The Fundamentals

Treat Yourself to the Best Skin Care Products for Autumn

There is no escaping the fact that we’re in the heart of autumn so you need to think about the best skin care products for the season. Whilst September passes in a flurry of ‘back to business’ activity, October is that awkward in-between stage where you’ll be forgiven for feeling a bit flat and perhaps not as energetic as you’d like to be.

What’s behind this mid-season slump? Sunlight, or the lack of it, is a major factor. As the clocks go back an hour, you’re likely to see less daylight. This in turn means your vitamin D levels may not be at their optimum. Seasonal variations in sunlight significantly affect the amount of this vital compound your skin produces and uses. Vitamin D facilitates calcium absorption; however, it also affects skin conditions, including acne, eczema and psoriasis.

It’s time to make sure everything you take in is pure and necessary and that anything unnecessary or wasteful is eliminated. October falls within the metal season from a traditional Chinese medical perspective. Metal is associated with the lungs and skin within the body which in turn are connected to the element of air. Both organs deal with purification and elimination: the lungs and skin take in oxygen and expel impurities through respiration.

As the season changes, your skin will too. Less sun, lower temperatures, and fluctuations between indoor central heating and cold external air will all affect how your skin looks, feels and performs. You can’t escape the elements but you can treat your skin to help it adapt. The products you’re using should be clean and vital, nothing superfluous.

To give your skin the best protection from seasonal changes, we have put together The Fundamentals set from our SkinPointEight collection. Consider these three products as the starting point for your skincare journey. Used twice a day, The Gentle Foaming Cleanser clears away impurities and encourages skin renewal, revealing a fresh complexion. Youthful skin naturally renews itself every 25-28 days. However the process begins to slow as you age, which can result in the accumulation of sun damaged cells that make your complexion look dull and prevent active skincare ingredients reaching the deeper layers of your skin. Continued use helps fade pigmentation resulting in brighter looking skin.

The Age-Adapt Moisturiser contains a blend of specifically selected Chinese remedial herbs and nurturing oils to replenish moisture and encourage microcirculation to nourish and oxygenate. Your skin will be hydrated and elastic, maintaining its natural glow and plumpness. Daily use helps to protect and improve the epidermal barrier, minimise pores and diminish imperfections.

The Age Adapt Eye Cream focuses on the sensitive eye area, treating dryness, wrinkles and dark circles. High-performance botanicals with multifunctional antioxidants help your skin protect itself from the sun whilst brightening skin tone.

Although autumn can feel like a bridge between the joy of summer and the festivities of the holiday season, it’s the perfect time to reset and take some time to nurture and treat yourself.

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