Yay, Skin Queens!!... It’s time to drop your coats and swap your boots for some strappy heels because Spring has officially arrived.
While we love winter for its cosy romantic vibes and endless fashion possibilities, for most of us, the cold, dry air and chilly winds can be brutal on our skin, forcing us to double down on our skin care by using heavier products that will protect us from the harsh winter elements. But keep in mind; as spring time rolls in, and you naturally adjust your wardrobe to suit the warmer temperatures, don’t forget to tweak your skincare routine too!
Transitioning your skincare from winter to spring doesn’t have to be complicated… just a few simple swaps does the trick. So, hold on to your glow (while ditching the ‘extra’) with these 5 Winter to Spring skincare swaps:
#1 Swap out your cleanser.
Creamy cleansers that boost dry skin with added oils and moisture is fantastic during winter, but as temperatures rise, your skin will naturally produce more oil on its own.
Look for a light-weight cleanser that’s powerful but hydrating at the same time. Cosmeceutical cleansers containing AHA such as ASI Rejuvenating Foaming Cleanser will help to beak down and flush away excess oil and dead skin buildup while deeply hydrating the skin at a cellular level. This deep hydration is key in helping your serums and moisturises absorb effectively… so you’ll get more bang with less layering and your skin will feel fresh as a daisy.
#2 Exfoliate winter away.
Cold, windy winters can leave your skin feeling rough and dry. If you need a little extra help kissing flaky winter skin goodbye, then be sure to add a gentle exfoliant to your spring-time routine.
ASI AHA Power Exfoliant is your perfect spring-time BFF because it uses naturally active Glycolic and Lactic Acids in a calming Chamomile base. This combination is gentle on the skin’s winter ravaged surface, but powerful enough to encourage healthy skin cell formation and stimulate collagen and elastin - two important skin healing and strengthening proteins naturally produced by the skin.
#3 Keep it calm and hydrated.
As the weather warms up, your skin may start to act up. A rise in humidity and heat activates your sebaceous glands into producing more oil. While this is great news for those of us with a naturally dryer skin, it can cause complete chaos for others. An increase in oil-flow often leads to breakouts and congestion, suffocating the skin and creating the perfect environment for p-bacteria (that causes Acne) to flourish.
Swap your super rich winter masks for a clay-based treatment mask that will give your skin a deep cleansing weekly boost. Try the Purifying Hydration Mask by ASI for a detoxifying and skin smoothing blast. Enriched with Volcanic Clays, Sodium Hyaluronate and skin perfecting peptides, this mask will absorb impurities, toxins and excess oils while allowing oxygen and beneficial minerals to fill and hydrate your skin cells.
#4 Tweak your serum.
Skin serums are a fantastic year round addition to your skincare routine. These powerful little heroes pack a nutrient-rich punch in just a couple of drops, so making sure you use this superpower to your advantage come springtime is crucial. In spring, opt for a more lightweight serum with a soothing and hydrating base. Our favourite is ASI Pure Hydration Concentrate. Loaded with Hyaluronic Acid; a cosmeceutical known for its ability to hold 1000x its weight in water, PHC will keep your skin plump and hydrated, so you can rock a spring time glow without needing to fake it with make-up.
#5 Be skin active at night.
While in winter, we can use more nourishing and protecting products on our skin during the day, in spring and summer, the heat and humidity can make these same products feel not so skin friendly.
As spring rolls in, switch up your routine with a bedtime, multivitamin reboot using ASI Rejuvenating Night Treatment. This potent cosmeceutical treatment is bursting with restorative Vitamin C, calming Vitamin B3, and rejuvenating Vitamin A (Retinol). Designed to change the structure of your skin by improving hydration, congestion and acne, while actively repairing, refining and refreshing your skin while you sleep.
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