5 Tips for Transitioning from Winter to Spring

Image of winter snowflake changing to green leaf for spring

Although it’s still cold out there, and we may have a snowstorm still possible, winter is over and it’s time to get ready for spring. Here are five tips for helping you make the winter to spring transition so you’ll have glowing, healthy skin all year.

1: Exfoliate

Time to remove those dead skin cells that dull your skin. Just don’t overdo it. A gentle exfoliation is great for your skin; too much can irritate it. We recommend scheduling a professional treatment, such as Microdermabrasion or a HydraFacial.

2: Lighten up your moisturizer

The moisturizer you used this winter is probably too heavy as the days grow warmer. It’s time to choose a lighter moisturizer that will still keep your skin hydrated without weighing it down.

3: Wear sunscreen every day

You’ve heard me say this before, and I’m repeating it here: Sunscreen is for everyday—rain, snow, sleet, sun, clouds, and everything in between. Those dangerous UV rays are out there just waiting to attack your skin. Protect yourself with a broad-spectrum sunscreen of at least 30 SPF.

4: Spring clean it

You’re motivated to spring clean your home, right? It’s also time to do the same with your skin care and cosmetic products. Throw out anything older than six months. Those products can host bacteria, which lead to clogged pores and dull skin, or worse, breakouts. Remember to clean (or better yet—replace) your makeup brushes, sponges, and loofas.

5: Take care of yourself

You’ve been inside for months, so just how conscientious have you been about taking care of yourself? Spring is the time for renewal. How about renewing your commitment to taking better care of yourself?

  • Hydrate yourself: Does it seem like drinking more water is at the heart of every diet, workout and skin care routine? That’s because it really does great things for your body! The more water you drink, the better hydrated your skin will stay.
  • Eat more fruits and veggies: As the availability of more fresh fruits and vegetables increases, it gets easier to make better eating decisions. These are so important to your overall health, as well as your skin health. Eat up and enjoy their benefits.
  • Work out: Bored of the gym or working out at home? Or worse, not working out at all? As the weather warms up, take advantage of the fresh spring weather and get outside for a walk or run.

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