As the leaves shift to their golden hues and we begin reaching for our winter coats, it’s safe to say that autumn has arrived. While most people will think about changing up their wardrobe to accommodate the colder weather, we often forget the impact this change has on our skin. Our skin reacts differently to various temperatures, which is vital to remember when looking at our current skincare routines.
Everyone’s skin is different, but the fundamentals of good skincare will be the same for everyone.
Here are our tips for great skin during transitional seasons:
You may hear this phrase frequently, but water is the key to radiant skin. How our skin looks is often a reflection of our internal health. Staying hydrated is essential for improving the health of our organs, which in turn care for our body (both internally and externally). The healthier we are inside, the healthier we often look and feel on the outside. However, this isn’t always as easy a task as it appears. A glass of water is usually a little bland, and drinking 4-6 pints can seem more like a chore. We’ve come up with a few fun ways for you to stay hydrated:
Forever Aloe Vera Gel: Did you know aloe vera is highly absorbent? This quality makes aloe the perfect drink. There are various ways to consume aloe vera, such as adding it to your water, drinking it straight or even freezing it as ice cubes to add to your drink. If the natural flavour isn’t for you, then don’t worry; Forever offers a selection of flavours for you to choose from.
Herbal Tea: Herbal teas are an excellent way to stay hydrated while replacing your typical caffeinated hot beverages. While caffeine might not affect your hydration too much, it can have other adverse effects on your body. Forever’s Aloe Blossom Herbal Tea is a fantastic alternative to water. Not only is it zero calories, but it can also be drunk hot and cold. Discover Aloe Blossom Herbal Tea here.
Get Fruity: Why not try adding a selection of sliced fruit to your water to help with the flavour and garnish your drink? Here are some of our winning combinations:
Mint, lemon and strawberry
Lemon and ginger
Cucumber and mint
Apple, mint and lime
The term ‘Beauty Sleep’ gets thrown around a lot, but it’s pretty accurate. Like water, sleep is essential for your body’s primary function and helps your cells recover and repair. We’ve all felt the struggle of too much or too little sleep and getting exactly the right amount of sleep for you can sometimes be a tricky. If you’re having trouble getting to sleep, try some lavender oil in a diffuser. Lavender has naturally calming qualities and can help you relax. Take a look at Forever’s Lavender Essential Oil.
Skincare should be YOUR personal holy grail.
Here are our tips for hydrating and luminous skin – Masks
Masks are a great way to give your skin the hydration boost it needs. The Aloe Bio-Cellulose Mask not only helps with moisturising your skin but also helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. (Bonus tip: keep your mask in the fridge to help reduce redness and inflammation).
Keep your skin as hydrated as possible. Applying a moisturiser in the morning and evening can help your skin lock in as much moisture as possible. We recommend wearing a lighter moisturiser in the morning, such as Forever’s Hydrating Serum. We suggest Sonya Soothing Gel Moisturizer in the evening to lock in your hydration while you sleep.
Sometimes, your skin can become dry and flaky, no matter how hard you try and avoid it. It is perfectly normal, and while it is vital to continue to moisturise, it’s also essential to gently exfoliate your skin. Using an exfoliator two/three times a week will leave your supple soft skin. We recommend trying Forever’s Smoothing Exfoliator.
Unfortunately, what might work for some might not work for you? Have patience and take the time to learn about your body, paying attention to the details. Your skin is unique to you; therefore, your skincare should reflect this.