The nights are closing in, we’re ditching our sandals for boots and our summer dresses for knitwear. But just like our seasonal wardrobe, our skincare routine should undergo a refresh at this time of year too. Our complexion has taken a hit from sustained time in the sun, whilst the sudden dip in temperatures and increased wind can really play havoc. That summer glow dampens and our skin starts to dry out, causing irritation and deepening the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Update your skincare stash and find out how to keep your complexion hydrated, nourished and radiant this Autumn…
Change up your moisturiser
Even oilier skin types will find their skin starts to dry out as the weather cools, so now is the time to think about switching up your choice of moisturiser. If you tend to wear only a lightweight serum or fluid during summer months, consider changing to a creamier formula such as our Crème fraîche® de beauté moisturiser which offers 48-hour hydration* and protection from pollution.
For those with dryer skin, it’s time to up the hydration with a super-rich, nourishing moisturiser. You could try our Crème fraîche® de beauté moisturising cream for dry skin or for sensitive skin opt for our Rêve de Miel® Nourishing Face Cream which helps replenish lipids plus repairs and soothes skin.
Don’t forget about the rest of your body too, which can also suffer the effects of the cold. A nourishing body lotion such as our newly reformulated Rêve de Miel® Ultra Comforting Body Cream will keep the skin soft and hydrated for up to 48-hours*.
Switch-on the serum
As well as encountering dryness as a result of the change in temperature, our skin is likely to be seriously dehydrated from the long hot summer which could be causing long-term damage. Help to reverse the effects by boosting moisture within the skin and promote skin cell-renewal with a powerful youth-boosting skin serum. Try our youth-revealing Nuxellence® Anti-Ageing Serums with Passion Flower which helps skin cells maintain optimum energy levels**. For more established wrinkles, our Anti-wrinkle Serum Merveillance® Expert uses Daylily Oléoactif® to target the three key proteins for youthful skin leaving the complexion plump and smooth. Apply prior to moisturiser to keep hydration locked-in.
Load-up on lip balm
Your lips will soon come crying for help as the cold weather starts to leave them dry. They’re one of the most vulnerable areas to the wind and cold so get ahead with twice-daily application of a nourishing lip balm.
Our reformulated Rêve de Miel® Honey Lip Balm is packed with beehive treasures-made goodness to nourish, protect and help repair lips including honey, beeswax as well as Propolis - a rare and powerful ingredient from the hive.
During summer, skin is naturally getting thicker. To maintain your radiant tan, exfoliate on a regular basis to remove dull, dead skin to help promote the skin’s renewal process.
For the face, use a gentle exfoliating gel such as our Facial Exfoliating Gel with Rose Petals.
For body, apply a thick exfoliating scrub in circular motions to buff away dull skin cells. Our Rêve de Miel® Nourishing Body Scrub is a magical 2-in-1 formula which uses Honey, Sugar and Rice Crystals and Precious Oils to reveal effortlessly smooth skin whilst providing moisturisation and nourishment.
Question your cleanser
As the skin starts to dry out, it’s more and more important to consider your choice of cleanser. Choosing an oil-based cleanser, such as our Micellar Cleansing Oil with Rose Petals is a great way to prevent lost moisture during your makeup removal routine. Massage into the skin and rinse off. For oilier skin types, a Micellar Cleansing Water effortlessly removes makeup whilst leaving the skin softened and comfortable. Simply apply to a cotton pad and sweep over the face.
Shop your Autumn essential skincare products on the NUXE site.
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** In vitro test