Sometimes, no matter how many lotions and potions we put on our face, our skin can become complacent. One day we wake up and our skin just doesn’t look the way it usually does. We usually put it down to a bad nights’ sleep, but the next day, it happens again. Our skin starts to look a little dull, we get a few breakouts here and there and we look in the mirror and just feel ‘blah’. No matter what we do, we just cannot seem to get our skin back to its former glowing glory. Perhaps it’s time for New Products?
So why does it happen and why is it happening when we are using good quality skin care?
There is usually a reason why our skin care isn’t doing what it should be doing, and the most common reason is the season. During these summer months our skin requires different care. UV, humidity and the fact that we have most likely had the air conditioning on full blast at home, work and in the car, means that our skin can range from very oily from being outside in the heat, but also very dry from the cold air-conditioning.
For those who suffer from naturally dry skin, the increase in humidity can bring welcome relief, increasing your natural oils and keeping your skin naturally hydrated. However, sitting in air-conditioned rooms does the exact opposite, making our skin feel dry and irritated.
Make your life simpler
To change it up a little, Aspect Micellar Water is a great alternative to a cream or gel cleanser and it works perfectly to remove make-up but is gentle enough that it won’t strip you of all your natural oils – and you don’t even need to use water! Incorporating a Hydrating Mask twice a week is an excellent way to boost your skins moisture. Leave it on overnight, and you will quickly begin to see some great changes. You may require a deeper everyday moisturiser.
For those with a naturally oily skin, the increase in humidity means that our pores further enlarge, allowing daily grime and excess oil to clog our pores, resulting in blackheads and breakouts. Not good! Especially in the fun summer season where we want to be out and about looking our best.
Clear out your excessive oil
Adding a detox mask like our CosMedix Activated Charcoal Mask will clear out those pores in no time and changing up your cleanser to an AHA exfoliating cleanser will prove very effective for getting that oil under control paired with the Societe Blemish Clarifying Complex. Don’t forget to moisturise, but perhaps try an oil free option.
Aside from seasonal changes, another common reason our skin can lose its glow is that over time and as our skin changes with the use of active ingredients, skin conditions change, so what used to be an effective treatment, is now not giving the results we got when we first incorporated it into our skin care regime.
So what do we do?
In order to kick our skin back into gear and get the most out of our skin care, we need to change it up a little, and there are products that you can switch to that still have the same ingredients, just a higher percentage of the active ingredient. You might even like to try a different brand. Often people think that they should stick to all the same brand – they like it, they trust it. But there is absolutely no reason why you can’t have a cleanser in one brand, a serum in another and a moisturiser in another! Play around with different products and see what you like.
Love your Vitamin’s A & C!
Retinol (Vitamin A) is a great product to either start using for the first time, or to move to a higher percentage if you are already using it. Fabulous for anti-ageing and cellular turnover, Vitamin A is a must. Osmosis and CosMedix both make great retinols which increase in percentage as your skin changes. Always start on an entry level A and once you have completed the bottle, you can move up.
If you’re not using a Vitamin C add it in. With healing and repairing properties, this is a product not to leave out of your bathroom cupboard! We are loving the Societe Triple C Vitamin Therapy Serum for all its goodness including apple stem cells for anti-ageing!
So in order to get your skin looking great, we recommend changing up your skin care every few months to adjust to the seasonal changes, and with all the proven benefits of the products we stock, there is no reason why you can’t have something from each brand!
Let Even Up Reduce Your Redness
For our friends out there with Pigmentation, redness or skin discolouration ruining their morning makeup application, we’re here to chat about your new life-saving product! Colorscience Even Up make up base is designed to do things for your complexion that heavy concealer couldn’t even dream of. It leaves your skin with a beautiful, even base, without clogging pores. Also, without giving you the feeling of wearing heavy foundation, and without shifting/moving throughout the day.
Using a fancy, and highly effective skin-brightening complex is genius. It’s called LUMIRA™, it instantly evens the look of skin tone allowing your foundation to glide over smoothly and flawlessly. Worn on its own you’ll achieve a beautiful, natural look. As it subtly diffuses the appearance of skin discolouration.
If we couldn’t love it any more, they’ve added in a SPF 20 to ensure we’re head over heels. Really, its our 3 in 1 skin perfector and once tested, you’ll be the newest member of the Even Up dedicated fan base.
Still not sure?
If you need more help or would like personalised advice on what skincare products are best for you, book now for your consultation with a skin care advisor. Check out our range of in-clinic services today.
Or fill in the Online Skin Consultation, and our skin care advisor will happily help you to choose the right treatments and products for your skin type or concern.
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