Spring is just around the corner. Our skin is longing for rejuvenating, and updated skincare routine after the severe winter weather. The coronavirus pandemic may prevent us from making visits to a beautician, but our skin still needs love and care.
Here are 7 easy and effective tips to add to your daily skincare routine. These tips will help revitalise and refresh your skin for spring. These skin care tips will help you maintain your skin’s look and feel whilst we are prevented from getting the professional attention we sometimes want and need.
Please note: The below article should not be read as a medical or any other type of advise. You should apply caution when using any of the instructions below, and if you do chose to follow any of it you are doing so on your own risk. If you have a medical condition of any kind you should consult a specialist.
1. Start your skincare routine with a skin peel
During winter we often moisturise more to counteract the dry skin effects that the cold weather or home heating causes. However, this can result in our pores collecting dirt and grease build-up. Those are caused by the heavy creams we apply at winter, and dead cells accumulating on the skin.
When choosing the right skin peel application for you, it is important to consider the condition of your skin and its type — is your skin oily, dry, a combination of both, or extra sensitive?
Make sure to follow the instructions on the product carefully and, if you are unsure, consult a beautician.
You can find some peelers here.
2. Add a hydration face mask to your skincare routine
Apply your hydration face mask evenly on your face skin, avoiding the eyes and mouth areas. Leave the hydration mask on your face for about 20 minutes, and then rinse it off with warm water in a gentle rubbing motion.
3. Moisturise daily
A moisturising serum is a concentrated preparation that contains 95% active ingredients.
Thanks to the high concentration of active ingredients, the serum manages to penetrate the first layers of the skin. It can then work more intensively to restore the skin and replenish the moisture and nutrients our skin so easily loses. Make sure you clean your skin before applying the moisturiser each day.
4. Switch to lighter creams
We tend to use fatty moisturising creams during the Winter to cope with the dry conditions that the cold air and home heating cause.
For the Spring, you should put those moisturising creams aside, or at least only use them on your neck or décolleté area, not your face.
Water-based creams would work better in the spring.
5. Continue with eye creams
The eyes area is often the first place that you see significant signs of ageing. To reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes, we recommend you apply specially-dedicated eye cream twice daily, every morning and evening. An eye cream with a high concentration of antioxidants and peptides is designed to deal with sun damage from UV rays and helps skin to generate collagen and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
6. Going outside? Don’t forget your sunscreen!
Although most of us are rarely heading outdoors at the moment, when you do finally get the opportunity, you should protect your skin by wearing a hat and sunscreen. Top cosmetologists recommend using sunscreen throughout the year, even in Winter, but in Spring and Summer, it is a must.
The Spring sun is dangerous because it can be very misleading. We don’t necessarily feel its heat so intensely but the radiation levels are still high and can cause great damage in just a short amount of time. As a result, it is advisable to at least wear SPF30 sunscreen. In addition to your face, the key areas to target are your ears, neck, cleavage, forearms and back of your hands. We ideally recommend that you apply sunscreen every morning before leaving the house, and then reapply during the day whenever you are going outdoors, to fully protect your skin from harmful rays.
7. Care for your hands
Our hands frequently take a battering, and the skin is already thinner and more delicate than other parts of the body. In this time of the pandemic, we are putting soap and disinfectant gel on our hands far more regularly, and this depletes the already-low levels of oil in our hands and leaving them extremely dehydrated.
We recommend you choose a quality hand cream that will absorb moisturise into your hands and replenish the skin. It should contain vitamin E and urea — a substance that occurs naturally in the skin and works to absorb water and retain moisture. You could also go further and use moisturising masks on your hands.