1. YOUR COMPLEXION
Cooler temperatures require heartier products than you’ve been using throughout the hotter months. Lightweight gels and foamy washes can (and should) be replaced with creamier textures that moisturise as they cleanse the skin. I love the NovAge Smoothing Cleansing Milk that leaves skin velvety soft, whilst deeply cleaning. Add to that richer day creams (topped-up with SPF) for a firm-fall complexion.
Must buy: NovAge Smoothing Cleansing Milk
2. ALL OVER CARE
If you’re back from a beach break, your skin will have enjoyed days of regular SPF application and after-sun hydration that combat the drying effects of the sun. Now is not the time to abandon regular moisturising. Keep skin silky by exfoliating in the shower and following with a body lotion to restore suppleness and avoid dry patches.
Can’t live without: Optimals Body Avocado
3. REPAIR TIME
With the changing of the seasons, comes the opportunity to rethink your hair habits. Hair that’s been subject to salt water, sun and chlorine will be in need of some care as the temperatures cool. Applying a hair mask once a week will revive dry and brittle locks; simply comb through wet hair concentrating on the ends.
You’ll love: Eleo Hair Mask
4. SOMETHING DARKER
If you’ve spent the summer spritzing floral and fruity fragrances, now is the time to switch things up. As the days draw in try incorporating woody or Oriental fragrances into your repertoire. I love musk, cedar wood, amber or sandalwood notes for after-dark.
A classic: So Fever Her eau de parfum
5. EVEN IT OUT
Sunny weather is likely to have left you with a spattering of freckles – even if you’ve been diligent with the SPF. Combat discolouration with a skin care routine that’s formulated to inhibit melanin production and correct dark spots, for a luminous complexion all the way to winter.
6. MAKEUP MUSTS
Forget “spring cleaning;” if you ask me, autumn is the perfect time to clear out your makeup bag. Replace bright lipsticks for darker, seductive tones (like burgundy or boysenberry) and take on fall’s graphic eye trend with eye crayons and liquid liners.
Fall favourites: The ONE Eye Liner Stylo Jumbo