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Spring Clean Your Skincare Routine

Spring Clean Your Skincare Routine

Spring Clean Your Skincare Routine

Happy spring! It’s finally time to lighten the load—with your wardrobe as well as your skincare. The start of a new season is a great time to switch up your skincare routine. Start spring cleaning with new and healthy skin habits and products.

Tips to spring clean your skincare routine

Transition to lighter skincare products

In the winter, we tend to wear heavier skincare products but with the increase in temperature and humidity, lighter products are the way to go.  Try a toner, light water-based moisturizer, serum, exfoliant, and retinol.  

Always wear sunscreen

Regardless of your age or skin tone, the best way to preserve a youthful appearance is to shield it from the sun. You should be wearing sunscreen every day, no matter the season, but if you haven’t done so yet, Spring is a great time to start!  Dangerous UV rays can prematurely age skin, leading to wrinkles and possible skin cancer issues.  Apply sunscreen (broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher).  Avoid spray on sunscreen, half of it goes into the air, barely any of it gets onto your skin, you’re breathing in half of it. It’s just not the right way to get good coverage.  Reapply sunblock throughout the day. Stay indoors during the middle part of the day when the sun’s UV rays are the strongest. Cover up with long pants, long sleeves, and a wide-brimmed hat.

Do NOT skip the PM cleanse

Wash your face every evening to remove SPF, makeup, dirt, and excess oil.  If you have spent the day in the sun do a double cleanse to remove SPF.   For optimal results, use a lightweight cleanser with cool to lukewarm water and avoid scrubbing. Gently pat your skin dry, then apply moisturizer using smooth, upward strokes. Don’t neglect your neck!

Exfoliate

A few times per week, use a gentle exfoliant to remove any dirt and pollutants deep within your pores that your facial cleanser might have missed. Exfoliating your skin also improves the circulation for a healthy, younger-looking glow.

Eye Care

As the warmer months approach, the sun stays out longer and brighter, taking its toll on the delicate skin around the eyes. Also, you’re more prone to squinting, and the sun’s UV rays can speed up emerging expression lines.  Wear oversized sunglasses to protect your eyes. Wear eye cream or eye gel as part of your spring skincare routine. Look for products packed with antioxidants and peptides to ward off collagen-destroying UVA rays and reduce fine lines and crow’s feet.

Wear Less Makeup

Your makeup has much to do with your skin health, so choosing the right products is critical. Excess makeup clogs pores and causes breakouts, especially as humidity increases.  Swap your liquid foundation for a light powder that has fewer ingredients and causes less skin irritation. In addition, you should use products that are mineral-based and paraben-free. And, of course, remove your makeup before bedtime.

Use a Retinol  

Most professionals agree that retinol is one of the most vital skincare products for an anti-aging regimen.  Retinols contain vitamin A to minimize wrinkles and create a brighter and even skin tone. In addition, unlike other products, a quality retinol hydrates deeper layers.

Always follow the directions for an over-the-counter retinol or a prescription strength retinol.

Follow Healthy Habits

Younger-looking skin results from adopting healthy habits for your entire body. As a result, your skin will reflect your overall wellness and health. Eat a balanced diet full of fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins to keep looking and feeling fresh and young. Get sufficient sleep to allow your body to recharge and promote cell turnover. Finally, exercise or stay active to get the blood pumping and sweat toxins from your skin.

Lastly…

Book a facial treatment:

Spring is a great time to treat yourself. From chemical peels and Dermaplaning to Microcurrent Therapy and LED Lights, there are many options that actually boost your skin’s natural rejuvenating abilities.

 

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