The first Daffodils are up and with their emergence, our thoughts turn to spring. After a winter of lockdown, March is the time to do a thorough spring clean, not only throughout the house, but on skin too. In fact, you may find that it is not looking its best right now. The indulgence of Christmas, followed by January blues, lack of sunshine and comfort eating may have resulted in dull, dehydrated, blemished rough or uneven skin. So, there’s no better time to get prepared for spring than now. Let’s welcome the milder, sunnier months with revitalised, radiant skin. Read on to find out how to effectively transition your skincare from winter to spring.
We Love: 111Skin Clinical Exfoliator
At this time of year, skin is more than ready for a deep clean. Get rid of the winter’s build-up of oil, sebum, dirt, and dead skin cells with 111Skin Clinical Exfoliator. This super concentrated formula uses enzymes (Natural Alpha Hydroxy Acids aka AHAs), instead of the all-too common abrasive granules, gently dissolving the leftover residue clogging up pores. It’s perfect for sensitive skin too since it is also formulated with calming botanicals, like Mexican Giant Hyssop, Rosemary and Chamomile, to naturally soothe and calm skin redness, inflammation, and sensitivity. Tego Natural Betaine keeps skin well-hydrated and wonderfully nourished.
Apply a generous amount at night onto clean, dry skin but avoid the eye area. Let it sink in and then continue with your normal skincare routine. Watch as imperfections are cleared away, and skin is refined, retextured, and wonderfully soothed. Expect a soft, smooth, and bright complexion after use.
We Love: Obagi Daily Hydro Drops
After exfoliating, it’s vital to rehydrate skin. Additionally, as skin readjusts to springtime, you can swap heavy moisturiser for a lighter one. OBAGI Daily Hydro-Drops™ Facial Serum can be used separately or underneath Obagi’s other hydrators. This light silky serum instantly hydrates and boosts skin radiance not just superficially, but at a cellular level too. It can also be used as a targeted treatment for fine lines and wrinkles. Hero ingredients include antioxidant Abyssinian and Hibiscus Oil and Omega – 9 and Omega – 6 fatty acids which are supportive of the skin’s natural barrier, which sadly depletes as we age. After continued use, you can expect glowing, nourished, and younger-looking skin.
We Love: IS Clinical Eclipse SPF50+ beige
With high hopes of warm sunshine on the horizon, now is the time to step up protection against damaging UV rays. If the obvious fact that too much sun causes wrinkles does not prompt you to use it, then surely its significant contribution in causing skin cancer must.
IS Clinical Eclipse SPF50+ beige is an ultra-sheer, fast-absorbing, weightless factor 50 sunscreen. It’s also paraben free and has been created specifically to be used daily or for extended outdoor activities. This non-greasy antioxidant rich formulation harnesses advanced skincare technology, including transparent titanium dioxide and micronized zinc oxide, coupled with Vitamin E to provide unrivalled water-resistant broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection. An extra benefit is that it also uses PerfecTint technology to enrich natural skin tones. Make the change today and never be without an SPF again.
We Love: SkinCeuticals Silymarin CF
This effortlessly light facial serum is the result of six years of ground-breaking research and development. SkinCeuticals found that specific combinations of antioxidants complement each-other and work synergistically, producing results far superior to single antioxidant serums. Clinical trials demonstrated that SkinCeuticals Silymarin CF improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by up to 24%. Using Silymarin, an optimised concentration of milk thistle plant, this formulation prevents specific signs of ageing such as loss of firmness, spots, or expression lines. All thanks to the antioxidant power of Vitamin C. Also clinically proven to reduce oil oxidation by 76%, this is an excellent specific anti-aging treatment for those with oily and blemish-prone skin.
So, now you’ve got the details of this spring’s must-have products, get ahead of the game and be skin-ready for spring.