With Charbec Baker, Reflexologist and Holistic Facialist
As we enter Spring it’s the perfect time for a refresh - skincare included! When transitioning from Winter to Spring/Summer skincare there are a few key things I would recommend to make sure your skin is looking and feeling it’s best during the change in climate.
Before you switch up your products, start with a Spring clean. Clear out any products that are older than 6 months or anything that you haven’t used for 6 months. If your products are organic this is really important as they do not contain preservatives, so remember to check the sell by dates regularly.
You can watch Charbec’s skincare recommendations video
Here are my favourite products to use this Spring:
In Spring, we should be using more water/gel based cleansers. They are less heavy on the skin but still make it feel lovely and clean.
Bioderma Pigmentbio Brightening Cleansing Micellar Water Anti-Dark Spot, £7.24
To be gentle on the skin, go for grain free exfoliators and use at night time.
I am asked a lot by clients whether they should continue to use retinol in the Summer, the answer is YES! Use twice per week in the evenings and always remember to use SPF the following day.
Switch your moisturiser to a light water based moisturiser or one containing hyaluronic acid.
It’s essential to protect your skin by wearing an SPF all year round. In Spring/Summer it’s even more important because of our increase in sun exposure. Therefore I recommend using an SPF that is independent of your moisturiser.
Protect your skin from the sun and add a touch of warmth using fake tan products instead.
For Spring serums I use a Vitamin C serum. This is great for working against the free radicals.
For this time of year I recommend cooling and anti-inflammatory masks to cool the skin on those warmer days.
Go for an oil that will boost your natural hyaluronic acids for hydration.
Charbec suffered with a serious digestive disorder for many years and came across reflexology as a method for improving her symptoms. After a few sessions she was amazed at the difference it made and wanted to help others in a similar way.
She qualified in foot reflexology and continued her training in facial reflexology (Bergman method) and now offers the award winning ‘Zone face lift’ which is a holistic facelift and the worlds first spiritual facial, using crystals, acupressure tools and Japanese facial massage technique.
Her goal is to encourage women and men to look to a more holistic approach for anti-ageing measures and she hopes to leave her clients mentally happier than before they arrived.
Get glowing skin with this amazing DIY Hydrating avocado face mask!
Entering Spring is the perfect time to freshen up your home and encourage the Spring joy inside!