With the melting snow and blooming flowers, you know it’s time to put away your coats and jackets, and bring out your dresses and skirts. The transition from winter to spring is a beautiful thing to experience. However, as the seasons change, you will begin to notice your skin changing with it.
Your skin protects your entire body from external factors, which makes it sensitive. As the atmosphere and weather around you changes, so does your skin! So, as winter begins to fade away and spring season is right in the horizon, it’s time to make some adjustments to your skincare routine! After all, we’re sure you want your skin to look the best throughout the year.
Here are a few tips to help you switch up your skincare routine to make it more suitable for spring.
Switch Your Cleanser
Gel and foaming cleansers might have been too harsh on your skin in winters. However, spring is the ideal season to bring them back! Foaming cleansers can dry up your skin quite a bit, which is why they aren’t recommended for winter use. But, as the weather warms up, they serve as a fantastic way to get rid of all the dirt, grime, and pollutants that accumulate on your skin.
A deep-cleaning gel or foaming cleansers also helps remove the extra greasiness and shine from your skin. When choosing a cleanser, remember to opt for one that contains a gentle exfoliant, such as salicylic acid, to make sure that dirt and grime is extracted right from your pores.
Reach for Something Lighter
The cold winter winds dry up your skin, which often leads to cracking. So, it’s natural for you to slather on a heavy cream or lotion on your face in the morning and night during winters to keep your parched skin hydrated. However, once the heat and humidity begins to creep in, it’s time to divert your attention towards something more lightweight.
Your skin naturally tends to get greasier in the hot weather, leading to an overproduction of natural oils, which not only clogs pores, but also causes blemishes, and leads to a shiny complexion. This doesn’t mean that you stop moisturizing your skin completely; your skin requires moisture either way. The best choice for you is to switch to a light texture face cream to keep your skin hydrated and protected.
You need to ensure that you pick an oil-free moisturizer that keeps your sebum under control. Try out the Retinol Moisturizer by ML Delicate Beauty and see the wonders it will do for your skin. This retinol moisturizing cream contains just the right dose of retinol that will control sebum, preventing acne and aging signs. Also, it’s best to stick to a minimal makeup trend as the weather gets warmer. Ditch any heavy or thick foundations and opt for lightweight BB cream or a tinted moisturizer with SPF.
Don’t Neglect Your Under-Eye Area
Spring allergies are no joke! They’re very real and cause a lot of discomfort. The pollen and debris in the air will not only make you sneeze like crazy, but it can also leave you with a lot of puffiness under your eyes. The key to getting this puffiness under control is to control your allergies, and add a de-puffing eye cream to your skincare routine. Just slightly dab this under and around your eyes, especially before heading to bed. Also, don’t forget to store your eye cream in the fridge and apply it cold as this will soothe your eyes, and help get rid of under-eye bags temporarily.
Tailor Your Serum to the Season
Serums are a vital part of your skincare routine. Your skin will need some extra-hydration and a boost to withstand the change in the weather, and what better than a serum to achieve that! As the temperature increases, you will notice your skin getting oilier, which naturally leads to more blocked pores, acne and blemishes. A Vit C serum will help you do the trick and make the transition on your skin much easier! Check out the anti-aging vitamin C serum by ML Delicate Beauty. It will provide your skin with all the hydrating it needs to withstand the humid environment, while keeping aging signs at bay!
Give Your Skin an Antioxidant Boost
Whether the weather is cold or hot, antioxidants are vital for your skin. However, the warm weather can be quite draining for skin as it causes loss of moisture. Moreover, the exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays also increases the chances of premature aging. Therefore, your skin might need an extra boost of antioxidants during spring.
Not only should you use a moisturizer loaded with antioxidants, but you also need to include it in every step of your skincare routine.
Giving your skin an antioxidant boost is a pivotal element in a good skincare routine, as antioxidants play a crucial role in protecting the skin from environmental stressors like pollution and UV radiation. These stressors generate free radicals, unstable molecules that can damage the skin, leading to premature aging, dullness, and an increased risk of skin conditions.
Antioxidants neutralize these free radicals, thereby helping to prevent cellular damage. Incorporating skincare products rich in antioxidants such as vitamins C and E, ferulic acid, resveratrol, and green tea extract can significantly improve the skin's resilience and overall health. Vitamin C is particularly renowned for its ability to brighten the skin, boost collagen production, and reduce the appearance of dark spots. Using a daily antioxidant serum can provide a concentrated dose of these beneficial compounds.
Additionally, adopting a diet high in antioxidant-rich foods like berries, nuts, and leafy greens can support skin health from the inside. By prioritizing antioxidants in both skincare and diet, you provide your skin with the necessary tools to combat environmental stressors, maintaining its health, vitality, and youthful appearance.
Don’t Forget to Exfoliate
Winter can give your skin quite a beat down, leaving it with lackluster. However, you can beat this winter dullness by using an exfoliator! An exfoliating scrub or a chemical exfoliator can help get rid of the dead skin cells from the topmost layer of your skin, leaving you with new and refreshed skin cells that make your skin appear brighter and livelier.
You don’t need to exfoliate your face on a daily basis, but should make sure to do it at least twice or thrice a week. If exfoliating scrubs are too harsh on your skin, you can opt for a chemical scrub that contains glycolic acid or lactic acid to get rid of your dead skin cells.
Soothe Irritation with a Face Mask
Temperature swings can end up throwing your complexion out of balance. It will leave your skin red, irritated, and itchy. A great solution to sooth your skin would be to use a sheet mask for sensitive skin. These easy-to-use masks can give you a spa-like facial in the comfort of your home.
There are various face masks available that can help cater to various skin concerns. Mineral masks are great to keep your skin energized on a weekly basis, exfoliating masks with alpha-hydroxy acids can help get rid of dead skin cells, leaving your skin brighter, and hydrating masks can well, hydrate and moisturize your skin.
Add an Extra-Layer of Protection
While winters are a great time to allow your skin to repair itself, the warmer months are a good time to adopt preventative skincare measures. With the sun shining right above your head, you will need to add SPF to your daily skincare routine. Sunscreen will help protect your skin from the sun’s damaging UV rays that lead to premature aging, acne, and even skin cancer.
Another option for you is to lather a moisturizer with built-in SPF. The minimum SPF your sunscreen or moisturizer must contain ranges from 15 to 20. If you find SPF becoming too oily for your skin, you should opt for a moisturizer that contains polyphenols since they provide a natural SPF.
Do you tailor your skincare routine according to the changing seasons? If so, let us know how in the comments below!
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Jennifer Valdino is a Facialist and Skincare Expert. She frequently shares her general approach to caring for your skin through many public speeches. Jennifer truly understands how confidence having a bad skin can be, and she’s passionate about sharing her knowledge for tackling it. She knows first-hand how skin is so intrinsically linked to confidence as well as the best science-backed method to handle it.