As we endure the various changes in weather throughout the year, it’s inevitable that our skin will take a beating (or two). If we’re not battling dull, dry and cracked skin during winter, we’re fighting off unwanted allergies and eczema during the warmer months. The good news is that you can fix these pesky issues with the right regimes and products. Spring is creeping up, and now is the best time to start prepping your skin for the warmer months ahead. Check out our top tips below to reclaim your beautiful, radiant skin.
The first rule of thumb when preparing your skin for spring is to cleanse – and cleanse well. Oils build up overnight, and those same oils and pollutants will make an unwelcome return during the day, so it’s vital for the survival of your precious skin to cleanse morning and night. FYI – if you’re wearing makeup during the day, your evening regime will require a double cleanse session. The first cleanse will remove the makeup, and the second cleanse will thoroughly remove any impurities still lurking.
Brisk winds, freezing temperatures and over usage of the heater during winter can cause our skin to become dehydrated, dull, rough and sensitive. The solution? Exfoliation. Bring back your youthful, radiant glow by regularly exfoliating off dead, dry surface cells. The benefits of exfoliating are manifold; think smoother, suppler skin, a more even complexion, increased circulation and fewer ingrown hairs and blemishes.
If you have normal and combination skin, you should be exfoliating two to three times a week, and only once a week for sensitive skin.
No matter your skin type – oily or dry, a good moisturiser is an essential ingredient to any skincare regime. Like a protective layer for your skin, your moisturiser aids in forming a barrier between your skin and other pesky environmental issues. But like any beauty product on the shelves, you need to pick the right one to reap the benefits. As temperatures rise, you’ll need to switch your heavy winter moisturiser to something lighter.