“No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.” ~Proverb
Like a butterfly emerging from its cocoon, your skin is beginning to emerge from winter; it too is delicate and in need of protection. Now is an ideal time to focus on cleansing and renewal. And the skin is a great place to start.
Renew and Regenerate Tired Winter Skin
Spring is the season of renewal, and a fabulous time to awaken tired, dull winter skin with resurfacing treatments that stimulate regeneration and collagen synthesis, whether through products at home or professional skin services.
Reevaluate Your Skin Care Regimen
At the start of each season, we recommend reevaluating your skin care formulations. Your skin’s needs change with the seasons and right now the richer, heavier cleansers and moisturizers that carried you through winter may no longer be necessary. Spring is a wonderful time of year for professional peels, and/or at-home peels.
Consider Daylight Defense
Sun damage is responsible for 85 to 95% of premature skin aging, not to mention putting you at higher risk for skin cancers, and even winter daylight can do harm. Most people spend more time outside in spring and summer, and that puts your skin at risk of burns, wrinkles, spots, and other signs of aging. Get the jump on spring and summer with a higher SPF to keep your skin healthy and beautiful all year long.
Try Sunless Tanning
Did you know the ingredient that stains the skin and turns it brown (DHA or dihydroxy acetone) is actually a simple carbohydrate, often derived from plant sources such as sugar beets and sugar cane, by the fermentation of glycerin. DHA is the only FDA approved sunless tanning ingredient and can be found in all sunless tanners.
Spring Clean Your Skin Care Cabinet
Skin care products and cosmetics generally have a shelf life. They can lose their effectiveness, and moreover, collect bacteria and therefore become unhealthy to use. Spring is a good time to do some cleaning. Toss out products that you have stored for years or anything that has acquired an odd smell or color, along with the ones that are past their expiration dates.
Expiration dates on sunscreens can usually be found stamped into the crimp seal at the bottom of the tube or printed on the bottom of the bottle.
Remember These Healthy Skin Habits
Never go to bed with makeup on, as it can lead to clogged pores, blemishes, and lackluster skin.
Cleanse your face daily – twice a day – with a skin friendly cleanser (never soap) to remove makeup and environmental impurities that collect on the skin.
Be gentle with your skin. Use warm water, not hot, when cleansing and remove cleanser with a soft, smooth washcloth.
Careful exfoliation will remove dead surface cells that clog and dull the skin. But avoid exfoliating scrubs that contain nut shells or fruit pits, as these can damage the skin. Look for exfoliants that contain skin-friendly ingredients such a rice bran, enzymes, or gentle hydroxy acids like Lactic and Salicylic Acid.
A gentle toner or conditioner will rehydrate and nourish your skin. It will also improve penetration and your moisturizer will go on more evenly.
Apply moisturizer and sunscreen with a minimum of SPF30 every day, and use a targeted serum and moisturizer for overnight protection & renewal.
Leave Winter Skin Behind!
Reveal fresh, luminous skin with professional treatments. Layering professional facials & renewal treatments such as Peels or Microdermabrasion combined with LED Light Therapy will gently and safely smooth the skin while increasing natural collagen synthesis and circulation. Learn More
And for the rest of your body…
Try Dry Skin Brushing using a gentle, natural bristle brush or exfoliating gloves to remove dead surface cells, strengthen the immune system, tighten the skin, and decrease cellulite. Follow with a moisturizer that contains hydroxy acids to further smooth the skin and stimulate collagen.
Stop by Mirabella any Tuesday 10-2 to purchase products or to consult with one of our Professional Skin Therapists. Or by appointment Wednesday through Saturday. 360-378-4250 or email firstname.lastname@example.org