Spring is almost around the corner, and if you simply can’t wait for it to finally arrive – welcome to the club, you certainly aren’t the only one!
Spring is all about new life and this applies to your skin as well. Winter can have quite a dramatic effect on your skins conditions and leave it feeling drier, rougher and dull and this is why it is vital that you update your professional skin care.
MAKE SURE TO CONTINUE EXFOLIATING
This is the perfect time to get in to exfoliation. Exfoliating not only helps you shed old dead skin cells but it also helps to boost your circulation and stimulate the production of new skin. Over time, our pores tend to clog up with pollution, oils, makeup and dead skin cells and this can result is breakouts, dull complexion and blackheads.
Getting professional exfoliating treatment reduces this build up and helps to ensure that your skin remains looking fresh and radiant.
- Ultrasonic Skin Scrubber
- Skin Peels
These treatments exfoliate your skin. But after your treatment make sure you are using a gentle scrub two to three times a week. It will remove the dead skin cells and uncover the layer of new skin for the ultimate rejuvenated spring look also help maintain treatment results.
RESTORE HYDROLIPID BARRIER
The skin barrier—also called, the barrier function, moisture barrier or lipid barrier—is located in the stratum corneum, the top layer of the epidermis. It consists of corneocytes (flattened skin cells), ceramides (waxy lipid molecules), cholesterol and free fatty acids.
As we age, lipids naturally decrease, particularly after the age of 40. This ultimately leads to dryness, flakiness, wrinkling, sagging and fine lines. The lipids in the skin barrier can also be depleted by environmental factors, lifestyle habits, and personal care. For example, sun exposure and pollution can oxidize the lipids in the skin, triggering DNA damage. Harsh cleansers containing sulfates can diminish the skin barrier by stripping it of natural oils.
The good news is that no matter what your skin type or concerns are, you can restore your skin barrier (after all, our bodies were built to heal!).
Protect yourself against free radical damage. Look for items that contain antioxidants, like stable forms of vitamins A, C and E and green tea extract, when choosing your skin care products.
- Vit C shock therapy
- Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. As the temperature gets warmer, swap out gloopy moisturizers for lightweight, hydrating serums and day creams instead. These not only feel light on your skin but also absorb quickly and give you more of a natural coverage. Do not skip out on a moisturizer as this can lead to your skin getting dehydrated and dry even if you tend to have oily skin. Make sure you also drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated.
- Hyaluronic acid Mesotherapy
- Ultrasound Facial
- No-needle Mesotherapy
Keep it cool. Cleanse with tepid water and don’t put your face under the shower – hot water will only strip the skin; showers and baths should not be overly hot in general. Avoid itching, too, as this will damage the skin’s surface even further.
YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT
The healthier you are generally, the better your skin will be. Eat omega-rich foods such as cold water fish, flax seed and walnuts; when you eat well, those omegas eventually go to the surface of the skin. It’s about making every cell in the body as healthy as possible
The new season brings out the sun which can leave us at more of a risk of sun damage. Sun damage includes burning to aging to actual increased risk of developing skin cancer. As the days tend to get longer, it become even more essential that you adapt the habit of protecting your skin from the sun.
A lot of foundations and moisturizers come with SPF which can be great however some of these may not be adequate enough. Aim for using at least SPF30 and if needed apply a layer before you put on your primer.
Remember – sunscreen needs to be applied after skincare (moisturizer) but before your makeup. Allow the sunscreen to dry completely before using anything else on top.
But just like the rest of your skincare, it should be full of those antioxidants too so that as well as defending your skin against the sun’s damaging rays, it also adds protection from other environmental stressors.
DON’T FORGET YOUR EYES
As the sun becomes stronger, you’re more prone to squinting. Although a pair of fabulous sunglasses may seem like an obvious solution, pair them with an eye cream to combat the fine lines and wrinkles that can form around the eyes as a result.
Use a lightweight and non-greasy eye cream, which works to protect and correct visible signs of aging around the eye
- Eye Cell and Eye Illuminate