Hi girls, how are you today? We’re in the first few months of spring, and along with the differences in the weather, you should incorporate differences in your skincare regimen. Here are five skincare tips for a spring clean to keep you glowing for the entire season.
Spring Clean Your Beauty Cabinet
It’s tempting to begin hoarding skincare products when you’re interested in keeping your skin game strong. What started as one or two bottles of moisturizer can quickly turn into five or six. You have to ask yourself, “Do I need another sunscreen bottle?” Especially if you haven’t used them in a while, the answer is likely no.
Spring is on the horizon, and it’s time to get rid of any products that have been in your cabinet for more than a few months. It’s okay to let go. Generally speaking, you only need about five or six products barring a serious skin condition.
Make Sure You Hydrate
At first glance, this may seem like a no-brainer. It’s something you should do no matter what season it is. That is correct, but it’s surprising how many people overlook proper hydration for their skincare regimen. Drinking water, cutting out sugar, and lowing your caffeine intake can help promote proper blood flow and carry nutrients to the skin. Don’t skip this crucial step.
Exfoliate Your Skin
The first thing you need to do is take care of the gunk in your skin that’s built up during the winter months. Skin cells regenerate all year long, but the scarves, gloves, and shoes you wore during winter may have kept the dead skin from sloughing off.
Start by running a hot bath and using a gentle exfoliator to rub off all the dead skin cells. You can find several exfoliator brands online, but keep in mind that full-body exfoliants aren’t always meant to be used for the face. You’ll want to buy a separate exfoliator for facial care. Don’t forget to get those rough patches like elbows, knees, hands, and the center of your back.
Choose a Lighter Moisturizer
Many store-bought moisturizers are terrible additions when trying to commit to a skincare routine due to their thickness. The continuous application leaves a thin layer of grease on your skin, clogging the pores. A better option would be to choose a lighter moisturizer that’s not heavy, absorbs into the skin, and spreads evenly.
Sunscreen, Sunscreen, Sunscreen
The sun is out, and with it comes many problems for people with sensitive skin. If you see that the sun is out, take measures to protect your skin from harmful UV rays with a light sunscreen. Applying it to the face is an obvious choice, but don’t forget your arms, elbows, legs, and hands, especially if they’re exposed. While you may think sunscreen is only for those harsh summer months, it’s useful for more than just beach trips.
These have been five skincare tips for your spring clean. If you follow these guidelines, you should achieve a vibrant glow that makes heads turn every time you step into the room.