Your Glow-To Guide For Sensational Spring Skin
Spring. A time when the whole world seems bathed in the ethereal glow of renewal. But while the earth may be like a child who knows poems, after the long, drying winter, your skin is more like a repairman who knows service manuals.
If your skin could use some awakening, here’s a quick, spring complexion tune-up for a glow to inspire poetry.
EXFOLIATE: Shrug off the dulling effects of winter with a glow-enhancing exfoliating cleanser to remove the dead skin cells and debris. Since spring also means more exposure to the sun and environmental stressors, look for something with some additional benefits like antioxidant protection and the brightening boost of Mandelic Acid or Vitamin C.
Try: Mandelic Acid 3-In-1 Exfoliating Cleanser is an alpha-hydroxy-based cleanser that gets a potent antioxidant boost from green tea extract, grape seed oil, and kiwi extract. It’s naturally anti-bacterial making it great for acne-prone skin. Plus, it suppresses pigmentation and avoids irritation that can trigger hyperpigmentation in darker skin tones.
REFINE: If you avoid toners because you think they’re too harsh, you’re using the wrong one. Ditch the alcohol-based toners for a hydrating alternative. Yes, they exist. And they are just what your skin needs. A good toner can soothe and rehydrate while it removes impurities and refines pores. The biggest reason to use a toner? It makes your skin more receptive to your other products. So if you’re using a corrective serum or an acne medication, your skin is going to absorb it more readily following a swipe of toner.
Try: Vivant’s new Skin Nourishing Toner. It’s a gentle blend of antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and skin-conditioning ingredients including niacinamide, mandelic acid, rosehip oil, green tea extract, kiwi fruit extract, and white grape pomace extract, formulated to polish, protect and prep even the most sensitive skin.
MOISTURIZE: The months of winter cold and low humidity have been pulling moisture from your skin. Now is the time to replenish. But do so with care. Heavy moisturizers feel like they can weigh down skin and potentially clog pores. Look for non-comedogenic ingredients that nourish, as well as hydrate skin.
Try: Marine Skin Nourishing Cream with free radical fighting antioxidants and bioactive marine minerals, amino acids and sea proteins replenishes moisture and restores suppleness and elasticity to tired skin without being heavy or greasy.
REBOOT: For a quick radiance reboot, detox and de-stress with some mask therapy. It’s a low maintenance way to achieve high impact in your skin. Masks do more than just pull impurities from the skin. The best ones put regenerating ingredients into the skin as well.
Try: Algae Soft Mask enriched with natural, bioactive and antioxidant ingredients to nourish skin above and below the surface.