Summer is just around the corner, and after the cold weather of the winter months the skin can be a little lacklustre and requires some rejuvenation. Giving your summer skin a refresh during the spring is a great way to set your body on track to make the most of the summer weather, and here are a few options you can take to get your skin feeling refreshed and ready for the sunshine.
Using an exfoliating skincare product is the first step to refreshing the skin. It removes dead skin cells and refreshes the top layer, and is an activity which you should be performed regularly, at least once a week to ensure your skin remains in top condition. Having a good exfoliation is also a good idea if you get spray on tans as it reduces the chance of blotching.
You can exfoliate with face masks or through rubbing your body with a dry brush. If you are looking for a deeper cleanse, there are some great professional skincare treatments such as microdermabrasion. This modern treatment uses small wands to gently rub your skin, refreshing it and also helping reduce the appearance of acne and other blemishes.
Moisturise and hydrate
Get into a routine of drinking lots of water and moisturising your skin. As the weather heats up your skin will dry out easier so it’s important to moisturise every day. Research into the different creams and moisturisers you can use and make sure you invest in one which is right for your skin type.
You’ll also want to get a selection of moisturisers for each part of your body. Face creams are generally lighter than the moisturisers you apply to the rest of your body. If you wear make-up, switching to a tinted moisturiser instead of using foundation is also a great way of keeping your skin moisturised and looking healthy.
The sun is the most damaging factor to the skin, and the best way to keep yourself protected form it is to use sun lotion. Make a start now and get into the habit of putting it on every time you go outside - even if there’s not lots of sunshine. Harmful UV rays can still affect your skin even if it’s an overcast day.
Women’s skincare regimes often involve hair removal and this treatment has also stretched to the modern gentlemen. Treat yourself to a professional wax so that when you display your legs they will look silky and smooth. What’s more, waxing also helps exfoliate the skin and can also prevent unsightly ingrown hairs.
For the ultimate hair removal, getting it taken away by laser has longer-lasting results, meaning that you don’t have to worry about waxing frequently throughout the summer.
If you really want to splash out, you can also treat yourself to a 3D lipo treatment, which is a new non-invasive treatment which removes areas of fat and cellulite via radio frequency which breaks down the fat. It’s ideal if you want to look your best in your swim wear!