Get over dull winter skin and transition to that spring glow with these tips from Hollywood’s skin guru Kate Somerville
Seasonal changes mean you need a skincare refresh. After winter, skin tends to be extremely dehydrated and needs extra attention. Replenishing hydration is key to getting skin back in shape.
Don’t be fooled, oily skin can still be dehydrated because dry skin is characterized by a lack of water, while dehydrated skin is caused by a lack of moisture.
I recommend balancing skin by exfoliating 2-3 times a week, hydrating with a serum (*look for ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid to bind moisture to skin), and sealing it all in with a moisturizer.
External AND internal hydration is vital. Drink plenty of fluids and eat water rich fruits and vegetables and essential fatty acids. I love starting my day with a green juice or smoothie! Incorporate ingredients like Aloe Juice, Celery, Spinach and Cucumber.
Change your products:
Winter is a great time to REPAIR skin and incorporate serious skincare products, like Retinols, and exfoliate more frequently.
During spring and summer months, your skincare should shift from REPAIRING to PREVENTION. Most important, wear your sunscreen (a minimum of SPF 30) and reapply often! I recommend looking for sunscreens with ingredients that contain either physical or chemical blocks and always look for broad spectrum protection – which means protection from all UV rays. Try Kate Somerville Daily Deflector SPF 50.
Look for products that form a protective barrier on skin to maintain moisture levels. Also incorporate anti-pollution products (like my Age Arrest Collection) to protect skin from free radical damage and environmental toxins that can result in pre-mature aging.
At my Clinic we promote the double cleanse. First use a makeup wipe to remove impurities on the surface. Use both the front and back side of the wipe. Then apply a cleanser (suited for your skin type) to penetrate deeper and fully cleanse skin. You can also use a cleanser twice if you prefer. Remove with a damp washcloth.