ultra-mild coconut-based cleansers, softening glycerin and a blend of soothing natural plant extracts, it deep cleans, brightens and purifies without drying skin.
When skin is parched by a combo of cold weather and central heating it looks dull and tired. Apply hyaluronic acid within 60 seconds of cleansing to saturate skin with hydration, and follow with a nourishing moisturizer or face oil rich in fatty acids (the building blocks of the protective barrier), antioxidants and nutrient-rich plant oils and butters. This protective veil seals water in and keeps skin soft, and comfortable. Oily skin? Don’t be tempted to miss this step – when skin is dehydrated it overcompensates by producing even more oil.
Try this: Six Gldn Essential Moisturizer
Loaded with skin-plumping hyaluronic acid, replenishing hemp seed oil and the Six Gldn exclusive Botanical Glow Complex, it helps boosts moisture and strengthens the natural barrier to leave skin soft, smooth and healthy.
Summer rays feel great but can be bad news for your complexion. Cooler months are the perfect time to gently brighten, smooth out uneven tone, and fade any hyperpigmentation that’s cropped up. It takes around 30 days for the top layer of skin to renew, and even longer for the the deepest layer, so commit to eight weeks or more to see the best brightening results.
Try this: Daily Vitamin C Radiance Serum
With advanced vitamin C, retinol-alternative bakuchiol, niacinamide and antioxidants our triple-action formula brightens and evens dull skin, targets signs of aging and helps protect against free radical damage.5. Keep wearing SPF
Yes, use SPF daily – even in winter – to help protect skin from the aging effects of blue light from screens and UV. We all know the drill – even on cloudy days the sun’s rays can damage skin cells and given that most of us live with our phones glued to our faces, the potential for lines and wrinkles intensifies.