Changing Skincare for Changing Seasons

 

After a long and beautiful Summer, Autumn has officially arrived. And as the seasons change, the effects of the change in weather conditions means our skin is also affected differently. So, just like the seasons our skincare needs to change too.

The skincare products that were our staples during hot summer months need to be swapped in favour of thicker and more hydrating products to protect against the colder climates we face.

The key focus in a skincare regime for these cooler months is hydration. The skin becomes easily dehydrated during Autumn and Winter due to the lack of moisture in the cold air. Central heating gets turned up and despite making our houses cosy and warm, our skin also dries out as a consequence. This leaves the skin feeling dry and lifeless and that glowing suppleness that we maintained in summer unfortunately visibly fades from the skin’s complexion.

This change in weather to the colder seasons means that the Vata dosha is coming into dominance. This dosha is made from a combination of the Ether and Air elements which explains why Vata’s are known for having dry and dehydrated skin. Everyone has a combination of each dosha which interchange to become more dominant or submissive depending on the seasons. With that  in mind, as well as the colder and drier air that Winter brings, the Vata dosha is heightened for everyone.

The Urban Veda Radiance range is suited for Vata types with dry and dehydrated skin. The range contains skin brightening Turmeric, as well as other natural botanicals and plenty of fruit enzymes such as papaya, goji berry and orange to protect against the cold and to improve lack-lustre skin. Start your day with the Radiance Day Cream, perfect as a hydrating primer under makeup which moisturises the skin due to the combination of so many natural ingredients.

Complement your morning cream with the thicker Radiance Night Cream before bedtime. Our skin repairs itself as we sleep so using a thicker cream in winter is essential to restore hydration and the liquorice also promotes elasticity and suppleness.

Finish off your winter skincare regime with our 100% natural Reviving Facial Oil. Facial Oils are best used after a night cream because the oil locks in moisture from water based creams, meaning your skin completely absorbs all of the hydrating nutrients.