Living in the United Kingdom often means building your plans around the weather, so it pays to be prepared. With pumpkin spice and crunchy leaves abound, it’s time to transition your skincare from hot and sticky saviours to cold and dry heroes. Follow our guide to autumnal skincare, and give your bathroom shelf a blustery day upgrade.
Upgrade to a thicker, more nourishing moisturiser
Hydration is key as we move between the seasons, and people with sensitive skin will feel it more than others. To combat the wind and rain, you should find a nourishing moisturiser that’ll help with burning or overly sensitive skin. We swear by the Sukin Signature Facial Moisturiser Pump, which ticks every box on the autumn moisturiser list. Nourishing and softening skin with a blend of Rosehip, Avocado, Sesame Seed and Jojoba oils, this soothing moisturiser will improve texture and protect your skin’s moisture barrier thanks to Aloe Vera, Wheat Germ and Vitamin E.
Pay attention to your lips and eyes
Skin never appreciates sudden transitions, and as the cooler months draw in, you might be aware of chapped lips or dry, burning skin - especially around your eyes. Introduce lip and eye creams into your routine to help with the transition. For lip repair, we love the L’Occitane Shea Butter Moisturising Lip Balm, which does a marvellous job of nourishing, repairing and protecting dry and chapped lips. When it comes to looking after the delicate skin around your eyes, you can’t go wrong with La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Eyes. Specifically designed to hydrate and soothe irritated or dry skin around the eyes, this formula will immediately relieve discomfort and reduce your skin sensitivity over time.
Keep up the sunscreen
Even with grey skies, sun damage can still cause photoaging of the skin and cause discoloration and dark spots. UV radiation may be greater during the summertime, but it’s still present throughout the year, so it’s not time to retire your trust sunscreen. Find a daily SPF30 (or higher) and keep using it - even on rainy days. Up to 80% of the sun’s skin-damaging UV rays can pass through clouds, so even when it’s overcast, you should maintain your sunscreen health care habits. When it doubt, always wear sunscreen. To protect against sun, wind and cold - whatever the weather - reach for Ultrasun Face SPF30, made with plant oils to provide intensive care and moisture without upsetting sensitive skin.
Your skin may be upset with the change of the season, but there are plenty of products you can bring into your routine to help combat the damaging effects of blustery weather. Go for a yomp through our collection of skincare products to find your cold-weather saviours.