Officially, summer ended at the beginning of March.
But this week's cold and rainy weather really heralded the beginning of Autumn. Did you have to dig out the wet weather gear? Maybe even a sweatshirt?
If you're anything like us, you spent the week indoors and noticed, ever so slightly, your summer glow beginning to disappear. Without daily doses of beautiful sunshine, your skin will begin to lose that golden tan and leave behind traces of the damage a summer in the sun can inflict.
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Sunspots, freckles, tan lines, scars or fine wrinkles - all indications of what the harsh Australian sun can do to your skin whilst frolicking in the waves, or soaking in the sun at the park.
If you have had too much sun during summer, this is the perfect time to address premature aging from sun damage with an intensive treatment routine. Sound scary? Not even in the slightest! It's a great opportunity - whilst the weather begins to change - to kickstart a new skincare routine for the cooler months.
Here's how to restore your skin for Autumn in a simple, two step routine.
Step One: Brighten
Start with our Brighten Vitamin C Serum to even skin tone and pigmentation, whilst protecting your skin with antioxidants.
Our Brighten Vitamin C Serum:
- Contains a concentration of actives to lighten and brighten the appearance of the skin, and evens out the appearance of age spots and dark pigmentation.
- Contains Vitamin C enriched Kakadu Plum extract and Bergamot energise and revitalise the complexion, leaving it visibly softer, more supple and luminous.
- Uses antioxidants to protect against signs of oxidative stress and make skin feel younger and smoother.
- May result in effective wrinkle reduction and significant freckle and skin lightening in Asian, Hispanic, African American and Caucasian skin types according to human clinic trials.
To use: simply apply onto clean skin. Allow a few minutes for it to soak in, and then apply your daily/nightly moisturiser over the top.
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Pigmentation, sun spots, and fine lines are all side-effects of the harsh summer sun.[/caption]
Step Two: Replenish
Your next secret weapon will be our famous Replenish Elixir.
Use this as a night-time treatment to boost the elastin and collagen that is broken down by too much exposure to the sun.
Our Replenish Elixir:
- Significantly nurtures collagen formation to visibly improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Contains naturally occurring omega 3, 6, 7 and 9 fatty acids and antioxidants to nourish and energise skin’s appearance.
- An exceptional synergy of precious oils imparts a soft, velvety emollience, restoring balance, hydration and natural radiance.
To use: After allowing the Brighten Serum to sink into your skin, rub a few drops of Elixir in between clean fingers, and press gently into the skin on your face, paying special attention to the skin around your eyes, nose, and mouth.
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Our Replenish Elixir has been dubbed 'liquid gold' by some of our fans![/caption]
As the weather cools down, you are going to also want to start paying special attention to dry skin. Make sure you work in regular exfoliation, and nourishing face masks, to keep your skin supple and healthy.
And don't forget - just because summer is over, doesn't mean protecting your skin needs to be too!
Make sure you always apply SPF+ moisturiser, and wear a hat if you are planning on being outdoors enjoying the beautiful autumn days.
Until next time,