October 16, 2017
As the season changes, and the weather gets cooler
but not that much yet because global warming is real it’s a great time to switch up your skincare. Colder weather, central heating and other environmental aggressors are a disaster for skin, so here are my top tips on what to add to your roster this autumn…
Your skin needs all the hydration it can get, to protect it from harsh winds and drying heaters. I’ve added in the Tata Harper Concentrated Brightening essence, applied directly to the skin after I cleanse. Thanks to it’s Alpha and Beta Hydroxy it evens out skin tone and prepares your skin for serum. I would recommend the Super Aqua Serum from Guerlain. For added glow, the Midnight Radiance Mask from Omorovicza uses active ingredients which gently exfoliate the skin and promote cell renewal, so you wake up glowing.
This is the time of year I’ll switch up my moisturiser to a thicker one. Although I love the feeling of a thick one in summer, my skin doesn’t so it’s only when it gets colder that I can allow myself the feeling of being slathered in moisturiser. The richer they are, the better they are at protecting the skin from drying out. In the evening I’ve been loving the Crème Fraîche from Nuxe which uses plant milks to give you an incredibly comfortable feeling, plus it smells amazing. In the morning I’ve been reaching for Glossier Priming Moisturizer Rich which acts as a perfect base for make up, too.
Autumn and Winter are the best times to renew the skin as once the sun isn’t so strong you can safely start using retinols and peels more frequently (but please still use sun protection everyday. Even in London. I’m watching you.) Oskia’s cult classic Renaissance Mask uses natural fruit acids – goodbye congestion and dead skin cells – alongside Lactic Acid and Prebiotics for the clearest complexion you’ll ever have.
If you haven’t used retinol before, the Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Oil is a great place to start, as it doesn’t upset the skin thanks to the chia, grape and avocado oil it’s paired with and is gentle enough to use every night. Perfect for rejuvenating damaged skin.
If you’re super into your retinol the only brand I trust with high grade is Skinceuticals. The Retinol 0.3 is perfectly stabilised and designed to deliver for maximum efficiency. It’ll help stimulate cell regeneration and build collagen. Initially usejust once or twice a week as your skin becomes accustomed.
Just because summer is gone doesn’t mean we all want to look deathly pale. I’ve got nothing against being less tanned, I just don’t want to look ill. Lately I’ve been using the Tan Luxe Sleep Oil to give me an overnight glow.
Just as we nourish our bodies, we should be nourishing our skin. The Abeille Royale Youth Watery Oil from Guerlain has made a huge difference to my skin thanks to it’s high quality ingredients of Black Bee Honey and Royal Jelly. You can use it instead of or before a serum, as it’s a non sticky, water like consistency.
I mean, why not? I love switching up my perfume and the Penhaligon’s Portrait Collection has something for everyone. I’ve been using the Ruthless Countess Dorothea that mixes bergamot and ginger (yes please).