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Give Your Skin a Spring Clean

October 22, 2018

It’s finally springtime in Sydney. The air is fresher, the sun is warmer and we can finally pull our cute spring blouses from our wardrobes and shed our heavy sweaters. There’s a certain energy that comes with the warmth of spring; one that inspires us to renew our outlook and try new things.

As we refresh our wardrobes, clean our homes and aspire to new goals, we should also think about refreshing and spring-cleaning our skin. After all, our faces are the first things to go forward in any new season.

Skincare routine

The hot showers and dry heaters of winter take the moisture out of our skin, so we tend to require a more enriching moisturiser. As the weather warms up and humidity comes in, your skin will be less dry, and have more need to breathe.

You should still cleanse and moisturise every day, but you can swap your rich moisturiser for one with a lighter feel.

Refresh your Face

You should also kick off the spring season with a really good exfoliation to clear out your pores and remove those dead cells leftover from dry winter skin.

The Hydrafacial is a favourite because it involves four steps to cleanse, exfoliate, suction debris from your pores with a special vacuum, and moisturise your skin.

You can also get a facial peel made from the natural ingredients found in fruits and botanicals to dissolve dead skin cells for renewed skin with improved texture. There are many different peels for all different skin types, so it’s a good idea to ask someone who specialises in skin care which peel is best for you.

If you have concerns with texture and deep pigmentation, you can also consider a Fraxel treatment or Surface Rejuvenation treatment.

Makeup routine

Whomever said “make hay while the sun shines” never worked in an urban office setting. Autumn and winter are made for working indoors, so you want to look more polished as you get down to business. This might mean a more opaque foundation and bolder colours in your cosmetic bag.

Spring and summer…you also work hard. That being said, the sunlight and warmth bring a new, fresh feeling to the air, so you want your make up look to match. A mineral power will provide coverage with a lighter feel for that effortless glow. It’s also better for your skin as it won’t clog pores and lets your skin breathe. Paired with softer, more natural and peachy-pink tones on your lips and eyes, you’ll look as fresh as you feel.

Sun protection

The UV rays from the sun are stronger in the spring and summer. Moisturisers and makeup with SPF aren’t enough. To protect your skin from ageing and sun damage, apply sunscreen every day, especially if you spend time outdoors. If your skin is prone to oiliness and breakouts, you can replace your morning moisturiser with a moisturising sunscreen.

Overall, a bit of extra care for your skin will help you to refresh and glow this spring season.

Do you have questions about caring for your skin?

Come in for a complimentary, obligation-free consultation about skincare, treatments and how to reach your goals this spring!

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