Switching up your skincare routine is essential especially as we begin to enter the cooler months of the year. As the weather starts to become cooler, autumn is the perfect time to start making changes to your daily skincare routine.

If you want to have a smooth transition from your summer to autumn skincare routine, follow these five tips to ensure your skin stays hydrated and glowing despite the weather changes.

Use a gentle cleanser


The humidity levels start to drop as soon as we enter the new season, which can leave your skin feeling drier than usual. So opt for a gentle cleanser that will effectively get rid of dirt and impurities without drying out your skin. Go for a creamy cleanser or one that’s formulated with nourishing ingredients.

Amp up the hydration


When it comes to keeping your skin hydrated throughout autumn, look for products that you can easily layer to boost hydration, such as lightweight toners, essences and serums.

To keep dry skin at bay, incorporate a hydrating product like our Haul of Fame Shiseido’s Revitalising Treatment Softener. This treatment softener helps promote skin resilience, restores the skin’s radiance and targets visible signs of ageing including sagging, dryness, or a rough and uneven texture.

Don’t forget to exfoliate


While it’s important to exfoliate your skin, make sure you don’t overdo it as over-exfoliation can leave the skin feeling dry and inflamed. Exfoliate at least once a week, or twice if you have an oily complexion, to get rid of dead skin cells and to decongest your pores. Exfoliating during the cooler months can help keep your skin bright, radiant and healthy-looking.

Opt for a richer moisturiser


When transitioning your skincare routine from summer to autumn, switching out your lightweight moisturiser for a richer one is necessary. A lightweight moisturiser just won’t cut it in the colder months, especially if you have dry or dehydrated skin, so opt for heavier creams with thicker textures. Look for ingredients such as ceramides, hyaluronic acid or omega fatty acids, which help lock in moisture while protecting your skin barrier.

Keep applying SPF


The days may be shorter but that doesn’t mean you should skip on applying your sunscreen. Even on cloudy or rainy days, applying sunscreen is crucial to defend your skin against the damaging effects of UVA and UVB rays. Besides its anti-ageing benefits, wearing sunscreen everyday also helps reduce your chances of developing skin cancer.

Written by: Romy Rose Reyes