Our skin doesn’t like sudden transitions; when sudden changes are made to it or its environment, it can’t handle it, and ‘freaks out’ – which can lead to a sudden outbreak of pimples, dry patches or inflammation. For people with sensitive skin, sudden changes can be even worse. That’s why you need to prepare for the changing seasons; to make sure your skin hasn’t become too acclimatised to a long hot summer and to ensure it won’t get a shock from the colder months ahead. Read on for our top tips for your autumn skincare routine designed to keep sensitive skin happy as the colder months draw in.Switch up your skincare routine… Autumn is the perfect time to refresh your skincare routine and opt for gentler, more soothing and hydrating skincare products. This is especially prevalent if you have sensitive skin, as the skin can change just as the seasons do. Our Daily Soothing Facial Wash contains all-natural ingredients – calming lavender, balancing clary sage, healing geranium and harmonising ylang ylang – that fight sensitivity and redness, whilst simultaneously preventing congestion. Use morning and night to keep your complexion clean, clear, and ready to face the elements; whether it be hot and dry central heating at home, or harsh arctic temperatures outside.Gentle exfoliation is a must…Sensitive skin often becomes drier in the colder, less humid months. A build up of dead, dry skin can cause irritation, so it’s important to exfoliate your skin – without upsetting its delicate balance. Once or twice a week use the Soothing Exfoliating Facial Polish to gently slough away grime build up and dead skin cells, without irritating or stripping sensitive skin. After exfoliating, always use a hydrating toner to close up your pores, again, aiding the skin’s barrier from the autumn weather. Follow with the Soothing Hydrating Toner over your complexion to close pores, remove any leftover dirt, and soothe sore skin.Double up your hydration layer…Cold, chafing winds and harsh temperature drops can leave sensitive skin painful, dry, red and irritated – typical signs of an imbalance. It’s important to create a barrier between sensitive skin and the elements so that it can’t be further sensitised by harsh weather conditions. In the daytime, use a lightweight cream and layer up in areas you think need more protection, such as the cheeks and around the eyes. Your moisturiser should be comfortable and soothing, while still providing all-day hydration. Our Soothing Day Cream helps heal inflammation and reduce redness, while still providing excellent hydration for comforted, smooth skin.Your night cream should give similar benefits but be more intensely hydrating – helping to deeply moisturise and restore your skin’s delicate barrier overnight while you sleep. Try the Soothing Clarifying Night Cream, which has a cooling feel, that helps ease tight, uncomfortable skin. The soothing scent of Sandalwood also helps the mind to unwind after a long day, promoting a deep nights sleep.Lock all your hard work in…Why put the effort in protecting your delicate skin against the harsh elements if you’re not going to lock it in? That’s like going outside without a coat on in sub-zero temperatures – not good protection at all! After you’ve completed your night-time skin care routine, lock all the goodness in with a layer of nourishing oil. Sleeping with a layer of oil on your face helps nutrients and antioxidants work to their best potential, as they are undisturbed and are allowed time to sink in completely. Use our award winning Soothing Facial Oil as the last step in your autumn skincare routine to soothe irritation, calm redness, and deliver an intense hit of hydration that will stop skin flaking, without making it appear greasy.