Our skin needs care, with particular attention paid to how it is affected by changing seasons. During autumn, skin is prone to dryness, flaking, irritation and a dull tone. Our summer tans have faded and we spend a lot of time indoors with the heating on which dehydrates skin or are outside enjoying the crisp sunny weather where the drop in humidity affects skin’s moisture levels and moving between the two heat extremes causes broken capillaries and redness.
Managing environmental skin damage effectively requires a skin care regime that nourishes, hydrates, exfoliates and cleanses whilst offering deep moisturisation and soothing effects, as well as protection against the elements. We’ve narrowed down the huge range of organic beauty products out there to just five essentials that help and heal all skin types this autumn.
A mask that is gentle enough to be used for daily exfoliation will detoxify, brighten, soften, smooth, exfoliate and dissolve congestion. Clay masks blended with botanical extracts are our favourites as they soothe the skin, removing impurities whilst hydrating and nourishing.
A light but effective cleanser made from plant extracts and oils that provide natural antibacterial properties will calm and soothe the skin without drying it out during cleansing. We tend to gravitate towards milks, gels and naturally foaming products.
Face mists, hydrosols and toners made from distilled botanicals and essences balance the face heal skin, reduce inflammation and regulate sebum production. They can be used throughout the day to refresh and hydrate.
A creamy yet light moisturiser is ideal to calm, balance and repair damaged and inflamed skin, providing healing and calming support. A plant based moisturiser made with pure ingredients and no harsh synthetics, fragrances or preservatives will soothe and nourish without clogging pores or causing greasiness.
Balm or Serum
A balm or serum will add extra hydration, soothing distressed skin and moisturising delicate areas. Perfect for sore lips and cracked hands, too, these multipurpose products made from plant oils and waxes to provide next level yet gentle support for autumn skin.