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How to update your skincare routine for Autumn

How to update your skincare routine for Autumn
Beauty Editor4 years ago
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The air is feeling crisp, the wind is getting harsher and the leaves have started to fall. Autumn has arrived, and so too has the transition from Summer to Winter! During this time of the year our skin tends to go through its own transition phase and it's important to switch up our skincare routines. As the months get cooler, adding an extra dose of hydration to your regime will help to correct any havoc Summer may have caused as you begin to prep your skin for Winter. Keep reading to discover the best skincare products for Autumn.

The Best Skincare Products to Transition your Skin from Summer to Autumn


It's no secret that cleansers have the ability to strip the skin. When looking for the perfect cleanser to use during this time of year, it's important to avoid any products that contain sodium lauryl sulfate, which is a stripping ingredient that may also irritate sensitive skin types.

Instead, choose a cleanser that contains nourishing ingredients, that hydrate while they gently clean. Our top pick is Dermalogica's Intensive Moisture Cleanser, which contains Coconut and Murumuru Seed Butter to nourish and protect the skin's barrier.

We also love the asap gentle cleansing gel and Skinstitut's gentle cleanser.


Moisturisers are an essential component of every effective skincare routine. A good moisturiser containing nourishing ingredients will replenish lost hydration, which is extremely important during the cooler months of the year.

We love the Essential Hydration Cream by Alpha-H, for its combination of essential oils, fatty acids and seaweed extracts with peptide technology, which restore moisture and suppleness to dehydrated and ageing skin.

Other hydration heroes we'd recommend when it comes to moisturisers are the Skinstitut Moisture Defence- Ultra Dry and the Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream by Antipodes.


Did you know that serums are the only form of skincare that contain molecules small enough to actually penetrate the dermal layer? This is why they're often recommended over other products, when it comes to targeting a specific skin concern.

In terms of choosing the perfect serum for Autumn, we'd recommend looking out for products containing hydrating properties and also skin-renewing ingredients that work to regenerate lacklustre skin caused by too much time in the Summer sun.

Antipodes Hosanna H2O Intensive Skin-Plumping Serum contains a host of skin-quenching ingredients including Waiwera mineral-blessed water and Vinanza Grape, as well as Mamaku black fern extract, which helps foster cell renewal.

Other top serums we'd recommend incorporating into your Autumn skincare routine are Medik8's Hydr8 B5 Serum and the Kora Organics Noni Face Oil.


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A coffee addicted, YouTube obsessed Libran, I absolutely live and breathe all things beauty! I love to try new products and find myself switching things up regularly, as I continue on my ultimate quest to find the perfect flawless base and skin-care regime.