As spring approaches, we often go through the feel-good ritual of spring-cleaning our lives - from home improvements, to a new exercise routine and diet, to ditching the chunky knits that we are so tired of and buying fresh new clothes suited to the warmer weather.
The media provides endless inspiration for rejuvenation. Glossy magazines display the new spring fashions. Travel companies advertise the latest deals. Brands use the power of Instagram influencers by showcasing the latest diet and fitness trends as people begin to think about becoming beach-ready for their summer holiday.
Repair - Book a Peel for Hyperpigmentation
Pigmentation relates to the different levels of melanin in your skin which determine the colour. If damaged, skin can have light or dark patches. Pigmentation can be caused by sun damage, acne or changes in hormones.
Sufferers can become particularly self-conscious during the spring and summer months as heavy foundations are uncomfortable to wear in warmer weather. Luckily, there are peel treatments out there without the need for any surgical intervention!
Renew - Consider Micro-needling for a Collagen Boost
For a spring skin overhaul try micro-needling which breathes new life into dull, sallow winter skin. The scientific concept behind micro-needling is that of controlled trauma to the skin.
This sounds alarming, but it is in fact rather clever. Teeny tiny needles are gently rolled over the skin, creating teeny tiny punctures which trigger the body’s natural healing response. Your skin will immediately reboot to renew skin cells, stimulate elastin, and produce collagen.
Revitalise - Combine the Big Three
For the ultimate spring facial, you can combine micro-needling, light therapy and a plant based brightening peel. Signature K combines all these treatments for a holistic approach to revitalising your winter complexion. Each stage of the treatment will address individual skin problems you may have to tailor the treatment to you.
Refresh - Deep Clean Your Pores
TheraClear is the ideal treatment for acne sufferers and can be used on the back and chest as well as the face. Acne becomes more of a problem in spring when sufferers become anxious about showing more skin as the weather gets warmer. Covering up acne with layers of foundation and clothes can only make it worse in the hot sun.
Restore - Achieve Younger-looking Skin with Microdermabrasion
If you have clogged pores, uneven skin tone or fine lines then you can restore your skin with microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion is a super-exfoliator that removes dead skin cells. By removing this upper layer of cells (the stratum corneum), the body quickly works to restore it, replacing the old skin cells with new, healthy ones.
Relax - Get a Facial Massage
One thing that the skin experts all say works wonders for a healthy skin is face massage.
Make massage part of your daily routine and gently massage in your daily moisturizers and skin creams - it doesn’t matter which way you do it - gentle circular motions stimulate the skin. Facial oils are fabulous and those with oily skin must not shy away from them. Many of the facial oils on the market smell heavenly too, providing aromatherapy at the same time.