Exfoliate: Snow, sludge, and rain can cause season-long buildup on the skin—of dead skin cells, leftover product, and environmental toxins—which is why we recommend exfoliating in the new season. A microdermabrasion, followed by a moisturizing mask, will help get rid of that old dead, winter skin. Or try our Gommage treatment to take layers of dead skin cells off with a relaxing facial massage. If you are weary of treatments try a take home topical exfoliation product such as Vivier’s AHA/BHA Exfoliate Cream or SkinTx Exfoliate Cream. Another tip is to use a antimicrobal wash cloth to exfoliate while cleansing, plus it also prolongs your cleanser’s life. What wash cloth do we recommend? Jane Iredale’s Magic Mitt. To keep skin smooth and hydrated we recommend the daily use of Vitamin C, moisturizer and of course a sunblock to follow.
Switch Moisturizers: Gone are the days of duck boots, fur-lined hoods, and loading up your visage with thick creams and serums to help fight off the wicked winter wind. Come spring, it's time to swap out your heavy formulas for lighter lotions. Certain products can weigh you down especially in humid weather. Which is why we recommend an oil-free moisturizer, which goes on light and smooth, but is just moisturizing enough to quench skin without producing excessive oil production. Our favorite? Hydragel by VivierSkin is a hyaluronic gel, which brings a surge of moisture to your skin but feels light and fresh.
Apply (and re-apply) sunscreen: After a months spent bundled up in beanies and parkas, slathering on sun protection is a must once temps start to rise We always suggest using a daily SPF anytime of the year but spring and summer especially. Springtime is actually a high risk time for sunburns and sun damage since the sun is actually closer to the earth this time of year. Apply sunscreen every morning and reapply it again before any outdoor activity during the day. Our SPF recommendation: EltaMD Clear zinc oxide sunscreen that also contains niacinamide to help give the skin a glow and that summer tint. Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3 that strengthens the skin's outer layers, improves elasticity, and curbs redness and irritation, used all year around for anyone with rosacea and acneic skin.
Add an eye cream: Because the sun's more prominent in the spring people are more prone to squinting. To combat the fine lines and wrinkles that can form around the eyes, find an eye cream with a high concentration of antioxidants and peptides. The duo work to both ward-off the collagen-destroying effects of UVA rays, and plump up the fine lines and wrinkles that have already formed. Our favorite? VivierSkin’s Platine Peptide CR Eye Cream. Of course, a pair of course a big pair of sunglasses is never a bad idea, either.
Call us with any questions! (651)739-5181 Address: 563 Bielenberg Drive, Suite 235 Woodbury, MN 55125