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How to have radiant skin this Autumn

21st October 2012

If you intend on having radiant skin this autumn you'll have to adjust your skin care routine to take into account the changing weather. That doesn't only mean taking a second look at the skin care products you use, but also making a few changes to your lifestyle.

In autumn the leaves on trees dry out and fall to the ground. Make sure your skin doesn't dry out in the same way by using a high-quality moisturiser - oil based moisturisers are great for keeping the skin hydrated. While it might feel like the sun has disappeared, harmful UV rays can still do damage to the skin, so it's also a good idea to use a moisturiser with at least SPF 15 to protect you when you're exposed.

When you're out and about you might be wrapped up warm but two things will be exposed to the elements - your hands and your face. Don't let your hands dry up because of harsh weather - always keep a pair of gloves on you. While covering your face might not be an option, you can at least carry an umbrella to keep rain off you: rainwater that gets onto your skin may contain pollutants from the atmosphere that certainly won't contribute to a healthy glow.

Because having radiant skin in autumn is all about keeping your skin moisturised you should try and avoid the blow-dryer at all costs - the harsh, high temperatures can quickly dry out your skin. Meanwhile, if you want your skin to retain its summer colour your best solution is to use a tinted moisturiser rather than sun beds, which use harmful UV rays to colour your skin.

To give your skin a quick boost you might want to consider skin treatments such as skin peels or microdermabrasion. Talking with a dermatology expert about what you hope to achieve is the best way to make sure you have the radiant skin you want ready for the even harsher weather of winter.

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