Spring is here and for some ladies that means a little bit of a skin freak out. I’m suffering one myself at this very moment. The air changes when the seasons do and if you have allergies or sensitive skin, things may flare as the temperatures start to go up. Whatever the cause is, you likely don’t want to deal with issues when the weather is finally getting nice and you want to minimize the products you use on your body. Use this handy guide and you should have the best skin ever, now and all year through.
1. Start by Having a Microdermabrasion Facial
Spring is a great time to make an appointment at the salon for a microdermabrasion facial. This procedure involves have the top few layers of your skin sloughed off to reveal the fresh, lovely skin beneath. If you tend to wear a lot of product during the cold winter months, this makes sense because it removes all that junk from the surface, letting you start the spring with a clean slate.
2. How about a Relaxing Steam Treatment?
A steam treatment is something you can do at home without having to spend a dime. Fill a large bowl with boiling water. Hold your head over the bowl so that the steam penetrates your face. Hold a towel over your head to keep the steam localized. Hang out there for a few minutes, then wash your skin and pat dry. The steam helps open up your pores so that you when you wash your skin, you can get all the built up grime out, preventing spring breakouts that no one wants to deal with.
3. Switch Your Moisturizer in the Spring
Not a day should go by when you don’t moisturize your skin, but when springtime comes, you want something extra special. Experts suggest looking for a cream that contains plant oils or nut butters. These ingredients will penetrate for the hydration you need, but won’t be so heavy on your skin during the warm weather months ahead of you.
4. Now is a Good Time to Start Wearing Sunscreen
You should be doing this every day, always, but if you aren’t already in the habit, now is a good time to start wearing sunscreen. This is especially important when the weather gets warm and you start spending more time outside. Even if you only plan to walk from the car and back, you should still be wearing SPF on any exposed skin every day.
5. Watch for Increased Shine on Your Skin
Many women experience an increase in sebum when the weather warms up. That can result in oily, shiny skin on your face. To counteract this, keep an eye out for more oil, especially on your T-zone. If you see it, switch to a grease controlling facial cleanser to help keep things under wraps. Carry blotting papers to soak grease up when you’re out and about.
6. Reevaluate Your Products and Skin Type
People often notice changes to their skin when the weather changes. This is true on your face and body. You might find that you need different products when it’s warm outside. Talk to your dermatologist if you’re having any issues. While you’re at it, check the expiration dates on your stuff so that you can throw away what isn’t good anymore and restock with the products that are perfect for you right now.
7. Take Advantage of the Yummy Spring Fruits and Vegetables
Now that spring is here, you’re probably noticing more variation at the farmers market or grocery store. Load your fridge with all the fruits and veggies of the season and you’re skin will thank you for it. Produce is packed with antioxidants that fight free radical damage and help your skin stay healthy and young.
What skincare changes do you make in the spring?