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How to prevent skin damage in Autumn

Autumn is the bridge between summer and winter; when nature’s colours are still shining brightly with vibrant oranges and reds, but also when we see the first frosts, and begin to wrap up warmly to protect against the new chill in the air.

In this season, daylight dwindles; the sun’s rays grow weaker.

Plants and trees have to struggle and compete to get water and food to their roots, so nature saves energy and slows itself down.

Deciduous trees enter their winter hibernation and their leaves fall, creating a colourful protective mantle on the earth.

And what happens to our skin and our bodies in Autumn?

As daylight hours lessen, so too do our levels of Vitamin D.

Vitamin D has a huge influence on our hormones, our hearts and our thyroids.

For this reason, in Autumn, cases of underactive thyroid increase, and people who have problems with their thyroids tend to have lower moods and dryer skin than in the summer. In addition, the return to work or to studies means we spend less time outdoors, and so we don’t benefit from the sun’s rays.

Additional factors that influence dry skin and ageing in Autumn

As the temperature drops, people tend to take baths or showers with hotter water.

In some places, the cooling weather leads to the use of central heating, which, whilst drying the air in the room, dries out the epidermis simultaneously.

The combination of sudden temperature changes and sun-damaged skin from the summer means that the skin loses hydration and tone.

During this season, the skin’s tissue loses flexibility. It dries out easily or ages prematurely if not thoroughly cared for.

All of the external elements are factors that change emotional behavior and we all know that emotions have a strong influence on health and the appearance of the skin and hair.

How do we get back our natural complexions? What advice is there for protecting the skin from the effects of Autumn?

This is the best time to start using the MIDNIGHT REJUVENATION oil serum on your face after showering because the pores open up when exposed to heat.

For best results, spread the body oil SENSUAL OPULENCE (coming soon) all over your body and repeat 4 times a week or every day if your skin is very dry. The oil will rehydrate your skin and make it feel amazing.

 After summer, pay special attention to your lips

The skin around your lips is some of the most delicate on the body, so it suffers when exposed to changes in humidity, and if it becomes dehydrated, wrinkles will form around the mouth.

When sebum production is limited and there’s a lack of Vitamin D, the lips really dry out. This gets worse in Autumn.

Our advice would be to apply a bit of SMOOTH ADDICTION balm to prevent or to soften the lines around the lips and eyes. For best results, apply throughout the day and every night before going to bed.

A deep beauty treatment

Those who suffer from facial redness are affected by the drastic changes in temperature when Autumn arrives. It’s really important not to scrub the skin too much. Instead, gently apply VELVET HYDRATION followed by WAY TO RADIANCE, as well as SMOOTH ADDICTION as needed. The combination of calming plants and purifying clay soothes and nourishes the skin, leaving it refreshed and unclogged.

At night, after cleansing and nourishing the skin, use a small amount of the INSTANT LIBERATION masque. Apply it mainly to the reddened areas of the skin, leaving it to deliver its maximum benefits whilst you are sleeping. The next day, you’ll find that the skin is vibrant and glowing.

Beautifying Breakfast

We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But did you know that it is also key for beautiful skin?

A breakfast with protein and healthy fats provides you with long lasting energy in the morning. At the same time you should avoid to eat sugar, fructose, refined grains and grains with a lot of gluten.

We recommend a portion of protein from the following ingredients :

For vegans

  • Nuts like walnuts, pine nuts and almonds
  • Vegan cheeses
  • Vegetable spreads
  • Legumes like lentils and chickpeas in small quantities
  • Quinoa
  • Avocado

For non-vegans

  • Eggs: organic or free range  (number 0 or 1)
  • Goat and sheep cheese (also cow cheese, if it’s a good quality, organic cheese and if you are not cow lactose intolerant)
  • Roquefort (it’s a great source of B12, especially if you don’t eat meat)
  • Ham from organic agricultures
  • Fermented milk like kefir and yogurt
  • Small fish such as sardines or anchovies
  • Organic butter

Combine it with a small piece of organic whole grain bread made from sour dough. Ancient grains such as spelt, kamut or rye have less gluten are easier to digest. You can also have a beverage without sugar – coffee, tea, vegetable milk (use stevia from the health food store or coconut sugar to sweeten)

You can also have a fresh fruit, but do avoid juices, especially fruit juices, in the morning.

A breakfast low in sugar and fructose, and with the right Omega 3 and 6 balance will provide your body with the optimal nutrients and a radiant skin.

Small steps to conscious living

The future of our planet is an important issue today.Although many people take our planet for granted, environmental and ethical consciousness is impulsing change. As consumers we should be aware that our daily actions impact not only ourselves but also many others as well as our future.

Here is a list compiled by the UN of little things you can do that will actually have an impact:

  • Turn off devices and unplug them
  • Carefully select the companies you buy from
  • Recycle
  • Compost food scraps
  • Eat less animal products
  • Take shorter showers
  • Donate
  • Use alternative modes of transportation
  • Stay informed

You can find more details here

LUDWIG BECK on Marienplatz

Leader in niche and organic skincare in Germany

We are excited that our LE PURE certified organic skincare line is now available at the prestigious LUDWIG BECK store in Munich. LUDWIG BECK is not only an extraordinary store, it can look back at a long and successful history.

It all started when young button maker and dress trimmer Ludwig Beck opened a workshop in 1861. Starting with only a few workers Ludwig Beck managed to expand his business steadily and even King Ludwig II of Bavaria was one of his customers. The company remained in the Beck family until 1938 when it was sold to Gustl Feldmeier who led LUDWIG BECK through the next decades. Gustl Feldmeier not only expanded the store he also created the famous flagship store on Marienplatz in Munich. The department store is located in the heart of Munich and has become an indispensable part of the cityscape of Munich.

LUDWIG BECK in 1861

LUDWIG BECK in 1861

Nowadays LUDWIG BECK is famous for offering a unique shopping experience that satisfies all wishes of their customers. The flagship store is therefore called “Store of the Senses”. Furthermore the store’s originality and creativity has made into one of the most influential and trendsetting stores in Germany.

LUDWIG BECK

Besides offering well known luxury products, clients can also find niche products, which makes LUDWIG BECK one of the leaders in niche organic skincare. We are very proud to be a part of this success story.

The LE PURE organic skincare line is available at Marienplatz as well as at the LUDWIG BECK Beauty Fünf Höfe store and the LUDWIG BECK online store.