There is much to look forward to as the autumn season arrives; it feels like the time of year when nature is most relaxed, slowly but surely giving into the inevitable shedding when winter comes around.
In much the same way, as we transition into colder months and the weather changes, our skin will react too. ‘When our skin starts losing moisture, the barrier can get disrupted causing increased sensitivity, dryness and irritation’, explains Wellness and Treatment Manager at Bamford Wellness Spas, Kristi Tuszynska. ‘This is why it’s not only a superficial gesture to change up your skincare routine for fall—it’s crucial for maintaining the healthy, glowing skin you have cultivated through summer, all year round.’
Here, Kristi shares her fail-safe fortifying skincare regime for the cold months to protect skin against the cooler temperatures and drier air.
Switch to a richer moisturiser
Because of environmental changes happening around us, as well as the seasonal return of central heating in the home, switching to a richer moisturiser is essential. The Bamford Moisturising Cream can be used daily, but it really comes into its own when used as an overnight treatment. Apply before bed and the Cotton thistle extract will repair the skin, while strawberry seed oil and Squalane work together to nourish.
Plump up your skin with Serum
The Bamford Serum works to rehydrate and plump skin that might have lost some of its firmness. Micro algae in the formula creates a molecular mesh that tightens the skin, visibly lifting it, while sodium hyaluronate brings immediate and lasting hydration.
Unlike most Serums, ours should be applied after the moisturiser in the morning. It acts as a primer for make-up, or leaves the skin with a natural iridescent glow for a make-up free look.
Pay extra attention to sensitive skin around the eyes and lips
If this is not already a part of your skincare routine, it most certainly should be during the colder months. Just as you should switch to a richer moisturiser to reinforce the hardier skin on the face, you should extend the same care to the thinner, more sensitive skin on your lips and around your eyes.
Introduce more targeted treatments with the Botanic Lip Balm and Triple Action Eye Cream to the end of your routine.
Reduce fine lines with Cacay Nut
Rosehip oil is naturally rich in essential fatty acids that re-hydrate dry skin and help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. When used daily, it can completely change the look and feel of your skin, rejuvenating and kick-starting those skin cells that might be in a winter slumber.
Formulated to restore and recalibrate by night, our Restore Elixir contains powerful Vitamin A derived from Cacay Nut oil which accelerates cell turnover, enhancing skin repair while simultaneously softening fine lines and wrinkles. Apply as the last step in your nightly routine to awake to a complexion that is nourished, even-toned and newly resilient.
Reveal smoother skin with gentle exfoliation
Under all of the cosy winter layers and face coverings, our skin will endure a build-up of dead skin cells and sebum, so a weekly exfoliation will help to unclog and can keep your face smooth.
Bamford Refining Exfoliator - Our physical exfoliant energises the skin and reveals a healthy glow. Antimicrobial copper extract and fruit acids effectively dissolve dead cells and unclog blocked pores, while volcanic sand gently polishes the complexion. Use 2-3 times per week by massaging into the skin - we recommend combining it with your morning shower.
Bamford Exfoliating Mask - Our powerful resurfacing mask works to instantly illuminate dull skin. Lactic acid and fruit enzymes stimulate collagen formation while refining the skin, in combination with kaolin clay which reduces sebum production and pore size. Apply a thin layer to the skin and allow the product to work, revealing smoother looking skin.
Have a monthly anti-ageing facial
It’s not only great for your skin, but a facial is also the perfect chance to relax and be pampered. There are plenty of hydrating treatments to choose from or you could opt for a facial that involves non-invasive LED light to rejuvenate your complexion.
Our Bamford Wellness Spa offers a wide selection with facials starting from 30 mins up 90 mins, including LED treatments to boost the effect of our natural skincare range.