How To Spring Clean Your Skincare Routine
Improve Your Skin Health & Glow From Within In 4 Easy Steps
Spring is the perfect time for new beginnings, to try new things and work towards our goals. If you’re looking to improve your skin health, now is the time to make some changes and get your skin ready for the upcoming months. As we transition from the colder months to warmer temperatures, there are lots of environmental factors that can have an effect on our skin. In this blog, we will discuss how to spring clean your skin care routine to look after it correctly and achieve the ultimate glow.
1) Spring Clean Your Products
The first step to spring cleaning your skin care routine is to take a look at the products you are currently using. Are they suitable for your skin type and concerns? Are they past their use by date? Expired products may not only be no longer effective but can also be harmful to your skin due to possible microbe growth or a change in the pH. It’s essential to identify the products that are working well for you and those that are not. This step will help you determine what products you need to keep, what products you need to replace, and what new products you should introduce. Now is also a great time to clean your skincare tools such as makeup brushes, sponges and gua sha stones. Soak them in water with a mild shampoo.
2) Start with a Clean Slate
Before introducing new products to your skin, it’s crucial to start with a clean slate. This means having a deep clean and removing any buildup or residue. Double cleansing at night is a great way to do this. Start with a cleansing balm, and once rinsed follow with a lighter cleanser to ensure everything has been washed off. Spring is also the perfect time to start exfoliating your skin to remove dead skin cells and unclog pores. Opt for a gentle chemical exfoliation product such as AHAs or BHAs, and be sure not to overdo it (aim for once or twice a week!) This step will also help your skin absorb other products better.
3) Hydrate and Nourish Your Skin
The next key step is to hydrate and nourish your skin, from the inside and out. One key way to do so? Collagen! Collagen is a protein that plays a crucial role in maintaining the elasticity and firmness of your skin. As we age, the production of collagen decreases, leading to wrinkles and fine lines. Supplementing with high quality collagen can lead to dramatic improvements to your skin health and texture. LQ Collagen beauty powders and liquid shots boast generous levels of hydrolysed marine collagen plus key active ingredients which work together to improve and care for skin, hair, and nails. You can also incorporate a collagen serum into your routine to stimulate collagen production further. As we move away from the cold weather, opt for a daily light moisturiser as opposed to a rich cream, particularly if you have oil prone skin. Also consider adding a Vitamin C based serum to your spring skincare routine. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that not only boosts collagen production but can also help to brighten skin and reduce hyperpigmentation and dark circles. This Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution by The Ordinary is a great affordable choice.
4) Protect Your Skin
The final step is to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Sun damage is one of the leading causes of premature ageing and can cause wrinkles, dark spots, and other more serious skin concerns. Make sure to use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 every day (even on cloudy days!) Our top tip is to always carry a small bottle of face SPF in your bag, as it’s important to top up regularly. If you are wearing makeup, a light SPF face spritz can be a great idea - like this one by La Roche Posay.
Remember, consistency is key, so make sure to follow your new routine daily to see the best results.
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