Top-notch skincare routine for a perfect spring start

Top-notch skincare routine for a perfect spring start

by Sally Walters


The weather outside’s probably not making you think “Spring” very much. Nevertheless, it’s coming! With each new season, the needs of our skin change. In order to ensure that you’re protecting your skin and keeping it as clear as possible, you need to have an up-to-date skincare routine that correlates with the seasons. If not, your skin might be in for a shock and that’s not what you want if you’re looking to stay wrinkle-free and healthy for as long as possible!

1. Moisturize!
Swapping your moisturizer for something a little lighter is a great, first step in preparing for spring. Your skin tends to hold more water in the spring and summer which means that you won’t need as much moisturizing protection. Makes sense, right? When the weather warms up, using hyaluronic acid or a water-based formula are safe bets.

2. Exfoliate!
You’re probably thinking, “exfoliation” next, and you're right.
Contrary to popular belief though, you should only exfoliate when your skin is extra dry. It’s recommended to use a gentle exfoliating cleanser, rather than a harsh scrub, to get rid of pesky dead skin and clogged pores. Using a formula with a small amount of glycolic acid is bound to do the trick and leave your skin feeling baby smooth.

 

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3. Spring Cleaning
Spring cleaning isn’t just about making sure your house is in order. It’s about making sure your skin is getting the best care it can get.
Throwing out products that are over 6 months old might be painful, but it’s the right call. Old products can host a buildup of bacteria, leading to clogged pores and dull skin.
Makeup brushes are often overlooked but are no exception; they can also harbor unwanted germs and viruses. Try washing them at least once a week with regular hand soap and drying them with a blow-dryer. Sometimes the smallest things can have a huge impact on the overall health of your skin.

4. Here Comes the Sun
We all love the sun, and if you live in a cold climate, you’re probably craving it now more than ever.
Dermatologists recommend always wearing sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. However, you may want to consider upping your sun protection come spring (and definitely as we get closer to summer!).
Taking proper care when exposing yourself to the harmful UV rays of the sun is probably one of the most important things you can do for your skin!

5. Exercise!
You might not consider exercise to be part of a healthy skincare routine, but you’d be wrong! Regular exercise is great for your health, and great for your skin. Exercise encourages blood flow and circulation to your face, acting as a mini-facial, and flushing out toxins. Think about it: when you sweat, your pores open up and expel dirt and oil. Just make sure to cleanse your skin thoroughly after each session, otherwise it could become a breeding ground for bacteria!

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