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Season Change: Preparing your Skin for Autumn

Updated: Nov 8, 2020

As seasons change, temperature and humidity decreases the impact the skin has established to deal with the environmental assaults during the summer. Hyperpigmentation (uneven pigment) tends to appear as well as dull-looking skin. Prepare for fall with some simple changes to your skin care regimen.

Hyperpigmentation (uneven pigment) tends to appear as well as dull-looking skin. Prepare for fall with some simple changes to your skin care regimen.


"I have to admit, I used to hate using oil on my skin : I did not like their perfume on my body and I thought it would only add some more greasy effect on my skin. It is rather ironic for an african woman like me, especially since oils have always been used in our families ! "

As seasons change, temperature and humidity decreases the impact the skin has established to deal with the environmental insults during the summer. Skin loses moisture and often will start itching. However fall is also the time to repair skin damage that occurred during the summer months brought on by increased exposure to UV rays, heat, sweat, chlorine or saltwater. Hyperpigmentation (uneven pigment) tends to appear as well as dull-looking skin. Prepare for fall with some simple changes to your skin care regimen.

This is my take on it:

I have to admit, I used to hate using oil on my skin ("used to hate" being the operative term). I did not like their scent on my body and I thought it would only add a more greasy effect on my skin. It is rather ironic for an African woman like me, especially since oils have always been used in our families for centuries!


Ever since I was a little girl, my mother took care of my skin by massaging my body using raw Shea Butter or Baobab or Coconut oils. It’s only years later, after loads of research, that I realized how beauty oils were good for my skin. I discovered that oils could benefit each skin types : from oily, combination, dry, rosacea, sensitive to mature skin, you would find the perfect oil to treat your skin type.


For my part, I set my mind on two different types of oils. First the « O.A » oils, rich in Oleic acid they’re excellent to take care of dry to normal skins that don’t suffer from acne. Then my favorites : oils that are rich in linoleic acid ! The latter are told to be wonderful for acne prone skin as some anglo-saxon studies revealed that acne is caused by a lack of linoleic acid from the skin.


Personally, I love mixing oils to maximize their benefits : I prepare a little oil cocktail made of my favourite oils that I apply on my face before using a facial steamer. This steam bath help open the pores so the skin can enjoy each oils virtues. My favourite oils are : Guava, Lapis, Baobab, Rose, Tamanu, Rice and Tomato.


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Editor's Note: Updated 30 Jan 2020 - Taking the lead from our Founder's Seasonal Rituals and wellness quest for skincare and all things melanin, we often put together the Science and Art in easy to read essays and articles for our community. Read up on What to know about Hyperpigmentation - Knowledge without Paranoia

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