autumn skincare switches

6 skincare swaps to make for the change in weather

As summer ends and autumn arrives, our skincare routine needs an overhaul. Stylist chooses the nourishing saviours that’ll make that shift as easy as possible…

Given summer is mostly about keeping sweat and oil at bay while still maintaining glowing skin (the struggle is real), the arrival of autumn means it’s common for our skin to start playing up.

With the cold comes chapped lips, red noses and dry patches, not to mention that lack of glow as our summer tans fade.

We tend to use the same products season to season with new additions if needed (we’d be lost without mattifying primers and super-strength SPFs).

But a total update of your skincare arsenal helps arm your skin against any environmental changes and softens the blow of summer being over.

We’ve chosen the summer saviours that have kept us supple and protected throughout the season, and their autumn counterparts that cater to your every need.

The cleanser

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While the vitamin C in Murad Environmental Shield Essential C Cleanser is gently brightening for summer and helps your SPF do its job, winter calls for something a little milder.

Kiehl’s Centella Sensitive Facial Cleanser is just that and caters to easily aggravated skin types. While it washes away grime, it also reinforces the skin’s barrier function, protecting you from anything the winter weather throws at you. 

The exfoliator

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An exfoliator is just as important during winter as it is the summer months, but you’ll want to go for something with a creamy base to ensure you’re not stripping your skin of essential oils.

This Clarins exfoliating cream has a rich texture with two different types of natural microbeads. Formulated with soothing mimosa extract, it buffs away dead skin cells while wrapping skin in a comforting, nourishing hug.

The toner

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House of Fraser

Your summer toner helps in the battle against oil, but this refreshing facial mist is packed with super fruits and vitamins, and is perfect for any time of day.

Apply before bed for a recharge, or spritz on half way through the day to refresh. It’s a super-fine mist, so hydrates but won’t feel heavy on your skin. 

The serum

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House of Fraser

One of the biggest root causes of visible changes in your skin can be inflammation, which can often be more common during winter.

The mega-mushroom formula in this serum helps support your skin’s strength with reishi, fermented chaga and coprinus mushrooms.

Just use two pumps and smooth over skin after cleansing. 

The moisturiser

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House of Fraser

Picking a moisturiser that works well with your winter serum is essential to winter skincare.

While the oil-zapping qualities of Clinique’s cult classic formula is tailor-made for summer, Elizabeth Arden’s Miracle Oil is a blend of moisturising tsubaki, camellia and avocado oils that make this the perfect product to layer over serums to lock in nourishment. It works wonders on body and hair, too.

The mask

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House of Fraser

Summer sees our pores more likely to clog, so a mask that pulls out impurities and mattifies skin is more than welcome.

But when the celsius drops, be on the lookout for something more nourishing.

This 3-in-1 balm deep cleans away make-up and dirt, serves as a replenishing overnight mask, and adds a hit of nourishment to dry cuticles, elbows and heels.

Rose hip, frangipani and vitamins A and C make this smell delightful and work hard.

For all your autumn/winter beauty needs, head to House of Fraser and take advantage of its seasonal beauty offers. From 11 September 2019 to 2 October 2019, get £10 off when you spend £50 on all beauty products, £20 when you spend £100, or £30 when you spend £150*.

*£10 off for every £50 you spend in a single transaction on qualifying beauty products, in-store or online at, between 18 September 2019 – 2 October 2019 (inclusive). The following brands are excluded from this promotion: Jo Malone London & Molton Brown. Discount is applied at checkout. You will be charged the price that is displayed on the checkout page. No discounts can be applied retrospectively. Where all or part of an order is refunded or cancelled, you will be refunded the total amount due less the unqualified discount given.Any voucher, promotional code or account card offer cannot be used in conjunction with this promotion.House of Fraser reserves the right to withdraw the offer or amend the terms and conditions related to the offer at any time. House of Fraser has the right to cancel or reject orders that breach any of the terms and conditions stated. Promoter: House of Fraser Limited, Unit A, BrookPark East, Shirebrook NG20 8RY

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