The leaves are already starting to fall from the trees. The nights are getting darker earlier. It’s that time of year again - Autumn. The weather is changing. Time to dig out those thick jumpers, coats and autumn boots. But what about skincare? A lot of us notice that the change in weather has an effect on our skin. Should you be changing products with the seasons? How can you treat skin concerns that you might get during the colder months? We asked Dermalogica therapists Jane and Naomi to guide us through their top tips for preparing your skin for cold weather.
Topics: Redness and Sensitivity
Sensitivity is perhaps the easiest skin type for you to identify. Guinot Skin Therapist, Nicola, explains that sensitive skin will appear reddened in tone. She comments: “[sensitive] skin will flush, it will blush, it will get that heightened red effect.” Nicola goes on to list the true characteristics of a sensitive skin: “ it will feel irritated or inflamed on a daily basis and it will react to different temperature changes – going in and out of cold and hot.”
“I have sensitive skin, so I can only use fragrance-free products”. We hear this a lot at Jersey Beauty Company. We also find that there are a lot of common misconceptions around sensitive skin and the benefits of fragrance-free products, which sometimes lead people to rule out products that may be more suited to their individual skin type. We asked Chris Smith, from Personal Care Magazine, for a bit more information on fragrance-free, what we need to be looking for in products, and how we recognise and care for sensitive skin. Chris helps us to bust four popular myths about fragrance-free products and sensitive skin.
Are you a skincare minimalist?
You may have been warned about the consequences of using too many beauty products. And, if you have sensitive skin, it is likely that people have warned you against using beauty products… full stop!
At Jersey Beauty Company, we just want to be completely honest and say that we have never understood why those people suffering with sensitive skin would choose not to use beauty products.
Having sensitive skin isn’t easy. Your skin is one of a kind, it cannot be replaced and, hey, it’s what makes you unique and special. Yet, because skin is so personal, there is no guessing when your skin might get fierce or flare up fast. Each skin reacts differently to product, lifestyle and weather changes.
One thing you should know about skin sensitivity is that your skin is made of layers. The outermost layer of your skin is known as your “hydro lipid flim” or your “acid mantle.” Beauty jargon aside; this is a crucial layer of your skin that functions to keep bad stuff out and lock good products and beneficial ingredients into your skin’s deepest layers.
Topics: Redness and Sensitivity
Hi, I’m Beth from the Jersey Beauty Company, and I’m going to talk to you about Redness and Sensitivity.
Sensitivity is perhaps the easiest skin type by far to identify, but it’s really complicated to work out what’s actually behind that sensitivity. The thing is, all of us will experience sensitivity on our skin at some point in our lives. It can be for loads and loads of different reasons. So, it’s important to know what your skin is sensitive to.