It’s starting to happen: like every year the green leaves reveal their colours and fragrance and give way to autumn. Although it begins officially on September 21st, we can already feel that summer is over. Days become fresher, fog settles on the fields and we are sitting at our desks in our offices again.

The only thing that remains from refreshing holidays is their pleasant memory. Let’s not forget that our skin has been lined by stress from sun, wind, salt water and chlorine. The upcoming seasonal change can further burden us. Cold temperatures, humidity and smog are declared enemies of our skin.

Now that we’re back into everyday life, let’s nurture our skin and make a plan of attack against dryness and stress and win back softness and good looks.

Here are a few tips for your radiant complexion:

 

1) Cleansing

At the start of autumn, your bronze colour disappears and often leaves behind an unpleasant feeling of dryness. To support your skin to regenerate, you should do at least two facial peels a week before cleaning your face.

In this way, your pores can breathe and your skin is ready for optimal follow-up beauty conditioning. You can find numerous face peels for every taste and price range, but if you prefer to make your own peel, it’s easy to do at home.

Woman trying out a natural peel

2) Good hydration

After summer it’s important to continue applying moisturiser to your skin. Well-hydrated skin stays elastic and shows fewer signs of aging, for example reddening, spots, small bumps and dryness.

The ideal skin creme must contain nutrients. If you still have after-sun lotion left over from the summer, don’t throw it away! Apply it generously to your skin and face. These lotions are rich in anti-inflammatories (to lessen irritation) and antioxidants (to hold back the damaging effects of free radicals, which are responsible for the aging of skin).

Prefer natural products that contain no harmful substances like silicon, tensides or other allergenic substances, which often produce the opposite effect. Choose cremes that contain vegetable oils, like coconut oil, argan oil and butters, like shea or cocoa butter.

Natural products that deeply hydrate our skin

3) Eat healthy

“Beauty comes from within.” Ever heard it?

When it comes to your skin, that is certainly true! What we eat has a direct impact on our skin. A fresh and radiant complexion is the fruit of healthy nutrition. Eat good fats, antioxidants, vitamins, and proteins. That’s scientific!

So let’s enjoy what nature provides this season: cauliflower, broccoli, artichokes, squash and pumpkin seeds, just to name a few that are good for our skin. These fruits are also great: pomegranates are rich in minerals, vitamins and antioxidants; apples are rich in vitamin C, PP, B1 and B2; Kiwis possess antioxidant attributes and are rich in calcium, phosphorous and vitamin C. These are effective in the fight against the sniffles and strengthening your immune system. And last but not least: grapes – also rich in vitamin C.

Fruits and vegetables for a healthy diet

And finally, don’t forget to drink lots of water, at least 2 litres a day.

Now give your imagination free reign in the kitchen and try out the new autumn recipes! Buon appetit!