The nights are getting lighter and the birdsong is back, which means Spring is nearly here! A beautiful time of year for many, however its time to revisit your skincare routine and make sure your skin stays just as beautiful too… When the seasons change, so does your skin. The warmer weather can cause skin to become more oily, and be prone to sun damage. To help you adjust your routine to the seasonal change, we’ve put together our top tips for that spring clean:

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Rich creams are the perfect antidote to dry winter weather but can be too much for the warmer months. Switch to lighter textured face and body creams to keep skin hydrated without causing an over-production of natural oils, which can lead to clogged pores, blemishes and a shiny complexion. Why not use the Pevonia Dry Oil Body Moisturiser on the body to smooth, soften and hydrate, plus it leaves a beautiful light-reflecting glow.

BODY BRUSH…

It’s easy to forget to do this, but daily dry body brushing achieves dramatic results. Stimulating circulation, combating ingrown hairs and clogged pores and reducing the appearance of cellulite, try to do this every morning before showering. The Body Brush from Pevonia is the perfect tool for the job with its natural bristles which are gentler on the skin. Combined with dimple-busting products such as the Smooth & Tone Body Cream and the Seaweed Exfoliating Soap, visible results will been seen. For those who love their spa treatments, a course of Pevonia Green Coffee Body Wraps will help define and contour your body while the high activity of the ingredients will help increase desired results.

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Skin needs a fresh start for the Spring, so try a weekly exfoliation home skincare regime. The perfect way to brighten skin, regular exfoliation of your face and body is highly important for radiant skin as it will remove dry and dead skin cells, leaving skin smooth and receptive to the skincare products you use. Look for products containing fruit enzymes, jojoba beads or sea salt as these offer effective exfoliation without causing scratches or damaging skin’s fine capillaries through excessive abrasion. The Enzymo-Sphérides Peeling Cream is a fantastic peeling cream that delivers cutting edge technology as Pineapple & Papaya enzymes digest dead skin cells to reveal a brighter complexion. The Silky Skin Body Scrub is a natural, exfoliating scrub in which natural Jojoba granules, Rose Essential Oil, Chamomile and Soapwort all work together to gently remove skin residue and exfoliate dead skin cells. For all out luxury, the De-Ageing Saltmousse is a multi-award-winner and top pick for its ability to infuse skin with minerals while gently polishing away build-up with a tropical scent that’s spring/summer in a jar.

 

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Make sure to use SPF every day to protect against UV rays which can cause premature ageing and pigmentation damage. We advise to do this all year round (which is why most Pevonia face creams come with added SPF) but don’t forget that your body needs protection too; the Hydrating Sunscreen SPF30 will defend against UV rays and keep your skin soft and supple. For those who want a pop of colour, then the YouthRenewâ„¢ Tinted Cream SPF 30, is a lightweight, ultra-hydrating, age-defying formula, infused with flash action microspheres. These are micro liposomes that deliver saccharides, lemon, and cucumber extracts for immediate skin brightening and luminosity. Also containing broad spectrum SPF 30 – protecting from UVA/UVB rays, Collagen, Vitamin C, and Green Olive Extracts, along with a subtle natural tint.

 

GO NATURAL…

Synthetic ingredients cause all sorts of skin issues that can be especially aggravating in warmer weather. Artificial fragrances are often photosensitising, which means they can react with sunlight to cause skin discolouration and pigmentation damage (aka age spots). Mineral Oil is an emollient by-product of petroleum that gives a product its ‘slip and slide’ but also doesn’t absorb, meaning it sits on top of your skin as a greasy residue, which is the last thing you need to feel in the summer heat. SD Alcohol is very drying, causing skin to compensate by producing more oil, leading to an imbalanced and shiny complexion. PABA (para-amino benzoic acid) is a sunscreen agent that can cause itching and skin rashes, commonly known as prickly heat. Avoid these ingredients and use natural products to ensure your skincare routine works for rather than against you.

 

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Don’t forget to keep the skin hydrated. The healthiest looking skin is always well hydrated. Try using the Phyto-Aromatic Mist, a favourite product with our customers, which soothes with its natural aromatic fragrance and cooling mist. It also refreshes and restores the skin’s balance and moisture with a calming blend of Chamomile, Calendula and French Rose and can be used as a base to seal and encourage longer lasting make-up.

 

 

Katie Rudland

Bespoke Beauty Rooms

17 Fore Street

Ipswich

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01473 211996

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