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6 spring skincare changes to make now

As temperatures begin to rise and thick jerseys are tossed aside for sleeveless tops, one thing you may have overlooked as you prepare for Spring is your skincare routine. Make no mistake: the rich lotions and nourishing oils that you relied on during the winter months just won’t cut it during the warmer weather.

 

Here are 6 of our top spring skincare changes to take you into the new season:

  1. Exfoliation is essential for good skincare

First thing’s first: a good exfoliation is just what the doctor ordered. It will help remove dead skin cells that usually result in a dull, dry complexion. A light chemical peel will help to get rid of dull, winter skin in a flash. This time of year, we love our Mesoestetic Lactic Peel, with it’s gentle aparoach, it is designed to target sensitive , dry, fine and dull skin types. You can also use a chemical exfoliant at home once or twice a week to ensure that your skin remains radiant as the season progresses.

2. Start using a antioxidant serum

It’s best to apply your serum to freshly cleansed skin before your usual moisturiser. A serum differs from a moisturiser. It contains a higher concentration of active ingredients. This makes it the perfect addition to your skincare routine, especially if you have specific skincare concerns like fine lines and wrinkles, or pigmentation. One of our favourite choices this Spring is Mesoestetic’s AOX SERUM. It helps to protect your skin against environmental aggressors, like harsh UV rays and pollution and helps protect and boost collagen, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

3. Lighten the load

It’s time to set aside the rich, nourishing night creams and luxurious facial oils that you’ve come to rely on during winter in favour of lighter, oil-free formulas that won’t clog your pores. Choose a lightweight, oil-free moisturiser like Neostrata’s bio hydrating cream.

This cream has a gentle action as it controls the inflammation and restores the skins barrier functioning which helps alleviate dryness and sensitivity.

4. Wear sunscreen every day

If you don’t apply sunscreen on a daily basis, now’s the time to start. Heliocare 360 tinted is a multi-tasking product that everyone should own. Besides full spectrum protection, this is also an antioxidant that provides DNA protection (which of course is a bonus when it comes to aging and pre cancerous caution).  What’s more, It doubles up as a makeup primer that improves the longevity of your foundation. Not a foundation fan? No problem! It’s tinted, so it’ll disguise a few imperfections for a more even appearance…and it won’t leave a chalky, white residue on the surface of your skin.

5. Stay hydrated from the inside out

We all know that we should be drinking at least eight glasses of water every day, but how many of us actually manage this? Optimum water intake is not only essential for your overall health, but also helps to reduce the incidence of headaches (often as a result of dehydration) and improves the overall appearance of your skin. All the more reason o down a glass of H2O right this minute!

6. Don’t forget your hands

You may have heard that your hands are one of the first places to show your true age, and we couldn’t agree more. Treat your hands to a pampering hand exfoliation, followed by a nourishing hand cream at least once a week. ZO Skin Health Oraser Correcting Hand and Body Scrub gives your skin a dual chemical and mechanical exfoliation using a combination of salicylic acid and sugar crystals. It also contains shea butter, mango, and safflower oils to soften your hands, feet, and other dry patches.

Pick one or two tips to incorporate into your beauty routine, or try them all. Either way, you’re bound to notice a vast improvement in the overall appearance of your skin.

As featured in Skintherapy – specialist aesthetic clinic’s September 2020 Newsletter