Peter Minkoff is one of my regular guest bloggers and you can always expect the best advice from his blogs. Check out his last one here. He's a beauty and fashion writer for Shlur magazine living in London and occasionally in Brisbane. After graduating from Australian Institute of Creative Design, he worked as a stylist for few fashion events in UK and AUS. Beside beauty and fashion, he loves reading, making DIY cosmetics and travelling around tropical destinations. He plans to create a business for beauty and style advising. This week we're looking at Skin & Hair Prep for Autumn.
Hot summer days are, luckily or unfortunately, far behind us, which means one thing – you’ll have to make some changes in your beauty routine and upgrade it for an upcoming season. If you’re not quite sure how to do this – stay with us. Here are six useful tips on how to get your skin and hair prepared for chilly autumnal weather.
Step up your hair routine
Getting rid of split ends should be your top priority this September, since these don’t have an ability to recover. A regular trim is an absolute must because it’ll enhance your hair and keep it healthy and beautiful. Apart from that, using vegetable oils in your hair routine is something you may want to do in order to keep the tresses nourished and fabulous. Coconut oil is a magical ingredient that’ll help your locks stay soft and radiant – just add a few drops of it to your regular shampoo. You can also rub it in the ends when they feel particularly dry.
Smooth skin requires exfoliation
Numerous summer outdoor activities have probably made your skin look and feel very dull, which is exactly why a good scrub has to be your best friend during autumn. In case you didn’t know, dead skin cells tend to pile up on its surface making it look lifeless and flaky. Even the best moisturiser in the world won’t be enough to fix this if you don’t exfoliate. Apart from appropriate scrub, you’ll need a powerful tool that’ll help you get your skin in order. A mighty face exfoliator may be very handy, since it’ll tighten facial contours making your skin look rested and relaxed.
Repair your cracked lips
Your damaged lips simply have to be nourished back as soon as autumn comes, particularly if you have exposed them to the summer sun and chlorine to a great extent this year. Exfoliation is crucial here, too, simply because a gentle scrub will do wonders for your cracked lips. It will help you soften and smooth out the skin, leaving the lips kissable and supple. Choose a non-petroleum based lip balm afterwards, and you’ll be good to go!
Take your cleanser seriously
Cleansing is a step you mustn’t skip for numerous reasons, and the first one includes slowing down the process of aging. As we all know, exposure to the sun can cause your skin to age prematurely, which results in age spots, fine lines, and wrinkles. Cleansing before bedtime is essential for having clearer skin, since washing your face regularly can mitigate the external factors related to aging. Besides that, it stimulates the internal processes that fight aging! So, choosing an appropriate product is what you have to do next.
Choose a different moisturiser
Lightweight gels and lotions won’t do the trick when the temperatures go low – you’ll need something stronger with different texture, look for moisturisers that will keep your skin well-nourished. A thick cream offers exactly what you need – it will fight dryness and chilly weather brought on by autumn. You may want to choose the one that enhances collagen production, too, which is great for repairing your skin and helping it look rejuvenated.
Beard guide 101: Soften your scruff
If you’ve been rocking a beard throughout summer, good news is that this trend is still cool this autumn. However, make sure that it is well-groomed and taken care of appropriately – no one wants to see itchy and messy scruff. A beard oil may be very handy when it comes to men’s grooming this season – it’ll tame your beard hair and make it look shiny, while hydrating the skin beneath it. You definitely need this product this autumn!
As you can see, there are many products that will get your hair and skin back on track after hot summer days – the aforementioned ones should be staple parts of every beauty-conscious gal’s collection. Needless to say, guys should be no exception! Just make sure that you’re following these several tips, and you’ll be prepared to rock this autumn!
Oh Summer is now a distant memory and we're being shoved back into British weather. SOB! Thanks Peter for a great blog and let us know in the comments below what preparation you take for skin and haircare throughout the seasons! Peter is also an Editor In Chief on High Style Life. So go check that out too!
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