The start of autumn is a good time to give your skin care routine a shakeup! When the temperatures begin to drop, your skin can change, and not for the better! There is less moisture in the air, the heating gets cranked and the cold winds pick up, all of which can have a direct knock-on effect on your complexion. You can go from a dewy and glowy complexion in summer, to dull, pimply and dry skin in autumn.
For radiant skin, here are our top tips for combating the autumn weather.
Switch your moisturiser from a lightweight summer formula to a heavier one. Look for an occlusive formula that will form a barrier between your skin and the harsh weather. But also concoctions that contain hydrating ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and aloe vera.
beautyheaven loves: Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-replenishing Hydrator, NEUTROGENA ® HYDRO BOOST Water Gel, L’Occitane Ultra Thirst Quenching Cream
Boost hydration by swapping out your current serum for a hydrating version. Serums are an effective way of making changes to your skin quickly. Plus, they’re packed full of nutrients that can address any skin concern. Look out for moisturising ingredients hyaluronic acid, vitamin e and algae extract.
A lack of moisture can trap dead skin cells under the skin that can make it look dull, so it’s imperative you’re regularly sloughing them off. Start by incorporating a refining toner containing acids into your regime. But if you want a more powerful exfoliation, use a resurfacing treatment.
beautyheaven loves: Alpha-H Liquid Gold, Lancôme Tonique Douceur Softening Hydrating Toner, Paula’s Choice Resist Weekly Resurfacing Treatment with 10% AHA, Lancôme Tonique Douceur Softening Hydrating Toner
Continue to wear an SPF on a daily basis. UV levels are still high in autumn and anything over three can do damage to your skin.
What’s your autumn skin care plan? Have you tried any of these products?