As the sun comes out and the days get longer, the effects of winter on your skin become more and more obvious – just at the moment you want to start looking better for spring.
According to consultant dermatologist Dr Ginny Hubbard, this is the time to sort out your skin after all those months of central heating and cold wind. Here are her three tips.
1. Brighten and invigorate
Come spring, skin can look dull and lacklustre – the dermatologist’s secret is to upscale your cleansing routine to remove surface dead skin cells and bring back your natural glow. The bonus? Thorough cleansing and exfoliating can boost the effectiveness of your anti-ageing moisturiser, allowing it to penetrate the skin better and work more effectively.
2. Lighten the load
As soon as the weather brightens up, lighten up on your moisturiser. A simple switch in your skin care routine from a cream to a lotion or serum will give your skin a satin sheen, as your skin doesn’t need as much moisture in spring time.
Ginny recommends: Olay Total Effects Feather Weight Moisturiser SPF15, RRP £9.99.
3. Shield from the sun
Don’t save sunscreen for your summer holiday. Make sure you use a moisturiser with SPF or a separate layer of sunscreen every day, as UV rays lead to fine lines and wrinkles – even when the sun isn’t shining.
Ginny recommends: Olay Regenerist 3 Point Moisturiser SPF30 RRP £29.99.
With a comprehensive knowledge of skincare products and extensive experience in dermatology, Dr Ginny Hubbard is a consultant dermatologist at London Bridge Hospital, Bart's and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. She has a special interest in medical education and enjoys teaching other doctors and healthcare professionals, as well as students and the general public, about skin health.
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