After the rigorous winter, Spring is the ideal time to revitalise your skin. Seasonal changes at this time of year can bring additional environmental difficulties like wind, sun exposure, and rising temperatures, all of which can harm your skin. So what are the best skincare practices for Spring? And how can these help keep your skin in great condition?
What are the best skincare practices for spring?
To help you achieve healthy and glowing skin this Spring, there are a number of things you should do, including:
Keeping hydrated: Maintaining your skin’s hydration is essential for keeping it supple and youthful-looking. To seal in hydration, consume plenty of water and apply a moisturiser that is suitable for your skin type.
Exfoliation: Exfoliating regularly is a great way to remove dead skin cells and ultimately improve the texture of your skin. During the Spring, and the changes in temperature and weather that this season brings, the skin can become dry or develop a rougher texture. As a result, including exfoliation in your skincare routine during Spring can help to smooth the skin and improve cell rejuvenation. However, it’s important to avoid over-exfoliating as this can actually damage the skin barrier and your skin can become sensitised.
Using sun protection: The Spring season brings the return of the sun, even on overcast days, and this leads to increased UV exposure. As a result, it’s essential to protect your skin from harmful UV rays during the Spring, as well as the summer. This means that you should consider using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and reapply every two hours.
Antioxidants: Antioxidants can make up part of your diet as these are found in berries, leafy greens and nuts. These antioxidants are essential for protecting the skin from sun damage and environmental factors like pollution that can also damage the skin. In the Spring, adding antioxidant rich food to your diet, or using a topical antioxidant like vitamin C in your skincare routine, can be a good way to keep your skin healthy and glowing.
Cleansing: Cleansing the skin should be the first step for your skincare routine but you will need to choose a cleanser that is gentle and non-stripping, to help prevent skin dryness. In the Spring, cleansing can be very effective for removing skin impurities and helping keep your skin clear.
Serums: Serums are a good option for your skincare in the Spring as these can contain important healing ingredients like hyaluronic acid and Vitamin C. These can help to nourish and hydrate the skin, keeping the skin cells healthy and preventing dry skin and skin discolouration. These can also help to remove any residual winter build-up.
Eye cream: Applying eye cream can help to hydrate the skin around the eyes, reducing puffiness and dark circles to help revive your skin. This can help to refresh and rejuvenate your skin after the long winter months.
Skincare treatments for your skin this Spring
To keep your skin in great condition this Spring, you will need the right skincare products. Here at the Skin and Wellbeing Clinic we are Preston’s leading aesthetic practitioners. We are proud to stock a range of SkinCeuticals, of which we are an Approved Retailer. Some of the most effective topical treatments for Spring include:
C E Ferulic Vitamin C Antioxidant Serum for Visible Signs of Ageing – This antioxidant serum with a combination of Vitamin C is award winning and can shield the skin from UV radiation, minimise the look of wrinkles and creases, and even aid to brighten the complexion.
Gentle Cleanser – This is a gentle and hydrating cleanser that can help to soothe dry and irritated skin and smooth an uneven skin texture.
Phloretin CF Vitamin C Antioxidant Serum for Discolouration – designed to lighten any discoloration while also enhancing the texture and tone of the skin and minimising fine lines and wrinkles, this is a Vitamin C combination antioxidant.
For more information or advice get in touch with the professionals today here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic.
The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic is proud to provide professional aesthetics treatments for clients in Preston, Blackpool, Leyland, Chorley, Kirkham, Blackburn and the North West of England.