Springtime is the perfect season to clean out your closets, tidy up the home, and incorporate new healthy habits into your life. It is also a great time to revamp your skincare routine to elevate skincare beauty. As the weather shifts from cold and dry winter to warm spring, your skin’s needs also change. By incorporating a rejuvenated skincare regimen as the season changes, you can guarantee your skin will glow as brightly as the fresh flowers blooming in your yard.
Whether you’re suffering from dry, itchy skin or looking for new and improved products with the right amount of SPF, the transition from winter to springtime skincare is essential. After all, spring is associated with new life and brand-new opportunities. With that in mind, here are ten tips for skincare you can try this spring.
10 Spring Tips for Skincare
Get ready for allergies. Spring is a welcomed time with warmer weather and beautiful flowers and trees. But for those of us who suffer from seasonal allergies, it can also mean runny noses, watery eyes, and irritated skin from all those tissues. Make sure you’re stocked up on your allergy medication and purchase soft tissues to reduce redness and inflammation. Try your best not to rub your eyes. The skin around your eyes is very delicate, and you don’t want to cause fine lines and wrinkles by rubbing the area excessively.
Exfoliation is your friend. Did your skin get a little flaky over the winter? You may have avoided exfoliating so not to dry out your skin even more. Now is the perfect time to restart exfoliating your skin. This helps remove dull, dead, and dry skin cells, revealing new skin cells underneath. You can consider starting a dry brushing routine. Dry brushing involves taking a firm, bristled brush and gliding it against dry skin all over your body. It can be done daily or weekly. Sometimes, it is offered as part of a wellness treatment at spas.
Consider a Chemical Peel. These facial peels are a great way to jumpstart your spring skincare beauty renovation along the same lines as exfoliation. A chemical peel is a technique used to improve and smooth the skin’s texture. It is a skin-resurfacing procedure in which a chemical solution made up of acids (often naturally occurring) is applied to the skin to remove the top layers. This reveals a brighter, more hydrated skin underneath and aids in the improvement of fine lines, texture, age spots, acne, and pigmented scars.
Show your eyes some love. Spring is the perfect time to incorporate an eye cream into your daily skincare routine if you haven’t already. The sun is brighter, and the days are longer. This means you will probably be outside more often since warmer weather means more outdoor activities. With brighter sunshine, you may find yourself squinting more than usual. Keep fine lines and eye creases at bay with a nourishing eye cream. Don’t forget to invest in a pair of good sunglasses too!
Spring clean your beauty closet. Spring cleaning isn’t just for clothes and pantries. Now is a great time to check out your beauty products to determine if any have expired. Wash makeup brushes, sponges, and applicators thoroughly. Toss expired makeup, moisturizers, and serums. Restock your favorite products. Be sure to properly cleanse your sponges and brushes and dry them to avoid creating a breeding ground for bacteria.
Change your facial cleanser. If you have been using a foamy or creamy facial cleanser packed with moisturizers this winter, it is time to switch to a regular cleanser. Don’t worry; regular cleansers still moisturize. Heavier facial cleansers are perfect for winter, but the oil residue left behind can clog pores in the warmer and more humid months. Stick to a regular light cleanser so your skin feels lighter and breathable.
Stock up on SPF. Look for SPF in your beauty products, and then add some more! You will probably spend more time outside, which means greater exposure to the sun’s UV rays. Protect your skin from photoaging by wearing SPF every day.
Enjoy fruits and vegetables. Springtime means an abundant selection of delicious fruits and vegetables packed with vitamins and antioxidants. Freshen up your plate with these foods to boost your skincare beauty. Fruits such as watermelon are packed with water which helps hydrate your skin while delivering nutrients to your body. Remember, your skin needs water to flush out toxins and maintain its healthy glow.
Time for Toner. Now that you’re outside more, your skin will be exposed to different types of pollution and free radicals. In addition to a regular facial cleanser, you may want to add a gentle toner to the mix. Consider it a second form of defense for removing pollutants your cleanser may have missed.
Maintain Moisturizer. Speaking of moisturizer, just because the weather is warmer doesn’t mean you can skip this step in your skincare routine. Make sure to apply plenty of moisturizer at night before bed. This way, your skin will lock in moisture, and your skin cells will be nourished in your sleep.
Steps for Springtime Skin
When you’re using different skincare products, it can be easy to forget the proper sequence for application. Let’s look at proper skincare routine steps to maximize your routine’s results. A surefire way to wash your face correctly is to set up your skincare routine and stick with it.
- While using warm water, gently wet your entire face.
- Next, lather your cleanser and apply it to your face using your fingertips in a circular motion. Be careful not to get the cleanser in your eyes! If you’re wearing heavy makeup, you may want to use a makeup remover before starting your face wash. But remember, those makeup wipes are not a replacement for facial cleansing.
- Make sure you do not rush the process. Your face deserves a little TLC. When complete, rinse the cleanser off and pat your face dry with a clean towel (that is used only for your face).
- Gently cleanse with a toner to make sure you’ve cleaned thoroughly.
- Lock in the cleanliness with your favorite facial moisturizer or serum.
- Repeat twice a day – morning and night.
Beyond the Face
Springtime skincare goes beyond the face! Don’t forget to pay extra attention to areas prone to dryness, such as your hands, knees, elbows, and feet. Springtime means more open-toe shoes and sandals, exposing your feet to more dirt and grime. Also, you might be barefoot more often! Be sure to apply a gentle moisturizer to your clean feet before bed. Don’t have a go-to moisturizer? Slather on a bit of petroleum jelly on these body areas to lock in moisture and keep your skin smooth, silky, and soft.
Spring is also a great time to prepare for hair removal. Whether you shave or considering laser hair removal treatments, determine your body hair maintenance schedule to keep you on track. You may want to indulge in a full-body scrub before a laser hair removal appointment.
Finally, remember that your skin can respond to stress just like your brain. The skin and the brain are closely connected, considering all of the nerves beneath your skin. Think about it. Your skin can perceive heat, cold, pain, and touch sensation. When you’re stressed, anxious, or nervous, your body releases cortisol and inflammatory molecules, which leads to a breakdown of collagen, wrinkles, breakouts, and even hives. Stress can suck the moisture right from your skin or bring on a bout of inflammation. No matter the season, do everything you can to take care of yourself and minimize your stress.
Skincare Beauty Options
Whether you’re considering a chemical peel or looking to receive your first laser hair removal treatment, our team at First Impressions Rejuvenation Clinic is always available to answer any questions or concerns. Consider booking a consultation to discuss your individual skincare needs and goals. Our team can recommend products and carefully discuss the steps for our skincare rejuvenation treatment options. Love the skin you are in no matter the season because you are worth it!
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