After months of cold, gloomy skies, and snow, spring is finally here. While you've been layering serums and moisturizers to protect your skin against the cold and dry air, the increase in humidity and temperatures might be a shock for your skin.
In this article, we'll talk about how to jump-start your spring skincare routine and the role nutrition can play in the health of your skin.
Spring Skincare Tip 1 - Clean up Your Old Products
Spring is the perfect season for decluttering and reorganizing your home. And, while you're at it, take a look at your skincare products collection too. Throw away the products that are well beyond or are approaching their best before dates, give the ones that you are not using or are not suited for your skin type to friends and family, and declutter your bathroom shelf.
Spring Skincare Tip 2 - No More Heavy Makeup
While makeup can certainly highlight your best features, adding layers upon layers of products can be detrimental to your skin, especially during the warmer seasons. Opt for lighter products that don't clog your pores or leave a sticky residue. And don't forget to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to protect your skin against harmful UV rays.
Spring Skincare Tip 3 – Exfoliate Your Skin
The cold weather and low humidity make the skin drier during the winter months. A gentle scrub can help you eliminate patches of dry, flaking skin and reveal softer skin. Exfoliating will also allow your moisturizing products to penetrate better and really replenish your skin.
Use small, gentle, circular motions to exfoliate the skin on your face, neck, arms, legs, and body. Rinse with lukewarm water and then pat your face and body dry with a clean towel.
Spring Skincare Tip 4 - Switch to a Lighter Moisturizer
You need a rich, heavy moisturizer cream to combat the cold and dry air during winter. But, as the temperatures and humidity levels rise, heavy formulations may clog your pores and cause more breakouts. Switch to a lighter formula that hydrates your skin without clogging it. Opt for products that contain hyaluronic acid, which can help hold water and hydrate your skin. And don't forget about other parts of your body that may also need replenishing after the long, cold months, such as your neck, hands, or ears.
Spring Skincare Tip 5 - Eat Right!
While most of us are conscious about how our diet affects our weight, health, and mood, it can also influence how our skin looks. A healthy, balanced diet that includes a wide range of vitamins, lean proteins, minerals, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants can help replenish the skin, improve its elasticity, and give it a natural radiance.
Try to include more foods that are rich in vitamin C (good for collagen production,) glucosamine products such as seafood (good for hyaluronic acid production,) antioxidants like alpha-lipoic acid from broccoli, spinach, and liver (protection against free radicals,) and curcumin found in turmeric (for a brighter skin.)
Spring Skincare Tip 6 - Don't Forget Sunscreen
We've mentioned sunscreen before, but it's worth talking about it again as a lot of people tend to miss this step. It's important to remember that you need to apply sunscreen even if it's cloudy outside or if you are going to spend most of the day inside. According to the American Academy of Dermatologists, about 80% of the sun’s rays still make it to the ground on a cloudy day. Even though you may not feel it, the UV rays can cause damage to your skin even on a cloudy, rainy day.
Spring Skincare Tip 7 - Try Something New
Spring is also the best moment to try new products and experiment with new skincare routines. If you are dealing with a specific or challenging skin condition, we here at GLOWBIOTICS can help you find the right products for your needs.
How to Start a Spring Skin Routine
It takes time to cultivate the right daily skincare routine. Our commitment to safe, effective skincare products comes from our own difficulty in finding products that are suited for special skin concerns. Our research has led us to create formulas that use safe and clean ingredients, and our products are free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates, artificial dyes, mineral oils, toxic or hormone-disrupting ingredients.
Browse through our extensive range of products and pamper your skin this spring with GLOWBIOTICS skincare!