This article follows on from ‘Your autumn skin care regime 1’ in which we established that although you can get away with a more lax skin care schedule in the summer, this is not possible as the weather becomes colder. However, just because autumn and winter means that you can’t skimp on your skin care it doesn’t mean that you have to go out and buy all new products. Instead you should replace or add new products one at a time so that you can test out your skin’s reactions to them.
If you have naturally oily skin it doesn’t mean that you can get away with not moisturising. No matter how oily your skin may be it still becomes much drier in the winter and without a good moisturiser it could begin to produce too much oil to make up for the lack of moisture and in turn this could result in a spot breakout. Dermalogica All Over Clear is a toner intended for younger people with difficult breakout prone skin; it’s a great product to use after a cleanser but can be used at any time of the day, to minimise oil production and the look of shiny skin.
Don’t forget about the bits you can’t see. Cold weather usually means lots of layers and covering up so people forget about their knees, elbows and hands that also tend to become extremely dry. You can use your usual daily moisturiser on these areas to prevent them from becoming dry or you can buy specialised products such as the Dermalogica Multivitamin Hand & Nail Treatment which helps to repair and protect chapped, dry and tough hands along with strengthening the nails to prevent them from splitting.