Why can our skin become dull at the end of winter?
In winter it is common to focus heavily on hydrators and many of us tend to slather on rich treatment products to nourish and protect our skin from the harsh elements. This takes the emphasis off exfoliating and refining our complexion. The combination of the two means we can get a build-up of dead skin cells on the surface of our skin which creates a dull, rough and lack lustre complexion.
Do we need to change our skincare routine with the start of a new season?
A complete skincare overhaul shouldn’t be needed as each new season approaches. However, many of us will find that little tweaks may be needed, depending on the climate you live in.
What does skin need more or less of when it’s warmer?
As the weather warms up stripping cold winds and artificial heating is no longer an issue for our skin, so the emphasis on richer more protective skincare can be reduced. Hydration is vital at all times of the year, however, certain skins may find they can reduce their more nourishing hydrators and use a light weight hydrator that is lower in fatty acids. Never skip the hydration though, a dehydrated or dry skin will accentuate the appearance of fine lines and premature ageing.
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Top Products for a Skinstitut Spring Glow
Deeply cleanse and nourish to banish lacklustre winter skin. Use a deeply cleansing, hydrating and gently exfoliating cleanser every day to quickly renew skin. Use a pea-sized amount of L-Lactic Cleanser ($45) with warm water and massage over the face for 30 seconds. L-Lactic acid with the added antioxidant boost of raspberry provides gentle exfoliation to revitalise and decongest skin.
Exfoliate to reveal a smooth, clear and refined look. For instant radiance, remove dull, devitalised skin with the Glycolic Scrub 14% ($45). Use a pea sized amount with warm water, after cleansing, 2 – 3 times per week to be Spring Carnival ready.
Brighten and correct that dull winter complexion with essential skin-loving nutrients. For the ultimate in skin brightening home treatments mix a rice grain sized amount of Vitamin C 100% ($45) into nutrient-rich Enzymatic Micro Peel ($45) and apply as a 15 minute mask or for ultra-dry skin wear overnight to deeply hydrate. This blast of nutrients will revitalise and refresh the complexion to a new level of immaculate.
Adopt lighter weight Hydration. Keep hydrated with Skinstitut Multi-Active Mist ($45). Loaded with skin brighteners and vitamin B3 this wonder mist provides nutrients, nourishment and hydration during the warmer months. Perfect to spritz over make-up to create a gorgeous, dewy complexion.
Protect your renewed complexion with powerful SPF. Potent SPF protection will be needed to protect your newly refined complexion. Press Age Defence SPF 50+ ($45) liberally over the face after moisturising every morning. The multi-purpose Age Defence is full of antioxidants to prevent premature ageing, increases the skin’s hydration and also acts as a fantastic make-up primer to create a flawless spring look.
The 5 essentials for spring ready radiance
Deeply cleanse and nourish to banish lacklustre winter skin
Exfoliate to reveal a smooth, clear and refined look
Brighten and correct that dull winter complexion with essential skin-loving nutrients
Adopt lighter weight Hydration
Protect your renewed complexion with powerful SPF