Prep your skin into spring

The icy winter air can leave your skin feeling and looking dull and dry. Toasty baths, showers and aircon heated environments can leave your skin feeling scaly and itchy. Now that were stripping off the numerous layers that hid away our skin shame it’s time to give some much needed TLC to your skin. With a few simple steps your skin can look silky smooth and glowing for spring.

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Exfoliate for clearer, smoother skin

Why you ask?  Exfoliating is good for the skin as it removes dead skin cells and helps your body to regenerate fresh, younger looking skin.

What you can do: Exfoliate 1 – 2 times per week after cleansing and prior to toning, moisturising, SPF and make-up application.

Don’t forget: After you exfoliate, follow with a hydrating lotion to seal in moisture, and always shield freshly exfoliated skin with an SPF.

 

Give a Hydrating Hand

Why you ask?  We all know that moisturising is important, but sometimes we need more than our usual day and night moisturiser.

What you can do: Up your regimen’s level of hydration with intensive masques, perfect for use one to two times a week.

Don’t Forget:  Toning your skin is an essential part of moisturising, assisting your skin’s ability to absorb and retain moisture. 

              

When in doubt, apply (and reapply!)

Why you ask:  It’s never enough to just apply sunscreen, you must apply enough and apply frequently.   Most people do not apply nearly as much daylight protection as they should.

What you can do: Re-apply every two hours with a teaspoon of sunblock for your face. For the body, about as much as would fill a shot glass.

Don’t Forget: Stay out of the midday sun from mid-morning to late afternoon whenever you can.

 

Repair and treat sun damage

Why you ask: When sunlight comes in contact with skin a waterfall of damage can result, often without us realising.

What you can do: A tan may be a popular summer look, but it indicates damage. Rather treat your skin with age-fighting ingredients to help undo any damage that may occur, and to further protect it from the aging effects of UV.

Don’t Forget: Sunbeds can be just as harmful to your skin. So be careful as some places advertise this as a healthy alternative.

 

Make friends with H20

Why you ask: Higher temperatures and more time outdoors leads to internal dehydration, which can result in headaches and dizzy spells!

What you can do: Eight glasses of plain, filtered water every day help maintain critical moisture balance of the body and skin, and assist in detoxification.

Don’t Forget:  If you drink caffeinated beverages, you must triple the amount of water you drink!