9/02/2016

Top 5 Autumn Skincare Picks | AD

It's the most wonderful time of the yeeearrrrrrr! Yes that's right, Autumn is on the horizon and I could not be happier! Autumn is my absolute favourite time of the year, I love the fashion, the makeup and being able to wrap up all nice and cozy with a pumkin spiced latte whilst watching GBBO. Today I'm giving you a round up of my top 5 skincare products that I like to take into Autumn to keep my skin in tip top condition.

First up, we have the Magnitone Lucid Cleansing Brush* which you'll know has been a firm favourite of mine for the past year or so. During the Autumn, I tend to gravitate towards gheavier makeup looks, meaning I need something that's going to really get all of the rubbish out of my pores and keep my skin as clean and fresh as possible. This also gently exfoliates which is ideal for the colder months when my skin tends to get a little more on the dry side. This product has definitely achieved holy grail status, and I couldn't recommend it enough!

Another thing that helps when wearing more heavy makeup is a good, heavy duty, pore rinsing mask. My current favourite is the Una Brennan Super Facialist Salicylic Acid Anti Blemish Pore Purifying Clay Mask (blimey that's a mouthful). You slop this on all over your face and the clays in it acts as a magnet to draw all of the impurities out of your skin, with the salicylic acid helping to fight those pesky blemishes. This is ideal for anyone on a budget, you get the benefits of a high end facial for just under £10, you can thank me later.

Toning is important in any skincare routine, regardless of the time of year. The one I'm currently using is the La Roche-Posay Serozinc Spray which I bought after I had seen a bunch of great reviews, and I'd managed to find it on offer in boots, along with the aforementioned mask.  This fine mist adds a burst of hydration to the skin which is ideal for the colder months, as well as helping to fight any blemishes and helping to keep unwanted oils at bay. The only issue you may find with this in the colder months is that it is very cold to spray onto your face, but at least it'll certainly wake you up on those dark and miserable mornings!

Now we have fabulously cleansed and toned skin, we are going to need something pretty hardcore to restore out skin with the moisture it lacks when the weather gets a bit nippy. I find that an oil is a much more effective way of keeping your skin plump and full of moisture, as well as keeping it balanced. My current favourite is the 100% Natural Jojoba Oil by the Jojoba Company* which I've used at least twice a day ever since I got it in the post. My skin feels so nourished and hydrated after using this and it also helps to keep my skin oil free all day long! I will have a full post on this product and the benefits of using oil up later on in the month.

Last but not least, you need to keep your lips hydrated. Your lips don't keep themselves hydrated with oil like the rest of your skin so you need to make sure you're packing them with moisture. Especially if you're like me and love wearing dark matte lips, you really need to giv your lips some TLC. Exfoliating them with a toothbrush and then applying something very nourishing like the Nivea Lip Butter will really help keep them full of moisture and flake free! I've also heard amazing things about the Evolution of Smooth lip spheres, their handy packaging makes them easy to apply and also easy to carry round with you. They're alot more hygienic than sticking your finger in a pot because you just glide them on to your lips for a quick burst of moisture. They also come in a variety of amazing scents/flavours and you can pick them up from Boots, Ulta and Urban Outfitters (those are the only places I'm aware of).

That is my full roundup of my top 5 Autumn skin care picks, what products do you love using in the Autumn?

Emily xx

Disclaimer: This post was kindly sponsored by the Evolution of Smooth, however all topics came from my brain and all opinions and recommendations are my own. You can find my full disclaimer at the top of my blog. :)