Your Autumn Skin Prep Check List

Autumn is a time of seasonal change and transition. You may notice that your skin also changes with the switching of seasons. It can start to feel tight, dehydrated, tired and dull. This is the time to re-evaluate your skin care needs and your routine to help repair any summer damage and prepare your skin for winter.

exfoliate:

Summer skin can start to look a little sun damaged, thickened and pigmented - a result of days in the sun and outdoors. Regular exfoliation will help to remove the build-up of dead skin cells and allow for treatment creams to penetrate and work more effectively.

top product choices:

  • Aspects lluminating Polish is a triple action exfoliant to remove dead skin cells, detoxify and illuminate the skin.
  • Asap's Daily Exfoliating Scrub is a cleanser and exfoliant in one for the time poor. 
  • Cosmedix Pure Enzymes for a gentle yet effective way to remove dead skin cell build up and reveal smooth skin.
  • Dermalogica’s Daily Microfoliant rice bran and enzyme based gentle exfoliator is always a customer favourite. Now with a refill option.

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protect your lips:

Start daily moisturising and gentle buffing for soft, supple lips this season.

top product choices:

  • Thalgo Kiss Collection Lip Scrub. A limited edition lip scrub that gently exfoliates and conditions the lip area.
  • Payot's Nutricia Baume Levres Cocoon is a super-rich lip balm to soften even the driest of lips.
  • Dermalogica’s AGE smart Renewal Lip Complex gently exfoliates and hydrates for super smooth lips.
  • Asap’s Hydrating Lip Balm is a must have for every hand bag and desk drawer to combat stressed, dry lips throughout the day.
  • Cosmedix Lumi Lips provides all day hydration with a subtle shimmer to the lips.

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Moisturiser check in:

As autumn air becomes drier, your skin may need a heavier moisturiser. Heavier creams provide a stronger oily barrier, which means they both reduce water loss from the outer layer of skin and provide hydration to this layer of skin at the same time.

top product choices:

  • Dermalogica's Intensive Moisture Balance or Skin Smoothing Cream are good choices going into the cooler months.
  • Asap’s Ultimate Hydration with Evening Primrose Oil, Sweet Almond oil and Shea butter is a dry skins saviour.
  • Inika’s Certified Organic Macca Root Rich Day Cream. Enriched with plant oils and shea butter to nourish and protect during the colder weather.
  • Thalgo Nutri Soothing Cream replenishes skin lipids for 24 hours and helps to calm and soothe sensitivity.
  • Payot's Creme No 2 Cashmere is a comforting, nourishing and balancing moisturiser for sensitive or reactive skin types.
  • Aspects Super Moisturising Complex contains Hyaluronic Acid and Collagen to provide extra nourishment to the skin.

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For skins not wanting that extra thickness in a cream try adding a booster or light weight serum under your regular moisturiser during the colder months.

  • Add Dermalogica’s AGE smart Multivitamin Power Serum under your current moisturiser to add extra protection and hydration without increasing thickness.
  • Aspect Hydrating Serum is light but super hydrating under a moisturiser.
  • Payot’s Hydra24+ Essence is a super light water essence packed with Hyaluronic Acid to quench thirsty dehydrated skins. Used under your normal moisturiser.

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rehydrate the skin:

Summer's warm, hot and humid weather, as well as air conditioning can sap the moisture from the skin leaving skin feeling dehydrated and dry. Adding serums and hydrating mists to your routine will help to combat any dehydration and prep your skin for autumn and winter’s onslaught.

top product choices:

  • Dermalogica’s AGE smart Overnight Repair Serum to nourish, repair and hydrate skin cells.
  • Dermalogica's Skin Hydrating Booster. Perfect for every skin type including sensitive.
  • Payot's Hydra 24+ ConcentréD'Eau Super Quenching Serum. Drench your skin with much needed H20!
  • Asap’s Super B Complex will help to add hydration whilst also targeting collagen production and helping to reduce pigmentation.
  • Inika’s Phyto-Active Botanical Face Oil is a certified organic, rich hydrating serum to replenish all skin types.

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nourish your eyes:

The eyes can be one of the first places we notice fine lines, dehydration and dryness after a season of sun. The sun and wind particularly can affect the delicate skin around the eye. Switch to a creamier or vitamin packed eye cream at night to really repair and re-hydrate the skin.

top product choices:

  • Dermalogica’s AGE smart Biolumin-C Eye Serum is packed with Vitamin C to exfoliate, hydrate and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Cosmedix Opti Crystal using hydrating liquid crystals nourishes, illuminates and reduces the appearance of fine line and wrinkles.
  • Inika’s Phytofuse Renew Resveratrol Eye Cream hydrates, evens out skin tone and reduces puffiness.
  • Asap’s Firming Eye Lift protects against collagen loss whilst firming and lifting the eye area.
  • HydroPeptide Eye Authority. Best selling eye cream that targets dark circles, dehydration and fine lines.
  • Medik8 Advanced Day Eye Protect. Nourishing with a sunscreen to protect the delicate eye area.

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don’t forget your body:

Saltwater, chlorine, tanning and sun may have left your skin feeling dry and flaky. Use a body exfoliant and body moisturiser to rehydrate. Don't forget your hands! A good dose of hand cream morning and night will help keep them supple and soft this season.

top product choices:

  • Dermalogica’ s Phyto Replenish Body Oil is perfect for sun parched skin. Used to replenish, calm and moisturise.
  • Dermalogica' s Thermafoliant Body Scrub exfoliates, energises and brightens dry, dehydrated body skin.
  • Thalgo Revitalising Marine Scrub. A creamy and soothing scrub to eliminate all dead skin.
  • Payot's Baume Nutri-Relaxant. A velvety balm that leaves skin soft, silky and nourished.
  • Payot's Huile Relaxant Body Oil Cleanser. A relaxing cleansing body oil with Jasmine and Green Tea to nourish and protect the skin against dryness.
  • Payot's Gommage Relaxant is a relaxing sugar body scrub with Jasmine and white tea extracts.
  • Inika’s Phytofuse Renew Avocado Hand Cream. With Certified Organic ingredients this hand cream will protect against dehydration and daily aggressions on your hands.
  • Aspect Hand and Body Cream can be used all over the body to nourish and hydrate. Especially good for dry cuticles and nails.

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