As we are falling into autumn and the morning breeze is becoming slightly chilly we need to step up our skincare regime. It is a well-known fact that our skin differs from season to season and right now is the perfect time to consider altering several steps from your “last-season” routine. Fortunately for you, we have gathered up our top skincare and lifestyle tips to ease your way into autumn…
For keeping skin hydrated, soft and supple as the cold air sets in, one of our favourite winter creams is the Creme Masque Vernix by Parisian skincare line Biologique Recherche. Its powerful healing abilities come from its unusual composition; the Crème Masque Vernix identically replicates the formulation of vernix caseosa, the protective layer covering a newborn baby at birth. This thick, rich cream with a highly active ingredient mix of antioxidants, fats and proteins helps to balance the skin's PH level, moisturise and protect.
Reshaping with Barrecore
When the weather is cold and wet it is very difficult to get motivated for exercise. This is why we love Barrecore; not your average indoor exercise program, these specialist and innovative classes are capable of working each and every major muscle group in your body. Barrecore is 60 minutes of incredible fat burning, stretching exercises for the specific muscle groups that works no matter your fitness level. Want to exercise at home? Classes are also offered online; you can reinvent your body to be shapely and firm with Barrecore's flexible plan.
We all know that this time of year is fraught with everyone catching colds; the change in weather, central heating clicking on and long dark nights do not help things either. By keeping your vitamin levels up you can help support your body when it needs it; try our Drip & Chill IV Vitamin Infusions and Intramuscular Shots. Available in our West London clinics and our Canary Wharf Drip & Chill Lounge, these bespoke formulations help boost your system with cold fighters such as your Vitamin C’s and B’s, plus more targeted vitamins such as Glutathione the powerful antioxidant and Glutamine, which helps your body recover from intense physical activity.
Swap salads for soups!
As the temperature drops it is important to adjust your diet to accommodate, but ditching salads does not mean you have to miss out on the good stuff. Keep your antioxidant levels up with health boost soups and broths like this belly warming antioxidant soup recipe; we will definitely be making big batches of this to keep us going this autumn!
|Ingredients soup (6-7 servings):|
|4 cups of water||3 cups of fresh baby spinach|
|2 garlic cloves, minced||2 cups chopped tomatoes|
|4 green onions, trimmed and sliced||2 ounces tomato sauce|
|1,5 cups raw carrots, diced||5 ounces of squash puree|
|2 cups sweet potatoes, diced with skin intact||1 tablespoon fresh oregano|
|1,5 cups of broccoli, cooked||1 tablespoon fresh thyme|
Put carrots, sweet potatoes, onions and garlic in a large saucepan and cook them covered for 25 minutes. Then, add broccoli and spinach. Cook them for 10 more minutes. Finally, add the chopped tomatoes, tomato sauce, squash puree and herbs and simmer for 60 minutes. You can always add more water if you prefer a more brothy soup.
Another top tip; Cinnamon actually contains more antioxidants than many other spices and can pack a punch nutritionally! Providing a heartwarming, autumnal taste why not add Cinnamon to your soup or juice?