As Winter finally draws to an end and we look forward to longer days, balmy weather and sunshine, our wardrobe is not the only area that needs to be transitioned. As a living, breathing organ, the skin is highly sensitive to environmental, daylight, humidity and weather changes. Read on for some transitional skincare tips…
Brush Off Winter
Winter often leaves us with dry, flaky skin and more skin cells dulling the surface of the complexion. I’m not a fan of harsh exfoliation – what I have learnt is that gentle skin polishing daily is a must. When transitioning from Winter into Spring, Renew is my go-to product to prep the skin. Renew is a lightweight illuminating gel cleanser – it gently polishes and preps the skin. It’s formulated with papaya and mango fruit enzymes which provide benefits which are specifically beneficial for the Winter-Spring skincare transitional period. Papain in papaya and various mango enzymes are attributed with soothing skin irritations and exfoliating dead cells – perfect for prepping the skin for Spring.
Lighten Up Your Moisturiser
If you switched to a heavier moisturiser for Winter, now is the time to lighten up. Pestle & Mortar’s Hydrate is formulated with squalane – an ingredient which is not only super-hydrating but also has low comedogenicity. It is unlikely to block pores. Squalane also plays a role in protecting the skin from UV radiation. In addition to containing the super beneficial squalane, Hydrate is lightweight and easily absorbed by the skin. It is the perfect transitional moisturiser solution , providing essential hydration without clogging pores.
Invest In A Spring Serum
Lock-in the welcome Spring humidity with a hydrating serum. Now is the time to ensure that your skin is getting maximum moisture after prolonged exposure to harsh Winter conditions. If you are serious about ditching dry skin, Pure Hyaluronic Serum is a must. Hyaluronic Acid, contrary to its name, is not harsh – rather, it is a polymer that attracts water to an amazing extent. Pure Hyaluronic Serum will hold water on to the skin when applied over damp skin. It can also draw moisture from the air, which is perfect for more humid Spring weather. Your hyaluronic acid serum will get more effective as Winter turns to Spring as there is more moisture in the air for it to draw upon.