Updated: Mar 8
We survived winter and so did our skin. Now it’s time to heal, fix and repair.
1. First things first; it’s time for some spring cleaning.
Throw away any beauty products that you've kept for more than 6 months; chances are that their active ingredients are no longer so active and they are now probably harbouring bacteria. Whilst you're at it, it's time to deep clean your make up brushes and set a plan for weekly cleaning of brushes, pillow cases and phone covers.
Try Johnson's baby shampoo £2.50 for price-friendly makeup brush cleanser.
2. Spring clean those pores too.
Months of winter dryness can lead to dried dead skin building up on the surface of your skin, clogging your pores. Why not get a professional facial to have a much deeper cleanse? Masks can also be effective at drawing out the layers of dirt that are residing deep under the surface of your skin. A clay face mask will help to gently draw out oil, dirt and toxins that clog pores. Try:
3. Lighten up on the moisturiser.
The winter chill in the air meant we had to double down on the moisturiser. The cold air is no longer sapping the moisture out of our skin and so we can step away from out heavier moisturisers. Continuing to use your winter moisturiser might leave your face too oily and the excess oil can lead to spots. Try one of these excellent, price-friendly light moisturisers:
4. Itchy eyes
Flowers are blooming! This means extra pollen in the air, causing us to be rubbing our itchy eyes. The skin under and around the eyes, is some of the thinnest skin that we have. Regular rubbing can lead to damaged blood vessels causing dark, tired under eyes. Keep your hands off and start trialing an eye cream. Try:
5. Hallelujah. There is sunshine. The warmth is seeping into our skin and the seasonal affective disorder is starting to pass us by. Sun means SPF! There is no such thing as beautiful skin without it. Remember all skin tones should be using at least SPF 30, especially if you really want to tackle hyperpigmentation this year. For darker skin tones you may want to try sun protection that doesn't leave white marks.
Dr. Fab x