When the sun finally begins to warm our faces again, and the world slowly looks a little greener, we always feel the need to freshen up our looks a bit. In an enthusiastic hurry to apply this seasonâ€™s bright makeup colors, we may forget to stop and realize that the most important step is good skincare for a clean, smooth base. After the cold wind, dry heating systems, and dark days are done with our faces, most of us go into springtime looking a little dull.
To bring your face back to life, there are some basics that always help whether youâ€™re at a spa or your bathroom sink. Firstly, be sure to exfoliate: it can be as simple as adding salt (for oily skin) or sugar (for dry skin) to your face wash or buying one with exfoliating beads (like Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash) in it. It always helps to add a product with something like fruit enzymes (such as Jurlique Fruit Enzyme Exfoliator) or hydroxy acids (like DDF Glycolic Exfoliating Wash 5%) into your regimen for added results. Going to get microdermabrasion at a local spa is a great choice for deep exfoliation that will be noticed right away. Any of these options will reveal fresh skin that is glowing and smooth.
Second, you need to continuously moisturize to have skin perfect for makeup application. If youâ€™re getting a facial at a spa, thatâ€™s great because they will both exfoliate and moisture your skin while youâ€™re there. At home, be sure youâ€™re using a formula appropriate for your skin type, like a gel for oily skin (my fave is Kate Somerville Gentle Daily Wash), a thicker cream for dry (try Philosophy Purity Made Simple), or something in between. Some of the face lotions with radiance/skin brightening ingredients (Clarins Bright Plus HP Brightening Hydrating Day Lotion SPF 20 for example) are perfect for dewy spring skin, and are a nice boost for any look.
If we just take a little extra care in reviving skin at this time of year, the reward will be a complexion thatâ€™s more awake and well-textured. Your face will look flawless all season long!
Content provided by Sarah Logan on behalf of Aesthetic Science Institute (ASI). ASI is a beauty school for new students interested in a career in aesthetics and licensed aestheticians interested in advanced aesthetics training and certification.
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