Tips to Prepare your Skin for Spring

Tips to Prepare your Skin for Spring

Tips to Prepare your Skin for Spring

It is almost time to lose the fluffy sweaters and heavy boots and replace them with thinner fabrics and floral prints. Spring is coming and your skin can feel it, too. Just like you don’t need a mittens anymore, it doesn’t need the same care regimen either.

Skin is the protective barrier between the body and the rest of the world, so it is only natural for it to be the first one to sense the changes in temperature and atmospheric pressure. But what does your skin need during spring? Well, much like the rest of nature, it needs something to help it revive itself after a long winter. Check out our advice on how to regain your glow this spring:

Exfoliate thoroughly

The beginning of spring is the ideal time to get rid of all the old skin cells that accumulated during winter. These cells are clogging the top layer of your skin favoring the appearance of pimples and blackheads; plus, they prevent nutrients from your moisturizers and serums to penetrate the deeper level of the skin, so there’s really no reason for you to hang on to them.

Use a gentle scrub; you can pick one up from any drugstore or even supermarket. Or, if you prefer something natural, you can make your own scrub using abrasive ingredients like ground coffee, pure sugar or baking powder. Simply mix them with your face or body wash and rub them against your skin and that’s it! Pretty easy, right?

Clean your skin

After exfoliation, the next step is a thorough cleaning. You can liven the face or body wash you typically use with some lemon or orange juice or zest. It will not only smell amazing, but it will also reinvigorate your skin.

Hydrate the right way

Just like always, part three of the skin care routine is hydration. Remember to never skip it, especially after you’ve exfoliated. Irrespective of how gentle the scrub was, this is still a small aggression on your skin and you now need to nourish it profusely.

The main thing you need to remember about your new hydration regimen is that you should switch to a moisturizer that is more appropriate for the warming weather. If you continue to use the very dense winter one, your skin can easily sweat and break out in acne and/or blackheads. Try to find one that has a lighter texture; you still need hydration, but you no longer need the heavy winter texture.

The ideal time to hydrate your skin is right after stepping out of the shower. Your pores are open then because of the hot water and they can absorb the active ingredients easier.

Drink plenty of water

This is something that you should do during every season, but we all know that when it’s cold outside we don’t really feel like drinking too much water. However, it is now time to get back on the “at least 8 glasses per day” regimen. The weather will get warmer and warmer and your skin needs both outside and inside hydration in order to look its best.

Use sunscreen

If you’re a regular on this blog, then you may have already gotten tired of reading this. But we keep saying it for a reason! We even said it during winter (and hope you heeded our advice); we will say it again now even louder: the sun will get brighter by the day, so never leave home without wearing sunscreen!

The ultraviolet rays of the sun are responsible for aging your skin, creating wrinkles, fine lines and spots, as well as for its diminishing elasticity. Make sure you cover your skin as much as possible and always wear at least 15 SPF sunscreen.

Get the wow factor for your skin

Did you know that Cleopatra used to bathe in milk in order to have a smooth skin? Maybe you should follow in her steps. After all, she was a beauty queen. Ad a regular queen, but that’s beside the point. If you want a quick fix for your post-winter coarse skin, try this one: fill your bathtub with warm water, add two glasses of milk, a sprinkle of baking soda and your favorite essential oil.

Spend 30 minutes soaked and you will feel reborn! Be careful, though: if you use hot water instead of warm water, you will cancel out the hydrating effect of the ingredients you added to the bath and end up with even coarser skin.

Don’t spend that much time in the shower

You no longer need those very long baths (they were damaging for your skin, anyway, but we get why they can be heavenly during cold winters). You don’t need to spend more than 10 minutes in the shower. Try to limit your time to this and your skin will thank you. Plus, you will have more time to do the things you love!

Don’t forget about lip care

The cold winter weather makes us addicted to lip balm. Did you know that, ironically enough, your lips are the first part of your body that loses moisture during winter? Try to avoid licking them, as the acid in the saliva makes things even worse. And don’t give up on the lip balm during spring: choose one with SPF and enjoy soft lips irrespective of how the weather changes.

Assess your diet

Maybe you’ve splurged yourself with an extra serving of dessert or steak during the winter holidays (who hasn’t?) or maybe your whole diet was messed up during the cold season. You don’t have to feel bad about it: it is a perfectly natural reaction to need more food when it’s cold. But now that spring is close, it will be easier for you to find fresh veggies and get back on track! You don’t want last Christmas’ supper to still be visible on your skin, do you?

Get plenty of sleep

As soon as winter is over and the days get longer, we feel like we don’t need to cuddle between the pillows and the blankets throughout the day. Spring makes us feel like we can take over the world and we often take on more than we should. This leads to a busy schedule and less sleep, both of which are visible on your skin. Aside from the bags you get under your eyes from the lack of sleep, you also deprive your skin from the downtime it needs to regenerate properly. Make sure you get the sleep you need!

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