Although the temperatures are still relatively mild, the grey skies and rust-coloured leaves are reminding us that Autumn is here. We love this time of year, with Halloween and Bonfire Night to look forward to, as well as cosy evenings in front of the fire and warming stews for dinner. However, there’s no denying the fact that Autumn can play havoc with our skin. With that in mind, we’ve curated an Autumn survival kit to help you through this time of year.
Between the changing temperature and the longer nights, the urge to hibernate is getting greater for a lot of us and spending a lot of time indoors can leave us with dark circles and puffy eyes. These eye masks from Elemis are formulated to instantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid hydrates the fragile eye area, while eye contours are left looking visibly smoother and feeling intensely moisturised.
Autumn can be a drying time for your skin, with the newly switched-on central heating and cooler weather, so using a deeply hydrating product is a must. This mist from Elemis softens and soothes the skin from dehydration, supports the skin’s moisture barrier for a smoother-looking complexion and helps to freshen and hydrate the skin, leaving it looking refined and radiant.
This time of year can play havoc with your hands, and leave them looking untidy without proper care and attention. Nailtiques Cuticle Care Oil is made from a blend of sunflower, safflower, avocado and hemp seed oil will help keep your cuticles and skin soft and healthy. The oil comes with a convenient rollerball applicator and instantly softens cuticles and sealing in moisture.
Although it may only be a matter of weeks since you got back from your summer holiday, it probably feels like a lifetime ago – and there’s a good chance that your tan has done a disappearing act, too! If you want to stay looking bronzed all year round, this body lotion from Elemis will help. It’s a gradual tan which builds in 2-3 days and gives a natural glow, while keeping your skin moisturised and supple.
Autumn is one of the worst times of year for chapped lips, which means you need to have something powerful in your arsenal to help. This lip balm contains mango butter oil to create a silky, feather light barrier to lock moisture onto the lips. Encapsulated hyaluronic acid acts as a magnet, drawing in water molecules to rehydrate, keeping your lips soft and supple all autumn, through winter to spring.