Ros Torrence

ros torrance, creator of the Art A Face Skin Science range.

Beauty Treatment

The change of seasons brings the need for skin to be prepped and primed ready for summer.

spring clean skin in readiness for summer 2009

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Now that the depths of winter are hopefully behind us, it’s time to look in the mirror for a critical evaluation of our face, neck and décolletage. A change of season brings a number of problems including dehydration, dull, lifeless skin and loss of firmness. Skin needs to be prepped and primed with a quick and easy exfoliation makeover!

All types of skin including dry, normal or even sensitive skin needs exfoliation.

The top layer of dead skin needs to be sloughed off to reveal the new skin cells underneath. For those suffering from clogged pores or breakouts, a fine polish is the perfect answer as they are very fine and act more as a skin buffer rather than a full-on, harsh scrub.

Polishers gently remove dry dull skin, leaving it soft and supple. Try the Art A Face Skin Science Gentle Polishing Cleanser infused with jojoba beads, which melt into the face without leaving skin tight or dry. Use lukewarm water and use your fingers to move the exfoliating product in a circular motion, which enhances circulation.

Art A Face D Crease Line Relaxer addresses slack skin around the eye area, frown lines and nasolabial folds. Continued use sees these areas become firmer and lines reduced due to the high concentration of a hexapeptide called Argireline. A study in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science has reported that a 30% reduction of wrinkles is apparent after 30 days use.

For a refreshing spring treat try Art A Face Regenerative Night Serum, a concentrated Vitamin E gel packed with apple and papaya enzymes to leave skin radiant and hydrated. Perfect for those who have undergone facial surgery or dermal fillers, as it can be used 48 hours after these procedures to reduce bruising and swelling, and address any facial trauma, allergies or sensitivity. It contains the refreshing scent of lemon, lime and lavender making it popular with both men and women.

Moisturising is the key after exfoliation so skin can be bikini and beach ready! Your moisturiser should be as soothing as possible and contain a chemical-free sun protection factor. It is very important not to use harsh chemicals on the skin.

Leave behind the foaming face washes and alcohol based toners which strip oil from the skin, and instead start using an oil-based moisturiser, which also provides a protective barrier. A “must have” product in any beauty regime with the change of seasons is the super-luxurious Intense Hydrating Mask. Natural ingredients such as aloe vera and hyaluronic acid play an important part in tissue hydration and skin texture and tone. Art A Face Skin Science products are perfectly formulated to address any allergies and skin sensitivity with the use of pure New Zealand colostrum, thus protecting the lipid barrier. Colostrum has an inhibitory effect on harmful viruses, yeasts and bacteria and its effectiveness as a functional ingredient beneficial to health has been well documented in New Zealand and overseas.

Don’t forget the sensitive skin on the lips and use a protective lip balm under your lipstick or gloss. Also, now is the time to start adding a sunless tanner to your moisturiser to give your face and body a healthy glow. By building colour gradually your skin will never get too dark.

Our winter boots will shortly be packed away so don’t forget also to keep a foot scrub in the shower and start having regular pedicures in preparation for sandal season. If you follow these simple tips your face and body will be “spring cleaned” in preparation for a fun-filled summer.