Everyone will agree that spring is the season of renewal. It’s the time of year when you trade in your thick sweaters and weather-proof boots for breezy jackets and lightweight sneakers and sandals.
The warm air and increased humidity mean your skin is about to be in for a shock. To prepare for the sunnier days ahead, you need to take some steps to transition your skin care routine from winter to spring.
Keep reading to discover more ways you can take care of yourself and get your skin summer-ready, or schedule a consultation with us today!
Change to an Oil-Free Moisturizer
Your skin tends to hold more moisture in spring and summer, and although you won’t need as much protection, make sure your skin is always properly hydrated. To avoid a greasy look, consider a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer—even better, one with an SPF of at least 0, which blocks 97% of the sun’s UVB rays.
Switch up Your Cleanser
Those gel and foaming cleansers you may have been using throughout winter could have been too harsh on your skin. However, spring is the perfect time switch back to them—after a long, warm day, it’s recommended to use a deep-cleaning cleanser to flush away all the dirt, grime, and other pollutants that may have accumulated on your face.
Beat Winter Dullness With Weekly Exfoliating!
With the arrival of spring, it’s time to buff away dead skin and unblock pores with a gentle exfoliating cleanser rather than a harsh scrub. Add exfoliation to your weekly beauty routine, using cleansing pads or a gentle facial brush with a small amount of glycolic acid to reveal the vibrant skin underneath. Dr. Amato also highly recommends TCA peels, a fantastic chemical peel option that rejuvenates your facial skin.
Reach for a Facemask Three Times a Week
Masks formulated with glycolic acid, fruit enzymes, or lactic acid break through dulled dried up skin cells, draw out impurities, dirt, and oils from the skin’s surface and leave you with brighter, clearer complexion.
Follow up With a Broad-Spectrum SPF Sunscreen
Spring is the best time to get back into the habit of protecting your skin daily with a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher coverage. Not only do the sun’s rays speed up the aging process of the skin, but the exposure makes wrinkles and fine lines seem more prominent on dehydrated skin.
Get Ahead of Breakouts
The best way to treat breakouts is to prevent them from cropping up in the first place. Aside from cleansing thoroughly, one of your best forms of defense is exfoliating regularly to keep pores clear. Cleansing your skin thoroughly both in the morning and before bedtime and keeping your favorite acne-fighting products on hand will help you eliminate potential skin problems right away.
Keep Allergy-Related Under-Eye Puffiness at Bay
Spring allergies may also leave you with puffiness under your eyes. So, the addition of a depuffing eye cream to your skincare routine may be something to consider. Storing the cream in the fridge and applying it while cold by lightly dabbing it around your eyes may give you the best results.
Skin Rejuvenation with Dr. Malena Amato
If you have any concerns about the condition of your skin as your transition from winter to spring, contact board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Malena Amato today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. Dr. Amato provides patients in the Austin, TX, area with the best skin care, medical spa, and aesthetic surgical procedures. Contact our Austin office or call 512-501-1010 to ask any questions.