Is your skin care routine the best it can be? As the seasons change, so does your skin and your skin needs. It might be time for a spring cleaning session to replenish your products and reassess your routine. Here are five ways to refresh your skin care routine as we change from winter and into spring with our range of premium skin care products and treatments.
Out With The Old, In With The New
We know it’s tough to part with your trusty foundation that you save for special occasions, but if you consider all the bacteria built up in that product, you would think twice about putting it on your face. Using expired products is a recipe for acne breakouts; this is because most cosmetics trap bacteria. You’ll find a time stamp of either 6M or 12M on all product packaging. Replacing your products regularly means you avoid skin irritations, breakouts and even eye infections. To ensure your product stays as clean as possible in that time, make sure that any brushes or other tools used in your skin care routine are cleaned thoroughly before coming into contact with the product contents and your skin.
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Cleanse and Cleanse Again
Now that you’ve discarded anything that could do more evil than good, let’s take a look at how you should be cleansing your skin. Your skin care routine should always include a daily gentle cleanse, and even a double cleanse at night if you are wearing makeup. Heat naturally opens your pores, allowing makeup, dirt and air pollution to infiltrate your skin. It’s recommended that after wearing makeup, you remove all the product with either an oil or gel cleanser, and follow up with a second cleanse to ensure your skin is thoroughly cleaned.
Try to use cleansers to suit your skin type, whether that be sensitive, dry, oily or combination. Typically, you should aim to use a gentle cleansing gel in the morning, and a cleansing oil followed by a cleansing milk for your evening double cleanse to remove any dirt or makeup residue. Aim to exfoliate gently at least once a week with a chemical exfoliant – scrubbing hard using manual exfoliants can often scratch the skin. We love the Byonik enzyme peel. This works to remove dead skin cells and depleted sebum, leaving your complexion clear, fresh and wonderfully soft. If you’ve never used products like these, prepare to be amazed! The combination of these products far surpasses the results of using one boring old cleanser.
Completing the daily ritual plus the weekly peel is the perfect recipe to achieve flawlessly clean and clear skin every day.
Protection From the Sun
As the days get warmer and the summer activities begin, your exposure to the sun should be the number one priority of your skin care routine. Harsh UV rays are a sure way to damage beautiful skin and contribute to premature ageing. If this is a step you’ve often skipped or forgotten about, you may notice uneven colouration or that you’re more prone to fine lines and wrinkles. Whether or not you plan to wear makeup, you should apply a high SPF sunscreen any time you’re likely to encounter the sun – even if you’re driving!
If you are experiencing uneven skin tone or pigmentation dues to sun spots, our IPL pigmentation treatment works to correct these blemishes, by applying an intense pulse light to the affected area, overall improving skin tone.
Keeping your skin plump and hydrated is just as important as protecting your skin from the sun. Hydrating moisturisers do play a key role in a skin care routine during the warmer months, however, you may find you need to swap out heavier creams and serums for lighter alternatives. Higher temperatures often result in oilier skin for all skin types, not just those who tend to have oily skin.
Our selection of moisturising and anti-ageing products will help you your skin supple and hydrated, with a range of products to suit all skin types. If you’re in need of something to protect you from the harsh, damaging city environment, the BYONIK Concur Anti Pollution Cream is a great choice. If you’re concerned about ageing or sagging skin, our Longue Vie Cream will revitalise and firm your skin, making you look young and radiant. Come and speak to our team at our skin clinic and we will help you find the right hydrating products for you.
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CBB BLVD Treatments
Spring is all about skin renewal and rejuvenation. Elevate your skin care routine by scheduling in some much deserved self-care with our range of skin treatments. Talk to our dermal therapists or browse our range of treatments yourself to reach that next level of loving your skin.
Here are some of our best skin and face treatments:
Cosmelan Depigmentation Treatment – A chemical peel designed to eliminate or reduce skin discolouration & pigmentation, leaving you with clear, even and luminous skin.
Guinot Hydramermie Lift – Minimises lines and wrinkles, giving you a glowing and more radiant complexion, simply by deep-cleaning and oxygenating the skin.
Hydro Microdermabrasion – Revitalises ageing skin, helps congested, blemished, dull or discoloured skin by using a diamond-tipped wand to gently exfoliate and remove dead skin cells. This treatment lessens grease in oily skin, shrinks pores and may reduce mild acne scars and fine lines.
Skin Needling – Uses micro-needling to treat and improve acne scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, loose skin, skin texture, pore size, brown spots, stretch marks and pigment issues.
Enzymes Peels – An alternative to a chemical peel, the enzyme peel more gently and quickly exfoliates the skin, diminishing age spots and scarring, as well as cleansing pores and improving skin texture.
Brisbane Epi-Blading – Safely removes dead skin cells and dramatically improves absorption of skin care products, resulting in a more even skin tone.
Check Out Our Range of Products and treatments – Perfect for Your Skin Care Routine!
If you need to review your skin care routine, or you’re on the lookout for new products, please head on in to our skin clinic to browse our range, or have a look online. To ensure you’re putting your best face forward, we suggest incorporating in-clinic treatments within your routine – book a consultation with one of our dermal experts who will evaluate your skins needs and create a program made up of results-driven treatments and products to suit.