Your closets, cupboards, and cabinets aren’t the only things in desperate need of an awakening this Spring—your skin care routine needs freshening, too. Not many people know that our skin changes just like the seasons, so what might have worked for your skin in the winter may not work for you skin in the Spring to Summer months. Spring is possibly one of best times to start being more proactive about protecting your skin from sun exposure, free radicals, and pollutions that can cause early signs of aging and skin cancer.
Here are a few tips to help boost your skin care routine this spring:
1. Don’t Forget Your Sunscreen!
The number one tip for protecting your youthful complexion and fighting against free radicals and damaging sun exposure is to wear an SPF of 30 or higher. While the sun can be fun it can also be dangerous; its harmful rays can cause dark spots, premature wrinkles, dry and patchy skin, redness, peeling, and early signs of skin cancer, especially on the nose, cheeks, and forehead.
Sunscreen should be the very last step to your skincare routine and should be applied liberally to your face, chest, and arms or any skin that’s left exposed to the sun. If you’re thinking about that nice, glowing summer tan, try a self-tanner. It provides an even tan without the sun burn or underlying skin damage.
2. Skin Care Update
Our skin changes just like the seasons. What worked for you during the dry, winter months may not be working for you during the Spring. Also, skin care, make up, anything with SPF, retinol, or collagen has an expiration date. If you’re noticing your skin is lackluster, irritated, dry, or overly oily, take a look at your skin care products and perhaps make a few changes. If your skin is in desperate need of help and you’re not sure what products will be best for you, talk to a professional. At Eyelid & Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Dr. Malena Amato sells a line of personally selected skin care items to help balance, restore, and protect your skin.
Our skin is constantly turning over new cells, but what happens to the old, dead skin cells? Well, unless they’re scrubbed away, they can sit on the top layer of skin and cause your skin to look dull, congested, uneven, and texturized. If you’re experiencing texture issues, uneven skin tones, or scarring, another great way to help your skin is by going to a specialist and having a chemical peel or laser skin resurfacing. Chemical peels not only remove dead skin cells, but this treatment will also help to speed up the process of forming new cells. At Eyelid & Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Dr. Malena uses the TCA (trichloroacetic acid) peel to exfoliate and revitalize your skin.
Laser Skin resurfacing goes a step further than chemical peels and also helps to treat fine lines and wrinkles. The fractional laser increases the skin’s natural collagen production, making the skin appear tighter and more youthful.
Refresh Your Skin Care Routine this Spring in Austin, Texas
Glowing, vibrant skin is attainable with the right routine and the right products. Contact Dr. Amato at Eyelid & Facial Plastic Surgery Associates online or by phone (512) 501-1010 to arrange your consultation.