SPRING INTO HEALTHY SKIN
6 steps to shed your Winter skin and get your pre-summer glow!
Winter weather can be tough on our skin, more so this year with so much time spent at home and hidden under face masks. Heating and hot showers can leave us feeling dry, flaky and with Covid preventing us being able to get to our usual Skin Clinics until now, we have had to make do with what we can find on the Cosmetic shelves. I see a LOT of AHA and BHA based “chemical” exfoliants, which with over use or on the wrong skin types can leave skin inflamed and unhappy. They have their place but chat with your Dermal Therapist to help you find what is best for your skin and when to use.
If you love the idea of a Lactic serum that will plump, hydrate and exfoliate over night with zero irritation, O Cosmedics Multi-Functional Peel is the one!
For the scrub lovers, Jojoba beads provide the perfect sphere particles for an effective yet gentle “physical” exfoliation. Dr Spiller Jojoba scrub will leave you beautifully smooth and hydrated.
Fruit enzymes provide a great exfoliation for even the most sensitive of skins or those prone to blackheads. Applied like a mask these multi fruit acids will gently buffer away your dead skin cells, doing all the hard work for you! Plus, big hits of vitamin C gives you the perfect pick me up post Winter and a great brightener for pigmentation.
O Cosmedics 3 in 1 Peel is a firm favourite.
A glass of water for your skin! We hydrate from the inside out, why not from the outside in? This product is for everyone! Generally, we all suffer from dehydrated skin, whether it be sensitivity, feeling lack luster, fine lines occurring or breakouts more present, a serum for all!
Most corrective serums are Hyaluronic based as it offers the perfect delivery system for actives. Niacinamide, vitamins and antioxidants are infused to correct even the most stubborn of skin concerns and give an overall plump.
A Lighter Weight Moisturiser
With the temperature warming and humidity rising, we often opt for something a little lighter as our day cream. This ensures our skin keeps beautifully hydrated throughout the day without that 3:00 shine.
Dr Spiller Sensitive Day or O Cosmedics Rebalancing cream the perfect option, especially for oiler, problematic skin types, preventing epidermal water loss in a hyaluronic based emulsion.
For those of us that struggle with uneven skin tone, whether it be hormonal based melasma, solar lentigines through excess sun exposure or post inflammatory due to trauma, tyrosinase inhibitors are a must.
O Cosmedics B3 or Brightening Serum can be used separately or together for maximum effect, diffusing current pigment and inhibiting future from appearing.
A non-negotiable!! The sun (in Australia especially) accounts for 90% of visible changes to our skin. Photo damage is the lead cause of collagen and elastin breakdown so you can find yourself spending all this money on anti-aging skincare but its possibly all go to waste if you’re not protecting yourself against those UVA/UVB rays. Not to mention pigmentation! A common problem I hear is that people hate the feeling of sunscreen “it’s too oily”, “I break out” which is why I like to opt for a physical sunscreen, made from natural Zinc Oxide/Titanium Oxide other than a chemical sunscreen. So, no nasties!
O Cosmedics Tinted Sunscreen is a big hit! 20% zinc oxide leaves an anti-inflammatory, mattifying, sheer cover and great protection against our Aussie sun. Also available in non-tinted.
We all know how much easier it is to gorge on a bowl of salad when the sun is beaming and you know swimwear season is around the corner, but what goes in on the inside is sure to show on the outside. So, getting those internal vitamins and antioxidants in will do wonders for your skin.