Don’t just spring clean your house. Spring clean your skin, too! Warmer weather means it’s time to update your skin care regimen and treatments. Regardless of skin type, seasonal transitions can be rough on skin. By making a few adjustments you can transform your dull, dry, winter skin to gorgeous and glowing this spring.
Exfoliate More Frequently
The cold, dry days of winter are over but your rough, flaky skin may still remain. Slough off those dead cells and restore your skin’s fresh glow by gently exfoliating once a week. Exfoliating will help your skin to absorb moisturizers and it will even your skin’s texture, giving you a smooth surface for treatment products, makeup, and self-tanners.
Switch to a Lighter Daily Moisturizer
Parched skin requires a heavier moisturizer during the colder months, but rising temperatures and humidity levels increase your skin’s natural oil production. For normal skin, swap your heavy moisturizer for a lighter lotion. If you have oily, acne-prone skin, you may be able to forgo moisturizer altogether. However, if you have very dry skin, eczema, or psoriasis, you may wish to stick with your heavier moisturizer year round.
Monitor Sun Exposure and Increase Sunscreen Use
Avoid excess sun exposure and cover exposed skin with proper clothing and hats to avoid sunburns. While it’s important to wear sunscreen all year long, warmer weather means your skin is exposed to the sun for longer periods of time. Wear a waterproof, broad-spectrum SPF 30 (or higher) sunscreen and re-apply throughout the day.
Purge Your Skin Care Products
Don’t forget to spring clean you cosmetics and skin care products. Old, outdated products not only lose their effectiveness, they can harbor bacteria. Check the dates on all of your products and toss anything past the expiration date, and any product containing an SPF that is older than one year. Throw away dry, crusty products and any that have changed consistency, color, or smell. Get rid of all your old, dirty make-up brushes and sponges, as well as any opened mascaras that are older than three months.
Face and Body Treatments at Beauty Skin Laser
After spring cleaning your skincare regimen, come to Beauty Skin Laser for your next step in fresh, fabulous skin. From facials to lasers and peels, we offer a variety of face and body treatments to get your skin ready for spring. Call us today!