Colder days have crept upon us, leaving us reaching for knits, boots and extra skincare. Is it just me or as soon as the temperature drops, my stripped back summer skincare routine feels lacking, meaning I’m craving indulgent, nourishing rituals. Just like our wardrobes, autumnal skincare is all about the layers. Whilst my skin was carefree and happy over summer with a modest layer of moisturiser & SPF, it’s time to turn it up a notch when cooler weather strikes. Below, a step-by-step routine for skin that feels resilient and ready for the autumnal days ahead.
The luxurious oil texture of Swipe Clean is always a welcome treat at the end of a long day, but feels especially necessary on a day where your skin has been exposed to colder temps, central heating and thus may be feeling a little dry. Formulated with an array of nourishing oils, including jojoba, black cumin and hibiscus, it effortlessly melts away dirt, grime and make-up to thoroughly cleanse skin whilst also leaving it feeling soft and conditioned.
Side note- Swipe Clean works best on an evening, leaving skin perfectly soft and smooth before sleep.
Follow up with gentle yet clarifying Crystal Clear as your second cleanse. Crystal Clear was formulated specifically to rebalance your skin's microbiome, so even though ingredients like white willow bark clarify, the prebiotics mean it's super gentle too and won't strip the skin. Use a pea sized amount and massage onto damp skin, again at least for 60 seconds to really feel its benefits, and remove with warm water. Top tip, when cleansing make sure the water isn't too hot otherwise you risk irritating your skin!
Plumped, hydrated and dewy looking skin. These may be year-round skin goals but may feel somewhat more difficult to attain when temperatures fall. Hydration is key to achieve healthy, plumped skin and by using Mega Mist post cleansing locks in hydration, with the Hyaluronic Acid acting as a humectant- drawing in water that is already on your skin- for round-the-clock moisturisation.
AM: C-Caf Cream, infused with vitamin C, caffeine and matcha perks up dull looking skin, whilst providing a round the clock hydration. A great year round moisturiser- the brightening benefits of C-Caf Cream provide a much needed boost in autumn, much like a pumpkin-spiced latte.
PM: Ideal for skin needing extra nourishment, Night Nutrition is packed with essential fatty acids, antioxidants and ceramides to help repair the skin’s barrier whilst you sleep. The result? Stronger, healthier and more radiant looking skin. The rich- creamy texture feels light on the skin, sinking in effortlessly whilst you unwind.
Following up with a facial oil, like Strawberry Booster creates a moisture barrier on the skin, preventing water loss and locking in hydration. Rich in omegas and ellagic Acid, a powerful antioxidant, Strawberry Booster is BYBIs hydration hero, instantly softening and nurturing dry and flaky skin. Adding a few drops to moisturiser is a great way to add hydration to your routine, however in the colder months I like to use a more potent dose of a Strawberry Booster- adding a layer directly to the skin.
Side note- Strawberry Booster can be incorporated into a day or night routine- a true all rounder!
If you’re looking for extra nourishment in your daytime routine but also want protection (who doesn’t?) then try adding a few drops of Blueberry Booster to your skin in the AM. Blueberry seed oil is rich in oleic fatty acids which feed the skin with essential nourishment whilst helping to lock in moisture. Your skin feels smooth, soft and hydrated. It also contains beta-carotene, which the body converts to pro-vitamin A. Pro-vitamin A helps to improve the condition and surface of skin, helping with hyperpigmentation and areas of weakened texture. The best part about Blueberry Booster? It’s a natural defence against damaging blue light from phones, laptops and the sun, helping to absorb and disperse blue light whilst strengthening and nourishing the skin.
Not a night time product, but even though you cannot see or feel the sun (as much!) in the autumn months, it doesn’t mean pesky UVA and UVB rays are not prevalent (sigh). In fact, most windows don't protect skin from UVA rays so it's important to use SPF, whether you're in or out, rain or shine. Use an SPF like Day Defence all year round as part of the last step in your morning routine for protected, healthy skin.
Written by Chloe, NPD Manager