Spring has officially sprung! Even though it doesn’t always seem like it at this time of year, warmer weather is on its way and that means that it’s time to update your skincare routine accordingly. With every change in the seasons comes new challenges for your skin, so it’s important to keep yourself protected and make sure that you’re doing everything that you can to keep looking great and prevent the signs of aging. While winter was definitely tough on your skin, spring can be just as bad!
Do You Know Your Skin Type?
First things first: you need to figure out what kind of skin you have. Before you can begin planning out a new skincare routine, you should get to know your skin so that you can optimize your regime to get the best results possible. So how do you go about doing that? It really isn’t too tough – you can narrow down your skin type in about an hour with this easy process.
Start off by washing your face thoroughly with a light cleanser and removing your eye makeup. Don’t wash too hard though and be sure to follow up your cleanse by patting your face dry. Give your skin about an hour to revert to its natural state (and don’t go disturbing it by touching your face). Grab a tissue and dab your face, especially your nose and forehead.
If your skin falls under the Normal classification, your tissue should be free of both oil and flaking skin. If your tissue shows a large amount of oil then you have Oily skin. Dry skin is usually characterized by flakes of dead skin appearing on the tissue. And finally, Combination skin means that you display all of the above traits.
As the weather gets nicer, you’ll definitely want to be spending more of your time outside, which means that more of your skin will be exposed to the sun for a lot longer than normal. With that being said, it’s important to make sure that your daytime moisturizer has an SPF to protect you. The sun’s ultraviolet rays can be particularly damaging, leading to wrinkles and fine lines later in your life. If you aren’t using a daytime cream with SPF, you should be loading up on the sunscreen.
Spring is about waking up from your hibernation, so it’s super important to take your cleansing game to the next level. Over the winter, you may have buildups of dead or rough cells and your skin might just be feeling tired in general. Take extra time to give your face deep cleanses to remove debris and give yourself that wonderful spring glow. You’ll look healthier and feel like you’re starting fresh! Exfoliation is also huge for this, so make sure that you’re using an exfoliating cleanser or a solid exfoliator.
Out with the Old
There’s more to spring cleaning than just clearing out the junk in your garage! Take the changing of the seasons as an opportunity to throw out any expired or old makeup that you might have in your collection. Expired skincare products can clog up your pores and lead to long-term negative effects, so don’t put your skin at risk.
The shifts in air quality and atmosphere that come with the end of winter can often be hectic for our lips. It’s normal for your lips to become dried out and chapped, which can be both unsightly and painful. Consider investing in a high quality lip balm that will moisturize and hydrate your lips. Even some vitamin E cream can work well in a pinch to revive your lips.
Staying moisturized is always important, but during the spring this should be your primary focus. The winter air has probably left you feeling drier than usual and the cool spring air definitely won’t help. Anything with vitamin E will work wonders on your worn down skin and help protect yourself against the harshness of spring weather.
Are you worried about how the spring might age your skin prematurely? We can help you take the right steps towards a healthier, more youthful you. Book a free consultation to discuss your options for a spring skin rejuvenation!