Winter to Spring. The change of seasons can play havoc with our skin, here are some top tips to make sure the seasonal transition doesn’t have a negative effect on your skin.
Always Use An SPF
Always ensure that your day cream has an SPF, to give yourself some 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.
Product selection: Environ Alpha Day Lotion. The product’s sunscreens and reflectants combine to give a Sun Protection Factor of 15.
Exfoliate To Banish Dead Skin
Use a gentle exfoliator. Good exfoliator’s 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.
Product selection: Hydrating Exfoliant Masque contains intensely hydrating ingredients and incorporates the finest clay. This formula assists in absorbing excess oils and micro-exfoliating the skin, leaving the skin feeling smoother and appearing more radiant.
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.
Product selection: Avst Cleansing Lotion. A gentle cleansing lotion that is effective in removing excess oils, make-up and other impurities without stripping the natural oils from the skin, leaving the skin soft and refreshed.
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 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.
Product selection: Skin Omegas +. Benefitting from the addition of vitamin A, Skin Omegas+ is the perfect companion to your skincare regime. It contains optimum levels of EPA (an important omega 3) along with GLA (an important omega 6) made from Evening Primrose Oil. Vitamin A is a key ingredient needed for skin health.
We would love to help you develop the perfect skin regime, why not come along to one of skin analysis events or pop into our award winning Stokesley salon anytime. Find out more here.