With each changing season, we find that our skin is in need of different nutrients in order to maintain balance. Summer is all about protection from the sun and replacing oils lost to heat and salt water, as well as beating the shine. Autumn, however, is a different kettle of fish and with the cooler weather and shorter days, you might find your skin lacking something you hadn’t even thought of. Here, we look at some of the things your skin might need in Autumn and in which products you can find them.
Vitamin C is one of those things that your skin gets in spades during the summer without you even thinking about it; citrus fruits such as oranges and lemons are typical summer fare as well as things like strawberries which are in season during warmer months, and bell peppers which we seem to eat way more of when the weather is warm. Decleor Extreme Brightening Essence is an intense brightening oil which is absolutely packed with vitamin C and will leave your skin brightened and as vibrant-looking as if it were the height of summer.
Echinacea is a great supplement for bolstering your immune system and fighting against seasonal colds and flu, but it also makes an ideal ingredient in your facial products thanks to its healing properties. You may not think you need sun protection during the Autumn and Winter, but it’s just as important, so choosing a foundation like Dermalogica Ultra Sensitive Tint which has it included will be a great decision. It will give you a glowing complexion and great coverage to allow you to simulate that summer colouring.
Vitamin B is vital in the fight against fatigue, and if you’re anything like us then Autumn is the prime time for our bodies to start feeling like they’re on a slow-down, as the days get shorter and cooler. Dermalogica Conditioning Body Wash contains a healthy dose of pro-vitamin B5 which energises the skin, keeping it soft and supple and giving your body a much-needed wake up call to get you through the dreary darker seasons.
Omega 3 oil is known as an essential fatty acid, which is vital for keeping your body moving and maintaining good cell renewal. It’s a soothing ingredient for the skin, making it perfect for the Autumn when the skin can feel under attack from cold winds and central heating. Elemis Pro-Collagen Super Serum Elixir is a rich serum which encourages collagen production in the skin, rejeuvenating a youthful visage and significantly reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, using the power of omega oils, among other things.