With spring upon us and the warmer weather on its way, it’s a great time to take a look at your skincare routine to make sure that you have all the essential tips and tricks for radiant skin this season.
Seasonal changes cause variations in the natural moisture level of the skin, so it’s important to alter your skincare routine accordingly!
Get your spring glow with some of the Beauty Academy’s top tips:
Skin exfoliation should be done throughout the year, but spring is a great time to really focus in on your exfoliating routine. The low humidity of winter weather can leave the skin flaky and excessively dry, so gently exfoliating away those dead skin cells will give your skin a fresh start for spring. The higher humidity of the warmer months can cause oilier skin, which can lead to more frequent breakouts, so exfoliating is really important at this time of year because by removing dead skin cells, it will keep your skin clean, and allow your products to penetrate the skin better to keep it conditioned and smooth. Aim to gently exfoliate once a week for best results.
Rich moisturising creams can be the perfect skin antidote to dry winter weather, but they can be too much for the warmer spring months. In the winter, the cold weather tends to leave our skin drier and flakier – hence the need for richer moisturiser. But in the springtime, our skin begins to adjust to the warmer weather and so to help balance the skins naturally changing moisture levels, it’s best to switch to a lighter moisturising cream or lotion so as not to overpower the skin. It’s really important to moisturise regularly in order keep your skin smooth and glowing. If you find your skin is very oily during the spring, opt for an oil-free formula.
Body brushing will really help to give your skin a much-needed dose of revitalisation after a long winter! We don’t always pay as much attention to our bodies during the winter months because we’re hidden under layers of warm clothing, so the onset of spring means a little spruce up is often in need. Body brushing is a great way of getting your skin back on form, it can help stimulate circulation (which in turn can help combat cellulite), as well as reducing clogged pores and ingrown hairs. Spring is also a great time of year to head in for a massage if you feel your body is in need of some TLC.
Wearing an SPF every day is really important, it’s advised as something to wear all year round, but all the more important in the spring and summer months when we’re exposed to more sun and UV rays. Protecting your skin from UV rays is really important because these rays can lead to pigmentation and premature ageing. Your body needs protection too – it’s wrapped up in thick layers of clothing during the winter, but in the spring & summer shorts and t-shirts mean it’s just as important to protect your body as it is your face.
Lots of us crave a sun-kissed glow for the warmer months, but in the spring, we’ve still got to sensibly work up to full on tan – we still mustn’t look too OTT. It’s also important to stay safe in the sun, so for glowing colour without the negative effects of a long day under the sun’s rays, opt for a self-tanner or head into the salon for a spray tan. The Beauty Academy offer the popular Tanning Training Course if you’d like to learn more on this http://www.thebeautyacademy.org/tanning-training-course/
If you’re keen to learn more about skincare, or you want to turn your love for skincare and beauty into a business, the Beauty Academy can help you train professionally.
The Beauty Academy run courses at their purpose-built training centres around the UK. With specialist courses such as Facial Massage and Skincare, it’s a great way to get you started.
For more information contact http://www.thebeautyacademy.org/