As the weather ever so slowly warms up again, our bodies tend to dry out. Our skin becomes flaky and stiff and our hair seems to just not co-operate even on a good hair day. With this in mind, I have put together my top 3 tips to spring into summer weather feeling fresh, hydrated and luxurious.
A good exfoliation at this time of year is the best thing you can do for your skin. As the seasons change so does our skin. It seems that before we get that natural summer glow we have to go through a dry period as the skin readjusts to warmer weather and salty air. Doing a good skin exfoliation will help you shed your winter skin and allow that new layer to shine through.
Use a hair mask as your conditioner
This is a great tip for whenever your hair is feeling extra dry, particularly when seasons change. When you swap your conditioner for a mask it gives it an extra dose of nourishment that won’t take up any more of your precious time. I will urge you to towel dry your hair before you put the mask on or at the very least wring as much water out of your hair as possible. This will ensure the product doesn’t get watered down. To get the best results, wash your hair and apply your mask before you wash your body, exfoliate, shave, rehearse your favourite song, whatever you do in the shower make sure you wash and treat your hair first. This will allow at least a few minutes for the mask to penetrate the hair (please clip your hair up or put it in a shower cap, if it gets wet while your doing other things you won’t get optimum results)
Use a face oil
Using an oil on your face will hydrate your skin almost instantly. The trick here is finding an oil to suit your needs, so speak to a professional as a lot of face oils are targeted at varied issues and you want to make sure you are using the right one for your needs.
When you find your perfect fit use your face oil first, after your double cleanse of course, massage a few drops into the skin and then apply your moisturiser. You can use a face oil morning and night. To help replenish your skin, boosting elasticity and suppleness. A face oil will encourage a more radiant complexion, softening the signs of environmental ageing.
With these tips in mind you can tweak your routine to keep your hair and skin glowing throughout summer.