Spring Cleaning - What You Can Do Right Now to Get Your Skin Ready For the Warmer Weather
As the days get longer and the temperature climbs higher, we’re mentally ready for spring; our skin however is still dealing with the winter blues! Your skin may feel dry, scaly and rough as well as undernourished.
A long cold winter can wreak havoc on your skin. Between the dry, heated air form our homes and the cold harsh elements outside, it’s no wonder our skin is looking sluggish and feeling dehydrated. No worries; here are some simple suggestions to perk your skin back up and get it ready for spring.
• See your Esthetician - If you’re not sure where to begin or just need recommendations on which products would best suit your skin, make a complimentary appointment to see a licensed esthetician at one of our Belleza locations.
• Exfoliating - The first order of business is to remove that top dead layer of skin. Seeing your esthetician for a nice chemical peel/facial treatment is a great way to start. These services provide an important boost to get your skin on the right track by gently exfoliating the dry dehydrated layer of skin, stimulating collagen production and allowing for better penetration of your skin care products.
• Vitamin C/Growth Factors - With the sun starting to heat things up, Vitamin C is essential in protecting your skin from free radical damage. Vitamin C & growth factors help build collagen which in turn plump and prevent the signs of aging. Vitamin C also helps replenish essential lipids to enhance the skin’s barrier function. Studies show that adding a proper Vitamin C product along with a good sunscreen actually gives added protection against sunburn.
• Sunscreen - As we all know by now, sun exposure can lead to skin cancer. Sun exposure is also one of the leading causes of pre-mature aging and can also lead to pigmentation problems. Studies show that sunscreens containing Zinc Oxide and/or Titanium Dioxide create a complete physical block preventing the suns rays from reaching your skin.
Taking proper care of your skin early on makes it much easier to prevent skin issues and aging ahead of time, rather than having to try and reverse any damage already done.
Spring is right around the corner, so schedule your appointment today and be ready to show off your healthy glowing skin!
As always, we offer complimentary skin care consultations.