A change in season means a change in skincare. Save your skin from becoming dull and lifeless as the weather cools with our top 5 tips for autumn.
Falling leaves and cosy nights at home, Halloween treats and one eye on winter wellness; autumn can be pretty magical. But while summer skincare focuses on UV protection and lightweight formulations, autumn brings longer nights, drying central heating and a dramatic change in diet; all of which can be a recipe for out of balance skin.
Enter: the autumn skincare routine. A transitional period, this time of year is ideal for taking a close look at your complexion—reversing any summer damage and preparing your complexion for winter. Think skin-tingling exfoliation, luscious layers of moisture and handbag heroes to keep you topped up throughout the day.
Here’s what you need to know.
1. Renew your complexionSummer’s glowing tans and pretty freckles may start to give way to parched, flaky skin at this time of year. Rejuvenate with a daily swipe of Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Pads, formulated to effectively smooth and brighten. Starting to discover oily patches and problem spots? Try a 10-minute boost from Papaya Enzyme Peel, ideal for exfoliating and purifying lacklustre, post-summer skin.
2. Reset the clocks
While an extra hour in the day may sound like good news, a change in clocks can cause upheaval for our circadian rhythms. The knock-on effect? Dark circles, dull skin and dehydration. Discover the science of beauty sleep with the Peptide range, skin-synchronising treatments to illuminate sluggish complexions.
3. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
The colder the climate, the less able your skin is to protect itself. Start by switching to a nourishing cleanser like Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm: powerful enough to remove all traces of dirt and grime, gentle enough not to strip your skin like harsh soaps and foams. To finish, layer your favourite cream over a facial oil to really help lock in hydration.
4. Take time for you
Rainy days, darker nights; autumn is just the time to perfect your bath time indulgence. Three capfuls of bath milk in the water while you soak, an all over scrub and an invigorating massage with hydrating oil. As we head towards less sunshine, winter layers and a temptation to let beauty routines slip, your skin will thank you for a little treat.
5. Carry your favourites
Hands and lips are constantly exposed, and far too easily forgotten. Stock your handbag with tubes of buttery hand and nail cream and ultra conditioning lip balm for replenishing, long lasting comfort throughout the day.