As the days will soon become shorter and our sun kissed summer skin begins to fade- it’s time to not only transition your wardrobe, but your skincare routine too!

Summer is almost over and it’s time to think about restoring sun damaged skin and finding balance from over-produced oils, caused by hot-heat and open pores.

While the thought of brisk mornings and colder nights can be refreshing from a long-outed heatwave, this change in climate is also one of the main causes for dry skin, which consequently can leave you lost on what moisturizers and products you should be using within your skincare routine, especially when you are transitioning from summer to winter.




How to begin the skin care routine transition?

The very first step to transitioning your shelfie is to introduce fast-acting antioxidants into your routine.

But what are antioxidants and WHY do we need them?

Antioxidants remove potentially damaging oxidizing agents living in our bodies- think UV rays and free radicals! Layering your skincare is one of the best things for transitioning from summer to winter. Use serums underneath your face creams and begin to use richer moisturizers and opt-out of the lightweight formulas that are popular in the summertime.



Next, hydration, hydration, hydration!

Not only should you aim to be drinking 2-3 litres of water a day, but you should reach for products your skin needs to drink up too! Hyaluronic acid is one of the best ingredients to look for in products and is causing a lot of buzz among skincare junkies.

So what is the secret? Hyaluronic acid has the ability to hold 1000 times its weight in water and acts like a sponge that pulls water in. Think a more plumped and youthful appearance. Hyaluronic acid is actually a naturally occurring substance in our bodies, however, as we age our bodies begin to slow down the production of HA, losing our youthful and plumped skin. Adding in products with HA not only have hydration benefits but help combat the signs of ageing.



Follow with a session of exfoliation

Exfoliation is key to a perfect finish! When our skin becomes drier, we actually need to exfoliate. This aids in unblocking pores and removing dead skin from the top layers of our face. Other major benefits of exfoliation include tightening pores, combating the ageing process and speeding up the process of cell renewal.



Lastly, Keep on Glowing!

You may no longer be soaking up every last bit of that summer sun with your best friends, but that doesn’t mean you can’t prolong that summer glow through the fall! Swap out your typical tanning lotions and reach for products with antioxidant-rich Vitamin C to help prolong your tan and boost radiance!



Share your transition routine from summer to winter

As we are still in the midst of fall, right now is the perfect time to make these swaps in your Skincare Routine. We want to see how you maintain your glow all winter long. Follow @availtree and tag us in your winter transition moments using #AVTREE #IamAproudAVTREEian to be featured on our feed!