Are you doing the basics for your skin - Cleansing, moisturising, exfoliating and using SPF daily? If you answered yes, GREAT! You are on the right track.
Spring is a wonderful time of the year - we open the windows, feel the warmth in the air, and it's also common to set some goals to get ready for summer. That may be exercising more, healthy eating or spring cleaning your home.
How about giving your skin that extra special attention too?
This time of the year we start to bare more skin, so we must take care of our entire selves daily. I'm here to start you off in the right direction!
My tips to help you put that spring back into your home care routine:
1. Consistency, Consistency, Consistency
Many people aren't in a consistent routine with their skin - sometimes they cleanse at night, and other times they skip this step (and the entire night time routine). Some avoid putting moisturiser on because they're rushing out the door.
As a mum of 3 kids, I understand the juggles with everything in life. Even before I had a family, the juggles were still there... just a different kind. Our home care routine needs to fit into our lifestyles.
Try getting up at the same time in the morning and allow yourself enough time to get your skin ready for the day. At night, we are less likely to do our skincare as we are tired and 'just want to go to bed'. There is no need to wait until bedtime to do your home care routine. I find doing this earlier in the night far more successful, and my skin is certainly thankful for this too!
The more consistent you are, the more efficient and faster you will become.
2. Add a serum to target specific concerns
Our cleansers and moisturisers target our skin type, while serums target a specific skin concern. Whether it is ageing, breakouts, sensitivity or hydration, there is a serum for any skin concern. The Dermalogica serums can be layered too so you can target more than one concern.
2 favourite Dermalogica serums are:
- Targets concerns of ageing, fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone
- Brightens the skin from within
- Targets breakouts, congestion and blackheads
- Promotes clearer, brighter skin
- Hydrates and smooths
3. Apply a masque weekly
Having a masque day (or night) has been a recurrent theme these last few months as that'll give you time out to recharge, rest and give yourself an at-home treatment.
Use a masque to target your skin concerns. Apply it while watching your favourite TV show, reading your book or taking a bath - my biggest tip is to work it in with something you are doing at home and to set a day.
We find Sundays are a great day to do a Masque - finishes off the weekend nicely and starts the week ahead with healthy skin.
My favourite masque is the Hydro Masque Exfoliant
- Exfoliation and Hydration all-in-one
- Leave on for 5 mins to target hydration
- Easy to use while watching TV or reading a book
- Leaves the skin luminous and healthy lo
4. Brighten the eyes with a daily eye treatment
So, Why should we be using an Eye Cream? Our windows to the world are often forgotten, yet this is the area where we first notice the signs of ageing. Common concerns we see around the eye area: Fine lines and wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness.
Because the skin around the eye area is more delicate, applying a product specifically for the eyes is the best practice. We recommend applying an eye product morning and night for best results.
My 2 favourite eye treatment products from Dermalogica are:
- Encourages a lifting effect
- Redcues puffiness of the eyes
- Brightens and reduces dark circles
5. Get your body feeling smooth and hydrated
It's time to give your body some LOVE[add link to blog post Give Your Body Some Love] and shed that winter dry skin to get it feeling smooth and hydrated before Summer.
Using a soap-free body wash will ensure your skin isn't stripped of those essential oils. We also recommend using a body moisturiser while your skin is still damp to help effective absorption into the skin.
The Dermalogica body products have the most amazing smell that keeps you wanting to use them more and more... you have to try them!
- Foaming and soap-free
- Invigorating, noursihing and conditioning
- Gently exfoliates to smooth the skin
- Hydrates to relieve dryness
- Lightweight and absorbs easily
- Exfoliates and energises the skin
- Smooths and brightens
- Helps body moisturiser absorb
- Maintains healthy skin barrier
- Contains antioxidant rich oils that absorbs easily
About the Author
My name is Sarah and I am the founder of GLO Skin Body. With over 17 years experience, I believe a professional relationship with your skin therapist is crucial in helping you to achieve your skin care goals and to ensure your skin is always looking and feeling its best. Whether it's in person or through our online support, Im here to guide and support you towards your healthiest skin ever.
On a personal note, I am a Mum of 3 and I understand completely the juggles and balancing of life and family commitments . My goal is to help everyone have an effective and enjoyable home care routine that gets you the results you want...no matter how busy you are!