14 Products to Repair Your Skin After the Summer Season

how to heal the skin from summer damage

With the switch from summer to autumn, these are the products you need to help repair your skin.

Let’s face it, although summer is one of the most enjoyable times of the year, it’s also a complete nightmare for your skin. And nothing ages the skin faster than the sun. This is why it’s important to help repair your skin, you need to constantly protect it from harsh UV rays.

Autumn is the perfect season to begin the repairing process of any skin damages caused from summer, to get it back to its natural state. In Autumn the sun is less damaging as it sits lower in the sky, so UV have been scientifically proven to reduce as the weather makes the switch from summer to autumn.

These fourteen products will help you repair your skin after the summer season:

PerriconeMD Concentrated Restorative Treatment RRP $202

PerriconeMD is widely adored for their anti-aging complexes and use of heavily researched compounds. Used as an overnight therapy on the skin, this cream will dramatically helps reduce the appearance of sunspots and sun damage.

You will see instant result after using this cream, as it works to heal and restore skin while you sleep at night. It won’t block the pores and will add an extra layer of hydration to the skin in the cooler months as well.

Jurlique Herbal Recovery Neck Serum RRP $95

We often forget areas of the body impacted by the sun, such as hands, leg and neck. So, it’s important to give as much love and attention to those areas, as you do your face, when storing the skin after the hot summer months.

If your neck is displaying deep set lines or looking leathery, use this serum to restore your softness, elasticity, and colour. Trust us when we say that a smooth neck can take years off your appearance.

Peter Thomas Roth De-Spot Skin Brightening Corrector RRP $100

Do you know the key to removing dark spots caused from sun damage is caffeine? Yep. But that doesn’t mean you have to go and drink loads of coffee to reap the benefits caffeine can provide for the skin. External, application of this wonderful ingredient is best.

This skin brightener by Peter Thomas Roth is non-irritating, so perfect for all skin types, includes sensitive skin. It contains advanced Illumiscin, Niacinamide PC, Actiwhite TM, Chromabright TM, Lipochroman-6 & Caffeine which works to reduce look of dark spots & discoloration, sun damage, even pregnancy marks & post-acne discolouration.

Shawelle Crème De La Crème RRP $95

The Shawelle Crème De La Crème has quite an expensive price point, but it is for good reason. This cream is truly restorative for the skin. It contains Kakaku Plum, which is the highest source of Vitamin C, and known for its healing properties. It works effectively to smooth the skin, removing fine lines, wrinkles and any scarring.

Additionally, it works as a protection barrier for pollution, whilst also deeply hydrates the skin. It has a really thick consistency, which sticks to the skin. It takes a while to absorb so make sure you have ample time in the morning to let it sit on the skin before applying makeup.

La Roche Posay – Thermal Spring Water Sensitive Skin Price: $25.95 for 300ml

Alright, we know what you are saying… it’s just water, how could that possibly do anything? The La Roche Posay Thermal Spring Water is so much more than ‘just water’. The water has been sourced from a thermal dermatology centre in Europe and is rich in Selenium, known for balancing the skins equilibrium.

The product is fragrance free, and feels like a hydrating spritz of water on the face. It comes out as affine spray which can be applied all over the face to help balance out the skin and reduce redness. It will leave you and your skin feeling super refreshed and reenergised and ready to take on the day.

Body Drench Mask Society Vegas Fix Price: $5.50

This super affordable face mask is made by the Korean skin care gods. It is packed with electrolytes that will instantly re-hydrate the skin and shy away any dry skin..

The mask is a fabric sheet, drenched in the serum that feels cooling on the skin. Whilst wearing the mask the serum absorbs into the skin and once you take it off is easily absorbed further.

Hey Bud Australian Hemp Face Oil Price: $47.99

Hemp skincare is all the rage right now, as it’s known for its healing properties for acne and blemish scarring and provides next level hydration to the skin.

The Hey Bud Face Oil uses a specialised blend of Hemp seed oil with macadamia, apricot kernel, seabuckthorn fruit, Kakadu plum seed, camellia, jojoba, rosehip, sunflower, tamanu and acai oil. and works to repair damaged skin. It’s lightweight and the combination of oils work together to create harmony on the skin. All you have to do is sit back, relax and let the oil work its magic.

Neutrogena Hydra Boost Gel Cream RRP $26.99

The unique gel-cream formula absorbs quickly, like a gel, but has the long-lasting, intense hydrating power of a cream, specially formulated for dry skin. It dries fast after application, which is perfect if you wish to use with other serums and then apply foundation over the top. However, I found that this gel cream was so effective with it’s hydration, that I didn’t require the use of any serums to oils, as the hydration level of this cream was next level.

It’s fragrance free, so perfect for sensitive skin types, but can also be used on any skin type as well.

Wrinkles Schminkles Morning After Glow Serum RRP $44.95

Specifically designed to combat any skin concerns the day after being out in the sun or dealing with any other environmental impacts on the skin, this serum should be your go to for repairing any damage to the cells.

It is an anti-ageing serum, formulated with a powerful blend of wrinkle-fighting antioxidants, actives and essential fatty acids, designed to plump and hydrate the skin and target fine lines and wrinkles on your face, neck & décolletage. It dries fast and is easy to wear with any other beauty product.

Weleda 24h Hydrating Facial Lotion Price: $31.58

The Weleda Face cream uses Prickly Pear Cactus Extract, combined with Aloe Vera to create an intense moisture that will last up to 24 hours on the skin. This hydrating face cream is light to the touch, and a little goes a long way. It has a fresh scent which livens your skin and senses upon application.

Considering it is meant to last for 24 hours, the lotion is surprisingly quite thin. It does however, really eliminate dead skin. Plus, it is fragrance free.

ESK Zinc Shade Price: $70.00

The ESK Zinc Shade is a sunscreen which works to protect the skin from UVA rays (rays that age the skin) and UVB rays (rays that burn the skin). Both of which are present even under the Autumn sun.

This product can easily be used as a makeup primer because as it’s extremely smooth on application, and absorbs really quickly into the skin. The texture is quick thick, but rubs in easily once applied to the skin.

Skin Physics Oxygen C Brightening Daily Moisturiser SPF 15 Price: $29.99

If the ESK Zinc Shade isn’t in your price range, this is a great alternative. The Oxygen – C day cream protects the skin from infrared radiation, blue light (which is? Just ad a quick explanation so people can identify what it is), pollution, UVA and UVB. It also contains B3 which helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and soothe skin upon daily application. It smells quite fresh and is really easy to rub in. It doesn’t clump or feel sticky.

La Roche Posay Toleriane Ultra Dermallergo Serum Price: $55.95

Don’t be scared away by the big confusing name. This product from La Roche Posay basically translates to a serum that is incredibly soothing for sensitive skin. It will also strengthen the skins barrier whilst reducing redness and hydrate the skin. If your skin has become irritated over the summer, this is the product for you.

It contains 0.1% of neurosensine which is a wonder ingredient for dealing with sensitive, dry skin. We recommend putting it in the fridge 20 minutes brfore application to feel the full cooling benefits. It doesn’t have a strong smell, and dries fast on the skin.

Du It Touch Hands for Her Price: $6.99

Last but not least, we can’t forget about our hands. (Why? Can you add here the damage which often goes unseen from sun damage on the hands in summer etc). Aside from the face and decolletage, the hands are the next sign of ageing. So, it’s important to keep them extra hydrated and well looked after.

This cream contains a peptide complex which encourages natural collagen, softens the skin and repairs dry and calloused hands. Dispute the hard core moisturising properties of this moisturiser, it doesn’t leave the hands feeling overly greasy or slimy.

Montana Crabb

Montana is a Law and Communication student with a passion for writing. She is a Bondi local so you can usually find her at a Bondi cafe, doing the coastal walk or you guessed it, at the beach.

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