CHANGES in weather can wreak 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 aggressors, whilst simple beauty tricks can also work wonders.
Always Use An SPF
Always ensure that you apply an SPF or that your day cream has an SPF, to give your skin protection against UVA and UVB rays as the sun gathers strength.
We often forget how strong the sun can be at this time of year and a SPF is essential to protect skin against sun damage and premature ageing. Remember that it’s UVA rays that are present all year and they are the ‘A’geing rays.
La Mer The SPF 50 UV Protecting Fluid
Take Supplements and Nourish Your Skin
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 high in humectants such as Hyaluronic acid and 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, snaky post winter look.
Esthederm Intensif Hyaluronic Concentrated Formula Serum
Focus On Cleansing
Spring is the perfect time to invest in a good cleansing regime to reveal clearer, brighter, glowing skin.
Spend 1-2 minutes working your cleanser in upwards circular motions to clean deep into the pores, focusing on any congested areas with smaller circular motions. A good daily cleansing routine is perfect for creating clearer and healthier looking skin in a matter of weeks.
Ren No.1 Purity Cleansing Balm
Don’t Forget The Décolletage
Spring is all about revealing more skin, especially the décolletage area. Applying product to this area will help to repair the signs of ageing such as crepiness, lines, wrinkles and thinning, slackening skin in the exposed delicate neck and chest area.
Clarins Bust Beauty Extra-Lift Gel
Exfoliate To Banish Dead Skin
Slough off the dead and dulling skin cells of winter with gentle exfoliation. Use a gentle exfoliator such two times a week instead of a harsh scratchy scrub that will damage the skin causing micro-tears and irritation.
Look for an exfoliator that contains ingredients such as lactic acid and retinol to gently dissolve the ‘glue’ between dead cells, releasing them for a controlled exfoliation without damaging action on the skin. This will allow your moisturisers to work more efficiently on the skin.
Dermalogica Age Smart Multivitamin Thermafoliant