Autumn reflects a time of change in several different ways. In our world, we recognise it as a time to switch up our skincare routines in preparation for colder months. We also start thinking about the treatments we would like to try out to help our skin through the season.

Beautiful woman with glowing skin in white jumper

However, if you’re not too familiar with skincare, you may not know where to start or even that refreshing your skin routine is essential during autumn. So, to help you out, we’re delving into your skincare essentials to get you through the seasonal change and the colder weather. We have highlighted some of our favourite skincare products for all skin types to provide you with some great options guaranteed to make a difference to your skin and save it from temperature drops, low humidity, and other autumn skincare bugbears.

What Happens to Your Skin During Autumn?

Any change in weather affects your skin, especially during autumn, as the temperature drops and the climate becomes much drier. This affects the skin in numerous ways, such as:

  • Because of the drop in temperature and the crisp winds, our skin can become much more dry than usual, often causing flaking, tightness, and sometimes painful cracks.
  • The dryness can lead to sensitivity, or this can be a problem on its own. Weather changes can mean your skin is much more prone to blotchiness, red patches, and irritation.
  • Skin condition flare-ups. Those who suffer from skin conditions such as acne, dermatitis, or eczema often report much worse flare-ups during autumn and winter.

Even those with oily or normal skin can suffer from the issues listed above, so giving your skin some TLC during autumn is crucial.

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Should I Switch Up My Skincare Routine Seasonally?

In short, yes. As the weather changes, you should reassess your skincare products and swap them accordingly, adding products that assist your skin with the change in weather and taking out unnecessary items.

You may think you have mastered your skincare routine, but your skin changes as quickly as the seasons, so, unfortunately, it’s not as simple as that! Don’t panic, though; with help from our clinicians at our cosmetic skin clinics in Guernsey, Jersey, and Belfast, you will have skincare routines fit for every day, whatever the weather.

Which Skincare Products Should I Use During Autumn?

If you don’t know where to start when it comes to switching your skincare routine to autumn mode, do not fear. We have broken down some of the key products to include in your list of staples, guaranteed to get you through the harsh change in weather.

Chemical Exfoliant

the Obagi Exfoderm from Obagi MedicalAs mentioned, your skin can dry during autumn, causing flakiness and a dead skin cell build-up. Removing these dead skin cells is crucial for your skin’s health, as if they are left on your face, they can clog pores, leading to an extensive list of other skin issues.

To avoid this, we recommend using a chemical exfoliant, such as the Obagi Exfoderm from Obagi Medical. This miracle product removes dead cells by exfoliating the skin to reveal a bright and rejuvenated glow.

Hydrating Moisturiser

A professional, hydrating moisturiser is necessary for any time of the year, especially to help get you through autumn and winter. We recommend the ultra-Obagi Hydrate Luxe rich Obagi Hydrate Luxe from one of our favourite skincare brands, aforementioned, Obagi Medical. This hydrating, luxurious, balm-like moisturiser provides your skin with a layer of protection for overnight rejuvenation of your skin. In addition, it acts as a barrier for further drying overnight and instead hydrates and gets your skin ready for the next day while you sleep.

Antioxidant Serums

To many people’s surprise, you still need to wear sunblock during autumn and winter, even when the sun isn’t shining. This is because the sun’s UV rays are harmful, even through clouds, and can still cause damage if you expose yourself to them over time.

Using professional sun cream is a fantastic way to protect your skin, but we have an industry secret that we’re excited to share. Using an antioxidant serum under your sun cream is an even better way to protect against potential skin damage and improve the efficiency of your UV protectant.

Which Professional Skincare Treatments Should I Have During Autumn?

As well as the product swaps in your regular skincare routine, we recommend having professional skincare treatments during autumn to boost your skin. Here at Aesthetic Skin Clinic, we have plenty of treatments available for all skin types. Still, there is one we would particularly recommend for those looking for some autumnal skin rejuvenation.


Our Hydrafacial is suitable for almost all skin types and combines a range of top facial treatments, such as:

  • Pore unclogging
  • The removal of dead skin cells
  • Deep exfoliation
  • Moisturising hydration
  • Antioxidant protection
  • And so much more…

This is the perfect all-in-one treatment to get you through autumn and provide your skin with hydration and rejuvenation, ready to tackle the cold weather.

Book the Hydrafacial treatment today, or explore our website to learn more about our skincare solutions suitable for autumn.