Spring Beauty Guide
February 20, 2019 5:15 am
As fall and winter months kept cooling the air down and spoiling the weather, you did whatever you had to in order to keep your skin healthy and glowing at all times. However, since spring is just around the corner, you can expect the days to be warmer and sunnier. So, if you want to switch from the winter’s dry-and-flaky mode to rejuvenated springtime skin, there are some adjustments you need to make with regards to skincare. In case you aren’t sure what exactly you are supposed to do, here are some valuable tips for you.
If you are dedicated to keeping your skin in the best possible shape, exfoliation is not a new notion to you. And what better time to do it than at the end of winter and the beginning of spring, since winter tends to dry and irritate your skin, leaving old and dead skin cells all over. Layers of these cells on your skin clog your pores and prevent nutrients and fresh air from reaching the inner layers of your skin. Choose or make a scrub that suits your skin type, since a scrub that’s too aggressive can damage your skin in case it’s sensitive. Exfoliate your face, but also your whole body twice a week, or up to four times if your skin is extra dry. Once you remove the dead skin cells, you can bring your skin back to its youthful and healthy state.
No matter what your daily routine is and where you spend most of your time, you can’t escape the impurities that come into contact with your skin and stick to it. This applies to your face more than other parts of your skin, since it isn’t covered with clothes and is in direct contact with the environment. The only way to deal with this is by making sure you cleanse your skin every day and that you do it thoroughly. Pick a face wash and a body wash you like and that are just right for your skin type, and make it a habit to clean your skin twice a day, in the morning and in the evening. Don’t forget that the skin on your face is more sensitive than the rest of your body, so don’t use regular soap to clean it and always wash it with lukewarm water, since water that’s too cold or too hot can irritate it.
Hydrate inside and out
Due to the fact that your body receives less moisture throughout winter, you should make sure that you drink at least eight glasses of water a day to make up for it as spring approaches. Other than hydrating your skin from the inside, you should also invest in premium hydration skincare products, especially for your face. High-quality moisturizer creams and lotions support skin hydration by mimicking exactly those compounds that are naturally found in your skin, which is why it’s essential that you get the best possible ones for yourself. These products should be applied generously, and the best time to do it is right after you’ve taken a shower, while your skin is damp and open to absorb more moisture. When moisturizing, don’t forget the skin on your knees, elbows, hands and feet. The skin on these body parts is usually thicker than the rest of your body, so it needs moisture not to get too dry and itchy.
Protect it well
It really doesn’t matter what season it is when it comes to skin protection, but what does matter is that, once the sunny days are back, you’ll be wearing lighter clothes and your skin will be more exposed to the sun and the damage it can cause. So, remember to put on some sunscreen whenever you’re going out to avoid burnt skin, to slow down its aging and lower the risk of developing skin cancer. Use sunscreen of at least SPF30, apply it about 15 minutes before leaving home and reapply it every few hours or so. If you’re wearing makeup, apply some sunscreen before putting on a primer, and don’t limit the use of the sunscreen only on your face, but also to other parts of your body that are exposed to the sun, such as hands, arms or legs. Other ways you can protect your skin from the sun is by wearing sunglasses and protective clothes. Sunglasses will protect both, your eyes and the sensitive skin around them, while protective clothing can do its magic on the rest of your body.
Your aim should always be good skin health, and the beauty will be a side-effect of good skincare. So, waste no more time and start being especially kind to your skin today.