4 Ways to Transition Your Skin From Winter to Spring
You’re slowly shedding layers of winter clothing like a snake shedding skin, switching thick leather knee high boots for sandals and heading to the hairdressers for a new ‘do to celebrate the new season. But as we move from one season to another, many of us neglect to consider the effects of the change in season on our skin.
But as we move from one season to another, many of us neglect to consider the effects of the change in season on our skin.
Spring is a time of renewal and new life, just as much for your skin as in nature. So as we transition from winter to spring, here’s a few things to help your skin emerge fresh and vibrant.
Spring Clean Your Skin Care Routine
Spring is the perfect time to clean out and refresh your skincare routine. So while you’re brushing away the cobwebs and dusting in the far reaches of your home, extend that spring cleaning vibe to your bathroom cupboard.
First, pull out all your bottles, jars and tubes and go through each one. Throw away any that are long past their use-by date - older products can harbour breakout-causing bacteria. Also toss anything gifted to you by well-meaning relatives that has sat unused (um, thanks for the grapefruit body lotion Aunt Karen…).
Now’s also the time to thoroughly wash all those brushes and sponges (you know, the ones you know you should wash every week, but totally don’t).
Next, review your daily skincare routine. Is it working for you? Many of us buy the same products, year after year, without really thinking. But what worked in your 20s isn’t necessarily going to be right for you in your 30s or 40s.
Ask yourself if the products you’re using are leaving you with clean, clear and soft skin? Or is it time to find new products better suited to your needs?
Finding the right skin care can be overwhelming. Do you need revitalising? Deep moisture penetration? Or uplift? A session with a qualified skincare therapist can help you find the right skincare products and routine to give you the skin you want.
Up the SPF
While we all know we should be wearing SPF year-round, on days when it’s raining, cold and there’s not a hint of sun in the sky most of us tend to skip it.
But as the weather warms up, it’s time to bring the daily sunscreen back to your routine. Apply in the morning before heading out, then again at lunchtime before you take your break (and catch some much needed fresh air).
If you hate the feel of a heavy sunscreen, or just can’t be bothered with too much in the morning, look for a moisturiser that contains SPF. Alternately the Jane Iredale range of makeup offers foundation, concealer, sun protection and active skin care benefits all-in-one.
Strip back the dead layers
The combination of cold, dry air and lack of sun has probably left your skin a little dull and lacklustre. As you move from winter to spring, a deep exfoliation will help strip away these layers and reveal the new skin underneath.
Microdermabrasion helps remove the dry, dead layers of winter while cleansing the skin at the same time. A small vacuum is used to gently polish and smooth the skin and at the same time you’re gently sprayed with an aloe vera and water solution to leave you with a fresh, clean look. The 30-minute treatment also targets sun-damage, blocked pores and fine lines, while perfectly preparing your skin for other treatments, by allowing serums and lotions to penetrate deeper.
Add back the moisture
The winter months put our skin under a great amount of stress. Dry air, cold wind, heavy makeup and air pollution strips our skin of essential moisture. To prepare for spring it’s essential you look for products that pump moisture back in.
Look for products containing active ingredients, along with antioxidants to fight the signs of aging. We love the Aspect Dr range of clinically formulated, targeted skincare. These products are made with quality ingredients containing proven anti-aging ingredients and, where possible, certified organic ingredients free of pesticides, parabens, perfumes and dyes.