With the snow long gone and Spring returning with brighter days and warmer temperatures, there are no more excuses for dragging out your winter skincare regime.
Enter the spring skin clean!
Just as you’d spring clean your wardrobe to clear out your old outfits, and switch your clothing to lighter fabrics, your skin needs a similar treatment.
Cold snaps can leave skin feeling dry, taut, itchy and even in some cases burned from the wind, chill and ice. Getting your skin back on track for a lighter, fresher look and feel is easy with these simple steps.
Exfoliate: with the build-up of dead skin cells over winter your skin deserves regular exfoliation to help purge any dry, rough layers and stimulate cell growth and elasticity. Avoid harsh scrubs and exfoliator mitts though, which can scratch and tear the skin. Instead try a dollop of natural yoghurt, which, full of lactic acid, will gently remove dead skin cells and keep your skin feeling fresh and clear. Exfoliate one or two times a week for maximum benefit.
Moisturise: winter winds, chills and frosts can really take it out of your skin and Spring is the ideal time to replenish the moisture that has been lost. Look for moisturisers that use natural emollients like beeswax that will retain the skin’s moisture but won’t block pores, which is particularly important when it comes to the warmer months. Steer clear of moisturisers that contain petroleum products; while the may feel good during application, they will dry the skin and prevent it from breathing, meaning that in the long term, your skin may end up even drier that before you started. Check out Bee Loved’s Face Cream for men and women – a luscious, rich day cream which will soothe, protect and nourish your skin, and Bee Loved’s Face ActivOil, an intensely moisturising overnight treatment that replenishes skin and leaves it feeling baby soft.
Protect: While the whipping winds that lash and dry skin may begin to ease in the springtime, the sunshine can pose just as harsh a threat. Regularly soften lips and create a barrier from the elements with a good quality lip balm – and remember to seek out one with natural ingredients given you’re likely to ingest it. Protect your skin from UV with a sunscreen with high SPF. While we may not get the scorching weather of the southern Mediterranean, UV rays can penetrate your skin and cause irreparable damage to skin cells regardless of how cool or warm it is – even in cloudy weather. Be sure to look for sunscreens with the Paraben and fragrance free labels, particularly if you have sensitive or dry skin and when using sunscreen on your kids.
We recommend Bee Loved Face Cream and Bee Loved Lip Balm as part of your Spring skincare routine. Loaded with antioxidants to fight ageing and natural beeswax to support the skin’ moisture balance, they are the perfect complement for any skincare routine.
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