Know-vember: The More You Know, the More You Save

When it comes to achieving the glowing complexion that will make you the star of Christmas pics, knowledge is everything. That is why Austin Clinic is re-naming this month Know-vember. Our team invites you to get to know some of the essential facts regarding skincare.

by | Nov 1, 2023

This month, and every month, our reader-friendly, information-rich website and social media are dedicated to giving you the knowledge you need to care for your skin. What makes this month special is that you can use knowledge to snare a 20% discount on your purchase.

Here’s how …

Need to Know-vember: How to Get 20% Off Your Skincare Purchase

Austin Clinic is pleased to announce its 2023:

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Event
Starts Monday, November 20th
Ends midnight Monday, November 27th

This skincare celebration event is a wonderful opportunity to stock up on skincare basics, purchase gifts for the upcoming holidays, and maybe treat yourself to a moisturiser, serum, or other product you have been wanting to try. It is also a wonderful opportunity to expand your knowledge and put it to use in a BIG WAY.

All you need to do to score your 20% discount is answer a single question in our easy quiz. In addition to getting the correct answer to the question, you’ll also get a money-saving code as a reward to use on your favourite products. Nothing could be easier … or better … for your skin.

Here are some other things you should know …

When It’s Know-vember, Treat Your Skin with Kindness

Summer is just around the corner, the season of sun, sand, and sweat. Spring is the time to get ready for it. Keeping your skin clean is important year-round, of course, but especially meaningful in November, a transitional season.

Your impulse may be to go heavy on cleaning to rid your face of dead, dry skin cells that have developed during cold weather. The problem with this approach is that while you are ridding yourself of dry skin, you are also leaching out healthy skin oils and water. “A number of factors impact how often you should cleanse your face,” says Dr Austin. “The goal is to keep your skin clear and blemish-free without triggering irritation or breakouts from over-cleansing.” For most people, a single- or twice-daily facial cleansing is appropriate.

Sun Time In Australia Means Sunscreen for You

Know-vember means more fun in the sun, but that isn’t fun for your skin. The culprit is the sun’s UV rays, which can lead to sunburn, cataracts, and skin cancer. On a good day, the UV index registers at 2. Come summer, however, and that number jumps to an unhealthy 11 throughout the country, leading to Australia’s high incidence of skin cancer.

If that’s not enough to motivate you to become besties with your sunscreen, here are more reasons for prioritising applying and re-applying sunscreen regularly in Know-vember:

  • UV levels are highest on a clear day at midday.
  • You burn fastest when the shadow you cast is shortest. (UV is high when the sun is high in the sky.)
  • UV levels are just as strong from 9am to noon as they are from noon until 3pm.
  • You may not feel UV radiation on a cooler day, but it’s there. It’s there even when the sky is cloudy.

The SunSmart App from the Cancer Council is an easy-to-use app you can download free to help keep yourself sun-safe.

His and Hers: Skincare Knowledge for Men and Women

Have you noticed an explosion of skincare products on the market that are created for men? The interesting fact about this is there is no difference between skincare for men and skincare for women, but there is a difference in marketing. “Men’s skincare products tend to be more functional in terms of packaging, regimen, ingredients, lighter weight in textures with more traditional formats – gels, gel creams, lotions; and masculine in terms of sensorial cues,” says The Aedition in their article on the subject.

“Your skin doesn’t know what gender you are,” explains Dr Austin. “Gender is only relevant in that hormonal fluctuations can affect skin behaviour.” Hence, just as with lifestyle factors, medications and health conditions play a part in skin health and beauty. “Everyone’s skin is different, and a skincare regime should be tailored to the individual not their gender,” says Dr Austin.

Skincare Problems Solved and More

Do you want to know more about how to keep your skin healthy and looking its best? The skincare experts at Austin Clinic are eager to talk with you and truly make this the Know-vember of your life! Contact us today for the information you need to be your best self today, tomorrow, and beyond.