5 Tips to Revitalizing Your Skin Care Routine for Spring
It’s time to toss out the old and cold and make room for the new and bright… skin that is. With spring bringing a mix of shorter hemlines and sunnier days, taking care of your skin begins with understanding the changes in your skin care routine from winter to spring. As we are wearing less it’s important for our skin to shine through and be radiant.
- SPRING CLEAN YOUR OLD SKIN CARE PRODUCTS. There’s no time like the beginning of the season to rummage through your beauty products to remove products that have expired and no longer serve you. Take the time at the beginning of the season to update your skin care products that have changed consistency, color or smell. Bacteria can harbor in old beauty products and can cause more harm than good.
TIP: Most skin care products have a two year expiration date on the active ingredients, use your judgement when purging.
- CONTINUE TO DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. Your skin is a living organism made up of cells. Without water your body does not function properly, and your skin is no exception. Drinking at least 8 glasses a day will help rid the body and skin of toxins. During the warmer months water is lost in large quantities every day, you need to replace it to aid in a radiant, and healthy-looking complexion.
TIP: Drinking a glass of warm lemon water first thing in the morning does wonders for your skin.
- CHANGE YOUR MOISTURIZER. One of the common mistakes women make in the transition from winter to spring is to continue to use winter moisturizers. Heavier moisturizers in the warmer months throw off your skin’s natural oil production and clog your pores. Look for the lighter formula of your winter moisturizer. For example, La Mer moisturizer, found at Saks Fifth Avenue, comes in a crème for winter and a gel for spring. It is important to increase the SPF in your moisturizer.
TIP: Add rosewater to heavy creams for an instant lightweight formula.
- GIVE YOURSELF A WEEKLY MASK. Weekly masks are great for those warmer days when you don’t wear as much make up and want a fresh bright complexion I highly recommends Boscia found at Sephora, they cover an array of skin types.
For Oily Skin: Charcoal Pore-Minimizing Hydrogel Mask at Sephora, $8.00
For Clarity and Firming: Sake Brightening Hydrogel Mask at Sephora, $8.
Dry Skin: Tsubaki Oil Deep Hydration Hydrogel Mask, at Sephora $8.00
TIP: Sheet masks, on trend right now, are easy to apply and remove.
- Microdermabrasion, also known as Microderm, is a cosmetic procedure used to remove the top layer of sun-damaged and dead skin cells and leaving behind a healthier, younger you. Whether you decide to go with the crystal or non–crystal method of exfoliating the outer-most layer of your skin. By freeing your complexion of dead skin, microdermabrasion helps your makeup glide on for a flawless finish.
TIP: After the microdermabrasion treatment, skin will be sensitive to chemicals, heat, perfumes and sunlight. A sun block is essential to prevent damage to the delicate skin as it heals following the microdermabrasion treatment.