Transition your skin from Winter to Spring
After months of cold temperatures, spring is finally on the horizon. Winter has left the building (well, almost), taking with it our dreary moods and dry, itchy skin. While we’ve spent the last few months layering oils, serums and emollient moisturizers, warmer air, increased humidity and more UV exposure mean our skin needs help adjusting.
To transition our skin-care routine from winter to spring, we need to swap out our heavy products for more lightweight options that provide the same skin-soothing ingredients.
Suggested spring skincare routine:
With temperatures rising, our skin doesn't need quite as much creaminess - it naturally produces more oil on its own.
I recommend Dermaviduals Gel Cleanser. This cleanser is amazing, has brilliant cleansing properties and works without stripping the skin's delicate barrier. It is suited for all skin types and is of course free from sodium lauryl sulphate and other harsh surfactants.
In winter we generally need a lotion that has a high oil content to help the skin retain its moisture and support the prevention of dry neurodermatic skin. As the weather warms up an aqueous preparation is more suitable.
The hero product for Spring is Lotion M from Dermaviduals. This product is rich in horsetail and cucumber extract. It is packed with anti-oxidant properties which strengthen connective tissue. It is also cooling, refreshing and calming - especially post sun exposure.
Serums make a great addition to any skin-care routine - they penetrate deeply into the skin packing a nutrient-rich punch with just a few drops. You don't have to give up serums come spring. It's important to protect our skin from UV damage, strengthen it daily and inhibit any pigment formation.
My favourite Dermavidual serums for Springtime are Vitamin C, Green Tea, Grapeseed and Vitamin A. We can tailor a serum that’s exactly right for you and your skin make-up.
In the winter, our skin drinks up the hydration from richer moisturizers. In the spring our skin naturally produces more oil and retains moisture better than in the colder months. A lightweight moisturizer that absorbs quickly and delivers skin-soothing and plumping ingredients is recommended.
Dermaviduals Mask with Vitamins moisturizer does exactly this. It contains powerful antioxidants (A, C, E and D-Panthenol) and is regenerating, revitalizing, soothing and rebalancing for all skin types.
Pretty much everyone agrees, sunscreen is the key to protecting our skin from UV rays and premature ageing. If we want to prevent the formation of dark spots, fine lines, and wrinkles on your complexion, SPF is key. Most of us only think about lathering on sunblock when we're spending the day at the beach, but the truth is sunscreen should be a regular daily part of your skin-care routine— just like a face wash or moisturizer.
The Dermaviduals Sunscreen SPF 30 complies with European Commission Recommendation for a high-level protection and provides about 96.7% protection from UVB radiation. It is fast penetrating, light-weight, hydrating environmental protector with a matte finish.
Need a pick me up after Melbourne's long, cold winter?
Then a Dermaviduals facial at our Melbourne Clinic is calling! Your skin will be gently exfoliated sweeping away built-up rough debris to allow full absorption of essential vitamins and nutrients. In the facial tailored actives will be applied to your skin via a unique pressure point and lymphatic massage. A bespoke blended mask instantly smooths, stimulates and awakens for immediate and long-lasting rejuvenation that you can see and feel.
Dermaviduals is a customised skincare range developed by leading German scientist Dr Hans Lautenschlaeger. The product formulations are based on the principles of corneotherapy and target maintenance of the skin’s natural barriers and the prevention of premature ageing. Dermaviduals is free of fragrances, preservatives, emulsifiers, colours, mineral oils, silicones and is cruelty-free.
If you want to discuss how you can achieve radiant skin book an appointment with me at our Melbourne wellness clinic.
This article was written by Emily Segal, Melbourne Naturopath and Skin Specialist Therapist at Vital Chi Wellness.