Autumn showers have started to fall and the temperature has started to drops down to single digits, here at ProjectB we know that your face can easily become dry, irritated and unbalanced.
During these colder months focus on adding in good, nourishing ingredients – not stripping away the natural moisture your skin already has.
So here are some of our top hacks for the Autumn season!
Use a really good quality hand cream
With our hands exposed for much of the season, they feel the wrath of the cold and to avoid them getting dry we turn to Kukui Oil Nourishing hand cream. Bring summer back into the room with its exotic scent of Hawaiian flowers.
To alleviate ragged cuticles, massage in a little lip balm, the thick consistency moisturises and strengthens the seal between your nail and cuticle.
Don’t forget your feet!
Sleep in socks
Feet are also prone to being dry and both cold weather and being hidden in thick boots for months can exacerbate dehydrated soles and cracked heels. To keep feet soft, slather on nourishing body lotion such as Connock’s Kukui Oil rich Body Cream before bed. Pop on thin cotton socks and wear them while you sleep. The socks act as an occlusive barrier, sealing in moisture all night long and leaving you with beautifully soft and perfumed toes when you wake!
Exfoliation is important all year round but in the winter use gentle acids to remove dead skin cells. You don’t want to irritate or leave the skin raw and unprotected, by using harsh scrubs.
Look for formulas that contain a blend of acids such as Jane Scrivner’s “skinfoliate” as this tends to be gentler and will work on every level to resurface and stimulate skin cells for a fresh, youthful, clear complexion.
Prevent and protect against dehydration by using the right moisturiser. Jane Skrivners’ oo cream creates a very fine protective film over the surface of your skin, which seals in moisture, locking in all of the nutrients from your skincare and preventing dehydration.
Autumn is also the prime time for feeling a little under the weather and perfect for unexpected breakouts, making it even more important to prime your skin before applying your make up. I-prime, New CID’s award winning primer not only creates the prefect base for make up but actually works as a protective barrier to stop products blocking your pores.
For a quick way to slough dry lips, mix a dollop of honey with a pinch of sugar in the palm of your hand and gently rub it onto your lips with a cotton ball. Rinse the mixture off, then seal with lip balm. The sugar acts as an exfoliant, scrubbing away the dead skin. Meanwhile, honey is a humectant, so it draws moisture into the skin.
Like your body, the skin on your scalp can get dry and flaky in the colder months. Rather than specialist shampoos, you can gently slough away dandruff (and other product buildup) by adding a teaspoon of fine granulated sugar to your usual palm of shampoo to wash your hair.
Massage your scalp with the pads of your fingertips. The granules will dissolve as you rinse (we promise!) and you’ll be left feeling flake-free.
Apply body oil before you bathe.
Hot water can dehydrate your skin, but no one likes a cold shower in the winter!
A simple solution? Smooth on body oil before you step under the steamy spray. Like a primer, it creates a shield to protect skin from the water. We can’t recommend Connock’s Kukui Oil Bath and shower oil enough! As the steam opens up your pores, these in-shower lotions work to hydrate even the deepest layers of your skin
After you step out of the shower, slather on a body cream to lock in moisture while your skin is still damp. To enhance the scent, apply Kukui Oil Rich Body Cream.
The best part is it is still light and doesn’t leave your skin feeling greasy in bed or for the rest of the day.