1. Up Your Hydration
Cooler, windier weather arrives in autumn, humidity levels drop and your skin can really suffer. Cranking up your central heating sucks even more moisture out of your skin. The best way to hydrate your skin is to include ingredients in your regime that draw water to the surface of your skin. These are called humectants and include goodies like hyaluronic acid, glycerin and aloe vera – which, by the way, are all formulated into our super hydrating Pre-Eminent Beauty Serum.
2. Target Sun-Damaged Skin
No matter how well you’ve protected your skin during summer, pesky dark patches can still creep up on you. A great way to target post-summer discolourations is through gentle, but regular exfoliation. Exfoliating is vital for improving cell turnover so that dead skin cells don’t hang around at the surface of your skin for longer than necessary, causing it to look dull and sluggish. Try our Natural Luminosity Scrub which is gentle enough to use every day and bring back that healthy, summer glow.
3. Rebuild Your Skin's Protective Barrier
Like your skin’s very own bodyguard, the skin’s barrier (aka the stratum corneum) is the uppermost layer that protects it and keeps it healthy by keeping moisture in and unwanted irritants out. UV radiation is a killer on your skin’s barrier function and this is why your skin can often feel dry, flaky, inflamed and often more sensitive by the time summer ends. To help get your skin’s barrier back in shape, avoid using hot water when you cleanse your skin. Eat plenty of omega-rich foods such as oily fish, seeds and nuts, and look for moisturisers and treatment serums that contains things like ceramides, fatty acids, hydrating humectants and vitamin E. Try our Night Elixir to get your fix every night before bed.
4. Start a Regular Retinol Routine
Autumn is the perfect time to start applying retinol as it works crazy hard to boost collagen, repair connective tissue and undo any sun-induced free radical damage. Our Pre-Eminent Beauty Serum contains a gentle, but very effective derivate of retinol called retinyl palmitate. Retinyl palmitate is perfect for all skin types (yes, even sensitive skin) because it’s less likely to irritate your complexion than other retinoids like pure retinol or prescription tretinoin.
5. Don't Forget the Sun is Still There!
It’s true, the overall level of UV radiation decreases a tad after summer due to the change in the angle in which the sun’s rays hit the Earth, but UVA rays are constant all year and penetrate right through cloud and fog.
The answer, thankfully, is simple. Protect. Your. Skin. Our Organic Tinted Moisturiser with SPF 25 is fabulous every day of the year as it not only provides broad-spectrum protection (which means it protects from both UVA and UVB radiation) but it also contains a gorgeous hint of colour to even out your skin tone and add a cheeky little glow. What’s more, you can choose from four wearable shades, so depending on your natural skin colour, we’ve got you covered. Literally!