The best skincare routine for every season

While it may be true that money can’t buy happiness, it can buy skin products, and healthy glowing skin makes us all very, very happy. 

We all want perfect skin all year round, but in order to achieve it, you must accept that with every changing season comes new skin challenges. 

Basically, as the seasons change so do your skin's needs. Crafting the perfect skincare routine that adapts to these changes can take time (and be rather difficult). Luckily for you, the knowledgeable staff at Caci are here to educate you on which products and treatments work best for each season and why. 

So, without further a-dew here are the products you actually need for your best year on record (as far as skin is concerned). 

Skincare tips for summer

Summer is challenging for your skin for an array of different reasons. Blaring hot sun aside, we tend to neglect our bodies and skin in the warmer months. Unfortunately, living life to the fullest can wreak havoc on your skin, and take it from us - it doesn’t matter what age you are, if you leave your skin unattended for too long it can be left in pieces.

Don’t let all your hard work go to waste, here is your fool-proof product guide to surviving summer with glowing, hydrated skin.

SPF sunscreen

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, you’ve gotta wear your SPF sunscreen people! If you want to age like a fine wine and avoid sun damage, wearing a high-SPF sunscreen is the best way to do it. Although you should be wearing some sort of protection all year round, it’s particularly important in the summer months. Pop on a moisturising sunscreen every morning and don’t forget to reapply during the day, especially if you’re spending time outdoors (we’re looking at you our little festie goers). 

Luckily for us, revolutionary innovations in the SPF space mean the days of greasy, pore-clogging formulas are a thing of the past. The next generation of sunscreens are not only rid of these annoyances, but they also come with added benefits. Take Remix Lifestyle Award Winning Murad City Skin Broad Spectrum SPF 50 as an exemplary example, this multi-tasking sunscreen will not only protect your skin from damaging UV rays, but its ultra-light formula also protects you from indoor blue light from screens or outdoor UVA and UVB. 

SPF cosmetics

To give you even more protection from sun damage, we recommend using foundations and concealers that contain SPF. You can never be too careful when it comes to your skin's health! 

Wear protective clothing 

Where possible, wear light, airy clothing that protects your body from unnecessary sun exposure. And, for those occasions where having your arms on show is a must, be sure to apply body sunscreen. 

Salicylic acid cleanser 

A good cleanser will set the stage for your entire routine, regardless of the season. During the summer, it pays to have something soluble and gentle yet able to remove makeup, sweat and sunscreen effectively to avoid clogged pores. 

Light moisturiser

Everyone needs a good moisturiser in their life. Moisturiser keeps the skin hydrated, locks in all your hard-working serums, and helps to avoid premature signs of ageing. With summer's high levels of humidity, we recommend using a slightly lighter formula.

Try skincare blemish defence supplements 

For some, summer can bring about unwanted congestion and breakouts. If this is you, we recommend working on your skin from the inside out. Consider nourishing your skin with a supplement. Skinsmiths Blemish Defence Supplements are packed with high quality ingredients to get happy skin from within. 

Summer skincare product checklist:


SPF: Murad City Skin Broad Spectrum SPF 50 

Salicylic Acid Cleanser: Murad Clarifying Cream Cleanser

Light Moisturiser: Murad Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture 

Supplements: Murad Pure Skin Clarifying Supplements


Best skin treatment for summer

Blemish Control Facial

While skincare undoubtedly plays a key role in our overall skin health, hard-working facials are a great way to compliment any great routine. Caci’s revolutionary Blemish Control Facial is a relaxing, effective way of reducing blemishes and minimising redness. During summer, our pores can easily become clogged which can lead to unwanted breakouts. 

Drop into any of our clinics nationwide for a consultation with one of our skin experts who can recommend how many treatments, and how often, will give you optimal, glowing results. Our 8-week Blemish Bootcamp is a great way to nip any breakouts in the bud with a combination of skin-correcting treatments and at-home skincare, designed by our clinical experts. 

Autumn skincare 

Best autumn skincare routine

Like all season shifts, most of us will notice a difference in our skin as we transition into Autumn. It’s also a great time to focus on repairing any damage the sun may have caused over the summer. 

Skincare tips for autumn 

Use a rich moisturiser 

Generally speaking, as the months get colder the lack of humidity, coupled with the increase in central heating, can exacerbate dry skin. Lend your skin a helping hand by using a heavier moisturiser. This  will provide your skin with an extra moisture barrier to combat any dryness.  

Opt for a moisturising cleanser 

Hydration is the name of the game in Autumn. Choosing a cleanser that is rich in ceramides, hyaluronic acid or glycerin will help keep your skin glowing and hydrated. 

Reduce harsh exfoliator use

The right exfoliator is crucial for any skincare regime, but, remember to use it in moderation. Intense over-exfoliating may irritate your skin, especially in the colder months. Instead, try opting for a light chemical exfoliant that will help to brighten and improve your skin's barrier function. 

Use heavier body lotion

While the face may be your main priority when it comes to skin, that doesn’t mean we can neglect the body. A rich body lotion applied twice a day will stop your skin from resembling a tiger loaf. 

Autumn skincare product checklist:

Rich Moisturiser: Murad Intense Recovery Cream

Moisturising Cleanser: Murad Refreshing Cleanser

Exfoliant: Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser


Best skin treatment for autumn

Sonophoresis Skin Infusion

The Sonophoresis Skin Infusion is designed to reduce redness and hydrate dry winter skin through soundwaves that gently penetrate moisture and antioxidants into the skin. It basically makes your face look like it’s just power-chugged a nutritional smoothie, and it’s completely non-invasive. 

LED Light Treatment 

Our LED Light Treatment is a great way to soothe skin after the summer months. It uses a mix of blue and red light that targets acne, stimulates healing and evens skin tone (among other benefits!). It’s also relaxing, effective and requires no downtime. 


Not only do the days get darker and the temperature drops but winter also plays a cruel game on our skin if left unchecked. During the winter months, it’s all about hydration, hydration, hydration. 

In the same way, summer bodies are forged in winter, so too is summer skin. From dry skin to chapped lips, we have the expert guide to tweaking your existing skincare regime and warding off these unwanted skin problems.

Skincare tips for winter

Shorten your showers and lower the temperature

If you’re anything like us you may enjoy your showers to resemble the fiery depths of hell, but unfortunately this can be seriously problematic for your skin. Try to limit the amount of time spent in the shower, and the temperature, so you don’t exacerbate already dry skin. 

Use a moisturising cleanser

Just like in Autumn, your skin can really benefit from a hydration-rich cleanser. 

Use hyaluronic acid 

Hyaluronic acid is one of the heavy lifters in the skincare world. We recommend using it straight after your (not too hot) shower to lock in moisture. Explore our Skin 101 guide on hyaluronic acid to learn more about this wonder product. 

Don’t over exfoliate

Exfoliating is great in moderation, however, it can aggravate skin if done too often or with the wrong product. Stick to exfoliating no more than once a week during Winter. 

Use a rich moisturiser

Stick to the more hydrating formulas during Winter to lock in that lit-from-within glow. 

Winter skincare product checklist: 


Rich Moisturiser: Murad Intense Recovery Cream

Hyaluronic Acid: Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Serum 

Moisturising Cleanser: Murad Prebiotic 4-in-1 MultiCleanser

Exfoliant: Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser


Best skin treatments for winter 

Photo Rejuvenation 

If all that time lounging in the sun has left you with some unwanted sun spots, then we recommend our Photo Rejuvenation treatment. This pulsed light treatment targets signs of premature ageing, sun spots, and pigmentation on the face, chest and hands. It’s also fab for reducing redness and gives your skin a collagen boost for a healthy, hydrated glow. 


Microneedling is the perfect way to brighten up dull winter skin, and it just so happens it's also the perfect season to do it. Spending less time in the sun, coupled with the lower UV levels will ensure your skin recovers quickly after treatments. 

Microneedling helps to reduce fine lines, and pore size and improve skin texture by penetrating the skin, triggering the body’s natural healing response and boosting collagen production. 

Spring skincare

It’s time to wave ta-ta to winter and say hello to spring by giving your skincare regime a spring clean of its own. 

Spring, as you’re probably aware, is right before summer - which means it's time to get serious about your pre-summer skincare game. 

Skincare tips for spring

Start exfoliating more 

If winter has stolen your glow, it’s time to give that face a little polish. Skin does not stop shedding when it’s cold (in fact it does quite the opposite) so it’s time to get rid of that build-up of deadskin cells. 

Lighten up on the moisturiser 

If your skin is quite prone to acne, it could be a good idea to ease up on the heavy moisturisers and opt for something lighter. 

Consider upping your retinol

If you’re looking for a plump, firm appearance - it’s time to start upping your retinol use in Spring. The Vitamin A derivative has a myriad of benefits including unclogging pores, improving collagen density and promoting collagen production. 

Best skincare products for spring: 

 Light Moisturiser: Murad Nutrient-Charged Water Gel 

Retinol: Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Serum


Best skin treatment for Spring 


Microdermabrasion's are, dare I say… life-changing? It’s basically a non-invasive treatment that exfoliates, reduces congestion and improves skin texture. It’s the perfect way to restore that summer glow to your post-winter face!

How do you find the right treatment for you?

No matter how much hard work you’re putting in at home with your skincare products, your  skin can always be improved with tailored in-clinic treatments. Luckily for you, there are experts on hand in all our clinics who can give you advice on which treatments will benefit you, and how often you’ll need them. At Caci, we work to tailor all treatments specifically to your skin's needs, leaving you with a healthy glow all year round! 

Book a free consultation today. 

Membership options available at Caci

Nothing compares to the fresh, glowy feeling you get when you walk out from a skin treatment.Caci’s Reformaskin Membership makes it easy, our expert team will schedule you for a tailored treatment every three weeks. This allows you to stagger the payments while keeping up consistent treatments all year round for the best results. 

Ready to have great skin all around? Book today. Go forth and shine our glowy angels!