As we come closer to summer, skincare shifts from combatting winter dryness to maintaining hydration and moisture. Whilst caring for your skin is always a priority, how we care for our skin changes throughout the year. Spring is a key transitional period in giving your skin those everyday doses of moisture without the intensity of a winter skincare routine.
Recovering from winter dryness
If you're still recovering from winter dryness and can't quite shake those stubborn dry and itchy patches, one thing to consider is the different products you use on your hands. If you are using a good hand cream, but still using a harsh hand wash and hand sanitiser containing alcohol, these drying products could be the reason your skin can’t get past the winter dryness. Implementing hydrating products into all areas of your skin routine could be the solution. Swap out your barrier stripping hand wash for an SLS-free hand wash containing surface-active agents to lift germs from the skin without the harmful side effects. Swap out your alcohol-based hand sanitiser which can irritate already sensitive skin for an alcohol-free Caring Hand Sanitiser.
Ingredients to look out for in your spring skincare routine
With better weather, everyone is venturing out and about... thus doing more hand washing and using more hand sanitiser. This is where understanding what you're putting on your skin becomes important.
High molecular weight substances such as Hyaluronic Acid can be great for retaining moisture when our skin is exposed to more sanitising. The naturally derived substance draws moisture into the upper layers of the skin aiding barrier repair. Plant-derived oils are another group of key ingredients to look out for in products. Oils such as soybean and grapeseed restore the skin's protective barrier whilst retaining moisture and hydration.
Getting everyday doses of moisture
Consistency is key to tweaking your skincare routine for spring, and using Caring Hand Cream throughout the day and a more incentive mask once a week can give your skin the daily dose of moisture it needs.
Using Skin Fix as a weekly mask
Caring Skin Fix is our most intensive formula full of barrier protecting oils and regenerative vitamins. Whilst during the winter months this might be a night cream, during the warmer months Skin Fix can be used less often as a weekly intensive mask or treatment for persistently dry skin. The regenerative ingredients in Skin Fix such as Hyaluronic acid, Pro-Vitamin B5 and Allantoin fuel your skin's ability to repair as quickly as possible. Skin fix is perfect for hard-working hands so whether you’re a nurse, gardener or working in a a profession where you might need that extra care Skin Fix offers.
All our products are formulated for sensitive skin and have been dermatologically tested. As well as being cruelty free and free from parabens, petrolatum, mineral oil and silicone.