“We all know about the best spring skincare habits that we should be following year-round; drink plenty of water, get your SPF on, and drink lots of green tea. But winter is typically when our skin tends to be driest and most sensitive, taking extra care during these months can make all the difference. “
“To transition your skin to the warmer weather, banish your “winter” skincare products like heavy moisturizers and thick serums. Replace them with lighter formulas to hydrate your skin without adding too much extra oil.”
I’ve summed up some key points below to help you with …
- – What are the best ways to transition your skin?
- – When is it time for a facial?
- – How often should you exfoliate your skin if you have dry skin?
- – How often should you exfoliate your skin if you have oily skin?
- – What is the best way to moisturize your face during warm weather?
Winter is over, but your skin might not be ready to welcome spring. If you’ve been neglecting your face through the winter months, it might be worth taking a minute to think about how you can get your skin back into that springtime groove. If you are one of those skintypes who already have dry skin or want to prevent wrinkles and age spots from forming on your face, these tips will help you keep your face looking fresh all year long!
But first things first – You might need to ditch the heavy moisturizer! Your winter cream may have been keeping your face from feeling tight or dry during cold weather, but in warmer temperatures, it’s going to make your face feel greasy instead.
Kick-start your in-clinic facials with double cleansing and exfoliation routines to increase cell turnover and improve the skin’s texture and overall complexion.
Double cleansing is an excellent way to remove impurities from the surface of the skin gently. If you are already using an exfoliant at home, avoid anything with rough beads, high acid content, or other abrasive particles.
With the change of seasons comes a change in your skin. Your face and body may be more prone to dryness, redness, and irritation during the colder months and while you can’t control Mother Nature, you can take steps to help combat these issues when they arise. The key is knowing what products will work for your specific skin type.
Here are three tips on how to transition your skin from winter weather into springtime!
– Cleanse your skin with a gentle cleanser at least once or twice a day. Try switching to a cleansing milk (I love Dermaviduals cleansing milk with DMS), and try a cooling mask (Can’t beat the epi-nouvelle+ mask). It will hydrate and calm the skin by doing so. When it’s cold outside, our skin tends to get dry. This dryness shows up on the surface as patches of redness on the cheeks. Masks are fantastic for giving our skin an extra boost of moisture (especially if they contain hyaluronic acid or other moisturizing agents) and calming the skin.
– Use sunscreen – This will safeguard your face from UV rays and the appearance of redness and dark spots caused by acne or sunburn. + Reapply your SPF during the day, and never forget your neck and hands! SPF is an acronym for “Sun Protection Factor” and means the number of minutes you can stay in the sun before your skin starts to burn. If it takes 20 minutes without sunscreen before the first sign that you are burning, then with SPF 30, you can stay out in the sun for 300 minutes. SPFs go all the way up to 50+. The number you see on most sunscreens is how much time it will typically take for your skin to redden with the UV rays.
Review to renew your sunscreen!!!!!!!
It’s essential to use a new sunscreen every year. Sunburn protection is the golden key in the spring and summer, and of course, don’t forget your lips!
– Hydrate all day long by drinking water and using hydrating serums. Serums are more intense than creams, so including them in your daily facial regimen will reduce the risk of dryness, flaking, and irritation, and itchy skin. Your cells need water to function, and they are created to perform specific activities. As a result, if they don’t have enough water on hand, they won’t operate as effectively. Plus, drinking plenty of fluids is an essential part of healthy living- so this means more than just hydrating your skin; your whole body will feel better!
– Increase and protect your skin with antioxidants and think of including polyphenols and bioflavonoids.
• Grape Seed Extract, Green Tea Extract, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Co-enzyme Q10
• Zinc, Isoflavone
• Boswellia, Butchers Broom
The primary function of antioxidants is to protect the skin from free radicals. Free radicals contribute significantly to oxidative stress and inflammation, leading to premature aging. So it’s essential to ensure that they are neutralized.
How often should you exfoliate your skin if you have dry skin?
– Avoid exfoliating your skin more than 1-2 times a week. Be gentle with your skin! Too much exfoliation can cause skin irritation and damage. Dry, flaky skin can be removed by gently exfoliating with DMS peeling cream containing hydrolyzed jojoba beads. Your skin is constantly regenerating new cells to replace the old ones. It usually takes about a month for your skin to completely restore and replenish itself. This process is known as ‘cell turnover.’
When you over-exfoliate, you’ll remove all those new, healthy cells with the old ones. Over time, this can result in thinner skin that will no longer have that same bounce-back quality as before!
How do you know when it’s time for a facial?
Our skin is constantly changing, and the winter months can be hard on your skin, but warmer weather means more fun in the sun! Summertime does pose a few challenges for us, though … It can be hard to figure out when and what treatments will work for you.
It’s easy to make the mistake of not caring for youthful skin in spring. However, this is probably the one season where it’s most important to maintain your skincare regimen. You want to look at your facials like a skin gym, where consistency and routine are key!
Every facial should be unique to your skin.
• Is your skin producing too much oil? + Then, you may want to consider an antioxidant facial or enzyme treatment that will help to reduce and prevent further breakouts.
• Are you having problems with reactive skin? + If so, then you’ll want to go with a calming treatment.
• Do you have an uneven skin tone? + Try something containing fruit enzymes for brighter and more even skin.
• Do you feel like your skin is looking dull and tired? + Then we might want to think about a MAX + LED treatment to give you a good healthy glow.
• Is it a special occasion? + If so, then I’d recommend a facial plan that will hydrate your skin and make it look radiant.
In the spring, springtime can bring about skin changes and challenges such as inflammation and redness. Seasonal skin allergies are common as allergens and pollen in the air increase.
Be sure to contact me to schedule an appointment for a skin consultation on how best to care for your skin this season! I want your skin looking radiant all year long – so ensure that your skincare prescription is correct for the Spring and Summer seasons!
> want to know more about enzymes? Read the blog about enzymes here. https://skinperfectionnz.com/2021/09/10/meet-one-of-the-ingredients-in-our-products-enzymes-in-your-skincare/
> What is skin analysis, and are you having these questions? Then skin analysis might be for you. Find out more here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZ6-_3weKKo
> What it means for your skin when you are under the wings of a skin expert. See Pip’s journey with perioral dermatitis. https://view.flodesk.com/emails/5fefdcdb1eedb3c103cd7ef1
Be sure to apply at least one of these tips, your skin will thank you for it!