Out with the old
Facial exfoliation is extremely important in order to keep your skin clear of debris which clogs pores and dulls your complexion. Regular exfoliation will also improve the performance of your other skincare products, including toners, moisturisers and the wear of your make-up, so it’s definitely worth the time! Ensure you choose a gentle formula with natural exfoliating particles and moisture boosting oils for the best results.
Mad about moisturising
Central heating, chilly winds and cold temperatures during the winter, followed by summer’s concoction of sun, chlorine and air conditioning, can easily result in dry skin. Body butters are typically thicker than normal moisturisers and can lock-in hydration for longer, so are a great option for more mature skin.
For your face, don’t underestimate the value of a moisturising mask and an SPF enriched moisturiser. Even if you’re embracing a cloudy staycation, UVA rays (which are responsible for signs of skin ageing) are present all year round so make sure your moisturiser protects against UVA and UVB rays.
In your hands
Protect the delicate skin of your hands by choosing a hand cream that protects your skin with an SPF, but also helps to repair and reduce any damage that has already been done. Look out for formulations containing antioxidants like vitamin C and a natural whitening agent if you are concerned about existing age spots.
If your feet require a spruce-up, a rich foot cream will soothe dry skin, reduce the appearance of cracked heels and help soften calluses. Time to find your summer sandals!
Luckily, getting ready for summer doesn’t have to be a chore. These fuss-free solutions are easy, inexpensive and effective so you will be more than ready for the season of sandals and summer dresses.