Here Are 4 Ways to Prep Your Skin for Spring!
Here Are 4 Ways to Prep Your Skin for Spring!
Spring has almost sprung! By making a few minor tweaks to your skin routine, you can ensure it stays healthy and looking good. Follow these 4 tips to maintain healthy and glowing skin as the weather gets warmer.
Tip 1: Switch up your facial cleanser
Use a facial cleanser that gently cleanses while drawing out the buildup of impurities (oil, makeup or dirt) unclogging pores. For spring and summertime we suggest using a cleanser with a light exfoliator. A skin care product with an AHA (alpha-hydroxy acid) or BHA (beta-hydroxy acid) exfoliant can make a world of difference in your skin’s appearance. A BHA like salicylic acid works as an exfoliant and also functions as both an antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory agent, making it ideal for those with acne-prone skin.
We suggest: Papaya Cleanser - Salicylic acid combined with natural Papaya Fruit Enzymes deeply cleanse away makeup, dirt, and oil while exfoliating dull skin cells, leaving skin soft and glowing.
Bonus Tip: AHAs and BHAs can cause your skin to be more sensitive to sun exposure. Be sure to protect your skin with a broad-spectrum sunscreen SPF 30 or higher.
Tip 2: Replace your heavy moisturizer with a lightweight one that contains antioxidants
Say ciao to the heavy moisturizer you used during winter! Our skin tends to hold more water in the spring and summer, so you won’t need as much hydration. Find a daily moisturizer with a thinner consistency so that your skin can breathe. Also, look for a moisturizer with antioxidants (Vitamin C & E). These antioxidants enhance your skin's natural protection against environmental damage caused by free radicals.
Consider using a formulation made with omega fatty acids. Fatty acids occur naturally in the skin and may need to be replenished if you’re exposed to excess sun.
Bonus Tip: Another way to ensure lovely springtime skin is by drinking plenty of water, as well as getting hydration through fruits and vegetables.
Tip 3: Protect with SPF year-round
According to the American Academy of Dermatology when selecting a sunscreen ensure it offers the following: broad-spectrum protection (protects against UVA and UVB rays), SPF 30 or higher, and water resistance. In addition to wearing sunscreen daily, follow these sun safety tips.
The majority of the UVA/UVB damage we incur is due to sun exposure from day to day activities like driving in our car during daylight hours - remember, harmful UV rays can penetrate glass! To keep your skin protected against premature aging and possibly skin cancer, experts advise using sunscreen year-round.
We suggest: Triple Duty Plus Sunscreen SPF 35+ offers a 3-in-1 advantage: 100% all-physical mineral formulation with broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection, sheer tint for an even glow, and a new, advanced lipopeptide complex to help skin look firmer and smoother.
Bonus Tip: Be sure to apply sunscreen to your face, neck, hands, and décolleté as well as your body if it’s exposed.
Tip 4: Brighten dull skin with a Vitamin C Serum
Did you know that the most common cause of uneven skin-tone or dull skin is sun exposure? The benefits of vitamin C face serums with pure L-ascorbic acid are numerous, beginning with the most popular-- it helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
In addition to its anti-aging benefits, topical vitamin C is also great for protecting your skin from photodamage, most importantly from the sun's UVA and UVB rays. Because vitamin C is an antioxidant, it naturally helps to strengthen your skin and repel things that could damage it (like free radicals).
Remember that topical vitamin C works synergistically with sunscreens to boost their effectiveness. When combined with regular sunscreen application, it works wonders for your skin.
We suggest: CE Serum. CE Serum features a synergistic antioxidant combination of vitamin C, vitamin E, and ferulix acid to enhance your skin's protection against environmental damage caused by free radicals.
By following these skin care tips and switching up your skin routine a bit, you can keep it looking and feeling its best. Hello Spring!
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