As the weather starts to get a little warmer we start to expose our skin to the most challenging environmental conditions that our skin just doesn’t like. Not only do we start shedding the winter layers, revealing skin that's dry and parched, but we also let our skin start to see the day light.
It's important to analyse our skin, for some of us our skin will have changed. This is common with seasonal changes – skincare for spring and summer can be different than in winter depending on your skin type and sensitivity.
So, here are my top tips for keeping your skin looking its best in the warmer months…
Drink plenty of water
Your body releases toxins as the weather warms up, so drinking plenty of water will help out your skin by flushing out the toxins, leading to healthier, clearer skin.
Be aware of the sun
This is the time when we get caught out and we underestimate the power of the sun in early to late spring. Your spring and summer routine should now include an SPF.
Buff those heels
If you haven't started already, the quickest way to getting those heels ready for sandals and to remove cracked hard skin is to take a shower or bath so that skin is soft and pliable, then buff feet with a foot file or a pumice stone. Follow with a cream, which makes the skin really smooth and hydrated. For extra dry heels, pile on the moisturiser and then pop some socks on and let the cream work its magic while you sleep.
Keep the skin clean
Unfortunately, as its starts to get warmer and the humidity increases this plays havoc for some of us causing blackheads and breakouts. Keep the skin ultra clean morning and evening, use enzyme facial washes like Decleor Brightening Cleansing Foam which keep the skin super clean – it also has the enzymes to keep blockages at bay.
Give your skin plenty of drink
As well as the body getting dehydrated, make sure your skin does too. The skin is the largest organ of the body and when dehydration takes a hold it steals from our collagen and then we end up accelerating the ageing process.
See Decleor's spring skincare essentials.