People sport a fresh, clean look and wear pretty sundresses every spring. Changing seasons, however, mean more than just a switch in wardrobes. You’ll want to update your skin care routine with every season.
Here’s why: the change from cold to warm weather can result in a variety of skin issues. As the natural oils in your skin restore balance after the dry, cold season, you may notice a rise in oiliness, causing unsightly acne and breakouts.
So set aside those skin care habits you follow during winter and come up with a new routine.
Here are seven top tips to keep your skin looking beautiful and healthy all season long:
- Start Exfoliating
Exfoliation is the name of the game in this change of the season. Given that rains and extreme cold may have contributed to a long buildup of dead cells on your skin, you need to scrub your body and face at least once a week. This will get rid of all the dead skin cells, oil and dirt. A natural exfoliating scrub, such as coffee and sugar scrubs, can clear blocked pores and nourish your skin.
- Hydrate Your Skin at Night
Don’t forget to take care of your skin before you hit the hay. Consider applying brightening vitamin C serum to your skin. This water-based and deep-hydrating facial night serum helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and stimulate the growth of collagen.
Alternatively, you could purchase a face moisturizer that hydrates and revitalizes your skin. The important thing is that your night beauty product should renew and firm your skin. This way, you’ll wake up and start your morning with a youthful-looking and fresh face.
- Protect Your Skin from Sunburn
After spending your winter months bundled up in beanies, scarves, mufflers and hoodies, slathering on sun protection is necessary once the temperatures begin to rise. If your skin is still preparing itself to adjust to the warm weather, it may be unable to cope with the strong sunlight. This may result in nasty sunburns or sun damage.
Using sunscreen with a good SPF, therefore, is necessary to keep your skin protected from the sun. Remember to apply sunblock every morning. Then, reapply this product before doing any daytime outdoor activity.
- Take Care of Your Eyes
On top of your skin, make sure you take measures to protect your eyes during springtime. During the warmer seasons, the sun is out longer and you’ll find everything a lot brighter. This can take its toll on the delicate skin surrounding your eyes. Given that you’ll be more prone to squinting, the harmful UV rays coming from the sun can accelerate the signs of aging around your eyes.
Before you leave your house, pack a pair of sunglasses. Apart from making you look fabulous, this fashion accessory protects your eyes from the glare of the sun.
Also, use eye cream. When shopping for this beauty product, look for one with a high concentration of peptides and antioxidants. These two ingredients work to plump up the wrinkles and fine lines that have already formed around your eyes and protect against the collagen-destroying effects of UVA rays.
- Go Easy on the Retinol
Although this product might be popular in the skin care world, use retinol sparingly during spring. This product increases the turnover of cells, which involves getting rid of dead cells before replacing them with new ones. Unfortunately, these brand-new and fresh cells are more likely to burn when exposed to sunlight.
If you want to continue to use retinol in your skin care routine, apply this beauty product close to your bedtime during the spring and summer months.
- Cool off by Using Facial Mists
Springtime may cause you to sweat a lot. The first instinct of many people is to wipe away the sweat using their (probably) unwashed hands. This could introduce bacteria and oils, which can wreak havoc on your skin.
When you’re sweating, resist the temptation to use your hands. Instead, use facial mists to keep yourself cool. This product eliminates excessive sweating helps keep your skin clear of harmful bacteria.
- Wear Less Makeup
Although makeup can beautify your face, overdoing it can hurt your skin. Heavy and cake-on makeup can block the pores and cause breakouts.
Let your skin breathe. Ditch your liquid foundation for a light, face powder. If you are going to wear light makeup, make sure you remove them before retiring for the day.
“Spring clean” your beauty routine by following these seven suggestions. This will help you enjoy glowing and youthful skin during this new season.