Sensitive skin – how to avoid an autumn breakout

Blog, Eczema, Winter skin

As summer comes to an end and the autumn temperatures close in around us, it’s back to work and it’s back to the problematic, dull and dry skin that the autumn winds bring. But it doesn’t always have to be that way. Here at Surcare we care about your sensitive skin.

If you find it hard to avoid those dreaded breakouts then keep reading for our tips and tricks on how to banish the bad skin.

Typical sensitive skin conditions that occur in autumn can be caused by a number of factors, so make sure you are aware of all the dilemmas your skin could endure.

At this time of year our skin is often crying out for a change in routine. Autumn brings harsher weather conditions which creates drier and more damaged skin.

Acne is a typical skin condition that is more prominent in autumn. The best way to treat acne is to avoid using a treatment which dries the skin out. Cleanse, exfoliate and moisturise.

Another way to ensure your skin is in tip-top condition is to keep changing your bedsheets. During the night your skin will release toxins, oils, sweat and hair products which can end up on your sheets. By changing your bedsheets regularly it can help to keep your skin clear.

Rosacea can be triggered by sudden changes in temperature, wind and stress. This sensitive skin condition is often mistaken for acne as it causes redness across the nose and cheeks. The trick to keeping Rosacea under control is to start treating your skin now, before winter brings even harsher conditions and the indulgent Christmas season begins.

Psoriasis can often flare up in the colder months of the year due to less exposure to sunlight and, although there is no definitive cure, it can be treated using mild anti-plaque moisturisers.The key to treating Psoriasis is to manage it day by day rather than only treating flare ups.

Eczema symptoms can come and go, however you may notice more symptoms in autumn months due to the change in temperature and clothing you are wearing. To avoid Eczema flare ups use fragrance free moisturisers on a regular basis, use mild laundry detergents and try to avoid fabric softeners, as the fragrances in them can often create itchy skin.

Seborrheic Dermatitis, otherwise known as either dandruff on your scalp or dry skin around the nose, chin or brows is often caused by weather changes and stress. Treat this condition by avoiding scratching and using dandruff shampoo which will help to keep the itching at bay.

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