It’s no secret that winter can often leave skin dull and dehydrated, which makes springtime the ideal time to get primed, conditioned and ready for the warmer months ahead.
Ready to get your glow back and embrace the world again? Here, we track down some of the best treatments and products to get you looking – and feeling – your bestas you get back into the swing of things.
Thanks to dry indoor heating and cooler air and wind outside, skin cells tend to dehydrate and die off quicker in winter. The upshot? Now’s the time to embrace some serious exfoliation. Not only will it promote cell turnover and allow your skin to better absorb your serums and moisturisers, but you’ll also walk out brighter and smoother. Whether you go the chemical route (acids, enzymes) or the physical (microdermabrasion, old-fashioned scrubs), you can look forward to being buffed, beautiful and glowing with vitality at the end of it.
OK, so you’re superdiligent with drinking lots of water during the day but how much hydration is your skin getting? As we age, it’s extra important to keep the skin well hydrated to maintain its elasticity and to combat the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Lack of hydration can result in skin that looks dry, flaky and tight. If you’d prefer to get your skin into the “plump, resilient and supple” category, then think about getting out the big guns with some dedicated hydration treatments such as oxygen facials, vitamin infusions and high-performance serums.
Keen to address some specific concerns? Advances in modern skincare and spa treatments are such that most common skin worries are now quite easily treatable. Targeting everything from acne and cellulite to frown lines, sun damage and broken capillaries, today’s treatments are super-accessible, in most cases, can be completed on the day with little to no downtime. Among them, laser therapy, LED light therapy, injectables and skin needling are all great forachieving fast, tangible results.
While most of us pay lots of attention to the state of the skin on our face, the same can’t always be said about keeping tabs on the condition of the skin everywhere else on our bodies. Along with body exfoliation treatments and soothing hydration, show your body some love with a relaxing massage. With spring and summer clothing comes bare skin and more exposure, so if it’s been a while then now could be the time to book yourself in for some waxing, laser hair removal or a spray tan. Toes haven’t seen daylight for a while? A good pedicure can do wonders for neglected feet and toes, sloughing off months’ worth of dead skin, boosting hydration and delivering the kind of glam, glossy your favourite summer sandals deserve.