Spring Skin Care

Spring is a time for renewal – the weather is getting warmer, days are getting longer and nature begins to regrow following the winter. Following the harsh winter months, your skin is likely also in need of some renewal. 

Cold, harsh weather can be particularly problematic for skin and can cause all kinds of problems, from skin dryness, acne or spots, irritation, and redness. After months of alternating between dry and warm indoor air and cold weather outside, it’s time to give your skin some much-needed springtime TLC.

Spring Skin Care Tips For Glowing Skin

Let’s take a look at some spring skincare tips to rejuvenate your skin and give it a beautiful springtime glow. 

Exfoliation Is Key

One of the first steps to giving your skin some much-needed TLC is to exfoliate regularly. Although your skin cells are constantly regenerating, dry skin and heavy moisturizers can cause the skin to lose its glow. 

To exfoliate your skin, use warm, not hot, water and splash your skin liberally. Then, use a gentle exfoliator (avoid ones with microplastics and instead look for one that uses natural ingredients) and apply all over your face, being sure to focus on areas where dead skin cells might build up such as around your nose, eyebrows, and jawline.

Exfoliating can be done before cleansing, toning, and moisturizing to give your skin a glowing appearance

Wear Sun Protection

Sun protection isn’t just for holidays. One of the biggest contributors to skin damage is not wearing sun protection, which can cause burns, pigmentation, and redness. Even on overcast days, harmful UV rays can still make their way through the cloud cover, damaging your skin, so be sure to add sun protection to your skincare routine

Most daily moisturizers contain some level of SPF, which is useful to protect your skin on a day to day basis, but as we head into spring, where there is more natural light and the sun makes more of an appearance, be sure to take a look at your current sun protection use. 

Healthy Diet and Hydration

The saying is you are what you eat and when it comes to your skin, this is especially true. If you consume a diet that is low in natural foods, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, and seeds, then your skin can look dull and grey.

Not only this, but it can impact your overall health. By eating a healthy and well-balanced diet, you are ensuring that your skin and body are getting everything that it needs to look and feel its best. 

As well as your diet, dehydration plays a big part in dry and dull skin. If you aren’t drinking enough water, this can cause your skin to lose elasticity, making it feel tight and dry, plus it can make your skin lose its natural glow.

Drink plenty of water and look to take some vitamins and supplements, such as vitamins with B12, vitamin C, and collagen, to improve the overall appearance of your skin.

Clean Your Makeup Brushes

If you’re carrying out a big spring clean, don’t forget to pay close attention to your makeup brushes too. Makeup brushes and sponges can build up large amounts of hard-to-see dirt and grime, which with each use, gets spread around your face. If you suffer from acne or spots, then one of the reasons could be your makeup applicators. 

Gently wash your brushes and sponges once a week using a mild soap or cleanser and leave them to dry for around 24 hours. Baby shampoo is a great product to use to clean your brushes, as it is gentle, free from sulfates and dyes, and has a gentle scent. 

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