With the change to warmer weather, it's also time to get ready for a new spring skin care. Winter is gone (mostly), and with it our dull moods and dry, itchy skin. And while we've spent the winter applying serums, balms, and oils, warmer air and higher humidity mean our skin is in for a shock.
Spring is here, and that means fun in the sun, pretty sundresses, and a fresh, clean look. Here's how to be ready for spring.
1. Spring cleaning the skin care shelf
Ah, we all have those products that are not usable anymore. The ones that sit in the very back of the bathroom shelf collecting dust! We so often forget to do a spring clean in our bathroom, and sometimes those products are way past their expiration date, which can cause skin irritation when we use them.
Throw away anything older than nine months. Old products can harbour a build-up of bacteria, leading to clogged pores and dull skin. Makeup brushes are also often overlooked and can harbour unwanted germs and viruses
2. Mists are fight sweating and acne
Spring can also mean extra sweatiness. Many people's first instinct is to wipe away sweat with wipes or even with their hands, which probably aren't freshly washed. This can introduce oils and bacteria that can and will harm the skin. Facial mists cool the skin, eliminate excessive sweating, and help keep the skin clean and free of harmful bacteria.
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3. Change the heavier moisturizer
Swap out your moisturizer for something lighter. We recommend a hyaluronic acid- or water-based formula product as the weather gets warmer. Our skin tends to retain more water in the spring and summer, so you don't need as much hydration - the switch from dry to humid air.
4. Exfoliate your skin
The cold, dry winter air can make your skin cracked and flaky. And with summer approaching, you need to remedy the situation quickly, because your new wardrobe demands that you show a lot more skin.
A solid way to shed off your old, dry skin is to exfoliate. It exposes a fresh, new layer underneath the dead skin cells and polishes up your complexion.
We realize this is pretty common knowledge, but applying sunscreen is very important. Sun exposure causes premature aging, lines and wrinkles, and greatly increases the risk of skin cancer. Invest in your skin with a sunscreen that you wear and reapply every day.
6. Do not use heavy foundation
Excessive heat and humidity make your pores prone to sweat and dirt buildup. So, as much as possible, avoid using heavy foundation and concealer creams during the spring and summer months.
Even though many of the foundations on the market have sunscreen in the ingredients, it is not enough to provide adequate coverage. Always use sunscreen in addition to your makeup products.