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The change in seasons makes this a great time to slow down and give ourselves a little extra TLC.  We want to maintain our healthy summer glow while also giving our skin some extra attention after the whirlwind that the silly season was.

As we move into Autumn and then Winter, it is important to continue getting regular sunshine on our skin.  A short amount of time in the sun daily, impacts positively on so many aspects of our health.  It gives us a dose of Vitamin D and serotonin, improving bone, tissue and immune health, along with helping boost our mood, energy levels and improve sleep patterns.  Incorporating this with the tips below, will keep your skin glowing into the cooler months.

Post Summer Care Tips

1. Simplicity

During summer I find my routine gets a little neglected.  So getting back on track is easier by keeping things simple because months of spending more time outdoors, thrown in with weekends away and an inconsistent routine, means I like to reset and having a simple routine helps immensely.  

2. Consistency  

Having a simple routine makes it easier to be consistent.
Cleansing is at the top of the list.  Being consistent with your cleansing (a double cleanse at night which helps remove sunscreen, salt, chlorine, makeup, dirt etc.) ensures your skin is clean and creates a great base for your products to ensure your skin gets the most out of them to feed, nourish and repair.


3. Hydration

Both topically and internally.   Even though the summer heat is subsiding, the cooler months bring a drier environment with less humidity.
Topically – a good Face Mist and Hydrating serum is essential to deep cellular hydration and guarantee your skin to get the most out of your moisturiser.  (A damp sponge is going to absorb more liquid than a dry one.)
Internally – water, herbal teas, kombucha etc.  I’ve taken to adding a little pinch of Celtic salt (this salt is lower in sodium and very high in minerals) to my water.  This really aids in proper hydration.

 


4. Clay Masks & Exfoliation

Regular exfoliation 1 – 2 times a week, removes dry, dull skin, clears pores to reveal a clear complexion and healthy skin.
Incorporating a clay face mask once a week will work a little deeper to really help draw out impurities and clarify skin.  (I find in Summer this is a step that gets neglected but including it again as a step in my weekly routine and I can notice the benefits).

5. Cold Showers & Magnesium Baths
Both cold showers and magnesium baths are a great way to ensure you’re looking after your health and skin.
Cold Showers – Very hot showers can strip the skin of it’s natural oils and moisture, leaving skin dry and even irritated.  By keeping the shower water temperature warm to cool, it can help retain moisture and keep skin supple.
Cold blasting or cold showers have a huge range of benefits from increased energy and improved mental clarity, it can also strengthen our immune system and even reduce inflammation – you can find the blog with more information here. 

Magnesium Baths – baths are a great way to dedicate some time to yourself and top up your magnesium.
I’ve been trying to have a magnesium bath 1-2 times a week and really noticing the benefits – a better nights sleep, relaxed muscles and a nice way to include a clay mask into an evening routine.

Magnesium is crucial for our bodies and function.  It can help in detoxification, soothing muscles, alleviate aches and pains, relieve anxiety, irritability etc.

(A little more info on Magnesium…..
Magnesium Chloride vs Magnesium Sulfate aka Epsom Salts
Magnesium Chloride contains more minerals, is more readily absorbed into the body to treat and can be somewhat hydrating.
Epsom Salts do not contain as many minerals, works more on detoxing the body and can also dehydrate.
I mainly use Magnesium Chloride for my baths, to soothe sore muscles etc.  And it is recommended that you use around 1kg of Mag Chloride flakes per bath to actually receive benefits. )

 

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