Get your skin ready for spring

Yonka Spring essentials

Spring has officially arrived here in Ireland, bringing brighter, longer days. It’s the perfect time to look at your current skincare routine to see if there are any changes that you need to make. Over the winter months, it’s very likely that your focus when it came to your skin was protecting it from the cold weather and keeping it as hydrated and nourished as possible. Now that spring is here, chances are your skin won’t need as many heavy creams or intense hydration, so it’s time to assess your skin and its concerns for this season and focus on treating them.

Here is how you can get your skin ready for spring.

Exfoliate weekly

Many might find their skin dull and dry after the colder months of winter, and if this is the case for you, it’s time to focus on exfoliation and incorporate this into your weekly skincare routine. Exfoliating the skin is so important because it removes dead skin cells that sit on the skin’s surface. These dead skin cells can leave the skin looking dull and clog pores. By removing these dead skin cells, you are revealing newer, healthier skin cells underneath and boosting the skin’s circulation while stimulating the production of new skin cells. Your skin care products will work more effectively as you will be applying them to clear skin.

Using a gentle scrub like Yonka Guarana Scrub regularly to buff away dead skin cells will ensure that your complexion is radiant and glowing. It’s gentle enough to be used two to three times per week but is an effective exfoliator that you can use on the face and neck.

Add a radiance-boosting cream to your skincare routine

Another way to get your skin ready for spring is to add a radiance-boosting cream into your skincare routine.  There are two variations of the Pamplemousse cream: dry skin and normal to oily skin. Both are rich in vitamin C and essential oils to energize the skin and brighten the complexion. They’re both enriched with fruit extracts and olive and pumpkin seed oils, giving the skin freshness and leaving it mattified yet luminous, nourished and comfortable. Both can be used morning and evening on cleansed, toned skin. The invigorating cocktail of vitamin-enriched citrus fruits boosts the skin’s radiance.

Continue with hydration

Winter is usually the time for richer, thicker moisturizers, but now that it’s spring, it’s time to opt for something equally as hydrating but with a lighter formula. A lightweight moisturizer like Yonka Hydra No1 Fluid will keep the skin hydrated all day without any shine. The gel-cream texture absorbs quickly while hyaluronic acid hydrates, and vitamins A C&E protect and regenerate the skin. Hydration is key all year-round, but important for spring ready skin.

Wear sunscreen daily

While many think sunscreen is essential to summer, spring is the perfect time to start wearing it again. Not only does it protect your skin from sun damage from UVA and UVB rays, but it protects your skin from the ageing process too. Yonka SPF 50 is enriched with vitamins E and B5 and polyphenols from three teas to protect the skin and prevent sun-related pigmentation spots. With applying sunscreen to your face, make sure to apply it to your neck, chest and hands, and if you’re in the sun, wear protective clothing and reapply your sunscreen every two hours.

To learn more about these products and what you should to get your skin ready for spring, book into your local Yonka salon for a consultation with a therapist.