Spring has just arrived! Time to update your skin care routine and wake up your skin from its winter hibernation.
Spring skin changes
The change from cold to warm weather can cause a whole new set of skin issues for most of us. As your natural oils come back into balance after the dry winter, you may notice an increase in oiliness which results in breakouts and acne. For some, flower pollens can cause skin allergies that make skin prone to flare-ups.
Adjust your skincare routine
This is why you should switch up your skincare routine as the seasons change. Set aside those winter skincare habits and create a new spring skincare routine with the right skin care products and techniques.
Here are our seven skincare tips for that healthy, spring glow:
Winter weather can take its toll on skin and leave a season-long buildup of dead skin cells. This can make the skin dry, flaky and dull.
Since you are most likely to show more skin during the warmer months, shedding off your old skin cells should be a must to achieve vibrant and youthful skin as the new season rolls in.
We recommend adding an exfoliator in your spring skincare regimen. Exfoliators work by getting rid of your skin buildup, improving skin texture and appearance, reducing your chances of breaking out and improving your skin’s ability to absorb other skincare products.
What’s the best way to effectively slough off old and dull skin? A chemical peel!
Physical exfoliators like face scrubs show immediate results but they are not as effective as you think. These can only remove what’s on the topmost layer of your skin and most contain particles that are too coarse and jagged which can irritate the gentle skin on your face. This is why we recommend using a chemical exfoliator like our Glycolic Acid Peel or Salicylic Acid Peel.
These work by mimicking your body’s natural exfoliation process, effectively treating and reducing skin imperfections. Unlike scrubs, chemical exfoliants work by weakening the lipids that bond the upper layer of the skin. This process effectively removes the dull and dead skin that we want to get rid of and in turn promotes healthy cell regeneration revealing younger, healthier skin.
During spring, we see more sunlight and increased temperature. You will have more beautiful days to spend outside! This increase in sun exposure means that SPF is even more important now than it was in the last couple of months.
If you want to keep skin healthy and youthful, wearing sunscreen daily is a must. Remember to always wear a 30 SPF moisturizer, even when you don’t see the sun shining brightly. Up to 40% of the sun's UV rays still penetrate the clouds even on a completely cloudy day so don’t be complacent about your sun protection.
Look for a broad-spectrum sunscreen that offers protection against both UVA and UVB rays. They can also clog your pores and cause breakouts so choose one that is non-comedogenic.
Spring weather means humidity and rain so using the thick, heavy moisturizer that you used during winter can leave your skin slick and greasy looking. This is why you should switch to a lighter moisturizer that will help keep your skin healthy and hydrated, keeping it refreshed and not weighed down.
We recommend a moisturizer like our Day/Night Moisturizer with Snail Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Green Tea, & Peptides. This moisturizer is perfect for spring as it is lightweight and smooth on the skin but is still rich enough to nourish and hydrate all day.
As the warmer months approach, the sun is out longer and everything is a lot brighter. And you may not notice, but this actually takes its toll on the delicate skin around your eyes. Since you are more prone to squinting, the harmful UV rays of the sun speed up the signs of aging around the eye.
Spring skincare tip: Have a pair of big sunglasses everywhere you go. Aside from making you look fabulous, they also protect your eyes from the glare of the sun.
An eye cream or eye gel should also be in your spring skincare routine. If you don’t have it in your skincare routine yet, now is the perfect time to add one; your future skin will thank you!
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Look for an eye cream or eye gel packed with antioxidants and peptides. This anti-aging duo plumps up fine lines and crow’s feet while warding off the collagen-destroying effects of the sun’s UVA rays.
Check out our Retinol Eye Cream. Aside from the amazing benefits of retinol, this eye cream is loaded with other anti-aging ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, green tea, caffeine, and ginseng which all help combat the fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes (recommended at night, before bed).
It’s time to do some spring cleaning with your makeup accessories.
These tools build up a gross amount of dust and bacteria which end up on your face every time you use them. Most experts recommend washing them at least once a week to keep bacteria at bay.
Gently wash with a natural cleanser, rinse thoroughly in lukewarm water until the water runs clear, squeeze out excess water and then lay them flat to dry for 24 hours.
Your makeup has a lot to do with your skin health so choosing the right ones are very important. Too much makeup can clog your pores and cause breakouts especially now that it’s more humid out.
Let your skin breathe and swap your liquid foundation for a light, face powder. They have lesser ingredients and are less likely to irritate your skin. You should also use products that are mineral based and are free of parabens. And of course, always take off your makeup before bedtime!
During winter, your body is exposed to harsh conditions — very low temperature, dry air, and cold winds. All these cause damage to your collagen levels which can seriously affect your hair, nails and skin health.
Revitalize yourself this spring with a collagen supplement like our Regenotin Advanced Collagen Generator.
This daily supplement is formulated with vital anti-aging nutrients, minerals, and vitamins that our body needs to support healthy hair, skin, and nails. It encourages the growth, development & regeneration of connective tissues so your skin stays supple, nails become stronger, and hair looks fuller.