Repair Post-Winter Skin For A Sunny Start To Spring
Winter's harsh cold weather and biting winds leave your skin looking dull and feeling parched. All the moisture and hydration from the skin is lost and your skin feels tight and uncomfortable. Post winter is the best time to kick-start your cell renewal and allow your skin to bloom. Read on to know how you can nourish your winter and make it soft and smooth again.
1. Keep skin moisturised
Moisturising is essential if you want healthy, glowing skin. To boost skin cell renewal, apply a moisturiser morning and night. If you've been using a rich cream during winter (cold cream, for example), swap it for a lighter texture. Nourishing creams are great during winter, but can be too heavy for spring and summer. So, go for a light cream with an SPF to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. For example, you can try the Revitalift Moisturizing Day Cream with SPF 35 PA++ by L’Oréal Paris. The Revitalift Day Cream is enriched with anti-ageing elements that reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and boost skin’s firmness, youthfulness, and radiance.
Choose your cream according to your skin type and needs. Don't use the same cream at night. Opt for a night cream that will hydrate and repair your skin. It'll also help to prepare it for the following day's wind, heat and sunshine.
2. Use face masks to beat the winter skin blues
By slathering on a thick, occlusive layer, your skin will be able to soak up its active ingredients. As with your cream, choose a mask according to your needs - purifying, brightening, anti-fatigue, moisturising, or nourishing. Leave it on for 20 minutes and remove. Follow by massaging your face with your fingertips for a few minutes to get your circulation going and to help the leftover excess serum to penetrate deep within your skin.
3. Regularly exfoliate your skin
Skin cells take about a month to renew themselves. Apply a gentle face scrub on a regular basis to get rid of skin-suffocating dead cells, kick-start your circulation, and boost cell renewal. For a clear, healthy complexion, aim to gently scrub at least once every other week. Pop a dollop on your palm, let it warm up and then lightly massage it on using small, circular movements. Finish by rinsing if off with water.