It's Spring time, and you know what that means…. It's time for a spring clean out and I'am not just talking about your house, wardrobe or car, I am thinking more along the skincare related lines. It's time to look a little more closely at what exactly your skincare routine entails and how you can modify it to a more effective routine, better suited to this time of the year.
1. Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate - Get rid of that winter dross. You can get away with exfoliating a little more often now that the weather is getting warmer. Twice a week is ok however, if you notice this is a little too stimulating for your skin, scale it back to just once a week. This is the ideal time to get on top of those dry and dead skin cells hanging around from the winter months. MISMO's Microderm Resurfacing Cream is perfect for a spring clean. The Bamboo powder allows for a deep and cleansing exfoliation, that will leave your skin feeling soft, silky and looking radiant. This product will even help to diminish fine lines and wrinkles, even out skin tone and will encourage healthy skin cell renewal. AND the good news is, it's not just for your face either. It's a great one to use all over your body, legs especially Microderm Resurfacing Cream will have your body in tip, top beach shape in no time.
2. Sunscreen (Physical Barrier Sunscreen) It tends to get forgotten during the winter months, but it is important to remember to incorporate sunscreen back into your every day routine. As we have been in hibernation for the winter months, those first few encounters with the sun can often end up with your skin burning a little more than usual, so be careful. There are a couple of options here. Using just zinc; A moisturiser with sunscreen included, which if you're time poor, saves time. (Ultra Moisturising SPF Sunscreen is great); Mineral Powder Foundation can offer great protection from the sun also due its zinc content.
3. Prevention rather than cure - Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid are great preventatives when it comes to wrinkles, lines and repair. Using a Vitamin C Serum sooner rather than later can help to reduce the signs of current sun damage and prevent any further sun damage. Hyaluronic Acid helps to plump skin and keep unsightly lines at bay, keeping complexions youthful. Spring is no time like the present to start introducing, if you haven't already these ingredients into your skin care regime. MISMO's A-C-E Vitamin C Serum, Rejuvenating Serum and Anti-Wrinkle Cream are three products that can help with your Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid fix.
4. Allergies Even though it's not technically skin care, it often goes hand in hand with Spring and affects many people, so I believe it's worth a mention. Spring tends to stir up allergies and hay fever. MSM (Organic Sulphur) can assist with allergies, offering in certain instances very quick relief for some people and sometimes even having more effect than anti-histamines, suggest some experts. It's worth considering if sneezing and running noses are causing you trouble. Or if you're already taking MSM you may want to look at increasing your dosage for a little while until your allergy triggers subside.