If we’re lucky, we may get a fleeting warm spell in September but even so, the mornings and evenings are getting chillier and before we know it the central heating will be on. As autumn approaches it is even more important to moisturise regularly. Read on to discover 5 great reasons to moisturise this autumn.
1. It Feels Good
You may not entirely believe the hype about skin creams, but you can’t deny that massaging a creamy, delicious smelling cream into your skin makes you feel good. Gently massaging a night cream into your face before bed is a sure fire way to help you relax. The ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Overnight Matrix moisturiser is hugely popular, not only because it works hard to reduce the appearance of fine lines, but it also smells gorgeous and absorbs quickly leaving you with soft, pampered skin.
2. It Helps Your Skin Stay Young
The most sensitive areas of your skin – the face, ears, neck, and chest – are thinner and more vulnerable to the drying effects of the environment. Cold winds, centrally heated homes and wrapping up in scarves and hats all take their toll on these areas during the autumn and winter. The result in the short term is dry, tight and irritated skin. In the long term the ageing process is accelerated.
Moisturising day and night will keep these areas feeling plump and protected. The ELEMIS ULTRA SMART Pro-Collagen Enviro-Adapt Day Cream was voted the ‘Best for Mature Skin’ in the Vogue Beauty Awards in 2020. It’s pricey but the results are impressive. It protects against extreme variations in temperature and humidity and leaves your skin feeling hydrated and comfortable.
3. Reduces The Appearance of Blemishes
Spots and blemishes often occur when the skin is too oily or too dry. Having a good skincare regime will help the overall condition of your skin, but using the right moisturiser for your skin type is really important.
If your skin is oily (usually the younger among us), then avoid a rich creamy heavy cream which may clog your pores and lead to more issues. Something like the ELEMIS Super Food range is perfect for younger skins as it is light and easily absorbed.
If however your skin feels dry, especially after being outside, then a richer cream will help. It is fairly common for more mature women, particularly if menopausal, to suffer from dry skin and blemishes. ELEMIS moisturisers are well balanced so are unlikely to cause breakouts. The Pro-Collagen range remain the ‘go-to’ products for the mature woman.
4. It Helps You Apply Your Make-Up Better
A facial moisturiser is essential if you are going to put make up on afterwards. When your skin is hydrated, it is smooth and supple. If you have any dry, flaky patches, your foundation, concealer or powder won’t sit as well on your skin and are likely to make fine lines and wrinkles more noticeable.
For added radiance, the ELEMIS Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm is a light moisturiser that gives your skin an instant dewiness. This is is a bit of a miracle product – it works as an anti-ager as well as a make-up primer and can either be used on its own, or with another moisturiser for extra nourishment.
5. Protection From The Sun
These days we are well aware of how damaging the sun’s rays can be, but this shouldn’t only be a summer season or holiday concern. UV rays can effect your skin all year round and ideally we should be wearing SPF protection every day.
ELEMIS now have a range of sunscreen products which you can use with confidence, without having to add another layer to your skin care routine. So the Daily Defence Shield SPF 30 is an everyday moisturiser-come-primer which can be used alone, under make-up or mixed with other richer creams. The Aztec Spa have the Daily Defence Shield on offer at the moment – 15% off. £31.90 instead of £46 for a 40ml tube.
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