After endless months of cold weather and dry skin, winter is nearing its end and spring is just around the corner. Although the fresh breeze, sunny days, and colorful scenery is a welcoming change, don’t forget to address this change in your skincare routine as well!
Your skin is always changing and there’s no one routine to fit all your skincare needs year round. The transition to spring means your skin also needs to be prepared for sweat, humidity, and high temperatures.
Keep reading to learn how you can make 3 simple changes to your skincare routine to transition from winter to spring.
1. Start to exfoliate
The winter snow, harsh winds, and lack of sunlight has most likely increased build up on your skin. These can consist of leftover products, environmental toxins, and dead skin cells which can cause skin irritation if not removed.
This is where exfoliation comes in. When you add exfoliation to your routine, 2 times a week at the most, you gently remove all the “gunk” and create a smooth and primed canvas for all your other products.
Exfoliation can consist of microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and physical exfoliators. Remember not to get carried away and over exfoliate because this will result in dry, cracking and rash exposed skin - yikes! The easiest and SAFEST way to get a quick exfoliation treatment is to stop by your nearest Columbus Oasis Face Bar to get a customizable, targeted treatment in just 30 minutes.
2. Switch to lighter products
Your skin has been equally as cooped up as you have this winter- so let it breathe! As you transition to spring, lesson the amount of products you apply to your skin. Certain products used during the winter to hold moisture will now weigh your skin down in warmer temperatures.
Instead of using thick formulas, switch to a light moisturizer and serum. Unless you have super dry skin, also avoid using too many oil based products. When in doubt, opt for skincare products with few and straightforward ingredients.
3. Don’t get stingy with the sunscreen
Technically you should apply sunscreen year round since the sun is out all year, BUT applying sunscreen during spring is crucial. Since the weather is much nicer, you may find yourself exposed in the sun for a longer time. However, during spring the sun isn’t as noticeable as it is in the summer which might lead to over exposure to sun rays and inevitable sun burns.
Always apply sunscreen every morning at the end of your skincare routine and before you apply makeup. Sunscreen does not last 24 hours, so make sure to reapply sunscreen throughout the day as you spend time outdoors.
The biggest complaint when it comes to sunscreen is the sticky residue it leaves behind. If this is a major deal breaker for you, consider using a serum or moisturizer with SPF. Not only will this eliminate the tacky feeling, but it will also shorten your skincare routine. When shopping for sunscreen, make sure to look for products with at least an SPF of 30.
In conclusion, don’t neglect your skin this spring! You can easily transition your skincare routine by adding in exfoliation, using lighter formulas and most importantly applying sunscreen daily! After a much deserved wait, go and enjoy all that spring has to offer without having to worry about your skin!
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Cheers to spring!