The weather is starting to warm up and that means it’s time to start thinking about your skincare routine. Winter can be harsh on the skin, so it’s important to switch things up in the warmer months. Here are some simple Spring skin tips to help get your glow back.
Could your skin do with a spring clean? Being subjected to extremes of temperature and end of year partying can take its toll. If you follow these simple tips, you can achieve flawless Spring skin all season long.
Simple Spring Skin Care Tips
When the weather changes, your skincare routine should too. Take these easy Spring skin steps to make sure that you look your best for the new season.
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1. Assess Your Current Skincare Products
One of the first things you should do is go through your collection of skin care products and get rid of anything that is out of date. While expired skincare and makeup won’t necessarily harm your skin, it can cause irritation and breakouts.
Additionally, old skincare products may be less effective and can actually end up doing more harm than good. Once you’ve cleared out your bathroom cabinet, take some time to cleanse your makeup brushes.
Regularly washing your brushes will help to remove dirt, oil, and bacteria that can cause breakouts.
2. Switch up Your Skin Cleansers
Spring is a great time to refresh your skincare routine. One way to do this is to switch to a light cleanser in the morning and a more hydrating one at night.
A light cleanser will help to remove any dirt and oil that has built up overnight, without stripping your skin of its natural moisture. A more hydrating cleanser is ideal for use in the evening, as it will help to replenish any moisture that your skin has lost during the day.
3. Exfoliate Regularly
It’s a great idea to exfoliate weekly to eliminate dead skin cells, but don’t overdo it. Avoid harsh scrubs with ingredients like apricot kernels. Instead, seek out AHA based products for a gentler but effective alternative.
Exfoliators containing microbeads are harmful to the environment. However, these days there are many products that use rice grains, Japanese adzuki bean powder or other eco-friendly ingredients.
One of the best is the Rice Bran Enzyme Powder Face Wash and Scrub by Korean beauty brand SRB. It’s a gentle but highly effective exfoliator that boosts skin cell turnover and improves dull skin.
The advanced hypoallergenic formula contains over 50 nutrients including grape seed and pollen extract. It gently exfoliates and soothes the skin, unclogging pores and brightening your complexion.
4. Banish Blemishes
Apply a targeted spot treatment containing salicylic acid to clear up skin blemishes and itchy skin. Don’t try a blackhead or whitehead extraction at home. This is a job best left to the professionals unless you want to risk scarring or infection.
Dr. Lin Salicylic Acid Treatment is a foaming cleanser formulated by a dermatologist that will clear up acne and spots fast.
5. Eat and Drink for Healthy Skin
Drinking plenty of water is one of the best ways to keep your skin hydrated from the inside out. Water is also essential for flushing out toxins and giving a natural glow.
Make sure to eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables as well. Not only are they good for your overall health, but they also contain antioxidants that can help protect your skin from damage. By taking care of your skin now, you can enjoy a healthy, radiant complexion all season long.
Consider adding a collagen supplement too. Collagen makes up around 75% of the dermis and is important for skin strength and joint flexibility. As our collagen levels decrease with age, a collagen supplement is a great way to maintain smooth skin and joint health.
6. Try an At-home Skin Peel
Dermalogica Pro Power Peel contains 30% lactic acid as well as phytic Acid, mucor fungal extract, grape juice extract and tangerine peel. These active ingredients help to even skin tone and to reduce the signs of ageing.
For an effective at-home treatment, try a fruit peel to remove rough patches and reveal new skin. A mild glycolic or lactic acid peel is generally safe, although if your skin is sensitive, do a patch test first.
7. Nourish the Skin on your Body
At this time of year, your body needs just as much attention as your face. Spring is the perfect time to change up your bodycare routine with firming skin moisturizers, foot peels and body scrubs.
Firming Body Moisturizer
Award-winning bodycare brand Olverum has a new Firming Body Moisturizer that will leave your skin feeling hydrated and toned. Designed to work with their Firming Body Polish and Firming Body Oil or on it’s own, this luxurious moisturizer contains many active ingredients.
There’s Lapland harvested crowberry extract, winged kelp extract, papaya enzyme, meadowfoam seed oil, rice extract, and Crambe Abyssinica oil to boost collagen production and smooth skin. This at home spa ritual is beautifully packaged and is cruelty free and vegan friendly.
Olverum Firming Body Moisturizer costs £40 and is available at Harvey Nichols, Fortnum & Mason, SpaceNK and olverum.com.
For your feet, try covering them with Vaseline and popping on socks for a few nights. If they need extra help, use a foot file to remove any remaining dry skin. Your feet should be super soft in no time.
A foot care kit tool will come in handy for particularly hard skin on your feet. Another great way to get smooth skin is to use a special foot peel mask.
You just put the booties on for 60-90 minutes and the dead skin will start to fall off within 3 to 7 days. Your feet will be super smooth afterwards.
To help get your skin Spring ready and to excrete toxins more effectively, 5 minutes of dry brushing your body is highly recommended. Before you shower, use a natural bristle brush and move it gently over the whole of your body. This body routine is best done in the morning rather than before bedtime as you may find it gives you a rush of energy.
8. Apply a Weekly Face Mask
There are many different types of face mask available so choose one that suits your skin type and addresses your own skin concerns. Clay masks help to draw out impurities and reduce blemishes although they can be rather drying.
If you have combination skin, consider applying to the T-zone only and using a hydrating mask on the rest of your face. Sheet masks are among the most effective at restoring hydration to skin.
This face masks set by Rael Beauty is free from parabens, alcohol, mineral oils, silicone, artificial fragrances and other nasties. There are 5 each of collagen, hydration, tea tree and Vitamin C masks to plump, firm, brighten, moisturize, purify and soothe your skin. They’re ideal for all skin types including sensitive skin.
9. Use Sunscreen Every Day
One important step in your Spring skin care routine should be to apply sunscreen every day, even if you don’t plan on spending much time in the sun. Ultraviolet (UV) rays are present year-round, and they can damage your skin even on cloudy days.
Prolonged exposure to those harmful UV rays can cause wrinkles, age spots, and other forms of skin cancer. But don’t worry, you can protect your skin by applying a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher every day.
Remember to apply it 30 minutes before going outside, to give it a chance to sink in. It’s important to reapply it regularly. Then you can enjoy all the season has to offer without worrying about sun exposure damaging your skin.
10. Switch to a Lighter Moisturizer
There’s no need for a heavy duty cream when the weather starts warming up so now is the time to switch to a lighter moisturizer. Hyaluronic acid is particularly effective for reducing fine lines, increasing brightness and skin texture.
This oil-free moisturizer by Dr. Dennis Gross won’t clog up your skin and can be used day and night. It seals in hydration and leaves skin radiant and firm.
If you’re always in a rush, consider investing in a moisturizer that contains SPF protection. That way you won’t have to apply it separately.
One of the best SPF moisturizers that we have found is by Josie Maran. It’s cruelty free, vegan and has no parabens, sulfates, phthalates, mineral oils, synthetic fragrance or formaldehyde.
This moisturizer has an SPF 47 sunscreen, giving you optimal UVA and UVB protection. Pure argan oil, green tea and jojoba oil condition and nourish your skin.
11. Swap to a Lighter Foundation
It’s also a good time to swap your heavy foundation for a BB or CC cream or a tinted moisturizer. Many of these lighter lotions contain SPF protection too and if you need extra coverage, apply concealer only to the parts of your skin that really need it.
Nars does a good oil free SPF30 tinted moisturizer that comes in 11 skin shades. It will also help to reduce dark spots and pigmentation.
12. Have a Professional Facial
In order to further boost hydration and restore radiance, a regular professional facial is not a luxury, it’s a must! Choose a results driven facial rather than a relaxing one for long term results.
13. Get Enough Quality Sleep
And finally, one of the best things we can do for our skin is to get enough sleep. When we sleep, our bodies have a chance to rest and repair themselves.
This includes the skin, which needs time to regenerate new cells and get rid of old ones. In addition, sleep helps to reduce stress levels, which can have a positive impact on the skin. So if you want to give your skin a Spring boost, make sure you’re getting enough shut-eye.
In Conclusion: Spring Skincare Tips
Spring is the perfect time to give your skincare routine a refresh. Following these tips, you’ll be sure to have gorgeous skin all Spring and Summer long! Enjoy the warmer weather and don’t forget to take care of your skin!
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