You can’t use the same skincare routine all year long. If you do, you could end up with breakouts and other skin issues like rashes or clogged pores. For one, sunlight exposure makes a big difference and it’s essential that you shield your skin both for esthetic and health reasons. Also, the temperatures are getting warmer and humidity is up, which affects your skin in many ways. Here’s how to make the transition from winter to spring skincare.
Ditch the Heavy Creams and Makeup
The very first thing you will need is to forget the heavy foundations if you want your skin to breathe during spring. Sweaty skin under caked-on makeup is bad news both for your makeup and the pores underneath. You want to let your skin breathe as much as you can and go for light creams that won’t clog the pores.
Invest in Facial Mist
If you’ve never used facial mists, you need to try them immediately. People tend to wipe the sweat off their face when temperatures get hotter, often with their hands which are usually not the cleanest. A facial mist will cool the skin and reduce sweating. Also, many of them have good ingredients for your skin and will leave it looking moisturized all day long without feeling heavy.
Protect Yourself from the Sun
You also have to make sure that you take the steps necessary to protect yourself from the sun. According to cosmetic surgeons from all around the world, excessive unprotected exposure to sunlight can lead to things like liver spots and other issues.
If you want to reduce the appearance of these, you have to avoid the sun during peak hours, wear SPF 30 cream or higher, and find a way to block sunlight from getting in contact with your face. Don’t forget the rest of your body either. For your face, we suggest you invest in a wide-brimmed hat that will protect you from sun rays and will look stylish at the same time.
Don’t Forget Your Lips
A lot of people tend to ditch the lipstick once winter is over in their skin care routine, but you should still care for your lips. Lips are exposed to sunlight as well and are just as much at risk as the rest of your body, so make sure that you buy an SPF chapstick as well. The sun can cause damage to your lips in the summer and winter though it’s a bit more subtle, so don’t neglect them.
Be Careful with Exfoliants
Exfoliations may make your skin feel and look brand new, but you need to be careful with these during spring and summer. Removing dead skin cells leaves the fresh ones exposed and more vulnerable to UV rays. This will not only make you prone to cosmetic skin issues, but cancer as well.
These are just a few essential tips for making a successful transition from winter to spring/summer skincare. Follow these to the letter and listen to your body as well.