We’ve had a perhaps the craziest winter that we’ve had in years, literally. Given that I frequently travel, I’m well aware of just how lucky I am to spend most of my time in sunny Miami, FL. However, the rest of the United States has been dealing with awfully cold temperatures and harsh weather on top of the bad skin that results from such weather.
The good news?
Spring is near and warmer weather is around the corner. With that being said, you need to prepare for the change. Assuming you make no effort to change your skin care routine, then you can expect your skin to reflect as such. No, that’s not a good thing either. So, what I’m going to do here today is share some skin care tips and tweaks that you can think of taking action on immediately. Doing so is going to help improve the condition of your skin.
Skin Care Changes For Spring Time Success
New seasons require new skin care routines, simple as that really. Spring is the official time to start whipping your skin into shape. As the temperatures get hotter and the days grow longer, you’ll need to put in the work to whip your skin back into shape just in time for beach season. Just think of all the damage and suffering that your skin has gone through for the past six months. The excessive snow, crazy dry winter heating, harsh cold temperatures, all those indoor to outdoor climate transitions do nothing good for you.
However, I’ve got a few good things that you can start doing if you’d like to really amp things up and prepare your skin for sunny days. You don’t necessarily need to do all of these things but attempting to do a couple of them just might help.
If you’ve opted for the lazy route all winter long and you have not been exfoliating, then it’s more important than ever before that you start doing so now! There is literally no chance that you’re going to be sporting healthy glowing skin if you don’t invest in an exfoliator asap. In colder temperatures, your skin tends to become really gray and dull. It’s common for products to even begin building up on your skin and the dead skin cells just create a horrible environment for your face. Toxins build up as well, it’s a pretty ugly situation.
Working an exfoliator into your skin is guaranteed to help remove that layer if dead winter skin cells, which is exactly what you need to do. This will unclog any pores that have been suffering all season long.
Here’s what you want to do. The first thing you’ll want to immediately start doing is using an exfoliator that’s proven to be effective. Don’t just head to the local grocery store and pick up the cheapest product. Do your research and find out what actually works. Once you’ve completed that task, you’ll want to work in a hydrating mask of some sort or at a minimum, some lotion to help smooth out your skin and keep things hydrated.
Switch Up Creams
If you’re currently using a moisturizing cream, then that’s great. Assuming that you are, you’re going to want to switch it out for a light lotion. That traditional heavy cream that we typically recommend for harsh winter months isn’t really necessary during the spring. You’ll want to find something that contains hyaluronic acid because it’s an incredible ingredient used to protect your skin like never before, it’ll help revive any dry, distressed, and dehydrated skin.
Check Protect Yourself
Don’t shoot the messenger, but you’re going to need to apply sunscreen daily from here on out. Sure, nothing different from what I’ve been preaching during the winter months, but if you haven’t been wearing sunscreen, then you are going to want to start doing so. Truth be told, you should be wearing this all year long. I preach it as well as practice it.
Now that it’s going to start being sunnier out than usual and the temperatures are rising, you are probably trying to show off more skin than you have in a long time. That said, you’ll want to apply a moisturizer that contains SPF 50 at a minimum. I’m a huge fan of everything Kiehl’s and they’ve got a great product I use called Kiehl’s Ultra Daily Defense. It protects your skin from UVA and UVB, reducing the chances of developing wrinkles and dark spots.
Eye See You
Next on the list is eye cream. While I’ve been using eye cream personally year round for a long time, I know that some people just slack during the winter months. If you’re looking for a solution to fight off the lines and wrinkles that quickly settled in this winter, then start using an eye cream every single day. Don’t ask questions, just do it. There are way too many options out there for me to make any suggestions. What I can say is that Elite Serum Rx seems to be a really popular choice for many of the writers here on Skincare.net. Perhaps you should give that a try.
Well, you’ve got some homework to do, so I suggest you get to work!