Give Your Skin Care A Spring Clean!
Posted on August 19 2017
Changes in weather can wreck havoc upon the skin, and the arrival of a new season is the perfect time to reassess your beauty regime accordingly. Incorporating new products adapted to your skin's constantly developing needs is important in order to deal with shifts in climate, sun levels and exposure to external factors, whilst simple beauty tricks can also work wonders.
Here I share five of my top tips on how to give your skincare regime a much-needed spring clean, from the perfect product to use on an often-forgotten area to the best technique for revealing brighter and healthier-looking skin.
Look for Lighter Formulas
Ditch your heavy-duty creams for light-weight lotions or serums. In the spring, your skin is typically oilier, which means your complexion can’t handle heavier creams. For those with oily skin, use a gentle hydrating mist, like our Rose Hydrating Mist, in the morning and at night, to help clear pores and dab away excess oil.
Can’t part with your winter skin care products just yet? Using heavy formulas in the spring could lead to skin care concerns reminiscent of teenage years such as clogged pores, whiteheads, blackheads, and acne.
Don't Forget The Décolletage
Spring is all about revealing more skin, especially the décolletage area, Don’t forget to moisturise this often neglected area, helping to repair the signs of ageing such as lines, wrinkles and thinning, slackening skin in the exposed delicate neck and chest area."
Focus On Cleansing
Spring is the perfect time to invest in your cleansing regime to reveal clearer, brighter, glowing skin. Spend 1-2 minutes working with your cleanser in upwards circular motions to clean deep into the pores, focusing on any congested areas with smaller circular motions. Focusing on a good cleanse daily, and it is perfect for creating a clearer and healthier looking skin in a matter of weeks.
Start Taking Supplements
If your skin is feeling tight and looking dry and flaky after the harsh effects of winter weather and central heating, make sure you increase your hydration levels by using a moisturiser rich in omega oils. Increase your daily intake of omega supplements, these will increase your skins hydration levels helping it to function more efficiently, restoring its barrier function for a more protected skin and removing your scaly, post winter look.
Exfoliate To Banish Dead Skin
Slough off the dead and dull skin cells of winter with exfoliation. Use an exfoliator two times a week instead at the start and reduce this down to once a week. This exfoliator is a two in one mask and scrub which contains ingredients such as Australian Pink Clay to gently remove skin impurities and the bamboo wood powder works to remove dead skin cells. Using a scrub will allow your moisturisers to work more efficiently on the skin.