Winter has successfully come and gone and it’s high time to re-think and adjust your skin care regimen – especially because brighter days are ahead which require a different routine.
Time for sun protection
The number one anti-aging protection that all dermatologists agree on is sunscreen. For a maximum effect, pick a broad-spectrum sunscreen that contains anti-oxidants to block harmful UV rays and protect the skin from environmental pollutants and free radical damage. Opt for one with an SPF of 30 for your face and body. Sunscreen is important to avoid chronical conditions like skin cancer, and also other conditions like hyperpigmentation (commonly called as ‘brown spots’) and sun spots. Our tip: apply your sunscreen at least 30 minutes before going outside.
Don’t forget to exfoliate
Heavy moisturizers and dry indoor heat that we used to have in winter, can leave our skin dry and dull. The best way to get rid of the unwanted dead skin cells is to scrub them off regularly. For the body, a manual scrub with microbeads or a loofah can both work amazingly. Furthermore, if you opt for a tan spray, a little exfoliating beforehand will help your spray go on more evenly. As far as face is concerned, a manual scrub (like a microdermabrasion device) or a chemical peeling can both eliminate dead skin cells. Our tip: feel free to alternate between the different methods, however make sure to limit it to twice a week to avoid skin irritation.
Opt for lighter formulas
In spring time, your skin is generally oilier, so your complexion needs stronger skin care ingredients to help improve your skin tone and fight acne. Ditching your heavy creams that you used during the winter is almost a must – instead, look for airier lotions or serums. Especially for those with oily skin, it is important to use a gentle astringent to clear pores and dab away excess oil. Our tip: don’t forget to remove your make-up before going to sleep and apply a nourishing moisturizer that works until you are having your well-deserved rest.
Drink enough water
It cannot be said enough, how important hydration is. Spring is commonly known as the season of rejuvenation, so get your glowing spring skin by drinking lots of water. Our tip: consume at least eight glasses of water every day.