Skincare spring clean: No feather dusters required
February 21, 2023
Global face mask brand 7th Heaven explains why an ‘out with the old, in with the new’ attitude to our skincare routines is key to a spring beauty reset.
Spring has arrived, and with it, a renewed energy to throw off the heaviness of winter and throw on something a bit more fabulous. As you focus on new projects and spring cleaning, let’s not forget one of the most important areas that can always use a seasonal refreshing: your skincare routine.
Summer skin is made in the spring! So, what are you waiting for? Let’s purge, cleanse and prepare your skin to bloom all summer!
The days are getting longer, the mornings are getting lighter, the air smells fresh, daffodils come out to play, and the breeze is losing its bite. It’s the season that summons change, clarity and new beginnings. Welcome warm weather! Flowers! Sneezes!
With the season of decluttering well underway, we should be giving our skincare routines the same treatment. It’s not necessarily about swapping old formulas for new ones but changing the focus from nourishing and soothing to brightening and smoothing.
The perfect ally is the Earth Kiss Super Naturals Kombucha and Turmeric Detoxifying Clay Face Mask.
Better known for its proven potential to ease the pain of arthritis and other ailments, evidence is emerging that when it comes to the skin, turmeric can help safeguard against inflammation and free radical damage, which can contribute to acne flare-ups and support the synthesis of collagen.
When combined with the skin-friendly benefits of vitamins C, B1, B6, and B12, Super Naturals’ Kombucha & Turmeric Detoxifying Clay Mask gently and draws out impurities and toxins while brightening your complexion.
If you thought changing your skincare routine through the seasons was all a ploy to get you to spend more cash – think again. Our skin's needs change throughout the year – and it's more than just adding a higher factor SPF in summer.
“Different seasons bring different needs to your skin,” said the brand’s Head of Labs, David English. “Going into summer, the humidity picks up, and the weather is less dry, so your moisture needs change. It’s time to remove heavy creams and switch to a lighter moisturiser.
“If you notice that your skin is starting to break out during the change of season, it could be down to your winter skincare routine being too heavy now that the temperatures are rising.
“Before bringing any more new products home, it’s time to evaluate everything in your bathroom cabinet, on your counter and under your sink! Once you have your full inventory in front of you, you’re ready to dive in.”
Spring is as good a time as any to step back, assess what you've got, where gaps need filling and how you want to feel moving forward. It's also an opportunity to break out of a rut and get re-inspired.
“Swapping your moisturiser for something a little lighter is key,” added English, who recommends a hyaluronic acid or water-based formula when the weather warms up.
“Our skin tends to hold more water in the spring and summer so that you won’t need as much protection.”
Good skin doesn’t happen by chance. While seasonal changes can affect the overall appearance of your skin, a commitment to keeping up with an in-home regimen and regular professional treatments is necessary for lasting results. If you’re ready to commit to your skin, it’s never too early or late to start.
It's best to take your skincare back to the bare bones and re-introduce products gradually, provided they still work for you and your lifestyle. Skincare is not a 'one-size fits all' proposition as everyone's skin is unique and responds to everyone's skin is unique and responds to every product differently. Reading reviews and labels will not guarantee how the product will perform on your skin - you can only be sure about any new product after a patch test.
Now that you’ve updated your routine, recycled expired or unused products, organised your space and cleaned your tools, it’s time for a treat. You may have stumbled across a few gaps in your collection, or maybe you’ve had to chuck something you loved but had expired.
Warmer days and nature awakening are not the only reasons to be cheerful. Enter the Earth Kiss Super Naturals Hydrating Kombucha and Spirulina Sheet Mask.
When researching the ideal nutrients to complement the exceptional skin-plumping benefits of our Super Naturals Kombucha-based hydrating sheet mask, we chose Spirulina, not just because it’s fast becoming one of the beauty industry’s hottest skincare ingredients but because it truly deserves its reputation as a nutritional powerhouse.
Considered a complete protein because more than half of it consists of amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein, Spirulina has an extraordinary level of vital nutrients that do not exist in such a highly concentrated form in any other known food or plant. Consumed for thousands of years by the Mayans, Aztecs, and Chinese for its many therapeutic health benefits, studies show that when used topically, this ‘superfood’ has superior moisture-retaining effects. Coupled with the powerful benefits of Kombucha, this Hydrating Sheet Mask boosts dry, tired, thirsty skin.
We have been willing spring on for weeks now. The hours of light are growing. It draws us out of our buildings, blinking into the light. We may be more than ready to run right into the golden spring sun, but our skin may need more time to adapt to this weather change.
Inspired by the emerging ‘self-care is health care’ revolution that prioritises regeneration, rejuvenation, and self-healing from within, our new Earth Kiss range of vegan facial masks are the perfect partner for transitioning season.