Your skin suffers at this time of year but don't turn the other cheek, says Anna Taussig

The sun has taken his hat off and refuses to come out to play as summer becomes a distant memory, along with your tan and flip-flops. As autumn sweeps in and the colours of the leaves change, so will the condition of your skin. Outdoors, your skin retains less moisture because of the cooler, drier air, and the same happens indoors because the heating gets turned up!

With that in mind we've pulled together some of the best products for keeping your skin fresh and healthy. For the girls there are skin toners, as well as base brighteners and creams to wear under make-up. The boys have got face washes and moisturisers to arm themselves with, and shaving products to stay looking lean and clean-cut. Unfortunately there's nothing we can do about the lack of sunshine...


1. American Crew, £6.50, from hair salons nationwide
Hair cream with a matte finish for on-the-move style

2. Refinery post-shave balm, £28,
Fresh and cooling

3. Korres Borage anti-shine moisturiser, £17.00,
Absorbs easily into the skin

4. LAB Series shave gel, £12.50,
Calms the skin

5. REN Tamanu High Glide Shaving Oil, £15,
Rinse-off oil minimises dryness from shaving

6. Fish, £4.99, from Boots
Face wash with natural fruit extracts

7. Molton Brown Cassia energy sport hair and body wash, £12,
Reviving hair and body wash

8. Gilette Fusion, £7.49, from chemists nationwide
Five blades for a smooth shave

9. XCD Camoflager, £9.99, from Boots
Hides blemishes and imperfections


1. RMK Control Color, £18,
These creams act as a layer between base and foundation

2. Decleor flower essence moisturising mask, £23.50,
Ideal for thirsty skin

3. Botanics skin brightening toner, £2.99, from Boots
Minimises excess oil

4. Laura Mercier illuminating brightener, £55,
A brightening base to wear under foundation and make-up

5. PH Advantage acne treatment clarifying hydrator, £54,
Use after cleansing

6. RMK cleansing milk, £20,
Cleansing formula with honey, yoghurt, milk and lemon

7. California Mango natural exfoliating scrub, £8, from selected Boots
Conditions and exfoliates the skin

8. Barry M glossy tube, £3.95, from Superdrug
Light, pretty lipgloss tubes

9. Ruby and Millie liquid base, £15.50,
Creating an even, light-reflecting base for all skin types

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