I know it’s hard to think about Spring trends with the weather being what it is. But your skin doesn’t wait for your brain to catch up to the realities of the seasons changing. It is already shifting as we speak, so it’s the best time to capitalize on these inevitable changes. Your skin has really been taken through the ringer these last 3 months. It’s had to face frigid temperatures and battle dry air inside your home and workplace. Most of us scale our regime back in the wintertime because our biggest priority is just trying to keep our skin from flaking to bits from the dry, cold weather. As a result, a lot of our active skincare treatments end up being put on the back-burner. So don’t wait until May to get your skin back on track!
We compiled the top 4 universal products that we suggest integrating into your regime to get your skin back in tip-top shape.
#1 – Vivier CE Peptides – Getting back on the Vitamin C bandwagon is one the best ways to get your glowing summer skin back. Vitamin C in serum form acts as a potent antioxidant to help protect your skin from the damages of the sun (sorry, this doesn’t mean you can skip your sunscreen), improves the overall health of your skin, helps to even out your complexion and is one of the best ways to get that enviable glow.
#2 – SkinMedica Lytera Skin Brightening Complex – This lovely smelling cream is one of the newest of our skincare offerings, but also happens to be the most popular! As a lightening treatment, it focuses on brown spots that you wish to fade. So whether you regret picking at that pimple because it left a mark, or if brown spots cropped after your trip down south, you can confidently even out your skin tone without needing to use hydroquinone.
#3 – SkinCeuticals Retinol 1.0 – When it comes to evening out little bumps, refining the size of your pores or giving your skin a healthy boost, Retinol is one of the most sure-fire ways to accomplish this. Depending on your tolerance, we recommend using this cream in the evening 2-4 times per week and you can expect to see your results shine through quickly!
#4 – Vivierskin Sunscreen Lotion 30SPF – Now a days we hope we’re preaching to the choir when it comes to sun protection. You need it all year long, but if you somehow were naughty this winter and skimped on using it, make sure you get started immediately. Remember, it’s never too late to be a convert! This is our favourite sunscreen by far due to the fact that it feels like a light moisturizer, isn’t sticky, doesn’t leave your skin looking white and won’t make you break out. In fact, we use it in giant pumps in all of our treatment rooms because we can safely use it on all patients and skin types.
Don’t get me wrong, I could go on and on about all the products we love, but this is a fool-proof system that can apply to almost any skin type. If you have more questions about any of the products we carry, please pop by the office to speak to our resident Skincare Specialist Jaime Tettman in our Skin Spa. You can also call her at 905-842-2262 or email Jaime@icls.ca.