Spring is finally here! Are you looking forward to warmer weather and brighter days? With the change in weather, many of us are thinking about our spring and summer wardrobes, but are you remembering to take your skin into account? Spring comes with humidity, sunshine and time spent outdoors. This change in the weather means a change in how your skin reacts to its environment!
Humidity helps add moisture to dry skin, but when heat and humidity combine, the effects may not be as moisturizing as it may seem. According to the article, “The Best and Worst Weather For Your Face” by Amanda MacMillan of HowStuffWorks, states high temperatures cause skin to become more permeable, allowing moisture to escape in the form of sweat that will make your skin dry. In addition, dermatologists say that prolonged exposure to sunlight causes brown spots, drying and wrinkling and even skin cancer.
So how do you protect your skin this season? Follow these five spring skin care tips below, so you'll feel beautiful during this beautiful season!
1. Spring clean your cosmetics
The shelf life on skin care products is not infinite, so be sure to toss out any products you use on a regular basis - especially if it hasn’t been replaced since winter. Using a product after it’s expired can lead to breakouts and irritations.
2. Drink plenty of water
If your skin isn't getting the sufficient amount of water it causes dry and flaky skin – making your skin more prone to wrinkling. So be sure to drink 8 eight-ounce glasses of water per day to keep your skin hydrated.
3. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables
Spring season is the best time to eat healthy. Try to take advantage of fresh, green vegetable and fruits during this time of year. The less toxins and pesticides placed on your food the better. Also eating fruits like berries can help fight free radicals and encourage collagen renewal.
4. Wear a light moisturizer and foundation
The sun can strike all year round. While UVB rays are stronger during the summertime, they can still cause sunburn in the spring, leading to damage that prematurely ages your skin. In addition, this weather can open up oil-creating sebaceous glands and causes breakouts.
In order to keep your skin protected and fresh, use a light SeneDerm DayTime Moisturizer and follow with MakeSense Foundation. These products will give your skin protection equivalent to an SPF 30 and keep your skin oil-free.
5. Exfoliate, exfoliate and exfoliate
Spring is the perfect time to exfoliate skin that may have become dry in the winter months. Exfoliation helps remove the dead cells on the surface of your skin, fosters cell renewal and promotes younger, healthier skin, helping to give you that summertime glow
Use Polishing Exfoliator to slough off dead skin and prepare it for DayTime or Evening Moisturizer. It contains natural volcanic sand scrub particles (from Vanuatu) to gently exfoliate and SenePlex Complex which helps cellular renewal.
For more tips on how to get smoother and softer-looking skin, read “Get Rid of Pore Clogging Toxins" and contact me to update your beauty bag for spring!