Spring into a new skincare regime – Part One

Did you know that not only is today a day of international happiness (make of that what you will) but it’s also the first day of spring – and that fact in itself makes me very happy.  Spring is by far my favourite season.

After the snowy weekend that we’ve just had, Spring can’t come soon enough!

So with a spring in our step (see what I did there) and the birds singing in the trees what can we do to help our skin emerge from its winter cocoon of hats, coats, jumpers, leggings, boots and socks?

I thought I’d do a series of blogs throughout the week based around skincare and how to prepare our face, body, hands and feet for spring – so that we don’t frighten people when we peel off the layers!

Today’s blog will focus on facial skincare and hair care and will feature my top three favourite products for waking up your skin up and one to keep your hair looking good.

Spring Hair Care:

I don’t know about you but my hair always suffers in the winter.  It gets dry, brittle and looks really dull.  While this isn’t a problem when it’s shoved under a hat, the minute the hat comes off I start wondering where this weird birds nest came from!

Enter Coconut and Argan Deep Conditioning Hair Treatment.

Coconut and argan deep conditioning hair treatment from The Maldon Soap Company

This is a fab treatment if your hair is feeling dull and tired and it’s especially good if you have an itchy, flaky scalp.  Works too if you have dry or split ends, so it’s great for all stages of distressed hair and scalps.

To use just place the product in a bowl of hot (not boiling) water for about 10 minutes before use to liquify the coconut oil (tho if your house is warm it may be liquid already).  Give it a shake to mix the various oils and work some of the oil through the hair from roots to tips starting with a little and building it up.  If you are suffering from a dry scalp massage the product into your scalp as well.  A little goes a long way so don’t use too much at once or you’ll end up with it everywhere and waste it!

Leave on for 20 – 30 minutes.  Depending on the condition of your hair or scalp you may find it beneficial to leave the oil in your hair all night (protecting your pillow with a towel) but see how you get on initially.

After it’s been on for the required length of time shampoo out as normal.  You may need to repeat the shampoo process until the oil has gone. Condition your hair as normal.  When dry your hair should feel fuller, thicker and in a more calm state.  To read more about it or to purchase just click the link here.

Facial Skincare:

My skin goes really dry and flaky in the winter so when spring comes I find I want to get rid of all the rubbish that’s collected on my face.

Cue three of my hero products: Coconut and Olive Hot Cloth Cleanser; Dead Sea Mud Mask and Deep Moisture Face Oil.

These three products make my heart sing at any time of the year but in spring they are great for cleansing, de-toxing and re-hydrating my face – and yours too!

Coconut and olive hot cloth cleanser from The Maldon Soap Company

The coconut and olive hot cloth cleanser takes off even waterproof eye make-up and, when used with a muslin cloth, it gently exfoliates your skin and leaves it feeling clean, smooth and fresh.  Here’a a video I made about it  *tho I should warn you I appear without make up! To read more about it click here.

For really sensitive skin a fragrance free version is available.

Dead sea mud mask from The Maldon Soap Company

The cleanser is the perfect preparation for the next step which is to use the fabulous Dead Sea Mud Mask which exfoliates, detoxes and smoothes your skin. If you have really sensitive skin there is a smooth version which is available.

Apply to freshly cleansed skin, avoiding eye area.  A thin layer will work just as well as a thick layer as it’s only the bit that touches your face that is doing the work! Leave the mask on for 5-10 minutes or until the clays have dried and hardened a bit.

To remove the exfoliating version of the mask mask just wet the skin with warm water and give your face a good massage to exfoliate dead skin, paying attention to nose, forehead and chin.  These tend to be areas that toxins collect in clogged pores.  Once you have removed all traces of the mask just pat the skin dry with a towel.

If you have used the smooth version just wet the skin and rinse the product off with warm water.  Once you have removed all traces of the mask just pat the skin dry with a towel. To view the masks just click here.

Spritz the face with some toner. The gorgeous Rose and Orange Organic Toner springs to mind.

Once this has dried onto your skin finish with a dab of the fab new

Deep moisture face oil from The Maldon Soap Company

Deep Moisture Face Oil. With it’s beautiful blend of organic, cold pressed oils it’s the perfect way to care for your skin. If your skin is super sensitive an unfragranced version is available. A little goes a long way so start with little dots and build it up.  To read more about it click the link here.  You can see how much I love it in this video

What do you love to use on your skin? Feel free to let me know in the comments below.

The next blog in the series will be about caring for the skin on our bodies in the spring and how to prepare it so it’s fit to be seen for summer!

See you next time!
Lots of love
Sue xxx

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