Refresh Your Skin for Autumn!
Did you know, even small changes in climate can make our skin react.
And you don’t have to have sensitive skin to feel the difference as the season changes or you travel.
I recently traveled to Melbourne for a few days and even though we had mostly warm days, the nights and mornings were cooler than my hometown Sydney and I noticed an immediate difference in my skin.
Autumn has literally arrived overnight.
My first thought was to lightly exfoliate my skin as it felt slightly tight and definitely drier. It was fortunate that as I was traveling on SCOUT business, I had access to extra SCOUT products with me, so I was able to switch up my routine.
It’s a funny thing. You feel your skin not getting what it needs, and you know if you don’t do something it will get worse. So never ignore the signs, especially if you are taking long flights or experience a major shift in your environment.
Indications were that my skin needed some re-balancing due to the lower humidity and that a little TLC and nourishment were in order. To keep it all fairly simple I chose the following products:
Gentle Daily Face Cleansing
First up, cleansing is an important step in any skincare routine. During Autumn, I recommend switching to a cream-based cleanser like our Daily Revitalise Cleansing Crème in the morning as well as in the evening.
Top Tip, you can leave it on for a few minutes and then wash it off with a warm, wet cloth. My favourite is leaving it on while in the bath!
This cleansing cream is full of nourishing natural ingredients like Coconut Oil, Aloe Vera Juice, and Lemon Myrtle, which work to gently and effectively cleanse your skin while keeping your complexion feeling hydrated, soothed, and refreshed.
With the antioxidant benefits of Vitamin C rich Kakadu Plum and lightly exfoliating Papaya Extract to improve skin texture and clarity, doing this daily helps to bright, refreshed and smooth looking skin.
This was just what was needed, I massaged it in and left it on for 5 minutes, my skin literally glowed when I washed it off and that was just the first step.
Daily Revitalise Cleansing Crème with Lemon Myrtle, Papaya and Coconut
Rebalancing - add some radiance
Next, the Skin Perfecting Radiance Gel was perfect as it assisted with rebalancing my slightly drier skin.
This potent serum which has a mega boost of stable Vitamin C and additional skin refining, clarifying and pigment lightening ingredients such as Lilli Pilli, Licorice and Emu Apple. The Skin Perfecting Radiance Gel is particularly soothing to apply, and this is all due to the Aloe Vera base.
I recommend our Skin Perfecting Radiance Gel as it removes dullness quickly, even after just a few days of use you can see and feel the benefits on your skin. My skin surface feels refined, definitely smoother and there is return to luminosity.
I find that this is a great first post-cleanse application product and once it has settled into the skin you can layer other serums over it.
It supports and leads to a healthier, calm complexion and strengthened skin barrier.
Skin Perfecting Radiance Gel with Lilli Pilli, Licorice, Emu Apple and Vitamin C
The final step in my switch up was moisturiser.
Firstly, think about what your individual skin needs – light or more nourishing or a combination of the two.
I happened to have both moisturisers with me, so I used the lighter Balance & Replenish in the morning and switched to the more plumping Nourish & Hydrate in the evening.
I chose to do this as the evenings and early mornings were cooler but during the day the temperature was warmer. The Balance & Replenish was perfect for the day as it was light yet nourishing and kept my skin supple. It was perfect under makeup (this is my go-to priming product), make up goes on evenly and this crème, helps keep skin balanced and calm.
This light and luxurious moisturiser is packed with natural and organic superfood ingredients such as Calendula, Kakadu Plum and Red Mandarin to create a smoother, more hydrated complexion. Organic Pumpkin Oil’s naturally acidic Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA’s) properties exfoliate the skin while Vitamin E, Zinc, and Omega 3 and 6support the skin’s natural moisture retention and radiant appearance.
The combination of moisturising fatty acids and antioxidants in this blend works to nourish and replenish the skin throughout wear to reveal a more radiant, balanced and healthier complexion.
Balance & Replenish Light Moisturiser with Calendula, Red Mandarin & Pumpkin
So, there you have it.
No matter which brand or style, it is always a good idea to review the products you are using at the beginning of each new season.
With just a little tweak you can keep your skin in optimal condition, avoid pesky breakouts and have skin healthy, glowing and radiant.