If youâ€™re finding your go-to skincare isnâ€™t performing quite like it used to, spring is the perfectÂ time re-evaluate your beauty regimen. These four simple steps will ensure you get the best results from your refreshed routine.
1. Reassess your skinâ€™s needs
As the season changes, so does your skin. While the chilly winter months and low humidityÂ levels can leave skin parched and in need of extra hydration, sultry spring and summerÂ temperatures can create other problems. As the heat and humidity level rises, pesky beads ofÂ sweat can lead to an increase in oil and bacteria â€“ that favourite nourishing moisturiser that sawÂ you skin through the cooler seasons might start to weigh your skin down. Before you rush out toÂ the beauty counter, take some time getting to know your skin and figuring out what your mainÂ skincare concerns are.
2. Refine your routine
Despite the plethora of skincare options at our disposal, no beauty regimen should beÂ complicated or overwhelming. Get back to basics, starting with cleansing â€“ according toÂ skincare experts one of the simplest skincare mistakes that we make is not cleansing for longÂ enough. â€śThorough night cleansing is the essential first step to ensure the performance of aÂ night-time skincare regimen, as residual impurities, building throughout the day, createÂ damaging free radicals in skin that can accelerate to the look of premature ageing in the skin,â€ťÂ explains Hayley Gardiner, education manager for EstĂ©e Lauder New Zealand.
Try: EstĂ©e Lauder Advanced Night Cleansing Balm ($85). The unique balm formula melts ontoÂ skin, removing make-up and impurities, preparing your skin for your following beauty routine.
3. Add an essence
Not quite a serum and definitely not a toner, essences have taken the beauty world by storm.Â Packed with active ingredients this important addition to your skincare routine not only hydrates,Â strengthens and smoothes skin, when included after cleansing and before your usual skincareÂ serum – can boost the efficacy of the following steps in your regimen.
Try: EstĂ©e Lauder Micro Essence ($78) may glide onto skin like water, but the nourishingÂ formula helps to hydrate, plump and calm skin.
4. Try something new
Thereâ€™s never a dull moment in the beauty world with skincare scientists discovering new andÂ wonderful youth-restoring ingredients all the time. EstĂ©e Lauderâ€™s latest creation, RevitalizingÂ Supreme +, combines the best of science and nature to create a potent, nourishing formula thatÂ keeps skin looking younger for longer. Infused with the power of the miraculousÂ Moringa tree extract, the formula plumps, firms, hydrates and restores radiance toÂ skin.
Try: EstĂ©e Lauder Revitalizing Supreme + Global Anti-Aging Cell Power CreĚ€me ($162 forÂ 50mls)