Autumn is the season of transition – and the perfect time to rethink your beauty regime. The summer months may have left your skin looking and feeling drier than normal*, so it might need a little replenishing.
But it’s also important to take key steps to prepare skin for the colder, dehydrating months ahead. So we asked two beauty experts –top blogger Victoria Brown from vickisbeauty.com and make-up guru Carly Hobbs – to give the lowdown on our new offerings.
Plus, we’ve got all the top tips you’ll need...
The triple cleanse
On hot summer days, a quick face-wash may have done the trick, but now that temperatures are starting to drop you’ll need to keep your skin properly moisturised and exfoliated. Luckily this is super-easy to achieve, just follow these three simple steps…
HOW TO: Start out with Garnier Pure Micellar Cleansing Water to help lift make-up or grime, then follow with nspa Hot Cloth Polish – this cleanses, exfoliates and brightens all in one. Wipe away any excess with a muslin cloth, then use Simple Kind To Skin Hydrating Facial Cleansing Oil for an even deeper clean.
The instant reviver
Whether your skin looks a bit dull or has annoyingly reverted to its teenage state, a well-chosen face mask can give it the boost it needs.
HOW TO: Try a 10-minute face mask once a week – all you need is the right one for you. If your skin needs a bit of freshening up, Montagne Jeunesse 7th Heaven Charcoal Face Mask, helps draw out impurities. Suffering from dull skin tone? L’Oréal Pure Clay Glow Mask, contains finely milled apricot seeds to gently exfoliate skin, and is enriched with red algae extract, known for its brightening properties. Finally, if you’re looking for a moisture boost, nspa Intense Hydration Overnight Mask is your sleeping-beauty hero. It sinks in fast and works as you snooze. Bonus!
The hydration it
When it comes to powering up your skin for autumn, it’s all about applying fine layers of products to protect it from the elements.
HOW TO Apply some serum across freshly washed, slightly damp skin. Choose one that contains hyaluronic acid – this is made naturally in the body but needs a topical top-up, as it helps skin cells hold on to more moisture. We love Nivea Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle Serum Pearls. Then, add a few drops of L’Oréal Extraordinary Facial Oil to help seal in all the serum goodness. Next up, a rich hydrating cream that will leave your complexion glowing. Try nspa’s Radiance Day Cream.
the pore perfectors
Autumn is the ideal time to declog pores blocked by dirt and excess product that leads to blackheads.
HOW TO: Either opt for nspa Facial Cleansing Brush alongside your favourite cleanser; a pore strip that can be used over your nose and chin (Bioré Ultra Deep Cleansing Pore Strips, are great); or a pore eraser that can be used over moisturiser and under foundation, such as Maybelline New York Baby Skin Pore Eraser Primer.