Spring has sprung ladies and gentlemen, and with the change in seasons comes a change in skincare routines!
So, how should you be changing your routine to cope with the upcoming heat, pollen and environmental pollution? Well for one thing, I hope you’ve all remembered to bang out the Sunscreen without my reminding you! Sun exposure is a bigger factor in aging than age, don’t forget!
It’s equally important to remember that unless your skin is showing signs of stress (sudden dryness, oiliness, dullness etc) brought on by sudden weather changes, then there’s no need to alter your routine! For everything else, please read on and find out how you can help protect your skin this spring:
Get Cleanser Clever
If winter leads to dry skin, it’s only natural that summer should lead to oily skin. Get on top of your oily skin by using a hydrating cleanser, in particular a foaming cleanser. These are less harsh, require less vigorous rubbing and offer an even application due to its large surface area.
Exfoliation- Less is more
Ensure to exfoliate less during the summer months to protect the natural skin barrier and hence fight off sun sensitivity, dark spots and long-term aging.
No More Moisturing Madness!
Yes, you’ve just spent the last six months meticulously moisturising every little corner of your face to fight off dry, dull skin- but no more!
Embrace the sun, and with it, a lighter moisturiser! Use a light, non-greasy moisturiser to lock in hydration and keep skin supple and soft.
Time to Oil Up!
A common myth regarding oiliness is that by removing essential oils, you’ll be cutting down on the production of sebum. However this is false.
When you remove oil from your face, you are triggering your skin cells to over produce sebum in order to accommodate the loss, leading to more oiliness! Our tip? Use 2-3 drops of an essential oil every night and pat evenly into the skin.
Our Sunscreen Saviour
Tanned skin is beautiful. Fair skin is beautiful. What’s not beautiful? Premature agin. Make sure to put on sunscreen when lazing about in the sun to protect yourself from not only UVA and UVB, but acne brought on by aggressive air-con and increased environmental pollution.