Autumn brings many changes – the colour of the leaves, the outdoor temperature, and the texture of your skin. It’s no secret that the colder months can dry out your skin, and this can become a problem if left untreated. Your skin is the largest organ in your body but, despite this, it can get forgotten about when the seasons change. It’s vital to look after your skin and adapt and change your skincare routine as we enter autumn. 

In today’s blog, we’re looking into some of the skin issues that can occur during the autumn season, how you can prevent them, and what our team here at Aesthetic Skin Clinic can do to help if you would like some assistance with your skincare routine. 


Woman completely autumn skincare routine


Skin Issues That Can Occur During the Colder Months 

Various issues can crop up during autumn and winter that you may not have had to deal with during the summer months. Let’s take a look at some of the common skin issues people suffer from at this time. 

  • Dry skin. Above anything else, the most common issue people have with their skin as the temperature drops is dryness. When it’s cold outside, the water in your skin evaporates quickly, giving you that tight and dry feeling that makes you want to moisturise immediately. When the temperature drops outdoors, the first thing we do is turn the heating up indoors, but central heating can also dry out your skin. Dry skin, if left untreated, can lead to much worse skin issues. 
  • Winter itch. This is a type of dermatitis that some people suffer from during autumn and winter. Your skin can dry out and begin to itch – hence its name. If you feel as though you’re suffering from winter itch, speak to our medical professionals here at Aesthetic Skin Clinic. We have a wide variety of skin care products available, such as those by Skinceuticals, which are made to tackle both natural and environmental impacts on your skin. 
  • Eczema. Although some people suffer from eczema all year round, other people experience autumn and winter flare-ups. To prevent this, take off wet clothes as soon as you’re indoors, avoid rapid temperature changes, and use professional skin care products. 


How To Find Out What Your Skin Type Is 

There is a multitude of quizzes available online that you can use to help you figure out what skin type you have. If you’re struggling, or you would like a medical professional’s opinion, get in touch with our experienced, knowledgeable team. We are more than happy to help you find out more about your skin and offer you treatments that we feel you would benefit from, depending on what it is you’re looking to achieve.  


Autumn skincare products


Lifestyle Changes 

As the seasons change, your lifestyle must change to adapt to the different environments. Here are a few of our tips to keep your skin healthy. 

  • Hydration. More so than ever, staying hydrated is key in the colder months. As mentioned, your skin dries due to the cold hair and the central heating in your home. To prevent this as much as possible, stay hydrated by drinking water throughout the day. 
  • Diet. Your diet has a major impact on your skin’s health. Even though it might be tempting to indulge in stodgy comfort foods as the temperature drops, try and keep these meals in moderation as a high-calorie diet can trigger acne. 
  • Exercise. If you’re usually out and about for your exercise, then the cold weather might put you off leaving the house and your bed might be much more appealing. Even if you don’t fancy braving the elements, you must spend time every day exercising, whether that be at home or in the gym. Make sure you wash your face or have a shower immediately after exercising to wash the sweat away and prevent clogging your pores. 


Vital Products in Your Autumn Skin Care Routine 

Your skin care routine must change and adapt to the change of seasons. The most vital products in your autumn skincare routine are: 

  • Moisturiser. It’s important to have multiple moisturisers in your skincare routine. A moisturiser with high SPF is essential – even though the sun is no longer shining, it’s still hiding above the clouds, which means you can still be affected by sun damage. A thick night moisturiser is also key to help restore hydration and set you up for the next day. 
  • Serums. Implementing serums into your autumn skincare routine is essential as they are packed full of important vitamins that work to improve your skin’s overall texture and appearance. We have a fantastic range of products from Swisscode Serums so, if you are interested in switching up your skincare routine, come and speak to our team about which products would work best for you. 


Woman doing skincare routine in autumn


What We Can Do to Help Your Skin Transition from Summer to Autumn 

As mentioned, we have an extensive collection of skin care products available at our skin clinics in Guernsey, Jersey, and Belfast, so come and speak to our team about your options and find out which products we recommend implementing into your autumn skincare routine. 

Additionally, we offer a fantastic range of treatments at our skin clinics. Our award-winning practitioners are equipped with years of knowledge and experience, so you can rest assured that you’re in safe hands with us. Get in touch with our team to find out more about what we can do for your skin this autumn.