As winter transitions into spring, it’s important to start preparing your skin for the warmer weather ahead! The changing of the seasons can affect our skin, and with the transition from cold to warm weather, it’s important to make some changes in your skincare routine. Here are some tips on how to prepare your skin for springtime:
During the winter months, dead skin cells can build up, causing dry, flaky skin. Exfoliating helps to remove these dead skin cells, leaving your skin smooth and refreshed. Use a gentle exfoliant 1-2 times a week to avoid irritating your skin.
As the weather gets warmer, you may need a lighter moisturizer than what you used in the winter. Look for a moisturizer that is oil-free and lightweight, but still hydrating enough to keep your skin moisturized throughout the day.
One of our favorites at Revive is SkinMedica’s Ultra Sheer Moisturizer, a lightweight non-comedogenic moisturizer that provides facial hydration and improves the overall appearance of skin.
Another favorite is Alastin’s Ultra Light Moisturizer. Made from ceramides, silver mushroom, ginger, and white tea extracts, this moisturizer provides lightweight hydration while encouraging the production of elastin and collagen to help improve overall skin health!
Protect Your Skin From The Sun
With warmer weather comes more time spent outdoors, and it’s important to protect your skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun. It’s important to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 every day, even on cloudy days.
A highly recommended Revive staple is the Alastin HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 36, with its creamy, hydrating texture and subtle tint, this formulation gives you a radiant glow while providing you broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection!
Hydrate From The Inside Out
Drinking plenty of water helps to keep your skin hydrated and healthy. Aim to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, and add in some fruits and vegetables with high water content, like cucumbers and watermelon.
Switch Up Your Skincare Routine
During winter, you may have used heavier creams and serums to combat dry skin. As the weather gets warmer, you may need to switch to lighter products that won’t clog your pores. Look for products that contain hyaluronic acid, which helps to hydrate your skin without weighing it down.
A great recommendation is SkinMedica’s HA⁵ Rejuvenating Hydrator. This incredible product consists of 5 different types of hyaluronic acid that smooth the skin and deliver results that are both immediate and long-term. HA⁵ works to support the skin’s natural ability to retain moisture and improve overall skin health.
Get Enough Sleep
Getting enough sleep is important for overall health, but it can also affect your skin. Lack of sleep can cause dark circles under your eyes and make your skin look dull. Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep to keep your skin looking its best.
By following these tips, you can help to prepare your skin for the warmer weather ahead. Remember to always listen to your skin and make adjustments to your skincare routine as needed. With a little extra care, you can have healthy, glowing skin all spring long!