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Preparing your skin for Autumn!  

Autumn has arrived and the change in season can be a nightmare for those with skin conditions! The cooler climate can dry the skin out causing a flare up. Here at Grahams Natural we’re all about treating these flare-ups naturally. Below are some tips on how we would recommend Autumn proofing your skin depending on your skin! 

Your skin needs extra nourishment and protection during the fall but this is easy done with our range of natural skincare products! 

Eczema in Autumn 

Eczema is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition and is present in the symptoms of dry, itchy and red skin. Although we are talking more than just a little redness on the skin. It can cause inflamed skin, which can flake or crack, scaly patches, small, raised bumps, as well as severe itching, especially at night. 

If you have Eczema, your skin is already extremely dry and the changing of season will not help as Autumn air is cooler and dryer! If you want to avoid making things worse for your Eczema, here are some helpful tips you can follow to avoid eczema flare-ups from now and through the winter! 

Make sure you’re keeping up the moisturising routine! This is vital throughout the cooler months to ensure your skin is staying properly hydrated and this will help repair damage to the skin's barrier. As Autumn wind is cooler and drier than the summer wind, it will reduce the intensity of the wind entering the body through your skin, minimising the negative effect it has on the body. 

Grahams Natural C+ Eczema & Dermatitis Relief Cream is perfect for those with eczema. It is clinically tested to provide 6 hrs of hydration. It is a class 1 medical device which means there is proof the product actually works to reduce redness and inflammation of the skin. 

We also recommend pairing this with the Grahams Natural Bath & Body Oil. Many eczema sufferers have seen incredible results by using a combination of these two products. It is 100% oil based, which is exactly what you need when the top layers of your skin are compromised by irritation. Applying an oil product before cream will help increase your skin's hydration and avoid frequent reapplication. 

Rosacea in Autumn 

Rosacea is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that affects the blood vessels. It most commonly occurs on the face and appears in the form of reddened skin. It is quite often confused with other skin conditions like acne, eczema or other skin allergies! 

While there is no exact trigger for Rosacea, changing in weather temperatures can have a major impact on the skin. It is important if you live with Rosacea that you take proper measures to protect your skin from the Autumn weather. Here are some helpful tips to prevent a flareup of your Rosacea throughout the cooler months! 

Use a scarf to protect your face from the wind! When facing the elements, it is important to keep your skin protected and as Rosacea is mainly present on the face, eliminating exposure will help prevent a flare-up. For those with ocular rosacea, it would be beneficial to wear sunglasses as well. 

Let hot drinks cool down before drinking to avoid the redness and flushing associated with hot liquids. Even small but extreme changes in temperature like drinking a hot drink could trigger a flare-up. 

Maintain a good skincare routine. For those with Rosacea it is recommended following a simple two-step skincare routine. This will help keep your skin clean and hydrated but not over strip the skin. Grahams Natural Rosacea Essentials pack contains our most popular Rosacea Cream & Facial Cleanser. This pack has been specially developed for those with Rosacea and want to stick to the simple two-step skincare routine. Grahams Natural Rosacea Cream is a Class 1 Medical Device which means it has scientific backing that the product actually works. 

It is also important to continue wearing sunscreen daily as sun exposure is a major trigger for Rosacea flare-ups. Grahams Natural SunClear sunscreen has been specially formulated for those for sensitive skin so you can be assured that it will not further irritate your skin. 

Psoriasis in Autumn 

Psoriasis is an auto-immune condition that commonly presents itself in the form of scaling and redness on the skin.Psoriasis occurs when there is an intensified production of the skin, accumulating in white patches on the knee, elbow and scalp areas. It can also have an impact on the joints but in most cases, outbreaks come in the form of patches known as psoriatic plaques. Contrary to popular belief, psoriasis is not the same as eczema (although often confused), and it is not contagious.

Although there is no exact cause/trigger for psoriasis, the immune system plays a major role in its development. Germs, illnesses, viruses & bacteria or anything that will cause a reaction from your immune system can trigger a flare-up of psoriasis. Strive to keep yourself healthy by eating a balanced diet, getting regular physical activity, enough rest and keeping stress levels under control. 

Grahams Natural Psoriasis Creamhas been scientifically developed to treat psoriasis symptoms naturally. It is a topical emollient therapy and works to hydrate the skin, alleviating the common symptoms of psoriasis. For best results, we recommend using in conjunction with the Grahams Natural Body & Bath Oil or Cleansing Bar

If you suffer from scalp psoriasis, we have just released a new scalp range! The Scalp Relief Cream & Scalp Relief Shampoo are scientifically formulated for the relief of dry, itchy & flaky scalps.It is formulated with Manuka Honey for skin-soothing moisturisation, Calendula to calm irritation and Jojoba Seed Oil for its cooling and soothing effect. It is natural and clinically formulated to provide relief. It is suitable for daily and long term use.