For each moment that we love in the autumn/winter months (think cosy scarves, Sunday strolls in the crispy air, nights in by the fire,) there comes some unwanted downfalls too. Depending on whichever season is your favourite, the favourable moments may outweigh the downfalls or the other way around. But one thing that the majority of us can agree on, is that autumn and winter are the seasons that, unfortunately, can bring dry skin for many.
If you tend to suffer from seasonal dry skin, it’s essential to be prepared once the seasons start to change. This is exactly why we need to up our hydration game in the autumnal months.
Here are five products, recommended by our very own in-house experts, that work to combat dry skin.
This nourishing anti-ageing cream focuses on three essential ingredients at a perfect balance to complement each other and join forces to improve the look, feel and condition of your skin. In their optimal ratio of 2% ceramides, 4% natural cholesterol and 2% fatty acids, these three key ingredients improve and tones the skin, while reducing pore size and helps to firm lax skin; which naturally happens as our skin begins to lose elasticity during the ageing process.
Triple Lipid Restore from Skinceauticals enables the skin to repair its own barrier, helping to prevent the loss of moisture that comes as a result of the colder weather mixed with indoor heating.
Simply take a small amount between your fingertips and use circular motions to warm and melt the product before applying to the face in gentle, circular motions. In your morning routine, apply after your serum, yet before your SPF. If you already have retinol incorporated into your nightly routine, ensure to apply after your retinol product. Plus, another secret of the Triple Lipid Restore is that it can speed up your skin’s tolerance to retinol, so it’s a win-win situation. Shop right here.
If you’ve suffered from dry skin before, you’ll know that there’s nothing more soothing than a nourishing, heavy-weight cream. This is exactly where the Super Rich Repair from Dermalogica comes in. As the richest moisturiser that Dermalogica has to offer, it soothes and hydrates even the most thirsty of skin, while the heavy, rich texture acts as a soothing, yet protective barrier cold weather conditions in the upcoming months. As well as being extremely hydrating and soothing, it stimulates collagen and the skin’s own hyaluronic acid production to help repair prematurely-ageing skin.
Depending on how dry your skin is, you can use Super Rich Repair once or twice daily, applying to the face and neck in gentle, upward strokes. Shop the Dermalogica Super Rich Repair here.
If your skin is feeling tight and uncomfortable, or even weakened and damaged, this is the perfect moisturiser for you. The rich, soothing emollient gives the skin up to a whopping 72hrs hydration, the ideal product if your skin has been overworked by using active ingredients that can cause the skin to be over exfoliated and dried out further.
Plus, as well as helping the skin to rebalance its own natural moisture levels, the high antioxidants work to keep the skin healthy and build up its strength against external factors.
Simply apply the Complex Super Moisturiser from Environ twice daily, alone as the last step in your routine or even pairing on top of your regular Environ moisturiser as an enhanced boost of hydration. Find out how to begin your Environ journey right here.
Another super strength moisturiser with a thick consistency, this Elemis cream is ideal for those in aid of deep hydration. Packed with a pro-collagen signature cocktail of anti-ageing ingredients to increase hydration and moisture levels, it’s been clinically proven to nourish dry and dehydrated skin. Making it your go-to product for autumn/winter, the seaweed and sunflower extracts also help to improve the skin’s natural barrier that can naturally become impaired in the colder months. Designed specifically to give the skin a boost of 24-hour hydration, it simultaneously plumps the skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in just 15 days.
Simply apply day and night, as the last step in your skincare routine to achieve beautifully hydrated and plump skin. Shop here.
If you really want to up the ante when it comes to battling dry skin, simply pair your go-to moisturiser with an instantly hydrating serum. This light-weight serum from Murad works to hydrate and plump the skin while preparing it to layer a soothing moisturiser on top.
The key ingredient here is the Mexican Blue Agave Leaf extract, which pumps the skin with intense hydration, leaving it soft and supple, while plump and protected.
It can be used as both a standalone serum or a pre-serum to enhance the ingredients of a serum that already has a well-deserved spot in your skincare routine. Simply massage into your face and neck after cleansing and toning, then follow with your second serum and/or moisturiser. Shop it right here.