Freshen Up Your Spring Skincare
Pack away your heavy winter creams and put together a healthy spring skincare routine. Your skin will thank you!
Any change of season wreaks havoc on the skin, and the transition from dry winter weather to fresh, brilliant spring can be particularly challenging. Winter-depleted skin is often stressed and unhappy, in dire need of TLC and moisture. Skin can be left feeling a bit rough and dull. Then warmer temperatures come around and bring about increased activity levels and increased oil production, which can lead to clogged pores. It’s no wonder skin often acts up in the spring.
A few simple changes to your spring skincare routine can have your skin fresh and glowing again in no time. Here are our top picks!
Top 5 Products for the Ultimate Spring Skin Care Routine
It should go without saying that UV protection remains at the top of our list of recommendations for all seasons, for everyone. But not all sunscreens are created equal. To keep your skin looking youthful, look for broad-spectrum sunscreens that protect against both UVA and UVB rays; it’s not enough to protect against one or the other. Factor in water- and sweat-resistance and avoid any formulas with comedogenic ingredients. And don’t forget your hat and sunglasses!
Pro Tip: We prefer mineral-based, physical sunscreens with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide over synthetic sunscreens. Factor in water- and sweat-resistance and avoid any formulas with comedogenic ingredients unless you want breakout issues.
Gentle Gel or Milky Cleanser
Non-foaming cleansers are key. All you need is thorough but gentle removal of makeup and excess oils. Any intense foaming action over-strips the skin, leaving it vulnerable to irritants and stimulating an increase in the very oils you’re trying to eliminate.
Enzyme-based Chemical Exfoliation
Look for a papaya or pineapple enzyme-based gel or mask to gently loosen the dull surface layer, leaving your skin soft and smooth. Once a week is a good frequency for almost everyone.
Pro tip: Never try to purchase any ‘professional strength’ acid or chemical exfoliant over the internet, as you run the risk of burns, pigmentation, and allergic reactions. Talk to your skin therapist if you’re interested in a deeper exfoliation.
Hydrating Antioxidant Serum
Skincare products with antioxidants help protect your skin from oxidative stress, which can damage your cells and accelerates the aging process. A daily antioxidant serum should be used every morning to combat the negative effects of stress, UV, pollution, lifestyle choices, diet, and more. For the ultimate 2-in-1 daily treatment fluid, look for one that also contains hyaluronic acid, the powerful water-binder that keeps skin plump and hydrated.
Believe it or not, pigmentation issues start with the retina of your eyes! Ultraviolet light detected by your retina triggers a hormone stimulation that contributes to pigmentation formation and uneven skin tone issues. It’s a complex process, but trust us that wearing high-quality UV protective sunglasses accomplishes more than just upping your style game.
There you go! Our top 5 product suggestions for a healthy spring skincare routine.