The Perfect Skincare Routine to Help Your Skin Adapt to the Spring Season
As seasons change, so do your skin’s needs. During winter, your complexion was submitted to colder temperatures and wind, as well as dry air in indoor heated spaces. All that has left it in need of hydration, weakened, and most likely lacking radiance.
It’s time to give it a fresh start and support it adapt to longer days and stronger sun rays. We’re here to help you switch up your routine for spring and the transition into summer with four routines and must-have products from our skincare collections!
Step 1: Oxygenation
During winter, spending more time indoors and switching from heated spaces to the cold outside depletes the oxygen levels in our skin. The effects of lifestyle factors like pollution, stress, or diet add to that, leading to dull-looking skin that is more prone to premature aging and imperfections. It’s time for a breath of fresh air!
That is precisely what the Glacial White Caviar Precious Cleansing Foam will provide, thanks to its Oxygen Delivery System. This innovative key ingredient creates a refreshing bubbling effect that infuses the skin with non-ROS oxygen. Combined with our potent Tissue Respiratory Factor, it helps improve cellular respiration and fights against oxidative stress. It also includes Moringa Peptide, to help mitigate the effects of pollution. As beauty expert Paz Torralba stated in her recent chat with Miriam, “cleansing is the base of all treatments to achieve a beautiful, rejuvenated, and healthy skin”. So make sure you start off right!
Follow cleansing with the Glacial White Caviar Oxygen Masque, that in addition to the Oxygen Delivery System and Tissue Respiratory Factor, is enhanced by our Cell-Detox Booster to naturally eliminate accumulated components that intoxicate cells, allowing your skin to breathe in depth.
Step 2: Regeneration
We all notice our skin dryer during winter, and that is mainly due to an accumulation of dead skin cells, as the natural regenerative mechanisms of the skin cells are slowed down during the colder months. It’s time to focus on exfoliation to resurface the skin and stimulate cellular regenerations.
To help with that, include in your daily routine an exfoliating cleanser such as the Black Baccara Volcanic Cleansing Powder. It uses mineral-rich Volcanic Ash and Precious Stones powders to polish your skin on the outside, while the Pineapple and Papaya Enzymes create a similar effect at a cellular level. As Miriam Explains, “the Volcanic Ash has a memory and it helps potentiate the effect of all subsequent treatments”, making the Black Baccara Volcanic Cleansing Powder an excellent base for your spring routine!
Further stimulate exfoliation with the A-Helix Advanced Renewal Primer Lotion, a tonic that acts as a liquid peeling. Its active ingredients include 6% Gluconolactone, Dragon’s Blood, and 15% Biological Proteic Plasma to effectively stimulate regeneration without causing irritation, even on sensitive skin. To fully benefit from their effects, you can apply multiple cotton pads soaked in the Primer Lotion to your skin and then gently press to help it penetrate. And the great news, as Miriam explains, is that “Gluconolactone is not photo-sensitive, so this product can be safely used during spring and summer”.
Step 3: Hydration
Even if you’ve been very diligent about providing extra hydration to your skin during winter, its hydrolipidic barrier has most likely been affected by the colder temperatures. This means that its ability to store that hydration has been diminished. With the arrival of spring, it’s important to reduce the richness of the hydration and focus on its retention, preventing its loss due to warmer temperatures and stronger sun rays.
To finish up, two excellent allies for water hydration. The Black Baccara Moisturizing Bio-Adaptive Soft Cream has the perfect texture to cover your skin’s lipidic needs. The Black Baccara Dynamic Youth Booster is high up in our top when it comes to hydration, thanks to its high concentration of Fractionated Hyaluronic Acid, capable of holding up to 1000 times its weight in water. With thousand molecular weights, this miracle ingredient mimics the hyaluronic acid naturally produced by the skin for better absorption, delivering the necessary hydration to the deepest layers of the skin.
Step 4: A Vitamin Cocktail
Help cellular processes run smoothly and efficiently after winter with a boost of vitamins. The skin needs them now more than ever to strengthen its defenses against free radicals caused by extended exposure to sun rays as well as lifestyle factors. Reach for the vitamins to restore your skin’s vitality and glow!
Our Boosters are serums with highly concentrated formulas, specifically designed to provide your skin with a cocktail of vitamins and other potent ingredients that help strengthen and protect it. You have plenty of options, so choose what best fits your skin needs or, follow Miriam’s advice: “I like to combine various boosters and I always try to stick to the same routine for at least 15 days”. All Boosters can be applied during the day as well as the night, but keep in mind that ideally you should keep the ones with the highest water content for earlier in the day, and the ones with a higher lipid content for after. From the most water-based, to the one with the highest lipid content you can choose among the following Black Baccara Boosters: Dynamic Youth Booster, Dynamic Energizing Booster, Dynamic Protection Booster, Dynamic Comfort Booster, Dynamic 30% Vitamin C + 24K Gold Booster. The collection is completed by the Dynamic Weekend Peel Booster which should always be used by itself, without combining with other products.
The Black Baccara Dynamic 30% Vitamin C + 24K Gold Booster contains Vitamin C Ester, in a 30% concentration, higher than most Vitamin C serums. We’ve tested to find the perfect balance between offering a high concentration that helps nourish the skin and fight pigmentation, all that without causing irritation. The 24K Gold Flakes provide a soothing action as well as potent antioxidant benefits, helping to restore your skin’s strength for spring.
The Black Baccara Dynamic Protection Booster is another one of our favorites when it comes to providing vitamins to your skin. It contains Cromanol (a Vitamin E-like compound) as well as Vitamin C. What’s more, it’s enriched with Bakuchiol, the natural alternative to Retinol. It offers the same powerful anti-aging action, but is much gentler on the skin, protecting from irritation and redness. Unlike Retinol, it’s not photosensitive, so you can safely include the Dynamic Protection Booster in your daytime routine, offering your complexion the nourishment and protection it needs during spring and summer.
Let’s not forget about the all important Vitamin D. The shining sun will certainly help with that, but thanks to our rituals you’ll be able to welcome it without fearing for its damaging and aging effects!