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Don’t Fall Into A Trap: Navigate Autumn Skin Issues

Don’t Fall Into A Trap: Navigate Autumn Skin Issues

The crisp air, the golden leaves, and the opportunity to dig out your favourite jumpers from the bottom drawer - autumn is here!

While you revive your tea collection and line up your Netflix binge-watching list, it is easy to forget that the weather isn’t the only thing changing.

As the temperatures drop and the air becomes drier, your skin will experience a whirlwind of transformations.

You might find your skin is either under or overproducing oil (or a whole surprising list of other autumn skin issues).

But, don’t panic. You don’t have to put up with breakouts or dry skin. There are plenty of ways you can navigate Autumn’s impact on your skin, keeping it clean, fresh and glowing.

Here’s what you can do…

Don’t Fall Into A Trap: Navigate Autumn Skin Issues

Changing Seasons, Changing Skin

The change of seasons can have a significant impact on your skin. However like everything, the impact may not be the same for everyone! These are some potential Autumn skin issues to be mindful of:


As the warmer weather ends, a lot of people can experience greater oil production. It’s brought on by the fact that we are no longer exposed to the sun’s drying UV rays and are spending less time in the ocean or the pool. The change in season triggers your skin to begin the post-summer repair process where it works hard to reverse the drying effects of the sun and water.

We also tend to be less active and drink less water when the weather turns. To compensate, our skin tries to seek moisture from oil production. So, it’s not uncommon to notice a reduction in your overall skin health, additional oil production or an increase in breakouts when autumn rolls around.


While some people may experience oiliness, there are others who will be at the opposite end of the spectrum and notice their skin is dryer than usual. This is because there is less humidity in the air in autumn. As the weather becomes cooler, you might notice some moisture loss from your skin and it can start to feel dry, tight and flakey.

Your skin getting used to indoor heating systems again can further contribute to dryness as these systems tend to rob the moisture from the air.

Temperature Changes

Autumn weather can be unpredictable with chilly mornings and warmer afternoons. These fluctuating temperatures, along with moving in and out of heated spaces, can stress your skin and lead to changes in its moisture levels.

You also have to contend with potentially brisk wind stripping your skin of its natural oils and moisture, leaving it dry, red and irritated. Sensitive, exposed areas like your cheeks, lips and hands are most at risk of windy conditions.

Your skin can react in different ways to these fluctuating temperatures, you may experience dryness or you may find your skin goes into moisture-mode, overproducing oil.

Autumn Skincare Solutions

What can you do to combat the unpredictability of autumn? Well, it’s all about knowing your skin and finding the right solution for you. Some of these may work:


Regardless of whether you are experiencing over or underproduction of oil, you will want to ensure you are using a quality moisturiser. Combat the autumn chill by stepping up your hydration game, using a moisturiser that provides a nourishing barrier against the elements. Embrace hydrating rescue gels and sheet masks to lock in moisture, keeping your skin supple and radiant all season long.

If you are prone to breakouts, choose a skincare range that is specially formulated to nourish your skin while balancing blemishes and inhibiting acne causing bacteria. The Stay Clear range is perfect for this job!

Stay Sun Smart

Just because summer is over it doesn't mean you can stash your sunscreen away just yet! UV rays can still wreak havoc on your skin, even on overcast autumn days. Keep your skin protected by incorporating sunscreen into your daily routine, rain or shine.

Look for broad-spectrum formulas with SPF 30 or higher, and don't forget to apply it generously to all exposed areas, including your face, neck, and hands. Your skin will thank you for the extra layer of defence against premature aging and sun damage.

Self Care Rituals

As the days grow shorter and the nights longer, Autumn is the perfect opportunity to slow down and indulge in a few self care rituals. That can include creating a cozy skincare sanctuary where you can unwind and pamper your skin after a long day. Light your favourite candles, play soothing music, and treat yourself to a sheet mask to indulge your skin with some much needed rejuvenation.

Nourish From Within

Drinking plenty of water and choosing foods with high water content can help to hydrate your body from within. This can help to keep your skin from drying out.

Smart Skincare

High quality, natural skincare is the solution you should turn to all year round for negating skin issues. In autumn, you want to choose a gentle cleanser that won’t strip your skin of its natural oils. Also, consider using warm water when removing your cleanser as hot water can further strip your skin of moisture.

An active hydrating toner will help to promote gentle exfoliation of your skin, remove excess skin oils and unclog your pores while helping to tone and tighten your skin, preparing it to better absorb your moisturiser.

Finally, choose a moisturiser that is nourishing and hydrating so that you replenish your skin’s moisture barrier and help protect against Autumn’s changeable weather.

Take the guesswork out of choosing skincare for Autumn by considering the Keep It Clear bundle. Consisting of a gentle foaming cleanser, hydrating toner, nourishing moisturiser and a spot-applied rescue gel, it is everything you need for breakout prone skin this autumn. Shop for the Keep It Clear bundle now.

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