5 Great Ways to Transition from Winter to Spring Skincare
As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, it's time to start thinking about transitioning your skincare routine from winter to spring. This can be a tricky task, since your skin may be adjusting to the new weather conditions. But with these five tips, you'll be able to make the switch easily and enjoy your radiant spring complexion in no time!”
1. Swap out your heavy moisturizers for lighter ones that will hydrate your skin without making it feel weighed down
Heavy creams can feel like a godsend on dry winter skin, but when the weather is hot and sweaty they're not so beneficial. "In cold humid environments we need to use good emollients with moisturizers," explains Gail Leroy, RN, from our medical team! She recommends lighter products that absorb quickly for your face because of transepidermal water loss changes in climate conditions." The heavy cream actually does provide some relief against seasonal affective disorder (SAD) or other types of depression caused by low sunlight exposure during winter months - just make sure you switch back again after light summer days arrive!!
2. Add an SPF to your skincare routine to protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays
You may not wear sunscreen during the winter, but that doesn't mean you should break out in a cold sweat when it's time to be outside. The earth is physically closer to our home every day during the warmer months in the northern hemisphere, which means UV rays are stronger than the colder season before! Protect yourself with an extra high SPF rating and broad-spectrum protection all season long by increasing your SPF rating now--and find some new favorite skincare products too because these will make sure any sunburns or other skin damage from last summer don’t happen again.
3. Exfoliate regularly to get rid of dead skin cells and reveal a brighter, more radiant complexion
When it's cold outside and you have dry skin, the last thing on your mind is getting an exfoliator. But as we head into springtime with more humidity than ever before-now might be a good time to give that idea some serious thought! "Many people avoid scrubbing their face clean during winter because they're afraid of drying out," says Gail Leroy. However, going without will only make duller those cells already prone towards flaking due dim lighting conditions - so what better way by taking care both needs by starting to exfoliate to reveal your beautiful skin underneath.
4. Out with the old, in with the new
If you haven't done a skincare clean-out in the last few months, now is your cue to Marie Kondo your old skincare products. Cleanse and/or swap out washcloths or sponges for fresh ones as needed - these are great breeding grounds for bacteria so make sure they're moist-proof (and sterilized) before use! Makeup brushes should also be replaced regularly since their length varies depending on how much product was applied at one point during application; try using synthetic brush heads instead if possible because natural hair can easily accumulate dirt. If you have a product with an expiry date on it, make sure to get rid of anything that's past its use-by date. You can usually identify this by looking at the bottom part where there will be some sort of open jar symbol with "12M", for example, showing how long before they're going bad for anyone who opens them. Keep in mind even if we haven't opened ours yet though - active ingredients won’t necessarily lose their potency and effectiveness over time!
5. Drink plenty of water and eat healthy foods to keep your skin hydrated from the inside out
We all know that water is important for good health, but did you also realize how beneficial increased consumption can be on your skin? The skin contains 64% water and hydration goes beyond just helping with physical ailments. Drinking enough daily will improve appearance by keeping toxins out while regulating digestion functions better than ever before! Who wouldn't want glowing skin?
Spring is almost here, and with it comes a new set of skincare challenges. The sun is stronger, the days are longer, and you’re probably going to be spending more time outside. This means that your skin needs extra TLC now more than ever if you want to avoid looking like a dried-up prune by summertime. If you follow these tips, we guarantee your skin will be on its way to transition from dark and gloomy winter into radiant spring glow in no time.