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3 Spring Skincare Tips for a Glowing Complexion | New Canaan, CT


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3 Spring Skincare Tips for a Glowing Complexion | New Canaan, CT

March 1, 2024

Spring is in the air; let the season of renewal begin! As you reevaluate your self-care habits for the changing season, one area to take a close look at is your skincare regimen. Your skin has an adjusted set of needs this time of year, such as deeper cleansing, less added moisture and more sun protection. To get the most out of spring cleaning your routine for optimal radiance and a healthy glow, we’ve devised three skincare tips — plus a few product and treatment recommendations — to get you on your way:

1. Gently exfoliate and cleanse

After the harsh wintertime dryness, it’s time to slowly reintroduce exfoliation back into your regular routine. As the humidity levels rise going into spring, your pores are more susceptible to sweat, oil and debris being clogged, not to mention you’re still dealing with dead skin build-up from the winter. Staying on top of your cleansing and exfoliating habits can leave you with a fresh face day and night. Look for ingredients like salicylic acid and glycolic acid in your cleansers to gently exfoliate and keep your skin clear.

Treatment: Chemical peels

We proudly use professional chemical peels by SkinMedica® to help peel away dead skin cells and reveal a healthier, more vibrant complexion. Using non-invasive exfoliation, peels can be applied to the face and neck to improve a wide range of concerns, including acne and acne scarring, age spots, sunspots, fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture and dullness.

Product: SkinMedica AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser

A combination of both alpha-hydroxy and beta-hydroxy acids, this elegantly formulated product thoroughly cleanses and gently exfoliates the skin, scrubbing away dead cells to reveal a smoother, more evenly toned complexion.

2. Hydrate with a lightweight formula

One of the most refreshing aspects of refining your skincare routine for spring is that you no longer need a heavy moisturizer weighing you down. As the warmer weather makes its way here, swap out those rich creams for a lightweight, hydrating formulation. Particularly one infused with vitamins, antioxidants and hyaluronic acid will help protect, nourish and absorb well into your skin without clogging your pores.

Treatment: Clinical facials

Our expert aestheticians have carefully selected a wide range of medical-grade facials to provide a variety of complexion improvements, including improved dryness, brightened dullness, diminished redness and smoothed lines and wrinkles. Choose from our custom clinical facials, Fire & Ice Facial by iS Clinical® or Hydrafacial® to enjoy a more nourished, hydrated complexion with little to no downtime.

Product: iS Clinical Moisturizing Complex

This hydrating, antioxidant-rich moisturizer is effective for all skin types and provides both deep and surface-level hydration. Formulated to support a healthy skin barrier, this product helps smooth and soften skin as well as reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

3. Protect with a broad spectrum sunscreen

While sunscreen is a year-round essential to have in your daily regimen, spring and summer usage is non-negotiable. Even without the sun peaking out, 90% of the sun’s rays can penetrate through the clouds and cause harmful skin damage. While you’re enjoying being outdoors this spring, make sure you’re using a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher every day. Don’t forget to re-apply every two hours to all exposed areas of skin for optimal protection.

Product: SkinMedica Total Defense + Repair Broad Spectrum SPF

With this super-powered sunscreen, you can go beyond UVA/UVB protection. This is an SPF unlike any other, with the ability to protect your skin against harmful infrared rays while also improving the appearance of past sun damage.

Want to learn even more ways to treat yourself to self-care and achieve healthy, glowing skin this spring? Call 203.594.1890, request a consultation online or book your appointment now to get started at Intentional Self Aesthetics.

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