Guest post by Lucy Chambers

Having clear and glowing skin is the result of proper and diligent care, and caring for your skin is the first thing that you should do when you wake up in the morning. Establishing a morning skincare routine is a great way to ensure that your skin is protected from the elements. Moreover, having great beauty habits can help to make your skin look fabulous the whole day. While your morning routine may not be as extensive as your evening skincare regime, proper cleansing and the right beauty products can protect your skin from harmful pollutants, UV rays, and damage. Here are a few ways to upgrade your morning skincare routine this year.


The 8-step Korean morning skincare routine

Following the Korean way of caring for skin can make your skin healthy and younger-looking. First, wash your face with water only, then pour a bit of toner on your hands and pat the liquid onto your skin. Smooth on an essence, let it absorb for a few minutes, then follow with an ampoule, serum, eye cream, moisturiser, and sunscreen. If you don’t have the time to do all 8 steps, consider paring it down to 4 steps—cleanse with water, pat on toner, moisturise, and protect with sunscreen. The result: a glowing and youthful-looking complexion that looks radiant even without makeup.


Don’t neglect your body

Don’t just spoil your face – your body needs some TLC too. Take a short shower to avoid depleting your skin of moisture and use a moisturising body wash to clean your skin. Lock in your hydration by applying body oil or body lotion right after your shower. If you’ll be outdoors the whole day, you may want to apply sunblock to your limbs, the back of your neck, and other exposed areas of your body and wear protective clothing to shield your skin from harmful UV rays.


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Master a 5-minute makeup routine

A 5-minute makeup routine allows you to use fewer products to let your skin breathe and still look polished while you go about your daily tasks. Start with BB cream to even out your skin tone and softly blur imperfections, then use a bit of concealer on areas where you need more coverage. Set with pressed powder. Use a brow mascara to darken and keep your brows in place, then finish the look with a bit of cream blush on the cheeks and a swipe of lip gloss. If you want a more “done” face for a meeting or for an evening out with friends, simply add eyeliner and mascara and apply your favourite matte lipstick.


This year, give your skin some TLC first thing in the morning. You’ll be glad you did once you see how much healthier, radiant, and beautiful your skin looks from head to toe.



I love autumn but with it comes the cold and my skin, nails and hair need a little more tlc.  So in an effort to ensure my beauty routine keeps up with the changing weather, I’ve started to include a few new products to my daily routine.

These autumn beauty essentials represent what I’ve included in my day to day routine.


Sudocrem Skin Care Cream.

Beauty Essentials for Fall


The absolute joy of Sudocrem is its high zinc oxide content. That’s the magical antibacterial and anti-inflammatory ingredient that makes Sudocrem my go to healing cream.  Think beyond the bum for this one.  It’s not just about nappy rash, it can be applied to any dry skin patches – even on the face and the extra zinc helps repair the skin cells. You can use it on any rash, cuts, grazes or any other skin irritation that you need to fix.



Prevasore Everyday Lip Therapy.

Beauty Essentials for Fall

As autumn is already here and winter not far behind, the cold weather and the central heating can be so detrimental to my skin.  My lips seem to get the brunt of it at times as the skin is so thin around the lip area.  In an effort to prevent my lips from drying out I have been using Prevasore as a moisture protection barrier to stop that from happening.


Pantene Pro-V 3 Minute Miracle Repair & Protect Conditioner.

Beauty Essentials for Fall


The Pantene Pro-Vitamin 3 Minute Miracle Repair & Protect Conditioner is a conditioner formulated for weak, damaged hair.  It’s a great way to to mositurise your hair especially in the autumn and winter periods.  The SMART Pro-Vitamin formula features micro-nourishers that moisturise, help seal cuticles and repair damage from root to tip, as well as active ingredient histidine to help repair damage for moisturised hair that’s softer and shinier.  I am delighted with how smooth and silky my hair is feeling after using this.



Defensil Rescue Serum

Beauty Essentials for Fall

Defensil Rescue Serum contains a natural plant steroid.  It was developed by scientists in Switzerland for those suffering from very dry and itchy skin.  I have been using it on patches of dry skin on my upper arms and it has worked really well.  Defensil is free from parabens, perfumes, SLS and MI and is made from naturally active ingredients that have been developed for use on highly sensitive, itchy and dry skin.


Absolute Collagen Daily Collagen Supplements.

Beauty Essentials for Fall


Absolute Collagen is what is referred to as a drinkable skincare.  It has been designed to help fight against the visible signs of ageing, supports skin, nails, hair and joints.

Each wee sachet contains 8g of high grade marine collagen, infused with Vitamin C from citric acid and sweetened with sucralose. For those who are intolerant, it is free from gluten, dairy and lactose.  There is plenty of research to show that fish collagen in liquid form can be absorbed at a higher level than other forms of collagen.  You can take these direct from the sachet or mix it with a drink.  It’s not an unpleasant taste, more like a thicker honey.


Rock & Ruddle Zebra Hairbrush

hair essentials for autumn


Wow, what a great hairbrush.  Rock and Ruddle hairbrushes have an amazing array of bristles which gently brush your hair because the bristles are natural with tiny scales to help distribute the natural oils in every strand of your hair.  Honestly I can notice a huge difference in my hair, leaving it shiner already!



I’d love to know what’s on your list of beauty essentials this autumn/winter?



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