Clear out – A change of season into spring is a great time to freshen up your beauty bag. The shelf life of a skincare product is not infinite, best results are from the most active ingredients which will be achieved with fresh products, ones that have not been subjected to light, varying bathroom temperatures and humidity, it’s a good idea to swap out products that have not been replaced since before winter or even older.
Awaken the skin – A change in season, temperature and atmosphere are all good reason to review what you are doing to your skin. I often recommend to clients to to have a freshen up, in treatment this could be a really gentle fruit acid peel and oxygen. At home this could be adding in a brightening mask, changing their cleansing balm to a mild wash, adding in a bi-weekly exfoliation, all focusing on refreshing the skin and bringing back a bit of spring life to the complexion.
Boost your cleanse – Increase your daily cleansing, this can be so simple as taking an extra minute to massage you cleanser in rather than just a quick wipe over or even not cleansing morning and night. My new favourite way of increasing the benefits of an at home cleanse is by adding in the Foreo Luna, a unique handheld sonic massage machine, totally waterproof it is the ideal way of increasing the benefits of your cleanser without being harsh and works with all types of cleanser, I personally find it gives a real clarity to the skin.
Nourish – Nourishing the skin with a good moisturiser is key, now the skin is cleansed and exfoliated properly, your moisturiser is going to absorb better, possibly the skin wont need the heavier moisturisers of the colder months so look at changing to a lighter texture during the spring months to allow the skin to later comfortably to the change.
Way down – Don’t forget your décolleté and neck, gone with the polo necks and scarves, this area is going to be more on show, take your cleanser and moisturiser all the way down to your chest. There are some fantastic products specific for this area such as the Liz Earle neck and bust serum.
Allergens – With the arrival of beautiful blossoms, fresh flowers and green leaves come the arrival of allergens, which can cause sneezing and puffy eyes. To help combat this ensure you take of your eye makeup thoroughly every evening. Optrex eye revive is a handbag must to freshen up the eyes, it is actually intended to hydrate the eyeball as well as the outer skin. Cold used free Tea bags are a great at home eye mask. Brew them then place in the fridge cool then place over eyes for 5 minutes.