Resurface and Renew
Provided you don’t have weekend plans at the beach, now is the time to rid your skin off dry, dead cells that have built up over summer.
A gentle peel once every 1-2 weeks (depending on the strength) is the best way to get your skin glowing. I always do my peels at night (to avoid sun exposure immediately after), and I usually check the weather and do it when it’s forecast to be grey.
After so much sun exposure this summer the last thing I want to do is a peel (which increases the chance of sun damage) and then walk out into harmful UV rays.
My favourites include Herbivore’s Brighten Pineapple Enzyme + Gemstone Instant Glow Mask which is a potent, yet gentle 20 minute mask. Or if you’re lazy like me, Herbivore’s Moon Fruit Superfruit Night Treatment is great if you’re time-poor as you just slap it on and hop into bed.
For a retinol hit, Kate Somerville’s RetAsphere Micro Peel can be used every other night for super fresh looking skin.
SPF Every Day
Just because the hot days may be almost behind us, that doesn’t mean you can relax on SPF usage. I swear by Glossier’s Invisible Shield for every day use, it’s more of a gel than a cream which makes for the perfect dewy base under sunscreen (or worn alone).
Dr Barbara Strum’s Sun Drops are pretty special, it provides SPF50 coverage, and you can mix a few drops with your moisturiser, meaning you get the consistency and hydration of your favourite moisturiser with the benefit of full sun protection.