Spring has finally arrived, "let’s say goodbye to dehydrated, dull winter skin and get our glow on" - I hear you rejoice!
The key to a brighter complexion is to buff away that dull skin that has accumulated over Winter and infuse it with powerful active ingredients that work on a cellular level.
By exfoliating we polish, smooth and refine the skin, stimulate blood flow and reawaken our skin to reveal a bright glowing skin. Not only will your skin feel and look healthier, your makeup will sit well and you can bask in the compliments!
Below are my top 'go-to' skin care and treatment recommendations to deliver glowing and healthy skin for the Spring months.
Vitamin C skin care
Vitamin C is the absolute game changer for brightening your skin. This powerful antioxidant can effectively prevent environmental damage and visibly brighten and even out skin tone.
Containing powerful antioxidants and a peptide cocktail that lightens the skin, Aspect Dr Active C Serum brightens an uneven complexion while firming and tightening the skin. To use, apply a pea sized amount all over your face after cleansing - mornings only, follow with sunscreen.
Dermaceutic TriVita C30 serum is an innovative combination of three forms of Vitamin C, and with the addition of Ferulic Acid and Vitamin E provides enhanced antioxidant benefits. Apply small amount onto a cleansed skin morning or evening.
Combining a patented technology that is proven to increase DNA repair by 33%, Osmosis Catalyst AC-11 serum is the ideal Vitamin C product to also repair signs of ageing. Shake lightly and apply 1-2 pumps morning and evening after cleansing.
Exfoliating skin care
Exfoliating skin care products are best chosen dependant on your skin type, but one of the very best ways to achieve an instant glow is using an exfoliating mask.
My top pick for skin types that do not tolerate granular exfoliation is Aspect Gold Fruit Enzyme Mask. With its gel form and powerful fruit acids it gently buffs and brightens the skin. This skin care product can be used up to three times a week and is suitable for a sensitive skin. Massage into dry cleansed skin and wait for the "balling" effect to appear, rinse and apply your skin care serums as normal.
Containing bamboo and lactic acid Cosmedix Glow Skin Brightening Mask buffs and smooths skin whilst reducing the appearance of discolouration. Also containing Niacinamide (Vitamin B) which enhances healthy skin tone. This mask is made from all natural botanical extracts and is free from chemicals, synthetic ingredients, parabens, sulfates, silicones, PEG's and synthetic colours. A generous amount of this product is to be applied to a cleansed skin and left on for 10-15 minutes, then rinsed off with warm water. This mask can be used up to three times a week or as tolerated for optimal results
With a gorgeous cranberry scent the Cosmedix Pure Enzymes Mask is a potent cocktail to quickly brighten up your skin and is popular to use prior to a special event.
Massage a thin layer of this mask onto a cleansed skin, leave for up to 15 mins, rinse and apply serums as normal and wait for the WOW! If you have a sensitive skin, leave on the skin for up to 1 minute and then rinse off with warm water.
Benefits of hyaluronic acid in skin care
Hyaluronic acid is an extremely powerful ingredient has the ability to continually hydrate the skin throughout entire day. Hyaluronic acid is a clever ingredient that can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water. It plumps and hydrates our skin perfectly revealing amazing glowing and hydrated skin.
Aspect Dr Hyaluronic Serum is a hydrating serum with the benefits of soothing and calming skin after a harsh Melbourne Winter. It is an antioxidant and is also non-irritating so can be used on any skin type. Apply this serum on its own or under a moisturiser for best results.
Dermafrac skin infusion treatment
With a unique combination of micro-needling, suction and infusion our Dermafrac skin treatment to gives instant plumping and hydration to the skin. This treatment is suitable for most skin types with no downtime. Creating micro channels to the dermal junction, Dermafrac simultaneously infuses topical serums to this all-important tissue layer. There are a selection of four different serums which our Skin Therapists will specifically recommend depending on your skin type.
Chemical peels and LED light therapy treatment
Lactic acid is extremely hydrating and gently resurfaces a dull skin. When combined with the collagen stimulation of LED light therapy this light chemical peel will quickly reveal a fresh, brighter skin. This is the perfect ‘pre-event’ treatment and comes with little to no downtime. The strength of peel is determined by your Skin Therapist at your consultation.
The best skin care and skin treatments
Knowing what skin care products to adjust or introduce to your skin can be simply overwhelming, so if you feel you need an updated regime, I would advise booking a consultation with one of our qualified Skin Therapists to determine a medical grade skin care and treatment plan to give the best results. You can book an appointment by phoning 1300 863 824.
Written by Alexandra Young, Skin Therapist
Alexandra Young is a Skin Therapist with over 16 years of experience. Alexandra’s dedication and passion is evident as she strives to build a strong rapport with her patients offering ongoing support and a tailor made treatment plan to help them achieve the best possible result for their skin.