The transition from hot summer days to cooler autumn weather can play havoc on our skin which is why using the same products all year round isn’t always the best approach.
During chillier months, like autumn, our skin requires the extra nourishment and hydration it’s loved during summer. How? Through the ingredients we wisely choose to suit the season. We’ve compiled a collection of our must-have autumn essentials to keep your skin looking and feeling fresh.
During cooler months like autumn, the skin will often produce less oil and therefore experience dehydration quicker. This is where thicker moisturisers, face oils and nourishing fatty acids come in.
By choosing oil-based products such as cleansers and moisturisers, we’re able to lock in moisture within the skin and prevent the water loss dehydrated skin experiences. These products also stop us from stripping the skin of natural oils and instead, support a balanced skin barrier.
Ever experienced flaky, dry skin during those cooler months? This is often due to our skin’s natural shedding process slowing down when the seasons do. Not only can it lead to your skin feeling more sensitive and redder than normal, but it can also clog pores (which can result in breakouts).
This is why it’s important to have an exfoliation routine all year round, especially when it’s colder, to combat this and kickstart your cell renewal. The cooler months can also bring on an increase in flakiness and dryness on your skin.
Exfoliation 2-3 times per week can support the cell renewal process and help manage your skin’s adjustment to the season.
A big misconception about the cooler weather is that the damage of free radicals isn’t as strong when in fact, it couldn’t be further from the truth! The increase in wind and unpredictable weather means free radicals are on the loose to continue causing long-term damage to our skin.
Now, we all turn to the likes of vitamin C when we’re feeling a little under the weather in autumn, but did you know that it's the perfect ingredient for when your skin is feeling like that too? Yes! vitamin C is a powerhouse antioxidant that is not only protective but incredibly nurturing to our skin.
Vitamin C delivers one of the most well-known forms of antioxidant protection that not only helps to retain moisture within the skin but supports it from harmful free radicals. Often found in your morning serums, Vitamin C is a go-to ingredient to support your skin during the seasonal change.
All of these recommendations aren’t just for the face but our body too! The skin on our body is often neglected when it comes to autumn skincare routines but it’s experiencing the same seasonal shifts as the skin on our face. This is why treating our body to nourishing hydrators, regular replenishment and antioxidant protection is just as important. Luckily, we’ve got just what you need to do this!
For locking in moisture and promoting long-term nourishment, don’t look further than our French Pear with Shea Butter bar. Soothing and moisturising without stripping the skin of its natural oils, this is a go-to bar for many during the cooler months.
When it’s time for some exfoliating skin renewal, pair your skincare routine with our Activated Charcoal with Peppermint combination to unclog pores on the body and invigorate the senses. This leaves the skin feeling thoroughly cleansed and prepared for body moisturisers post-shower.