Spring clean your skincare

Out with the old and in with the new!  Now is the perfect time to spring clean your skincare and we don’t just mean your routine.  Your skin might be feeling the effects of a cold winter, but now it’s time to let your skin bloom.  There are some easy steps that you can start taking now which will lead you to radiant, glowing, fresh skin this spring.

Book in for a consultation

As the seasons change, so too can our skincare concerns.  And for maximum results with our products, it’s vital that you are using the correct products to target those specific issues.  It’s important to book in to your local Image Skincare location for a consultation every season at least.  By having a thorough skincare assessment by one of our professionals, they will be able to talk to you about your current skincare concerns and what results you’d like.  Then they can recommend the products to use for maximum results.  This is a great first step to spring cleaning your skincare.

Amp up the SPF

With the arrival of spring, the days are getting longer and warmer and we’re hopefully going to be seeing more of the sun.  We recommend using SPF all year round, but if you didn’t quite hit the mark with that over the winter, don’t worry!  Start using it every morning as part of your spring skincare routine and it will mean you won’t forget.  The PREVENTION+ Daily Ultimate Protection Moisturiser SPF50 has a new and improved formula to give broad-spectrum protection from UVA & UVB rays.

Exfoliate

Now is the time to start working on our glowy skin and exfoliation is key to that.  Not only will removing dead skin cells help to prevent rough texture and dullness on the skin, but it can also help to prevent breakouts. The ILUMA Intense Brightening Exfoliating Powder acts as a physical and chemical exfoliant, gently but thoroughly working on the skin to give a brighter, smoother, more radiant complexion.  It improves the texture of the skin, while helping to reduce the appearance of breakouts, discolouration and dullness.

Spring clean your stash

Now is the perfect time to go through your skincare products and get rid of any products that are out of date.  All of your beauty products will have a symbol on the back of it with a little pot and a number in it, like 12M or 6M.  The M stands for months, and the number indicates how many months the product will last once it’s opened.  Using products that are out of date won’t give you the results you’re after, so it’s best to go through them now.  This is something you should be doing regularly, so make the spring clean of your skincare a regular occurrence, not just in the spring!

Make deep cleaning your makeup brushes a part of your beauty routine.  Applying makeup to your clean skin with dirty brushes can transmit dirt and bacteria onto your skin, leading to more breakouts.  Spot clean your brushes between uses and then deep clean them once a week with a gentle hand soap or brush cleaner.  The I BEAUTY Flawless Foundation brush is the ideal tool for applying, blending and buffing makeup into the skin, giving it a flawless finish.  Not only are clean makeup brushes better for your skin, but you’ll find that your makeup applies more evenly too.