7 Tips for spring cleaning your skin care routine

As winter fades away and you prepare for spring, your home and wardrobe aren’t the only things that should have a “spring cleaning!” Your skin care regime should have one, too.

By following these simple tips, you can ensure your skin is refreshed and ready to glow this spring season!

  1. Adjust Your Routine: Evaluate your skin care products and adjust according to your skin’s changing needs in the spring. Consider incorporating products with antioxidants to protect against environmental damage. 
  2. Exfoliate the Old: Slough away all that dead skin to reveal the soft, glowing skin underneath. For your face, it’s a great time to schedule microdermabrasion with us! And remember the rest of your body. Why not treat yourself to a nice scrub. Just don’t rub too much! Use a gentle exfoliator to slough off dead skin cells and reveal fresher and brighter skin underneath. Be careful and don’t over-exfoliate your face or body as it can cause irritation.
  3. Switch up your moisturizer: Using a heavier moisturizer in our cold, drying winter months makes sense to help infuse your skin with hydration. As you use up the winter supply, it’s time to get a lighter formulation for spring. And always look for a moisturizer with built-in SPF for sun protection.\
  4. Refresh your makeup: Makeup has a shelf life and yours may have been around beyond it. Putting on old makeup is bad for your skin. Now is the time to throw away your old makeup and buy anew. While you’re doing that, update to lighter, brighter spring colors. And, while we’re talking about your makeup, it’s also time to clean — or better yet, replace — your brushes, sponges, and other applicators to prevent any bacteria buildup.
  5. Stay Hydrated: Hydration is key, especially as the weather gets warmer. Switch to lighter, water-based moisturizers to keep your skin hydrated without feeling heavy. It’s a great idea to keep your skin hydrated from the inside out by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Hydration is essential for maintaining healthy skin.
  6. Always Protect: Check the expiration date of your sunscreen. If it expired, get a new bottle. As you spend more time outdoors, don’t forget to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF to protect your skin from harmful UV rays and prevent premature aging.
  7. Plan Ahead: Look at spring as your opportunity to talk with us about setting up an effective skin care plan. We’ll help you schedule regular treatments, suggest appropriate products, and help keep you looking your best.

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Proper skin care requires daily maintenance and a well-conceived plan for your particular skin type, lifestyle, and needs. I provide both medical and cosmetic dermatological services. Please feel free to contact us to make an appointment