I chat to Kayla Houlihan founder of vegan skincare brand Tribe on how you can transition your skin from hot weather to cold weather safely.
Kayla is a former beauty therapist who created Tribe Skincare from her home. Within two years of launching her brand, it had turned into a multi-million-dollar business which sells a product every ten minutes.
At the age of 29, beauty therapist Kayla made $27K in under 24-hours, when she launched her Protect Me Day Moisturiser with Natural Sunscreen RRP $58 via her Instagram page. The brand is 100% natural, vegan, and free from harmful chemicals, allergens, parabens and artificial fragrances
When it comes to changing your skincare routine every season, core products such as cleansers, exfoliants and moisturiser should always remain in your skincare routine. However, the introduction of other products like serums, face oils and toners should also be introduced at certain time of the year.
In-fact you may not even realise, whilst being stuck indoors as the weather transitions from Summer to Autumn, you are already impacting your skin as the showers get hotter and the heaters start to turn on to help warm the house at night.
Another way to maintain good skin health whilst transitioning from hot to cold weather, are salon treatments, such as microdermabrasion.
“Microdermabrasion is amazing all year around, especially when your skin is going through seasonal changes. It works like a ‘reset button’ for your skin by removing the top layer of dead, damage or lifeless cells and bringing your fresh skin forward
If you have been wearing a lot of sunscreen over summer, you may feel like your pores need a really good clean-out at the end of the season and microdermabrasion will do exactly that.”
To protect your complexion against the changing seasonal elements, you should be changing your skincare routine to match the season you are in. Much like you switch up your wardrobe every season.
Some products you use may give you what your skin may need now, every season you should be adding, swapping and removing certain products which work for different climates.
Certain environmental conditions where you live impact the way your skin behaves. Paying attention to weather changes and what types of treatment your skin needs will help you have better protected and healthier skin all year around.
As we shift from Summer to Autumn, swapping traditional face washes for cleansing oils is a must to help prepare your complexion for the cooler, drier weather.
Cleansing oils for cooler weather are designed to keep skin hydrated and well nourished, whist face washes in summer tend to strip and break down excess oil being produced from the hot climate.
As the weather cools even more, switch to a heavier moisturiser which will also work with the cleansing oil to help skin stay well nourished. Especially for those stay in nights, where you are snuggled by the heater or fireplace.
In warmer months our complexion tends to be oilier, more hydrated and skin conditions such as eczema and acne are more likely to clear.
It’s important to add a few extra products into your skincare routine to help it combat the weather, such as face serums and toners to balance oil and keep skin nourished under the skin. And sunscreen for the face to prevent pigmentation or any other skin damage from happening.
Excess oil produced in the skin cells from sweating can congest skin. So, adding a detox mask like Biore’s Blue Agave + Baking Soda Whipped Nourishing Detox Mask RRP $9.99 will help keep pores clean from any dirt and pollution.
For sunscreen protection, Kayla recommends using the Tribe Skincare Protect Me! Day Moisturiser with SPF30 RRP $58 It not only protects the face from harmful sunrays, it also provides a healthy dose of hydration to the skin on hot days.
In Winter, the most common skin change for anyone is dryness. And chances are, this is a result of spending more time indoors with the heater on, which adds to dehydration of the skin.
Your skin’s cell barrier; which is the layer on top and protects the skin from all the environmental damages, is generally less strong in Winter, which can mean dry patches and flaking. And skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and breakouts are more common in the colder months too.
This means exfoliation and a lot of hydration are key to having healthy skin in Autumn and Winter.
Whilst sticking to your core skincare routine of cleansing, exfoliating and moisturising, you will also need to add into your daily routine, hydrating serums, masks and face oils.
To boost skin radiance, try the La Rochey-Posey Pure Vitamin C10 Anti-wrinkle, Anti-oxidant Renovating Face Serum RRP $69.95 which is suitable for sensitive skin types. The serum improves skin texture and balance, giving you a radiant glow.
For a rich hydrating mask in the cooler months, Kayla recommends her Tribe Skincare Chill Out Hydrating Mask RRP $65 which boosts moisture and balances skin tone.
Rejoice, a hair oil which actually works. But unlike styling hair oils which you use after styling your hair to lock in moisture and style, this one is used pre-shampooing to boost the health of roots and make hair shine or as a deep treatment, use on hair ends for a few hours or overnight.
I’ll admit, I was apprehensive to trial this product. How could a hair oil work before washing my hair? I mean, wouldn’t it just defeat the purpose as I am then shampooing it out of my hair? Wrong.
The concept is simple, it treats the hair follicle, root and strand soaking deeper to repair damage, so when you shampoo after treatment, the oil locks in moisture and prevents hair from drying out.
Perfect for frizzy, dry, damaged or thirsty hair, the powerful blend of protein rich Jamaican castor oil, coconut oil and Abyssinian oil; which is a Crambe seed oil extracted from the seeds of the Crambe abyssinica plant in Ethiopia. It works wonders to calm the frizz, treat spilt ends and smooth hair.
Warning: This is a heavy product and will weigh down hair. Which is why I recommend it for heavy thick hair rather than soft thin hair.
Hair will feel hydrated and soft after use, and in summer drench ends before swimming to protect the elements – you will not regret adding this product into your haircare routine.
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