Achieve Spring Skin April 24 2012, 0 Comments
After a long winter our skin tends to be rather dry, this is due to the chilly outside and indoor heating. The extreme's zap your skin of it’s natural moisture, often leaving it dehydrated and dull.
I always get asked how to combat dryness and how to brighten the skin. Through giving Facials to countless women around the world, I've spent years researching various ways to treat and remedy. So I'd like to share some professional tip's that I use for myself and my clients to create fantastic results...
Gentle exfoliation is just as crucial as moisturizing. One of the factors greatly affecting our skin is cellular turnover, which naturally slows down around 24/25 years of age. Children have soft and supple skin due to the high cell turnover rate.
One of my favourite products is the Clarisonic Brush, which I use every other day with my cleanser. The micromassage loosens and removes dirt, excess oil and makeup from pores. The result is super-cleansed, gently exfoliated skin, creating a polished glow.
To use: After applying cleanser to your skin, gently glide the brush up the sides of the neck, across the jaw-line, soft pressure on the cheek’s and upward motion on the forehead - not forgetting the 3rd eye point, eyebrows and side’s of nose.
Exfoliation increases your skin’s healing ability and triggers faster cell rejuvenation, promoting a fresh complexion. The Clarisonic prepares your skin to readily absorb nutrients and moisturizing agents, as you’ve gotten rid of dead layer.
My next must-have for spring skin is an anti-oxidant serum. Good organic serum’s are supercharged formula’s made with smaller particles, designed to penetrate the dermis (second layer of the skin) effecting repair and hydration.
The best serums I've found are by Eminence Organics, as they have a liposome base giving the deepest possible penetration of concentrated ingredients to create healthy, hydrated complexions. Apply your serum twice a day under your moisturiser for optimal results.
This serum is packed with repairing antioxidants boosters - vitamins A, Ester C, E, Coenzyme Q10, Alpha Lipoic. This renewing serum will help skin bounce back to a fresh, youthful glow, and loaded the famous Hyaluronic Acid (marshmallow plant extract) which is a deeply hydrating, natural substance that smooths and plumps skin, minimizing fine lines and wrinkles.
These steps alone will positively effect your skin, ready for summer.