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Since we've managed to sidestep yet another winter storm, it's probably safe to say spring's officially headed our way. But if your skin's yet to get the memo, then read on: Here, the experts at Rescue Rittenhouse—a swanky Rittenhouse spa that's renowned for its facials and new, virtual beauty consults—share skincare tips and product recommendations for shedding the winter blahs—so you can put your best face forward.
First and foremost, following a skincare regimen is so important for all skin types. Once you get in the routine ,it's really easy to keep up with! To cleanse, choose a product that does not strip skin or clog pores. Institut Esthederm's Pure Cleansing Gel is great for anyone.
Use a product with lactic acid in the ingredients list; it'll allow for gentle exfoliation and gives the skin an unmistakable glow. You'll find all of your other products will absorb better since that dead layer of skin that usually hangs around will be lifted. For manual exfoliation, use a Clarisonic brush or a clean, warm, wet washcloth to shed dead skin cells each time you cleanse.
The transition from winter to spring can be a bit unpredictable, but if there's anything we can learn from French women, it's to take the time to mask! Just 10-20 minutes, up to three times a week is all it takes.
It seems counter-intuitive, but even oily skin needs moisturizer. Creme Dermopurifiante is a favorite because it balances and purifies, which is especially great for keeping breakouts few and far between. For severely dehydrated skin or anyone in need of a great anti-aging hydrating cream, Hydra3 Regenetic Cream is fantastic. And never forget to moisturize around your eyes.
If you're going to be exposed to the sun then always be sure to wear a broad spectrum SPF! If you're going to the beach or you're going to have a lot of sun exposure, then up the SPF.
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