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Don't let autumn take its toll on you

By Wells Journal  |  Posted: September 25, 2012

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As we head into the autumn season you should start thinking about adapting your skin, make-up and hair routines to accommodate the harsher weather.

With the temperature dropping and the air getting dryer your skin will become vulnerable to dehydration so it is important to consider the skin care products you're using.

You should not only be choosing products to protect you from the colder weather but also those which will correct any summer damage that your skin may have suffered.

Switching from lotions to creams is a good start. With the cold, dry air and harsh winds your skin will need a thicker moisturiser to provide an oily barrier and keep the skin hydrated.

A non-petroleum based lip balm will provide the same sort of protection for your lips.

Oil based scrubs will both exfoliate and hydrate and will help revitalise summer skin that may have been left feeling flaky and dry.

When it comes to make-up, different variations of the same trends tend to come and go each year but it's always important to give your cheeks the colour they will be lacking in the colder climate.

This season the 'vintage English' look is set to be a popular choice; a rosy flush on the cheeks, minimal attention around the eyes (emphasising the brow) and a bright shade of red for the lips, giving the impression that you've just come in from the cold but looking healthy with it.

Alternatively, long sweeping accents around the eyes offer something more exciting for special occasions and nights out. When co-ordinated properly, bold colours such as blue and orange can be the perfect finishing touch to an outfit.

Finally, overcoming brittle and weak hair during autumn is perhaps the biggest challenge of all when adjusting your seasonal beauty routine but there are products available which work wonders.

Start with trimming split ends to make whichever products you do use more effective, then go out and grab yourself a decent deep conditioner to help nourish your hair after washing. If you've decided to go for a new colour this autumn then it might be wise to invest in a colour-protecting conditioner so the shade stays brighter for longer.

If your hair is prone to frizzing at this time of year then look into getting a silicone-based hair spray.

Of course an early trip to your local salon once the weather turns can save you a lot of hassle in the long run. Not only will they help you decide on the stylish and manageable cut but they can offer you all the expert advice you need for keeping hair strong and healthy during autumn.

Jax Hair Salon

Jax Hair Salon is delighted to introduce a new nail service, using OPI nail polish. OPI is the world leader in professional nail care, providing the finest quality products to ensure you achieve the highest standard of manicure.

Set in complete privacy on the first floor, the brand new nail bar has been designed to the highest standard and luxury.

From a quick fix express manicure or pedicure to a full luxury spa manicure or pedicure, Jax offers everything you need to keep your nails in shape and your hands and feet looking and feeling fabulous.

The salon is entirely flexible to your needs so if you would like your manicure or pedicure to run simultaneously to your hair colour development or while you undertake a shampoo and set for example, this can be accommodated.

Throughout October you will receive a ten per cent discount when booking your nail treatment if you also have a hair treatment.

This month also welcomes the launch of the new loyalty programme. This has been designed exclusively with you, the client, in mind. The programme allows customers to gain points every time they visit and also gain exclusive members benefits. To find out more get in touch and you will be sent the new Loyalty Pack.

Call on 01749 673774 or email info@hair dressingbyjax.co.uk.

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  • VivienPage  |  September 26 2012, 5:07PM

    I'm stocking up on pro naturals moroccan argan oil as we speak, can't leave my hair unconditioned! Thanks for the article.

  • VivienPage  |  September 26 2012, 5:05PM

    I'm stocking up on pro naturals moroccan argan oil as we speak, can't leave my hair unconditioned! Thanks for the article.