Expert Advice: Getting skin ready for warmer weather
Annabelle Bourne shares simple advice for clients whose skin is a little more sensitive to the sunshine.
As the weather gets warmer and we start making summer plans, it's important to make sure clients' skincare routines protect and nourish skin on warmer, sunnier days.
Changing a skincare routine during the warmer and colder seasons is important to ensure that products are not clogging pores and causing breakouts.
It's important to be sure clients are getting the most out of your seasonal products. In summer, it's better to use lighter, gel-based products, meanwhile for winter we recommend thicker, more nourishing creams.
Applying sun protection
It may be a no-brainer, but you would be amazed at how many Brits still skip the SPF in their daily skincare routine. Recent statistics show that in 2019, just 22.2 million people in the UK used some type of sunscreen, only about a third of the population!
I can't stress enough the importance of using SPF cream every day, even if you are not planning to leave the house, but especially if you are heading out on a hike or a beach day. Prolonged sun exposure elevates the risk of premature ageing and skin pigmentation, conditions which then require a separate treatment.
Products containing such antioxidants as vitamin C or polyphenols are useful all year around, but the exposure to sunlight throughout summer can be especially aggressive towards the skin.
In addition to protecting skin from free radicals, antioxidants do a really good job at preventing the breakdown of collagen and elastin, which leads to sagging and wrinkles.
Cleanse, cleanse, cleanse
Cleansing skin properly is key to getting a healthy glow. While many people just use gels and scrubs, it is important to take advantage of the latest technology available on the market, such as skin devices like EasyGlo' Ultrasonic Cleansing Brush or EasyExfoliator.
By incorporating skin devices to our daily routine, we solve several problems at once: improving circulation, unclogging pores and accelerating skin cell metabolism which all lead to a fresh, younger-looking complexion.
Annabelle Bourne is co-founder of GlowBay, a platform for clients to receive professional skincare advice remotely and gain access to professional skincare products. She is also a certified skincare expert at her salon Eterno Skin Clinic in Wolverhampton.