05 October 2022

Summer is right around the corner, and the holiday season is fast approaching! As the season’s change, so do our skin needs. Winter has most likely taken a toll, with the colder months leaving your skin feeling dry and congested. 

So whether you’re looking to treat yourself or freshen up in preparation, here are some ideas to get you feeling your best! 

Get yourself a Pedicure

We’re guilty of forgetting about our feet over the colder months while they’ve been hidden away in boots and socks, but it’s time to give your toes some love. This is my favorite thing to do to mark the start of the warmer months: prepare my feet for summer at the beach, heel season, and wear jandals.

At The Plaza, you are spoilt with Hair Beauty Nails and ProfessioNail, offering pedicure treatments to get you summer-ready.

Top Up your SPF

It’s time to “Spring Clean” your SPF supply; check those best before dates, remember open dates and consider replacing your daily facial SPF. You should wear sunscreen every day, whether it’s sunny or cloudy, Ultraviolet rays are always present, and they are the cause of sun damage and skin cancer. Sunscreen minimizes UV damage like wrinkles, spots, and other aging signs. I recommend replacing your SPF yearly; however, if you use your sunscreen generously and appropriately, your bottle should be ready for replacement.

Head into Farmers or Life Pharmacy to get yourself sorted with an SPF that works for you. The Shiseido Clear Suncare Stick is my pick! And don’t forget to apply it to your neck and the back

Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate

Exfoliation is the perfect way to start preparing your skin for summer. It sheds dead skin cells and encourages growth. Your skin will look brighter and smoother and feel renewed overall.

Laser Clinics New Zealand at The Plaza offer a range of treatments, including a Microdermabrasion treatment. Microdermabrasion is perfect for a deep clean, rejuvenating, and even skin tone. They also have skincare solutions to help with renewal if you want to do it yourself. They will be able to chat with you and help define what you need to get the best results for your skin.

And finally, Keep Hydrated. 

Staying hydrated is vital for your health and your skin. It’s easy to remember to drink water, but don’t stop there – you can rehydrate skin in other ways. Increase your skin’s moisture levels with your skincare, and don’t forget to moisturize regularly. 


Making it a habit to carry a water bottle with you will be a game changer as you work to stay hydrated during the day. 

The change of seasons is always exciting, but the key thing to remember is to be kind to yourself. When it comes to skincare, I always find it best to head in-store, talk to a specialist, or simply use the testers and explore what works best for you.