The weather is finally changing. We’re happy to kiss those hot, humid, summer days au revoir; but as the weather changes so should our skincare routines. Here are our top transitional skincare tips to take you from summer to autumn.
Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate...
After a summer of tanning and long, lazy beach days, uneven skin tone is a primary concern for most people. Performing a light fractional laser at your dermatologist’s office helps reduce pigmentation, tightens skin, and gives an amazing post summer glow. For a great at home exfoliating product, we love Dr. Lancer The Method: Polish. Used a couple of times a week, this product effectively resurfaces skin and evens out skin texture leaving you with a radiant glow.
Dhs311, The Lancer Method: Polish at www.ounass.ae
Because of the humidity and heat, summer months call for a clarifying cleanser to help balance skin’s pH levels and deeply clean skin. However during autumn, switching to a richer, non-foaming cleanser will not only help preserve skin’s natural oils but will also hydrate skin. Moisturisation is essential as the weather becomes cooler and dryer. We love Sisley's Creamy Mousse Cleanser and Makeup Remover. It gently cleanses and nourishes skin while doubling as a makeup remover.
Dhs432, Sisley Creamy Mousse Cleanser Makeup Remover at Harvey Nichols
The more moisture the better...
Fall is the perfect time to upgrade all of your skincare products to more hydrating formulas. Since the weather is dryer and skin produces less oil in the autumn and winter months, it’s a good idea to add a moisturizing serum and a richer nighttime moisturizer to your skincare routine. We love Barbara Sturm's Hyaluronic Acid Serum and Face Cream Rich. These two products used together hydrate and nourish skin. Of course don’t forget the eyes! Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Supercharged Eye Complex moisturizes and brightens dark circles.
Dhs 217, Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex, Harvey Nichols
Don’t forget the SPF...
Never forget to use SPF. Although the weather is warming up, UVA & UVB rays are damaging to skin all year round. Keep applying SPF every morning and since this is Dubai don’t forget to top off your SPF during the day. We love Bioderma’s Photoderm Max 50 plus. It immediately absorbs into skin and doesn’t leave any white streaks.
Dhs130, Bioderma Photoderm MAX 50+ at Boots Pharmacy