Beauty: Preparing Your Skin for Autumn

It’s time to prepare for the autumn season as after the hot summer months it’s in need for some much needed TLC. As the days grow shorter and colder our skin may become drier as it loses its moisture. Its time to put back opt for a soap-free hydrating cleanser, creamy body wash, exfoliate with oil-based scrubs and switch from lotion to cream (as creams provide a stronger oily barrier). Here are some of what we believe to be the best products out there to use this upcoming fall.


Grown Alchemist Anti-Oxidant Facial Oil: Provides the skin with essential bioactive nutrients that work to stimulate the skin’s regeneration cycle, restoring its suppleness, hydration and elasticity. Polyphenols from rose hip oil contain free radical fighting antioxidants, which help to improve the skin’s elasticity and diminish fine lines and wrinkles. Camellia seed also works within the facial oil to soften and smooth the skin whilst actively hydrating and repairing damage from free radicals. Apply morning and night after cleansing and toning. Smooth a small amount over the face and neck until fully absorbed and follow with your remaining skincare.


Balm Balm Fragrance Free Organic Face BalmAn organic, Soil Association approved salve that melts on contact with skin, leaving it supple and smooth. So gentle that it can be used on babies to grown ups. This multi-purpose balm will moisturise and nourish your skin throughout the day and night. How to use: Warm a little Balm Balm between your fingertips until it appears oily. Use underneath foundation or lipstick to allow them to smooth over the skin more easily, diluted just enough to give a really natural look. Suitable for all skin types.


Renee Rouleau BHA Clarifying Serum: This serum does all the heavy exfoliating without stripping your complexion of its much-needed essential oils it contains powerful blend of gentle, time-released lactic, salicylic, and glycolic acid to clear clogged pores, lift discolouration and reduce acne-causing bacteria. Pores will be cleaner and you’ll see a dramatically noticeable improvement in your skin’s clarity and texture, with continued use. Great for even the most sensitive of skin types.


Antipodes Apostle Skin Brightening and Tone Correcting Serum: Uneven skin tone can be caused from a number of daily environmental issues, and skin can look dull when dehydrated. Antipodes have created their Apostle Skin-Brightening and Tone-Correcting Serum to target both of these issues for radiant, healthy looking skin. Vinanza Oxifend helps prevent skin cells from becoming stressed to reduce redness, and the water-based serum’s main ingredient does the rest of the work. Waiwera mineral-blessed water restores and maintains maximum hydration without making skin heavy, while its antioxidant rich Vinanza Performance Plus is released to prevent melanin production that causes pigmentation. Repaired and protected, skin feels and looked like new. Apply from the face down to the neck and décolletage after cleansing. Finish with mosituriser for extra hydration if needed.


Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream: Hydra-concentrated facial cream with tri-radiance complex, this facial cream provides concentrated immediate and long-term hydration for an ultra-radiant complexion. For normal to dry skin.

Adding masks to your home care routine will benefit your skin: Clay-based masks work best for oily, acne-prone skin in need of oil absorption, the two most common types, Kaolin and Bentonite. Recommended: Balance Me Radiance Face MaskCream-based masks work best for dry skin. Recommended: L’Occitane Immortelle Cream Mask. Gel-masks work best for sensitive skin due to their naturally cold temperatures. Recommended: Decleor Harmonie Calm Comforting Milky Gel Cream Mask.

 A change in the season typically means a change in the way skin behaves prep your skin for the autumn and have your skin ready for winter don’t forget to protect your lips and your hands too. Ensure your skin stays healthy during this seasonal change.

About the Author

London’s go-to prestigious beauty therapist. Fere is renowned for her bespoke non-invasive facials, tailor made and adapted to the needs of each and every client. She now counts more than 30 years experience and a wealth of beauty knowledge in her endless pursuit for the body beautiful. Fere & Hasti is founded by mother and daughter duo. Hasti Parangi, Fere’s daughter also offers bespoke facials and also practices holistic healing. The two talents make Neville hair and beauty, 5 Pont Street, Belgravia SW1X 9EJ an unrivaled one-stop to wellbeing and younger, brighter, beautiful skin. Follow them on instagram @fereandhasti and check out their website at