20th March is officially the first day of Spring and although it may still be too chilly to throw off the woolly jumpers and parade around in a summer dress, it’s definitely a good time to start bringing your skin out of hibernation. Hydration and exfoliation are the keys to a revived complexion, and we have 5 tips to help:
As we said above, the first step should be sloughing away dead skin cells which have accumulated all winter. For the face, we recommend Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Pads, a gentle but effective skin exfoliator and for the body, Decleor 1000 Grains Body Exfoliator is a sumptuous body scrub to leave skin feeling smooth, soften and refined.
We know that drinking pints of water gets really boring, but it’s something that needs to be done. However, one way to supplement your hydration without feeling like you might drown is to eat fruit and veg with a high water content, like lettuce, cucumbers and obviously watermelon, which is over 90% water.
Once you’ve sloughed away all the dead skin cells, you’ll want to make sure you keep the new cells beneath well hydrated. For the face, Decleor Lift and Firm Day Cream will kep you hydrated all day long, while for the body, we recommend Decleor Moisturising Body Milk to help to hydrate and nourish the skin.
If your body looks like a milk bottle, you might feel a little better with a bit of a glow to remind you that spring and summer will be on their way…eventually! Use Decleor Gradual Glow Hydrating Body Milk as it’s the perfect treatment to offer intense nourishment to the body as well as gradually enhance it with a beautifully natural golden glow.
This one may sound odd, but cosmetics have an expiration date too. If you’re harbouring loads of products that you bought last year and want your complexion to have the best chance of looking fab for spring, then now would be a really good time to spring clean your make-up bag, dressing table and bathroom cabinets.