Take a deep breath...
The days have been getting longer for a while now, but as temperatures start to climb too, it means out with the jeans and jerseys and on with the skirts and sandals. But before you do that, ask yourself one question: is your skin ready for the change of season?
Winter can really take its toll on your skin. Low humidity together with less fresh air can leave your skin looking dry and dull, with visible flaky patches that even your best moisturiser can’t seem to combat!
So as the weather (and the humidity) starts to hot up, make sure you use this time wisely. Focus on balancing your skin and getting it ready to greet the summer sun in all its glory.
Get rid of dry, flaky skin with a Lactic Acid Peel and move away from antioxidant treatments to treatments and products containing Hyaluronic Acid (HA), such as the Optiphi Intense HA Serum (R1205) and Optiphi Classic Hydra-Derm HA Mask (R615), which are designed to pump moisture into the skin – and keep it there.
The HA Serum is perfect for the delicate skin around your eyes and you will see firmer, smoother skin immediately. In addition, it forms a barrier over compromised skin surfaces that literally locks moisture in and prevents evaporation.
Speaking of moisture, if you’ve been using a rich, winter moisturiser, then it’s time to change it to a more lightweight one like Optiphi Moisture Control Light (R1535) that provides intense long-lasting skin hydration, is high in antioxidants to help prevent signs of aging and has a high SPF, just perfect for hot summer days!
Of course, with the promise of Summer just round the corner, people tend to kick their training programmes into high gear, taking advantage of the beautiful weather and spending more time outdoors running, swimming or stand up paddling. If you love being outdoors and active, please remember there’s no such thing as a waterproof sunscreen. You can, however, invest in a good quality water resistant SPF cream from Optiphi or Bioderma.
Bioderma’s Photoderm SPF 50+ Tinted Cream (R230) activates the skin's natural defences, protects against risks of cellular damage and combats premature ageing, while guaranteeing optimum UVA/UVB protection against the harmful effects of the sun. It also evens out the complexion and reduces blemishes with its light, subtle tint. What more could a girl want?
So if you’re ready for a fresh start, talk to one of our experienced team members to find out which treatments and products are right for your skin.