FEBURARY 23, 2021
As February draws to a close, we can wave farewell to the dark, cold winter months and finally begin to welcome in the spring. After what has been an incredibly challenging winter for so many of us, we will all be grateful for the lighter nights and hopefully some warmer weather too. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, this transitional period calls for us to mimic and embrace the blossoming we witness in nature in order to reenergise the body and mind.
Spending the first couple of months of 2021 applying thick layers of moisturising creams and serums to combat dry skin, how do we now adapt our skincare routine for the warmer air and increased humidity? Here are our top tips to prepare your skin for spring!
TIP 1: Change your products into a lighter texture
Whilst we advocate the use of a thicker moisturiser during the winter, once spring arrives, swapping to a lighter alternative is key. Our skin tends to hold more water during spring and summer meaning it is less susceptible to becoming dry and flaky. We encourage opting for a lighter texture, sebum balancing formula with lots of anti-oxidants and water-magnet ingredients when the weather warms up, such as our ZINC & PROTEIN A+ CLARIFYING COMFORT CREAM.
Of course, this doesn’t have to mean throwing out what you’ve already got. Make use of what is left of your winter moisturisers and serums simply by combining the product with a water based serum, such as our Alpha Glow Flash Facial Serum. This will lighten up the consistency whilst allowing you to still benefit from both the moisture retaining and emollient properties.
TIP 2: Introduce a foaming cleanser back into your night routine
Foaming cleansers are usually suggested for oily and acne-prone skin types since they are meant to deep clean the skin by getting rid of excess oil and sebum. With warmer months brings increased perspiration which it can trap bacteria, especially under our masks. Making sure your skin is clean and refreshed is key.
Our EXFOLIATING & CONDITIONING SILK-GEL CLEANSER is a dual action foaming gel that deep cleanses while gently exfoliating. This hardworking multitasker is a pleasure to use, providing a deep cleanse without stripping or irritating the skin.
TIP 3: Increase peeling & exfoliation frequency
Humidity, SPF and sweat can all contribute to congested pores. Clogged pores equal blackheads, pimples and a dry lackluster complexion. During the warmer months, exfoliation is key to keep the skin clear by encouraging metabolic activities.
At 001 Skincare, we believe in gentle exfoliation treatment done regularly rather than a harsh exfoliation treatment done occasionally. Our PURE ACTIVE AHA & ENZYME PEEL is formulated with natural acids and enzymes at a concentration that is sufficient to loosen top layer dead skin cells and accumulated sebum around the pores, resulting in ‘baby bottom’ smooth and soft skin.
TIP 4: Remember your SPF!
For many of us, suncream is something we save for hot summer days but in reality, we should be wearing it all year round. With the sun peeping out more often, we should be protecting our skin against harmful UV rays which can result in breaking collagen and elastin chains further contributing to skin care issues like wrinkles and pigmentation.
TIP 5: Have a mist on hand all the time
Face mists are perfect for cooling down and hydrating the face and body. Our ROSA DAMASCENA ESSENCE MIST is provides an instant boost of moisture to brighten and plump the skin from within. Its rich molecular composition has strong soothing and rejuvenating properties, as well as antibacterial and glow enhancing features.
Stick to this routine and your skin will thank you! Want to see these tips in action? Check out our Instagram reel to see how our products can be used to prepare your skin during this transitional period. Spring is just on the horizon, better days are ahead.