Autumn skincare products you need right now

14th September 2018  : 

Autumn skincare products you need right now

The temperature is dropping, the leaves are changing and the air is crisp - autumn is on its way! And with this change in weather comes new challenges for your skin. Central heating, cold wind and rain (and the absence of a sun-kissed complexion) can leave it looking dull, dry and unloved. But by employing a few hardworking skincare essentials, you can keep your skin looking healthy and glowing, all year round.

Autumn essential no.1: An effective exfoliator

After the summer we’ve had, exfoliation is more important than ever. Been wondering why your heavy duty moisturiser isn’t having any impact on your flaky, dried-out skin? It’s because it’s having trouble penetrating through that layer of dead skin cells to the healthy, living cells beneath. Use a good exfoliator twice a week (no cheating!) and see how your other skincare products begin to work more effectively.

sk:n loves:

sk:n Facial Exfoliating Cleanser - all skin types, 200ml £28.

A gentle creamy cleanser, containing glycolic acid and glycerine to remove dead skin cells, clear pores, moisturise and rejuvenate the skin.

Autumn essential no.2: A protective moisturiser

The summer sun, though it provides you with a flattering tan, dries out the skin, sapping it of its natural moisture - not exactly the ideal prep for the cold weather. The lightweight moisturising product you were using during the hot weather can take a back seat for now and should be replaced with something richer and more heavy duty, especially if you have sensitive skin. Think of your moisturiser as a barrier against the elements. And don’t forget to keep a hand cream with you: your hands will bear the brunt as the weather gets harsher.

sk:n loves:
DermaQuest Essential Moisturizer, 2oz £66

This autumn beauty essential hydrates the skin and holds onto moisture using a combination of MDI Complex, vitamins A, C, E and Matrixyl.

Autumn essential no.3: Night cream

Night time is when your skin has chance to repair itself, replenishing collagen and renewing skin cells. Make the most of this reparative state by introducing a retinol-based skincare product at bed time. This potent active ingredient helps stimulate your skin’s natural regenerative processes, smoothing and plumping out the surface of the skin so you wake up with a perfect blank canvas for applying makeup (or a beautiful bare-faced complexion.)

sk:n loves:

SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.3%, 30ml £48

This concentrated night time formula reduces the appearance of fine lines, uneven skin tone and dark spots whilst you sleep. Fights free radicals and promotes collagen production for a more radiant complexion.

 

Autumn essential no.4: Anti-ageing products  

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: there’s nothing more ageing than sun exposure. Which is why your post-summer skincare regime needs a good anti-ageing kick. Peptides are one of those anti-ageing ingredients that skincare experts and beauty journalists can’t get enough of - and for good reason. In simple terms, peptides are what make up collagen; essentially, the building blocks that give your skin its natural firmness and structure. As we age, we lose collagen, causing wrinkles and sagging. So to keep your skin looking as firm and smooth as possible, cram as many peptides into your skincare regime as you can.

sk:n loves:

sk:n Age-Delaying Cream - Younger Skin, 30ml £35

Clinically proven peptides target fine lines and loss of firmness, vitamin A helps regulate cell turnover and antioxidants fight free radicals.

To shop our range of premium skincare products, including Avène, DermaQuest, SkinCeuticals and more, visit our online shop, or ask at your local sk:n clinic.

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