How To Create A Confident Skincare Regimen

Has your skin felt different since autumn and its cooler weather arrived? Yes? Don’t worry, a lot of us have experienced it too. The cooler weather can make our skin feel a lot drier and more prone to itchiness and irritation. So now’s the time to take a look at your summer skincare regimen and assess which products are still working for you and which aren’t. For those that aren’t doing the trick anymore, try switching them for these suggestions to get your routine back on track. Your skin will thank you for it!

Choose a creamy cleanser

Gel-based cleansers are great during the warmer months, but they don’t provide as much nourishment during autumn. Enter: cream-based cleansers. Elizabeth Arden’s Ceramide Purifying Cream Cleanser intensely moisturises the skin while keeping it clean and free from any excess dirt and build-up your skin’s collected during the day. The formula contains a blend of botanicals to help dissolve traces of make-up and Ceramide 3 to soothe irritation.

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Purifying Cream Cleanser

Exfoliate regularly

Our skin is prone to more dead skin cell build-up during the winter because of the constant exposure to cold weather conditions. That’s why exfoliating is so important during this time. And while there are heaps of benefits to exfoliating the skin, the most important one is that it allows your products to absorb properly and not sit on the skin’s surface layer. Your skin will feel smoother, foundation will apply easier and it’ll also brighten up a dull-looking complexion. Aim for exfoliating one to two times a week with a chemical exfoliant to keep your skin in check.

The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution 30ml

Build barrier strength

Keeping your skin barrier in tip-top shape at all times is a non-negotiable. Luckily, it’s effortless to do. Choose a reliable barrier cream, such as this one from Kiehl’s, to combat any forms of irritation or dryness. It also has anti-inflammatory properties to soothe the skin. Apply it day and night after your serum.

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Barrier Cream 50ml

Use masks

Face masks are the best ‘in case of emergency’ products you’ll find because they’re basically little quick fixes in a tube or jar. In this case, if you’re seeking a burst of moisture, add Clinique’s Moisture Surge Overnight Mask to your routine and pop it onto your skin before bedtime. It’s a creamy, leave-on formula that’ll make your skin feel silky soft the next morning.

Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask

Keep your skin hydrated

Through their highly concentrated formulations and variety of active ingredients, serums have the ability to keep our skin health on track when used consistently and properly. During the cooler months, we’re turning to La Mer’s The Revitalizing Hydrating Serum because of how it instantly hydrates the skin. It has a lightweight formula that deeply replenishes lost moisture and each application will remind you of a spa treatment. It’s *that* dreamy.

La Mer The Revitalizing Hydrating Serum 30ml

Look after your eyes

If you’re tired of those “you look so tired” comments, add an eye serum to your routine that targets fatigue specifically. This slick Super Potent Eye Serum from Dior helps to redefine the eye area, meaning smoother, luminous-looking eyes in a flash thanks to its re-energising formula. We love the applicator, which has a massage-type head, making application as easy as possible.

Dior Capture Totale Super Potent Eye Serum

Use SPF – always

Although all the items on our list are vital in achieving the ultimate skincare regimen, nothing can top the importance of a great SPF. Don’t let the cold throw you off, UV rays are always present, come rain or shine. Daily sunscreen application is a must and the most effective way to prevent premature ageing. Choose a formula with a high SPF that you enjoy applying each day.

Skin Proud Serious Shade - SPF 50+ Sunscreen 40ml

What’s your favourite product to use during your morning or night-time skincare regimen? Let us know below.


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