Skincare 101: Seasons Changing

The days have gotten longer and the night shorter which means warm summer days are around the corner…hooray!! Now is the time to look more closely at our skincare routine as the change in seasons means a change in our skin’s condition. What we would normally opt for in the winter months would be too rich for the Summer because the low humidity in the Winter can leave the skin drier and tighter than usual. While in the summer months the warmer weather can cause the skin to become oilier, and occasionally dehydrated often when the skin becomes dehydrated it pumps out more sebum (the natural oils in the skin) to prevent moisture loss.

One solution use a lotion instead of a cream, as lotions contain more water and water-rich ingredients and less oils than creams, or add a boosting serum to your favourite moisturiser to help penetrate deeper into the skin and don’t forget the SPF. Here are some skincare suggestions to help boost and protect your complexion for the months ahead;

Olay Complete Care Everyday Sunshine Light Sun-Kissed Glow SPF15: Moisturizer with a hint of a sunless tanner.  Contains vitamin E leaves skin nourished, health and naturally radiant with a sun kissed glow.

No7 Anti-aging Shimmering Lip and Eye Screen SPF30: Aids in protecting the skin from the visible signs of aging, contains anti-oxidants to help the skin build its own defenses and helps protect against long term skin damage whilst giving the skin an instant shimmer.

Garnier Skin Naturals Moisture Match 24H Illuminating Light Lotion SPF20: Enriched with Vitamin B3, Lemon extract along with light reflecting pigments, this oil free quick absorbing lotion helps illuminate the skin, leaving it feeling soft, silky and looking radiant instantly. Also with SPF 20 it helps protect your skin every day.

KIEHL’S Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF50: Our daily, ultra-light formula intensely moisturiser the skin and utilizes a high level of sun filters Mexory SX and Mexoryl XI to provide the skin with effective UVA and UVB broad-spectrum sunscreen protection. This moisturising oil-free lotion helps protect against the appearance of dark spots and wrinkles. Suitable for sensitive skin.

Clarins Boosters Repair Booster: A new innovative skin care booster that will give your skin an extra bit of comfort when needed. If your skin is weakened by certain lifestyle or environmental factors, simply adding 3 – 5 drops of this intensive concentrate to your existing moisturiser, face mask or foundation will help reduce and soothe discomfort, diminish redness and optimise the skin’s recovery.

Matis Paris Cell Expert Face Serum: Contains Matistem CC an active ingredient composed of vegetal stem cells-extracted from white rose which is rich in proteins, lipids and carbohydrates. With its anti-oxidant properties, MatiStem CC helps prevent the damaging effects of free radicals on skin. Result: Day after day, boosted by a youthful impetus your skin is preserved and its radiance revived. This beauty elixir is great for all skin types and all ages. Apply morning and evening before your usual cream to clean face and neck.

Every so often our complexion needs a little extra attention to enhance our skin’s natural renewal cycle, so its important to have the essentials that will protect and leave our complexion looking radiant throughout the months ahead.

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