It’s hard to believe that summer is nearly over? So, before there are crispy leaves gracing the pavement and autumn is officially upon us, lets autumn proof your skin. Like spring, autumn is a good time to clean out your cabinet and re-stock with fresh and new skincare products. Remember that all products have a shelf life, so it’s always worth keeping track when you bought your skincare, tossing out anything that has passed its expiry date.
As the seasons start to change, you may suffer bouts of skin sensitivity, redness, and irritation, but by starting your autumn preparations early you can reduce the chances of this – and if over-exposure to the sun has left it suffering from dehydration, now is the time to nourish from head-to-toe.
To help you replace the old with the new, here are our top ten skincare must haves for the coming season:
Alpha-H Gentle Daily Exfoliant - This is an award winning, zero-abrasion micro-exfoliating treatment, which effortlessly lifts away dead, dull and tired skin cells to unveil younger looking skin each morning. Full of fruit enzymes derived from Green Papaya and Pineapple will ensure a smooth fresh canvas each and every day. For all skin types, especially sensitive and reddening.
Dermalogica Climate Control Lip Treatment - Great as the weather starts to change, this gentle and caring lip treatment heals dry, chapped and damaged lips suffering from over exposure to extreme weather conditions. Did you wear your sunglasses all summer? If not, you may have noticed little creases from squinting are showing up at the corners of your eyes.
Treat your eyes to Skinstitut Eye Believe. Also a good pair of sunnies need to be worn all year round.
Ahava Time to Hydrate Essential Reviving Serum - As soon as your heating system kicks in, and the air outside gets colder and drier, skin can start to suffer. This super-saturated hydrating fluid is made for the all skin types. It intensely moisturises thirsty skin as it smooths - and restores the skins natural moisture level.
ASAP Revitalising Bodymoist - Your body may need some TLC too, as winter creeps up. Try this advanced body cream with hydroxy acids and essential plant oils to smooth and condition skin. It also provides gentle exfoliation and hydration to leave skin toned and smooth.
Skinstitut Hydrating Mask - If the cooler temperatures aggravate your skin, this powerful, hydrating treatment mask, enriched with a blend of plant extracts designed to reduce symptoms of irritation, will soothe, purify and nourish stressed dull skin.
Alpha-H Moisture Boosting Facial Mist - A fantastic product throughout the year for an instant pick-me-up revitalises your thirsty skin using hydrating botanicals such as Aloe Vera and Papaya and the calming essential oil of Lavender. Spritz directly onto your face and neck after cleansing. Just because the summer is officially coming to a close, never neglect your sun defence.
Even if the sun isn’t high, it is still strong enough to do some damage – Kosmea Moisturising Lotion SPF 30+ is a lightweight lotion providing UVA and UVB protection. Ahava Mineral Makeup Care - try this lightweight, oil-free, liquid make-up for flawless coverage while moisturising and protecting the skin. Enriched with hydrating Dead Sea minerals and Dunaliella seaweed which is loaded with powerful antioxidants.