15 Apr Transition Your Skincare Routine from Winter to Spring
It’s time to say goodbye to cold weather and embrace spring! Spring is in full bloom, and we know what that means—spring cleaning. It’s the time when we clean out our closets and homes to get ready for the new season. But, be sure not to forget your skin during spring cleaning! It’s important to transition to your spring skincare routine as your body adjusts to warmer weather.
Spring Skincare Routine Tips
Throughout the winter months, skin can become dry and flaky in response to the cold weather. Heavy moisturizers and oils are great for winter skin but don’t always transition to spring well. Below are a few tips to help you jumpstart your spring skincare routine.
Exfoliate your skin
Over exfoliation in the winter can cause your skin to lose much-needed moisture, but in the spring, it’s a time to exfoliate away all the dry, flaky winter skin. Depending on your skin type, you might exfoliate once a week or several times a week with a gentle face scrub or exfoliant. Exfoliating regularly will help you keep your pores unclogged and your skin smooth.
Try a chemical peel
With a new season, you might want to feel brand new. Chemical peels, administered by a trained professional, remove the uppermost layer of skin to reveal new, fresh skin. These treatments can help with uneven tone and texture, fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars—perfect for a fresh start this spring! Be sure to wear SPF and reduce your time in the sun immediately following a chemical peel, since the new skin is more sensitive.
Protect skin from the sun
SPF should be used year-round to help protect your skin from harmful UV rays. But as the weather warms up and you spend more time outdoors, it’s even more important to make sure you are using SPF daily. The American Cancer Society recommends using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher to help protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Limiting your time outdoors during the brightest part of the day can also help you protect your skin in warmer weather.
Prepare for spring allergies
Spring brings beautiful flowers and showers, but it also brings allergies. While we might often experience the sneezing and watery eyes of spring allergies, your skin can also react to spring allergens. There are many conditions, like eczema, that might get worse in the spring. So, it’s important to have a plan for tackling spring skin allergies, which can include moisturizers, body oils and medicated treatments, if needed.
Spring clean your products
If you’re already cleaning out your closet, why not add your skincare products to the list? Swap out your heavy moisturizers for something light with SPF. Be sure to throw away old products and clean your makeup brushes regularly.
What will your skincare routine look like this spring? Skin has different needs every season, so it’s important to remember your skin when you start your spring cleaning. Use these tips to help you create a spring skincare routine that works for you. Learn more about our dermatology and aesthetics services.