5 Steps to Spring Clean Your Skin

5 Steps to Spring Clean Your Skin

Now that we can finally say goodbye to winter, a new season of skincare is upon us – it is time to spring clean your skin!

September is the perfect opportunity for a great ‘spring clean’. After the cold winter months, our skin is often left feeling dry and prone to breakouts. Now is the time for a fresh start, and there are a number of easy ways to repair skin damage and re-set your complexion.

1. Upgrade your cleanser

Dry skin is an unfortunate side effect that comes with the colder months, which can leave your skin looking dull.

Start your spring skin routine right with a gentle cleanser that maintains your skin’s optimal moisture levels and exfoliates at the same time. Regular exfoliation 2-3 times a week will loosen dead skin cells, and reveal a brighter complexion.

Recommended product:

Buff away surface impurities without stripping skin of vital moisturise with the Ultra Gentle Exfoliating Gel. This cleanser / exfoliator contains Jojoba esters and AHAs to help decongest your skin.

2. Use a Vitamin C serum

Vitamin C based serums are a great way to boost collagen and keep your skin’s appearance bright and plump.

Recommended product:

Ultraceuticals has a potent age-defying range of Vitamin C serums. Try the Ultra C10+ Firming Serum before upgrading to the Ultra C23 Firming Concentrate, a serum with a powerful peptide MicroElastin for even greater skin resilience and firmness.

For around the eyes try the Ultra C Firming Eye Cream.

3. Swap Out Heavy Moisturisers

As the temperatures increase, consider a swap to a lighter moisturiser. With warmer weather and humidity, it’s far easier to sweat out products on skin and a thicker moisturiser will leave your skin looking oily. A lighter moisturiser will ensure your skin stays hydrated, without looking coated.

Recommended product:

Thalgo has a fantastic range of deeply hydrating, yet light, moisturisers.

4. Have Makeup Free Days

Consider going makeup free a few days as week. Heavy foundations and powders can clog pores, particularly when combined with sweat, leaving skin prone to acne breakouts. Ditch the coverage, and let your natural skin shine.

5. Protect your skin!

We should be wearing sunscreen all year round, but when the sun is out in full force it’s more important than ever to keep skin protected against harmful rays. Ensure you wear sunscreen daily, and don’t forget to reapply throughout the day. It’s also ideal to spend a few minutes out in the sun each day to keep Vitamin D levels at their peak.

Recommended products:

We suggest using any face sunscreen, particularly one by a cosmeceutical brand like Ultraceuticals. Try Ultraceuticals’ Ultra UV Protective Daily Shield SPF 50+, a 100% mineral sunscreen. The Susan Posnick instant mineral screen SPF UVA & UVB Brush on Block is hard to beat. Keep it in your handbag for re-application throughout the day.

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