After months of cold, windy, rainy weather, we are finally beginning to sense that Spring is in the air and with that, the promise of long days of sunshine. Just as the weather changes so should your skincare routine and sometimes even your products.
Skin that has been kept under wraps for months can be very dry and scaly, so the first port of call is exfoliation. Exfoliation gets rid of dead skin cells and clears pores, leaving skin brighter and smoother. I would recommend using an exfoliator about 2 to 3 times a week to ensure the efficient turnover of skin cells whilst not damaging the sensitive layers underneath. Exfoliation like this can also ensure a longer lasting tan.
If you’re pressed for time why not use a body exfoliator that moisturises your skin at the same time. These exfoliants often have incredibly hydrating ingredients in them, such as coconut oil, that not only allow the product to glide over the skin, but also add much needed moisture.
As the weather gets a bit warmer our skin holds onto more water so heavy moisturisers can be swapped for something lighter which will allow your skin to breathe. If you have been out in the sun all day however, your skin will require some extra moisture. Sun damage and UV exposure are responsible for about 80% of premature aging. This happens because the free radicals from UV radiation break down skin’s collagen and elastin, causing hyperpigmentation, or freckles and dark spots. The solution; use at least SPF50 on your face for maximum protection. Don’t forget to protect lips as well as they can be hyper sensitive to damage from the sun.
Consider introducing a facial oil or using a moisturiser with added Hyaluronic Acid, a naturally occurring skin hydrator that diminishes as we age.
Puremess Rejuvenating Face Cream and Revitalising Face Cream not only contain Hyaluronic acid but also tamanu oil, which aids scarring and reduces dark spots. In addition to this, added Pumpkin Oil has tremendous benefits in terms of retaining moisture and a youthful appearance. It’s high amounts of Vitamin E and Zinc means it improves skin tone, fights acnes and aids skin renewal and its minerals fight the signs of aging as well.
Try taking cooler baths or showers as hot water can really deplete skin’s moisture levels and apply your moisturiser, if you’re using one, on damp skin to really lock the moisture in.
And remember, the best way to keep moisture in your skin is to stay hydrated from the inside. Online hydration calculators such as Hydration For Health tell you how much water you should be drinking daily based on your gender, age, weight, height and physical activity.
So let’s all make sure we are all Happy in our own Skin this Spring by following these few simple steps.