Time To Spring Clean Our Skin!
During winter, skin cell renewal slows to a snail's pace. Our skin is wrapped up in winter woollies and can't easily shed its dead cells. This leaves us with a dull complexion and dry, rough skin. So when winter starts to leave and you start seeing the first signs of spring, you should start taking extra care of your skin to get back the glow. Read on to know how you can get your skin spring-ready.
Starting with a good scrub to get rid of all the grime left over by winter. Come shower-time, apply a coarse grain scrub using gentle circular movements. Begin with your feet and work upwards, paying attention to rough areas on your heels, knees and elbows. Face-wise, go for a finer grain that preferably contains enzymes or fruit acids - particularly good if you have sensitive or mature skin. Scrubbing leaves our skin soft and clean, so it better absorbs the active ingredients in other treatments we apply.
2. Face Mask
The best way to overhaul our complexion is to apply a face mask that will deeply treat our skin. Masks are bursting with active ingredients that boost cell regeneration by bathing our skin in an occlusive layer. Apply your mask after scrubbing when your skin's nice and clean. Try the Revitalift Essence Face Sheet Mask by L’Oréal Paris. With the power of 1 entire bottle of essence in 1 mask, the Revitalift Sheet Mask improve skin’s elasticity and radiance and leaves you with skin that is glowing and firm. Leave the mask on for 15 minutes and once the time is up, remove the mask and pat in the remaining essence in your face for better absorption.
Moisturising is essential if you want healthy, glowing skin. Scrubbing may get rid of dead cells, but it also removes our skin's natural protective barrier. So to give the hydrolipidic film time to regenerate, apply a creamy moisturiser that will immediately soothe your skin. You could also opt for a dry oil or plant-based oil such as shea butter, sweet almond oil or argan oil. Make sure you moisturise morning and night. In the morning, apply a light formula that also contains a sunscreen. And at night, treat your skin to a richer texture that suits its needs: anti-ageing, anti-wrinkle, anti-fatigue, anti-age spot, brightening, whatever it is that your skin needs.
Just because your skin started looking dull and lacklustre during the winter does not mean all is lost. Follow the steps above to revive your skin and make it healthy and glowing just in time for spring.