Spring is almost here and that means you need to, not only prepare your garden and do some spring cleaning, but also you need to prepare your skin. All winter you’ve been putting on your moisturizers and creams to keep your skin from getting too dry. Now that spring is here, your skin is definitely ready for a shift in seasonal skin care. It’s time to get your healthy glowing skin.
Heat and humidity increase oily skin. The moisturizer you relied on to beat the winter dryness is likely going to be too heavy for your skin now. In the spring and summer, our skin naturally produces more oil and retains moisture better than in the winter. Still, you should keep using a moisturizer, just not one that is so heavy. A lightweight moisturizer that absorbs quickly and delivers skin-smoothing ingredients should give you that summer glow. Look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycolic acid, and marine algae.
Instead of using a thick cleanser to boost your dry skin for the winter, go for something more lightweight like a gel formula for spring. An oil-removing cleanser can help control the excess oils during the hottest times of the year. You can try Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleanser to control the oils in your skin while also giving you a refreshing glow.
We all know sunscreen is the key to healthy skin. Some of us only use it when spending a day at the beach, but sunscreen should be a regular part of your skincare routine. Even if you are outside for a short period of time, UV rays can still create dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles. So it’s really important to have sunscreen on your skincare routine for the summer and winter months. Whether it’s a moisturizer with SPF or light sunscreen that won’t clog your pores, you need to make sure you are always protecting your skin with sunscreen.
A gentle exfoliation will remove dry, dead skin, especially when you want that summer glow. There are many ways to do an exfoliation on your skin like scrubs, peels, and tools to give you refreshing, clean summer skin. Exfoliating your skin once or twice a week is usually enough for most skin types. Be mindful when you exfoliate your skin that it can make your skin more sensitive to the sun, which in turn can burn your skin easier. Try L’Oreal Paris Pure Sugar face Scrub to get you started.
A serum penetrates deeply into your skin, locking in moisture. You don’t need to completely opt out of serums for the spring and summer months, but we would recommend going for a more water-based serum instead. We need to let our skin breathe and getting a water-based serum will still give you the same benefits without the added weight.
Overall you don’t need to fully change your skincare routine during the changing seasons. A lighter skincare treatment will do the trick. Your skin will still get the moisture and cleanliness that it needs and provide you with the summer glow you’ve always wanted. For more information on your skincare routine or to schedule an appointment with our dermatologists, contact Allen-Taintor Dermatology today!