Quick Tips for Getting Your Skin Spring Ready!

Ready or not—here spring comes!

Say goodbye to bitter winds, heavy winter coats and dry, flaky skin. It’s time to embrace the new season with open arms and what better way than to switch up your skincare regimen? As the seasons’ change, so do our individual skincare needs, which is why it’s important to reevaluate your skin at the start of each season. Here are four, quick tips for transitioning your products from winter to spring:

Pop In To See A Professional

While you may not notice a drastic change in your skin, seeking guidance from a skincare professional is always recommended as they help you customize a regimen that will protect skin against environmental stressors and treat additional concerns. Whether you stop by for a facial or a more advanced peel, regularly treating yourself to a professional skincare treatment is equal parts luxury and necessity. At your next visit, ask your aesthetician about the spa exclusive, Reboot, which replenishes the skin with lasting hydration and healthy probiotics for a more youthful-looking complexion. To find a spa near you, go to the COSMEDIX spa finder!

Add Vitamin C Into Your Routine

If you’re battling with uneven skin tone, look no further than COSMEDIX’s Pure C Vitamin C Mixing Crystals. Vitamin C helps to improve skin texture and tone and Pure C is 100% L-ascorbic acid.  Add these crystals to your nighttime routine and it will boost the results of other serums or moisturizers. For application, dispense one pump of Simply Brilliant 24/7 Brightening Serum into your hand and add a few shakes of Pure C. Mix together and apply to clean skin using circular motions. Evenly distribute product onto your skin, neck and décolleté for added coverage. In no time, this product will help to neutralize free radicals, reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles and improve the skin’s elasticity.

Find Your Perfect SPF

While we recommend applying SPF year-round, it’s vital that you begin implementing a powerful sun protectant before enjoying outdoor spring activities. If you’re in the market for a new SPF, we recommend Hydrate + —a moisturizing sunscreen that’s suitable for all skin types. This Daily SPF and moisturizer duo helps to protect skin from environmental elements with SPF 17 and hydrates the skin for improved elasticity and radiance. Apply this moisturizer to your face, neck, décolletage and hands 15 minutes prior to sun exposure. Reapply at least every 2 hours for maximum benefits.

Protect the Eye Area

As you begin spending more time outdoors, be sure to protect the eye area with Eye Genius Brilliant Eye Complex. Eyes are one of the first parts of our bodies to show signs of aging, so combat that with this morning eye cream. This 3-in-1 cream tackles dark circles, puffiness and fine lines with a genius formula that includes five firming peptides, Vitamin E, light-reflecting mica and PFCs.

Switch Up Your Cleansers

While many winter cleansers are formulated to help treat dry, flaky skin, we recommend finding a spring/summer cleanser that gently purifies skin and removes unwanted debris and environmental pollutants. Packed with herbal amaranth, sandalwood and grapefruit oil, Benefit Clean Gentle Cleanser compliments any regimen and is sure to soothe and hydrate all skin types.

 

 

Our Brighter Skin Secret!

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One of our most frequently asked questions is how to correctly use Pure C with the rest of your COSMEDIX skincare. We typically recommend a 3:1 ratio, with a “dash” of Pure C for every 2-3 pumps of your favorite serum. To take an even deeper dive, we tapped Sonia Barrow-Conerly, COSMEDIX East Coast Regional Educator, to share some of her favorite Pure C cocktails!

Brighten up your day by putting a “dash” of Pure C in your life.  Pure C is 100% L-Ascorbic acid in a powder form, and can be added to any COSMEDIX serum or moisturizer of your choice – it is just what you need to supercharge any of your serums or moisturizers.  Pure C is an antioxidant, so it helps in the pro-aging fight because of its ability to target fine lines and wrinkles!

I love the added benefit of pairing it with Simply Brilliant because it gives the skin a special at-home treatment with the added benefits from Pure C that plumps and firms the skin.  It plays a key role in the appearance of a more even skin tone and leaves the skin looking radiant.

I also like pairing Pure C with Cell ID, which is one of our favorite peptide pro-aging serums.  Cell ID assists in filling in fine lines and wrinkles by increasing  natural ceramides, and a “dash” of Pure C brightens up the skin, adds a boost of antioxidants, and is healing.

Affirm is another serum that pairs extremely well with Pure C, as Affirm is an antioxidant serum and a multi-vitamin for the skin.  It is ideal for skin maintenance because it helps to condition the skin and is hydrating.  A “dash” of Pure C gives Affirm an edge over other antioxidant serums.