Spring has sprung, but if exposure to cold temperatures, harsh winds and central heating has left your skin feeling dry and looking lacklustre – now is the perfect time to revive your complexion.
Exfoliation should be a regular step in your weekly skincare regime. It removes dead cells from the outer layer of skin and if done regularly, it can improve surface texture by stimulating the production of new cells and collagen.
Sloughing away accumulated skin cells will also allow your skincare products to penetrate deeper and help make-up to glide on more smoothly
When shopping for skincare, look out for products containing exfoliating ingredients. Breakout prone skin will benefit from salicylic acid, which quickly dries up spots, while glycolic acid is great for more mature skin. Sensitive skin types should shop for lactic or mandelic acid based skincare. Be sure to exfoliate at least twice a week if you want to notice a difference.
See a professional
Those looking for a professional solution should try a chemical peel, which can quickly dissolve away dulling dead skin cells and impart a radiant glow.
The potency of clinic-based peels can vary, but they all work in the same way. By using a deep penetrating chemical solution, the skin’s damaged layers are removed and cell turnover is stimulated, which encourages collagen growth, resulting in clearer, brighter and plumper skin.
The introduction of a new generation of gentler peel formulations means that you can have a treatment in your lunch break and return back to work straight after. There are no side effects like severe peeling and soreness.
One Skin Clinic offers a host of chemical peels to freshen up the skin. We apply ingredients like glycolic or salicylic acid during our peels, which are scientifically-proven ingredients, that not only give the skin a deep clean, they also target other complexion issues such as lines, pigmentation and breakouts.