Welcome to the issue where we will be discussing the best tips for prepping your skin for Spring! Yes, Spring! Already!
The days of sun are nearly upon us, rejoice!!!
Oh… wait, I forgot, we live in England, probably not! But do not despair! Just because we won’t have sun all day every day, doesn’t mean that Spring is not fast approaching! Now the question is, how do we prepare our skin for this? Now that, I can help you with!
Step 1) Exfoliate
This is probably the most vital step of all when Spring is coming. This is because we need to be getting rid of all the built-up dead skin cells that make up that thick winter skin.
It is so important to exfoliate to achieve a healthy and glowing skin because, as we know, with cold air, also comes … dry, flaky skin!
Exfoliation will ensure a more even and smoother skin tone and will also boost your radiance after having been covered by dark or dry flaky patches this winter.
So, how do we remove those dead skin cells that have been accumulating on our bodies all winter!? Lotion P50 of course!
Depending on your Skin Instant®, the right Lotion P50 will remove the layer of dead skin cells, balance the PH of your skin and leave your skin brighter, energised and renewed. Exactly what we need for prepping our skin!
Let’s start with our most gentle of the Lotion P50 range:
Skin Instants®: Thin and/or Reactive to Normal
This is our gentlest exfoliator, infused with Arnica, it soothes and protects the skin whilst it slowly penetrates the skin to remove dead cells and impurities. It then strengthens the skin through enhancing skin cell renewal.
The skin’s PH is balanced, and excess oils are kept at bay thanks to its oil regulating properties! Packed with powerful Hydroxy Acids and exfoliants including Lactic and Salicylic Acid, this lotion will chemically remove dead skin cells so you can kiss goodbye to that winter skin!
Next, we have our slightly stronger Lotion P50:
Skin Instants®: Devitalised and/or Less Toned
The Lotion P50V is our medium strength formulation. It is formulated for a stronger skin, one that needs a more powerful exfoliation, or a more mature skin instant.
The Lotion P50V works in the same way as the Lotion P50W, however it has the added minerals and vitamins required for a stronger Skin Instants® such as Magnesium and Vitamin B3. These agents also help to purify and regulate oil levels in the skin.
How To Use: For the first two weeks of use, apply a few drops to dampened cotton pads with cold water, and press and release, patting the product all over face, neck and décolleté, morning and evening. Please do not rub and only pass over each area once. After two weeks of use, if the skin is not sensitive to the product, switch to dry cotton pads.
Now that we have appropriately removed the dead skin, it’s time to give it some glow!
Step 2) Brighten
So, after we have removed that thick, dull winter skin, it’s now time to brighten it and bring back that radiance! The most effective way of doing this is with powerful antioxidants. They protect your skin and enhance the skins surface capacity to ward off external aggressors. Free radicals can cause dehydration, accelerated skin ageing and even pigmentation problems.
Antioxidants will bring oxygenating hydration to the skin and ensure a supple and revitalised complexion. They also help to keep wrinkles and ageing at bay, along with helping the production of collagen which generally diminishes in change of weather.
Now which products do we use?
This product contains the highest number of antioxidants in any of the Biologique Recherche products:
Skin Instants®: Devitalised and/or Mature
Change of season can give us a dull and devitalised complexion. This wonder serum will completely regenerate the skin and remove dead skin cells to leave behind a refined and instantly hydrated complexion, the skin’s texture is refined and is instantly hydrated.
This wonder serum stimulates defences to fight free radicals, improves the hydrolipidic film and even repairs DNA! Any irritation is calmed, and the skin is left unified.
Serum 3R also focuses on battling the primal ageing effects (sounds pretty great right!?). This innovative serum is pumped with exfoliating acids, antioxidants and oligosaccharides to provide the skin what it needs to renew itself and prevent and correct visible signs of ageing, wrinkles, lack of firmness and loss of radiance.
How to use: Add a few sprays of the Sérum 3R onto a cotton pad and apply to the entire face, neck and décolleté prior to using your day or night cream.
Next, we have our Finishing Sérum that has been crafted to enhance the skin’s natural glow and defend the skin against internal and external aggressors.
Let me introduce you to the fabulous:
Skin Instants®: All Skin Instants®
This fabulous serum is crafted with over 90% of active ingredients to enhance the skin’s glow and defend against internal and external aggressors. Le Grand Sérum strengthens the natural system of skin defence and protects the skin against environmental aggressors, such as sun, climate change and pollution. So, this is the perfect serum to start using for the upcoming Spring Season.
Providing skin with a genuine boost of radiance, it brightens the complexion and it tackles all facets of ageing. Truly being the ultimate serum for illuminating, hydrating and rejuvenating the skin.
How To Use: Apply a few drops of Le Grand Sérum to the entire face, neck and décolleté in the morning and/or in the evening. Alternatively, a few drops can also be mixed into your cream.
Use to seal and magnify the ingredients from all the products used prior to applying. For a more mature skin, it can be applied after the recommended cream.
After we have exfoliated and brightened the skin, it’s time to concentrate on those peepers of yours!
Step 3) Add an eye cream to your skincare regime
As the sun is more prominent in the spring, (thankfully meaning brighter) we are more prone to squinting. This means we need to pay a little bit more attention to that area, thus stopping the fine lines and wrinkles that can form around the eyes.
All Skin Instants®. Ideal for Devitalised Skin Instants® Marked by the signs of ageing.
This innovative cream protects the delicate skin around the eye area and prevents cutaneous ageing.
It works to immediately smooth, relax, lift and fill in lines and wrinkles on both the eye and lip area. Infused with toning and plumping extracts, this anti-ageing cream will leave both areas looking smooth and revitalised. Your eyes will be well prepped and protected for Spring thanks to this fab eye cream.
How To Use: Apply a small amount of Crème Contour Yeux et Lèvres Biofixine to the contours of the eye and mouth area and lightly massage until complete absorption.
Next, we have our pollution protecting eye cream:
All Skin Instants®. Ideal for Dark Circles, Fine Lines and Devitalised Skin Instants®.
This eye cream focuses on combating the effects of pollution and dullness on the eye contour area. If you are feeling your eyes are looking a bit dark and in need of brightening, then this eye cream is perfect for you!
This cream also works to improve the skin’s elasticity soften the fine lines and wrinkles, and prevent signs of ageing. On top of this, it also hydrates and tones, how great is that!?
Tired eyes will be relieved, skin will be nourished, and your eye area will be left illuminated and protected.
How To Use: Apply your Crème Contour des Yeux VIP O₂ to the contours of the eye area and lightly massage.
That leads us on to our last step for prepping for Spring:
Step 4) Consider a facial treatment
It’s great being able to DIY all of this every day but why not treat yourself to a facial to make the most of all your efforts and get that extra glow!
Now, I know what you’re thinking, with so many to choose from it can be difficult to know which facial is right for you. Luckily, thanks to our superstar trained therapists, you will receive a full consultation before your treatment, so that the treatment will be completely tailored to your needs.
If you would like to hydrate and regenerate your skin after months of cold wintery weather, then why not try this treatment:
The ultimate smoothing, regenerating and hydrating treatment. Perfect for skins that are craving some much-needed hydration.
This treatment is both protective and reconditioning and has an instant reshaping effect; designed for all Skin Instants® which means all of us can have that dewy skin look!
Plus, thanks to its soothing properties, even the most sensitive skins can enjoy this magical hour of pampering.
This treatment works in harmony with our lymphatic and circulatory system and combines techniques that have draining actions leaving your skin silky smooth and toned!
We hope that within this article we have been able to get you excited and aware of just how to prep for the upcoming season change!
Please feel free to contact us anytime should you have any questions on your skincare regime, treatments or products.
We are always here to help! Happy Spring everyone!