We all typically come out of winter with skin that isn’t at the top of its condition. Long months of cold weather, indoor heat, dry air, and wind have likely taken their toll. To help repair some of winter’s damage, here are my top 3 recommendations to transition your skin care routine into spring!
No matter how much serum or cream you apply, you will never have glowing skin if you don’t exfoliate. You should exfoliate 2-3 times per week. If you tend to use chemical exfoliants over the winter months, now is the time when you can begin introducing scrubs (physical exfoliants) back into your routine. However, keep in mind that any increase in exfoliation needs to be done on a gradual basis, so that you can pay close attention to the way in which your skin responds to this, cutting back if it causes redness or irritation.
Moisturize in the morning and in the evening when your skin is damp. The best time to moisturize is after a shower or after your daily face cleansing. Keep in mind that oil-free products are not always the answer (even during warmer months); some oils are actually good for your skin.
Add in Antioxidants
While the sun is just as damaging in the winter as it is in the summer, chances are that you will be spending much more time outdoors now that spring has arrived. This means that your skin will be exposed to the sun much more, and, in addition to keeping it protected with a broad spectrum SPF, you should also try adding in a few extra antioxidants to your skin care routine, as these will help to prevent and repair free radical damage. Whether this may be retinol, vitamin E or green tea, a serum is usually the most effective way to introduce these antioxidants to your skin, but be sure to purchase one that has been designed for your skin type.
While there are many ways in which you can transition your skin care routine from winter to spring, these steps are some of the most essential. From swapping your moisturizers over to investing in antioxidants, now is the perfect time to begin implementing each of these tips.
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