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Autumn: Skincare & Beauty Guide

March 11, 2020 By Southpoint Tuggeranong

Is your skin shocked by the sudden cool change after the apocalypse-like heat of January? Feeling run down by a summer spent drinking Aperol, beer and god knows whatever else? Hair frizzier than Monica’s in that episode of Friends where they go to Barbados?
Here’s our guide to adjusting your skin care and health routines to get you back to your healthiest in the cooler weather.

Add a serum
Want to save some money on expensive skincare? You can pretty much use the same moisturiser year-round. What does need some quarterly evaluation is your serums.
Rather than changing to a heavier moisturiser that will just sit on the skin, it’s best to swap to a hydrating serum like The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid ($12.90 from Priceline). The 2% hyaluronic acid absorbs into multiple layers of the skin for deep hydration and glowing complexion. Image: Priceline

Book a facial
Sometimes you need a little help managing the change from a dry to cool climate. If you feel like your skin needs some plumping, rejuvenating, nourishment or just a little professional help, book in for a facial or skin consultation at Laser Clinics Australia. Whether you’re after a non-invasive treatment you can do on your lunch break or something more intensive like a peel, you’ll walk out knowing sun damage is a thing of the past. Image: Laser Clinics

Look after your feet
The sandals and thongs got a workout this summer, and so did the soles of your feet. While you think you’ll be in socks and boots for most of autumn and winter, there may still be a few special events that require heel-baring stilettos. Invest in a pumice stone or a body scrub like the Thankyou Botanical Grapefruit & Vanilla Salt Scrub ($14.95 from Priceline). Buff those hooves a few times a week and follow it up with a generous amount of moisturiser for feet smooth as a newborn. Image: Priceline

Boost your supplements
If you can’t quite eat the rainbow with the temptation of winter comfort foods, ensure you boost your intake of vitamins and minerals with supplements. Instead of the usual multivitamins, try out Organic Road’s Amazing Super Greens Plus (from $24.95 at Go Vita). Packed with antioxidants like spirulina, broccoli, barley grass and chlorophyll, it helps to alkalise, cleanse and boost vitality. And if you’re hoping to get that healthy-from-the-inside-out glow to your skin and hair, try a scoop of Skin Physics Collagen Beauty Elixir ($49.99 from Priceline) every day. It can be added to water, coffee or tea, and is a whole lot more potent than those gummies you see on Instagram. Image: Go Vita

Manage your Hair
Speaking of hair, if yours is frazzled from buckets of saltwater and chlorine, it’s time to give it the TLC it deserves. Nothing can really beat the OG of conditioning treatments: Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3 ($49.95 from Hairhouse Warehouse). Get that salon feeling in just an hour at home by slathering your locks in this mask and rinsing. Bonus points if you use Olaplex No. 4 and No. 5, aka their shampoo and conditioner specifically formulated to repair your hair every time you wash. Image: Hairhouse Warehouse

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