Shake up your skincare for Spring

Whether your skin has become immune to your usual products or you’re seeing the signs of a dry, winter-damaged dermis, now’s the time to shake up your skincare.

Time for lighter layers

Exposure to the harsh winter elements or dehydrating indoor heating means your skin requires a heavy, thick moisturiser, but now is the time to swap to a lighter product that won’t clog up your pores and result in an oily build-up and breakouts. CosMedix’s Mystic Hydrating treatment uses heavy water instead of oils and is applied as a refreshing mist for ultimate hydration.

Protect yourself

Sun protection should be a must all year round, but if you don’t regularly apply a sunscreen during the winter months, it’s absolutely imperative that it becomes an integral part of your skincare routine throughout spring and summer. Our Cosmedix hydrate SPF17 offers a shield to both UVB and UVA light to protect the deeper skin layers from photo-ageing.

Speed up

During the winter months, cell turnover slows down and our skin can look tired and sluggish. Now is the time to invest in your skin by embarking on a treatment programme of chemical peels to speed up your cell turnover and eliminate any dead skin cells to reveal a glowing complexion.

Tackle any underlying damage

Protecting your skin with a heavy-duty sunscreen is crucial, but what about the damage that has been done in previous years? Often the brown spots that are a result of over exposure to the sun, fade and lighten during the winter months, but as the weather heats up it’s common for them to reappear.

An ideal procedure for the signs of sun damage, such as skin discolouration, brown spots and fine lines, is a CO2 fractional laser. Previously, laser resurfacing removed the whole top layer of the dermis, resulting in a lengthy downtime, but fractional lasers such as the SmartXide deliver the laser energy into the skin in the form of thousands of microscopic ‘dots’. The skin surrounding the dots is undamaged meaning much quicker healing time.

For more advice on how to get your skin into shape this Spring, call 020 7224 2247 to book your consultation.

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