How To Prepare Your Skin For Spring
Posted by Ellie Swain on Mar 30th 2022
Winter might mean dry, thirsty skin, but in a few short months, you’ll be trying to keep your skin from being shiny and sweaty in the hot summer sun.
Spring has sprung, and it’s time to help your skin transition from the winter to summer months.
For beautiful, clear skin to see you through the spring months and into summer, keep reading.
First thing’s first – don’t stop exfoliating! In the summer, you’ll be shedding more dry skin, and exfoliating will encourage skin-cell turnover. This will keep your skin looking glowy and gorgeous, preventing dead skin from clogging your pores.
Try exfoliating once or twice a week during the spring. For the ultimate spring cleaning of your pores, why not try a light medical chemical peel in your dermatologist’s office?
Alternatively, there are plenty of excellent exfoliating products to use at home.
We love the Neova Serious Microderm Scrub , a rich exfoliating cream that promotes skin regeneration to clear the way for serums, moisturizers, and other products to work their magic.
The scrub lifts and removes dead skin cells without the risk of micro-cuts or abrasion. It’s suitable for all skin types, too, even those that are sensitive.
Unfortunately, the change of weather and the products you’ve been using all winter long are likely to wreak havoc on your skin. So, anticipate breakouts as we move into spring.
Don’t take it personally, though. Breakouts are often a part of the seasonal-transition process when your skin can go through many negative changes.
While most of us welcome the warmer weather, the sudden change can contribute to the likes of redness, blackheads, red bumps, and more.
It’s a good idea to switch from any thick winter moisturizers to something more lightweight. You should also cleanse your skin thoroughly in the morning and before bedtime.
Not to mention, you should keep your favorite acne-banishing products to hand so you can tackle any breakouts straight away.
The Tuel Clear It Blemish Control Gel targets bacteria and helps to regulate oil production without damaging healthy skin or drying it out.
The gel contains colloidal sulfur to tackle breakouts, while allantoin treats redness, calms irritation, and promotes cell regeneration. Meanwhile, lemon helps to control oil and prevents new acne from forming.
Use Sun Protection
When the long, grueling winter finally comes to an end, and we step outside to embrace spring’s first sunny rays, it’s essential we make sure to use sun protection.
While it’s essential to wear sun protection year-round (yes, even in the winter), it’s even more important during the warmer, brighter months. We’ll say goodbye to wintery paleness and look forward to sun-kissed complexions.
We know that spring isn’t always scorching weather-wise, but it’s easy to forget that the delicate rays are sometimes quite intense.
Make sure you use a good quality sun protection cream to make sure your skin stays in tip-top condition. Our skin needs to slowly adjust and get used to the sun’s rays again after a long winter hibernating. That way, we can prevent sunburn, premature aging, and the development of wrinkles.
There are many sun protection formulas available, but we recommend EltaMD’s UV Facial Broad-Spectrum SPF 30+ as one of our faves.
The cream is designed to provide UV protection for the face, either alone or under makeup. Boasting a light, fluffy, moisturizing base, the cream will feel lovely and silky on your skin.
While the formula is suitable for all skin types, it works incredibly well for moderate to dry skin types needing a moisture boost and UV protection. As it’s gentle, it works well for post microdermabrasion, IPL treatments, laser treatment, and chemical or glycolic peels.
Lighten Your Makeup
We also recommend cutting back on how much makeup you wear to help your skin acclimate to spring. While a full face of makeup may work well for Christmas parties and indoor events, too much makeup can give your skin an unusual texture or shiny appearance during the warmer months.
Try choosing a creamier foundation instead of caking on a powder to allow your skin to breathe. If you’re hot and sweaty, powdery textures can combine, which isn’t a good look.
If you’re prone to a little sweatiness in the warmer months (aren’t we all?), consider using Japanese blotting papers to dab away oil and remove the shine around your nose, chin, cheeks, and forehead.
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