Here’s looking at you…

Here’s looking at you…

Kelly Hollands @glow_beauty_skincare_wellbeing

Is your skin summer ready? 

Is your skin looking dull and lacking its glow? If so, now is the time to think about shedding your winter skin. When skin is exposed to the harsh winter weather, it can become excessively dry, irritated and chapped. Dry indoor heat can also make the problem worse and lead to loss of hydration, cracked and even bleeding skin. Just like our wardrobes, we need to change our skincare in line with the seasons.

However, there are a number of things that you can do to help your skin transition through the seasons. For starters, make sure you stay hydrated and drink at least 8 glasses of water throughout the day. This will help to flush out toxins and stop the skin looking dull. It can also help with under eye circles and the more hydrated you stay, the fewer fine lines and wrinkles you will see. Proper hydration levels also help the skin to become plump and will improve it’s elasticity.

As well as adopting a good skincare routine of cleansing, toning and moisturising twice a day, add Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C into your daily regime. Hyaluronic Acid aids in skin hydration by keeping it moisturised. By keeping the skin hydrated, fine lines and wrinkles will be less visible and skin stays plumper. Vitamin C will help to maintain the vitality of the skin, as well as brighten the skin tone and give you a radiant, glowing complexion.

Exfoliate your face 2-3 times a week. There are two main types of exfoliants; physical (face scrubs and clay based masks) and chemical (acids and peels). There are so many benefits of exfoliating including cleaning and purifying clogged pores, boosting circulation, sloughing away dead skin and encouraging fresh, new cell turnover. Exfoliating will also help skincare products to penetrate deeper and will give your face an instant glow. And don’t forget to do the same for your body! It’s been hidden away under layers of clothing throughout winter and will also be in need of some TLC.

Dermaplaning is an effective exfoliating treatment that activates cell regeneration and leaves skin looking healthy, rejuvenated and youthful-looking. It’s extremely relaxing and non-invasive.

Dry body brushing is also a great way to exfoliate the body and is particularly beneficial in activating the lymphatic drainage system, which improves circulation and reduces fluid retention.

Avoid hot showers and baths as these will only dry out and irritate your skin. Make sure the water is a comfortable temperature and be sure to moisturise your whole body after bathing.  

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