The change from Summer to Autumn requires a little tweak to your skincare routine to maintain hydration and keep irritation at bay. Here are 5 simple switch-ups you can make to your routine as autumn kicks in.
Autumn is the perfect time to get rid of clogged pores and flaky skin with a gentle exfoliator to give you that beautiful glow. Choose a gentle cleanser/exfoliator that contains nourishing ingredients, that hydrate without stripping off your skin. Our top pick is Primera Facial Mild Peeling Gel, this award winning exfoliator contains broccoli, neem tree and chamomile extracts to gently remove old and dead skin cells to help to unclog the pores, and prevent whiteheads and acne. Say hi to softer and smoother skin!
Invest in Serums
Did you know that serums are the only form of skincare that contains molecules small enough to actually penetrates the dermal layer? That is why they’re often used to target a specific skin concern.
In terms of choosing the perfect serums for Autumn, we’d recommend looking out for serums containing hydrating and repair properties ingredients that work to regenerate tired and fatigued skin caused by spending too much time in the Summer sun.
We’re madly in love with the One Thing’s serum range. Check out their whitening and skin tone up serum containing highly concentrated Jeju tangerine extract – One Thing Tangerine Serum, and their hydrating and repairing serum containing highly concentrated centella asiatica extract (cica) – One thing Centella Asiatica Serum.
Richer and Thicker Moisturiser
Switch up your Summer lightweight moisturiser to a richer and thicker cream. As it gets cooler, and the wind becomes harsher, you should go for a slightly more hydrating moisturiser with a thicker consistency to lock in the hydration – just like you would put on an extra jacket on colder days!
The Illiyoon Ultra Repair Duo includes two superstar products that your skin wants. One, the Ultra Repair Cream: a nutrient-rich moisturiser for dehydrated, rough and sensitive skin, with soothing & repairing ingredients: Madecassoside and Panthenol. Two, the Ultra Repair Lotion: a deeply hydrating yet lightweight & refreshing body lotion. Together, these ingredients boost the suppleness of your skin and improve your moisture barrier. They’re ideal for all skin types, especially for those with sensitive and dry skin!
The multiple award winning Alpine Berry Watery Cream moisturiser from Primera is a long-time favourite of ours. For its combination of alpine berry complex, madecassoside, and niacinamide, this is an intensively hydrating, soothing, and recovery cream that you will want this Autumn. You’ll also want to recycle the jar after and use it as a cute succulent planter after!
Treat Redness with Calming Ingredients
If you’re prone to redness then chances are you’ll notice it flare up more around the nose and cheeks in the cooler seasons. Look out for calming, cooling, and anti-inflammatory ingredients like centella asiatica (cica), artemisia (mugwort) which help to calm flushing, redness, and soothe irritation. Check out our Goodbye Redness Kit: including One Thing Artemisia Capillaris Extract, and DR.G. Red Blemish Soothing Cream.
Don’t Forget Sunscreen!
Even though you might not be seeing the sun as much in Autumn, the UV radiation is present all year round and can penetrate through windows! Keep your skin protected daily with a high SPF sunscreen with at least SPF30. Round Lab 1025 Dokdo Sun Cream SPF50+PA++++ is formulated with triple hyaluronic acid, Centella Asiatica, and green tea extracts to hydrate and retain moisture, calms irritation, and control excess oil and sebum while protecting your skin from the harsh sun.