It’s always a welcome feeling as we bid farewell to the woes of winter and applaud the arrival of spring. However, as much as the cold, harsh weather can have a negative effect on our skin, the transition in seasons can equally play havoc with our complexions.
We’ve pieced together a few tips to enable you to spring into the new season with a beautiful head to toe glow!
With exfoliation, less is actually more. Exfoliate the face once or twice weekly and body a few times a week to remove any layers of dead and dried out skin. Try and use lukewarm water as opposed to hot and avoid harsh scrubbing as this will actually result in drier skin and potentially cause irritation. We recommend treating yourself to a full body treatment such as the Elemis Lime & Ginger Salt Glow, in just 25 minutes dry and parched skin is exfoliated and smoothed to unveil a healthy, satin like glow – you can also purchase the products to continue the pampering at home!
Invest in a facial
Sometimes the easiest way for an instantaneous skin boost is to treat yourself to a facial –we love the Elemis Superfood Pro-Radiance Facial, tailor made to revive dull skin and restore natural radiance.
Cleanse: Thoroughly cleansing your face of a morning and evening is vital for beautiful skin at any time of the year. We recommend award-winning Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm to remove any traces of make-up and impurities and leave you with a fresh glow.
Tone: A spring time essential! A toner balances your pH levels, allowing your skin to naturally create the oil it needs to keep hydrated. We love Elemis Soothing Apricot Toner, perfect for a fresh and radiant appearance.
Serum: Invest in a serum; they’re one of the unsung holy grails of skincare and go to work deep down within the layers of skin. They’re beneficial for those with oily skin when used alone, or for dry skin to enhance the effects of a moisturiser.
Moisturise: During the winter we tend to slaver on thick moisturisers in an attempt to quench our dull skin and redeem the natural glow that central heating and harsh weather can often leave absent. However, as the weather starts warming up, the moisture levels in the air increase and heavier moisturisers can cause an over production of oil in the pores.
Choose a lighter moisturiser for the warmer months, which allows your skin to breathe rather than break out. Hydration is still essential, as factors such as air conditioning and sunlight can still dry the skin – Elemis Pro Collagen Marine Cream is perfect for keeping moisturised on those cooler spring days.
Here at Spa by Kasia we offer full body St Tropez spray tans, which are fantastic for an all over, streak free natural tan should you be baring some more flesh this season. Or if they aren’t your bag, a moisturiser such as Elemis Total Glow Bronzing Lotion gradually builds a subtle tan whilst thoroughly hydrating the skin.
Healthy living – because it’s not just what’s on the outside that counts!
We tend to indulge more in the cold months; heavy comfort foods are a common craving on those winter evenings. As the weather warms up, take time to add more fruit and vegetables to your diet. Ditch the pies for a summery salad and drink plenty of water – foods such as fish and nuts which contain omega 3 are also fantastic for your complexion.
Exercise is also a natural glow-inducer and mood-booster, whether yoga, swimming or cardio, get out of hibernation and try and do even just 15 minutes of exercise per day – your body and skin will thank you for it!
Why not take a look at our leisure memberships?