Want glowing, healthy skin this Spring? Here are our top tips for reviving your skin post-winter.
1. Moisturise after you shower
Moisturising your skin is such an important step in any beauty routine in order to help maintain hydrated, healthy & glowing skin. As many of you will know, applying a hydrating moisturiser (that is suitable for your skin type) day & night should be a top skincare priority.
Although, what you may not know is the best time to apply your moisturiser is as soon as you leave your bath or shower. This is because the skin is still porous and is vulnerable to products that are applied following your bath or shower, allowing for better absorption.
2. Invest in a top-quality Moisturiser
You should always be mindful of the products you are putting on your skin. Your choice of moisturiser is especially important to maintain glowing, soft skin without clogging your pores or causing unwanted breakouts.
Our tip for a high-quality moisturiser that is suitable for most skin types is the Obagi Hydrate Facial Moisturiser. Make sure you visit our Monthly Skin Care Specials page as we have NEW special offers on Obagi products and our range of top-quality Cosmeceutical Skin Care every month.
3. Drink Water!
We’ll say it once, we’ll say it 100 times; up your water intake and your skin will thank you in return!
For those of you who have heard it all before and are sceptical about what water can really do for your skin, keep reading!
Water helps to plump up the skin, causing wrinkles and pores to look less visible as they are ‘filled in’. As water helps to hydrate & plump up the skin, it becomes less likely to let in external particles that may cause irritations and blemishes.
And for those concerned with ageing, a variety of structures in the skin that support collagen require water to work effectively, says Julius Few, M.D., director of The Few Institute and clinical professor of plastic surgery at the University of Chicago. [Source: http://www.fewinstitute.com/]
Water also helps to combat dehydration within the skin; dehydrated skin can cause excess sebum (oils) to be produced which in turn can attribute to blemishes.
So, there you have it. Your skin needs to be hydrated from the inside out so try to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.
4. Healite II Low Light Therapy Facial
As Spring arrives and we bid farewell to the cold winter months, what better way to treat yourself and to help to put a glow back in to your skin than with a Healite II Skin Rejuvenation Facial?
The relaxing low-level light therapy (LLLT) facial treatments at Coco Ruby use an award-winning technology. Healite II from Lutronics is top in the league of low level light therapy treatments. Getting Healite sessions can do a lot for your skin’s condition and help to rejuvenate dull, winter skin.
Benefits for Healite Treatments include:
- Skin Rejuvenation
- Reducing fine lines and wrinkles
- Subsiding Acne
- Reducing Superficial skin lesions
5. Eat for your Skin
What you put in your mouth can be just as important as the products that you apply to your skin. The vitamin, minerals & amino acids that food is broken down into can help to build healthy, glowing skin.
Opt for nutrient-dense fruits & vegetables, as well as healthy sources of Omega-3.
Not sure where to start?
For a good dose of skin-strengthening Omega-3 fatty acids, you may want to include foods such as fish (tuna, salmon & sardines), flaxseed, walnuts, eggs and chia seeds.
For foods high in collagen-boosting Vitamin C, look to include Peppers, broccoli, kale, citrus foods & in your diet.
Lastly, to keep up your Vitamin A and E intake which are known to be rich in antioxidants, you may want to incorporate pumpkin, almonds, carrots, sweet potato, spinach & avocado into your diet.
6. Re-think your Skin routine
Do you find your skin feels dry and tight after cleansing? Many of us put dry skin down to the effects of Winter, although it may be your every-day skin products that are letting you down.
Cleansers in particular can often be quite drying on the skin. If you use a daily cleanser that contains glycolic or salicylic acid, this may be doing more harm than good by stripping your skin of its natural oils, causing dryness & dehydration.
You may find that switching to a gentler cleanser with fewer or no harsh chemicals or exfoliants may do wonders for your skin.
If you are unsure about whether your skin routine is working for you – maybe it is time to consult with a professional!
- Our team of talented and highly experienced Dermal Clinicians provide Skin Assessments using the Canfield REVEAL Imaging System
- The Canfield REVEAL Imaging System is a powerful visual consultation tool that can takes ‘skin insight’ images which reveal more information about your skin’s appearance AND skin conditions than standard photograph(s).
- This allows your Clinician greater insight into the overall skin health and pigmentation issues, which helps your Clinician to provide more targeted treatment recommendations.
Want to know more or think its time to have your skin looked at by a professional?
Call us on (03) 8849 1400 to book an appointment with one of our Dermal Clinicians today.
7. Protect your Skin with SPF
Not only is the sun our greatest enemy when it comes to ageing, it can also dry out your skin by stripping it of its natural oil. Exposure to the sun is unavoidable, but ensuring your skin is prepared and protected is a MUST!
Not only does sun protection help your skin from day-to-day, the long-term anti-ageing benefits are indisputable. The best thing you can do for your skin is also one of the easiest – Slip, slop slap!
We highly recommend you wear a daily moisturiser, foundation or BB Cream that contains SPF 30 or higher to help maintain hydrated, glowing skin as the weather begins to heat up!
8. Refresh your Skin with a Chemical Peel
OK, so winter is over and your skin just isn’t feeling right – maybe you need something more than just your regular at-home face mask or skin serum..
Chemical peels can help your skin to look smoother and younger. It involves the application of a specific solution to the surface of the skin. This peels away the outermost layers of the skin revealing fresh skin beneath after the healing process.
From hydrating skin peels to exfoliating peels, we have custom treatments to suit each skin type and occasion. Our expert Skin Team has hand chosen the most active and results-driven peels available on the market today
Chemical Skin Peels are helpful to treat the skin conditions including:
- Acne or acne scars
- Age and liver spots
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Irregular skin pigmentation
- Rough skin and scaly patches
- Sun-damaged skin