8 products to add to your autumn skincare routine

Summer has officially come to an end which means temperatures are dropping, the sun is disappearing, and our skin is really feeling it. While you’ve probably already thought about transitioning your wardrobe into the new season, an updated skincare routine can often get overlooked. Now is the time to correct any damage done during the summer months and nourish your skin in preparation for winter - here’s our guide to doing it the right way.

 

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The cleanser

 

After a long day it can be tempting to reach for a makeup wipe, but if your cleanser feels and smells amazing we can guarantee you'll actually look forward to using it. Switch to a balm cleanser in autumn as they melt away makeup and dirt while plumping and nourishing your skin.


Dior Prestige Cleansing Balm, £67.50

 


The exfoliater

La Prairie

 

Use a chemical exfoliant to remove stubborn dead skin cells - they're the culprits behind your dullness and uneven texture. This one by La Prairie comes in the form of a weekly peel. It contains AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids) to get rid of build-up on the surface of your skin and BHAs (beta hydroxy acids) to get right down into your pores.


La Prairie Cellular 3-Minute Peel, £178.00

 


The serum

La Prairie

 

If you don't apply a serum every day, now is the time to start. They work harder than your moisturiser as they contain more potent ingredients which are deeply absorbed by your skin. If you’ve had a lot of sun exposure, try the latest addition to the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair range. It includes soy amino acids to help retain moisture and promote cell turnover while you sleep.


Estée Lauder Intense Reset Concentrate, £59

 


The moisturiser

 

Seal in your serum using a moisturiser. As well as the obvious hydration benefits, it will create a protective barrier. Look out for super nourishing ingredients like hylauronic acid and glycerin. Charlotte's Magic Cream suits all skin types and will leave your skin glowing.


Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte's Magic Cream, £75

 


The sheet mask

 

Sitting at a rooftop bar sipping Aperol is no longer on the agenda for a Friday night (in England at least), but you can light a few candles, put on a film and treat yourself to a sheet mask, which might be even better. Plus, you'll wake up with glowing, nourished skin.


Lancôme Genefique Hyrdrogel Sheet Mask (x4), £62

 


The eye cream

 

Puffiness and dark circles can be an issue all year round, but as the dark mornings start to creep in, there's no better time to add an eye cream to your routine. This one by Origins contains coffee beans and ginseng to brighten, smooth and refresh.


Origins GinZing Eye Cream, £23

 


The lip balm

 

Nothing ruins a good skin day like dry, cracked lips. The colder weather makes this highly likely so a great lip balm is a worthy investment. La Mer's is not only nourishing, it has a matte finish which is the perfect base for lipstick. And if that doesn't convince you, it's worth it for the minty scent alone.


La Mer The Lip Balm, £52

 


The body cream


 

These days it's not uncommon to have a five-step skincare routine, but so many of us still neglect our body. Keep it soft and hydrated post-summer with this Sisley cream, which contains essential fatty acids to help repair sun damaged skin. Fast absorbing with a spa-like scent, it ticks every box.


Sisley Restorative Body Cream, £116