Spring is a time to renew your skin and emerge from the days of intensive winter moisturising and heavy-duty chapstick. After months of alternating between hot, dry indoor air and the harsh cold outside, your skin is definitely ready for a shift in seasonal skincare.
Start by exfoliating away the lingering layer of winter. Even though skin cells constantly regenerate, your heavy skincare routine throughout winter may have been keeping dead skin from effectively rubbing off. The best way to exfoliate skin is to run a hot bath and give yourself a full-body exfoliation using a strong but gentle scrub.
It seems simple but too many of us forget to regularly drink glasses of water. It really does wonders for your body as your organs need hydration to function and your skin is your body’s largest organ. The more water you drink, the less likely your skin will be dry and flakey.
Wear sunscreen every day
Sunscreen isn’t just for those days at the beach. Even overcast days can send harmful UV rays down to attack your skin. Wear sunscreen even on cloudy days to protect your skin from sun damage. Look for a lightweight product that won’t clog pores.
Use a lighter moisturiser
Winter may have had you slathering on thick, heavy moisturiser. It’s time to change when springtime comes around as the same products can start to leave a greasy layer on your skin as the days grow warmer. Choose a lighter moisturiser to keep your skin healthy and hydrated without weighing it down.
Find time to exercise
The bottom line is that exercise increases blood flow, which helps maintain healthy skin cells. You don’t need to hit the gym, just take advantage of the fresh spring weather and take a brisk walk.
Clean your brushes
While you’re spring cleaning your cupboards and wardrobes, don’t forget to pay attention to your cosmetic products. Makeup brushes and sponges can build up a serious amount of grime and bacteria that is hard to see. Gently wash your brushes with a natural cleanser, then lay them flat to dry for 24 hours.
Inspect cleaning labels
The cleaning products you use around your home become airborne parts of your environment, and get absorbed into your skin. Your skin is being exposed to any harsh, toxic chemical ingredients they might have. Always read the labels and seek out natural alternatives, such as organic products.