After roughly three months of cold and snow, it is time to bid goodbye to winter and welcome spring. Seasonal and weather changes can affect your skin. During spring, the sun is mild, the air humid and moist and the winds are pleasant. This change from the cold and dry atmosphere to warm, humid and moist can significantly impact the skin.
The warm spring temperatures might cause your skin to become oilier due to increased sebum production resulting in breakouts and flare-ups. Also, the humid atmosphere encourages sweating, resulting in dry skin. Therefore, as seasons change, it is important also to change your skincare routine to keep your skin glowing.
Here are four ways to get your skin glowing during spring.
1. Start by Exfoliating
This is the first thing to do to your skin to make it ready for the spring bloom. The cold and dry air of the winter makes the skin dry. As a result, a layer of dead skin cells builds up on your skin, making it dull and rough.
Exfoliating is key to eliminating the dead cells that have accumulated on your skin, making your skin clear and smooth. However, as you aim at having glowing and polished skin, ensure you do not over-exfoliate. Over-exfoliating can lead to skin damage, irritation and inflammation.
2. Keep Your Skin Moisturized
If there is something that you should splurge your money on to ensure your skin is glowing all the time is a good moisturizer. A moisturized skin does not grow dull. Keeping your skin moisturized after exfoliation, and a shower is key to ensuring it keeps glowing all throughout the spring.
Find the best hyaluronic acid serum to replenish lost moisture, help your skin retain water and keep the skin tissues moist and lubricated. The hyaluronic acid serum also prevents skin ageing, wrinkles and fine lines. You should moisturize daily even if you have oily skin.
3. Slather on the Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen
Sunscreen should not be reserved for summer only. Even if spring’s sun is mild, it won’t hurt to wear SPF sunscreen when going out. In fact, you should wear sunscreen every day, even on a cloudy day. This is because even on cloudy days, the harmful UV rays still find their way into the earth.
Incidental sun exposure even for a few minutes daily, can lead to significant sun damage over time and even result in skin cancer. Before you head out, apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen on your face, neck, hands and any other exposed part of the body.
4. Spring Clean Your Beauty Stash
Your beauty stash can make your skin glow but it can also be a catalyst to irritating and inflamed skin. As the spring starts, declutter your beauty stash. Go through your beauty stash, eliminating anything that is expired or nearing expiry. Anything expired and over six months old is likely to have toxins or bacteria that can harm your skin.
As for the brushes and sponges, regularly clean and disinfect them to eliminate grime and bacteria that might be accumulated on them. Also, always ensure they are dry. Moisture attracts bacteria and other microbes that can cause skin inflammation. Update your skincare regimen, and you will be assured of having glowing spring skin.