HOW TO REFRESH YOUR SKIN FOR THE NEW SEASON
Autumn has arrived! Yes, it’s time to cleanse, polish and moisturise your way to beautiful, post-summer skin. Here are our top five skincare tips and recommendations to keep your skin looking healthy and happy, all through the new season.
CLEAR AWAY BLACKHEADS
Did you know? Sweat doubled with sunscreen build-up can cause your pores to become clogged and your skin to look dull. Clear blackheads, unclog pores and buff away dead skin cells with a gentle face scrub, two to three times a week, to instantly reveal a brighter complexion that’s oh-so-soft and smooth. To help prevent blemishes and breakouts, go for a scrub that contains salicylic acid and green tea to exfoliate dead skin cells and calm redness. Top tip: for an ultra-deep cleansing treat, leave your scrub on for five minutes before gently massaging in circular motions and rinsing with warm water.
STOP USING HARSH TAP WATER
As temperatures begin to drop, your skin may start to feel drier – so it’s important to retain as much moisture in your skin as possible. Harsh tap water can be known to cause dry skin and even sensitive skin, as it can strip it of its natural oils and even leave it feeling irritated. So, now is the time to ditch harsh cleansers and opt for a nourishing formula that’s gentle, soothing and hydrating, like a cleansing micellar water which doesn’t need to be rinsed off – job done!
MULTI-MASK YOUR WAY TO GLOWING SKIN
Kick back, relax and treat thirsty, undernourished and dull skin to a pampering sheet mask. Inspired by K-Beauty rituals, these Instagrammable face masks, perfect for a #selfcaresunday selfie, are like a surge of vitality for your skin and the perfect antidote to dry, lifeless complexions. Revive your skin with a nourishing radiance sheet mask to leave your skin flawlessly glowing.
REBALANCE COMBINATION SKIN
Oily t-zone with patches of dryness? Yep, that’s typical ‘trans-seasonal skin’ for you! Tackle combination skin with a gel-cream moisturiser for deep hydration, without the greasy residue. Lighter than a cream formula, gel-creams are the moisturiser du jour. They absorb quickly, while delivering continuous moisture to combination skin types, so everyone will be ‘well gel’ of your fresh, dewy complexion!
BOOST YOUR MOISTURISER
As the autumn air becomes cooler, your skin may need more hydration than usual. But rather than switching to a rich cream moisturiser, consider a ‘booster’ to ease your skin through the new season. Either add a few drops to your daily moisturiser for a super-charged hit of deep hydration, or dab directly onto dry patches to instantly rebalance and replenish moisture.