Even those who are would not describe themselves as a “nature-lover” are boosted by the renewal of Springtime. The warmer weather, sunnier days, and new life are hard to resist, so why try? If you are being tugged along by the urge to do some Spring Cleaning, go with it. While you’re at it, consider how such a practice can benefit your skin. Let’s look at 3 ways in which your skin care needs to transition with the changing season.
Moisture is a must for healthy, glowing skin, and we get it in two ways. One way that your skin gets boosted is with internal hydration. Drinking plenty of water can be more difficult in cooler months, so mindfulness is necessary. Sip from morning until evening, it’s pretty simple. Moisturizing products are also vital to healthy skin. What you need to remember is that your products will need to be adjusted as the weather changes. Cooler months are dryer and call for thicker formulations (hopefully you have been using them!). Now that Spring is just around the corner, it is time to toss aside the emollient creams and give your skin lighter moisturizing. Key ingredients that you want in your products include hydroxy acids, antioxidants like vitamin C, and nourishing chemicals like peptides.
What lies on the surface of your skin impacts your appearance. There is no way around this. If exfoliation is not in your routine, you may not understand the full ramifications of dull skin. Once you get professional treatment like a chemical peel or microdermabrasion, both offered in our Westerville dermatology office, the importance of exfoliation is something you will remember. The removal of dead, damaged cells brings out the bright, radiant skin beneath. It also allows your skin care products to permeate the cells and do their job.
Sun care is always important, even during the snowy, slushy months of the year. What changes is the type of sunscreen you may use. Waterproof formulations may be more appropriate for the warmer months. Regardless of time of year, broad spectrum sunscreen is ideal. If you have questions about which sunscreen is right for you, we are happy to speak with you about your lifestyle and needs.
Our experienced staff can help you transition your skin care into Spring. Call (614)-895-0400 to schedule a visit at Westerville Dermatology.