Spring is just around the corner (March 20) - which means it’s time for an overhaul of your winter beauty routine. Here are a few things to keep in mind when adjusting your routine to coincide with the season change.
Hydrate skin from the inside-out
Your skin is the very last organ to receive nutrients and nourishment from water, so it’s very important to make hydration a priority – regardless of the time of year. In addition, a day cream is one of the most essential beauty products in your skin care routine. Moisturizers that contain hyaluronic acid help the skin cells retain water and prevent evaporation.
Weekly exfoliation is a must to remove old dead skin cells and to make room for new cell regeneration. Gently using an exfoliating scrub twice a week can help to keep your skin glowing. Be cautious with over-exfoliating. Too much can cause skin irritation.
See an aesthetician
During a seasonal change, allowing a professional aesthetician to assess your skin under a magnification device will gain you access to valuable advice, treatment options, and product recommendations that are most appropriate for your skin’s changing needs.
Avoid long hot showers
Long exposure to hot water and soap breaks down your skin’s natural oils. Limit your shower to 15 minutes a day and turn down the heat. Apply your face and body lotion right after to allow for better moisture absorption.
Use SPF Protection
SPF should be worn daily on all skin types – and during all seasons! SPF will help prevent the effects of UVA and UVB rays on your skin that cause sun-damage and premature aging.