Spring is the season for rejuvenation and freshness all around so while the leaves are preparing to make a comeback, why leave yourself behind in the rat race? We all know that different skin types need different products. Similarly, different seasons need different skin care regimes and different products as well. Why should you stick to do spring cleaning in your house when you can also do spring cleaning on yourself and prepare your skin for the new season?
Exfoliating your face and body
Exfoliation is an integral part of every skin care routine be it for the spring or for the summer. It helps to clear out the dead skin cells and helps to nurse your skin back to health. There are many exfoliating scrubs in the market consisting of apricots and walnuts. However, you should be fully aware of your skin type before you choose your exfoliating scrub because apricot or walnut scrubs can cause very tiny tears on the skin surface if the skin is too sensitive. As it is, there’s no need to scrub your face everyday or better yet, go for something less intensive. And remember to exfoliate your body as well. In fact, exfoliation even makes the process of waxing much safer and easier.
Clean your face everyday
Cleansing is the first part of the three step skin care regime. You can use a cream or foam based face cleanser to wash off the impurities that get stuck to your face everyday. Since the face comes in direct contact with the environment, it’s very important to take good care of it. If your skin is oily, try using a foam or gel based cleanser. Your face needs to be cleansed, toned and moisturized twice everyday so you should follow this regime in the morning and in the night for best results.
Don’t forget to use a toner
Using a toner is the second part of this skin care routine. It helps in tightening the pores to ensure minimal dirt getting stuck in them. Use a toner that suits your skin type and keep it mild. Harsh toners can damage your skin. Once, I bought this herbal toner that ended up making my acne problem worse so use products that have worked for you. This is not really the place to experiment and try new things. Since we are talking about your face, what you use on it will be out there for everyone to see.
This is the final step in the everyday skin care program. After completing the first two steps, moisturize your skin in order to help it to retain some of its original moisture and to make your skin further soft. If this daily skin care regime is practiced everyday using products that suit your skin, it will look as fresh as the flowers and trees look in spring.
Use oodles of sunscreen
The March sun can be as damaging as the April sun so it is essential to use sufficient sunscreen lotion to block the effects as much as possible. When purchasing sunscreen lotion for use, make sure you use a good product with a high SPF in it. Try to buy a minimum of SPF 20 to give your skin sun protection.
Get facial massages every now and then
Facials exfoliate and cleanse. At the same time and you can also request a blackhead removal when you visit a spa or a salon. In fact, facials leave an afterglow and make your skin look healthier.
Go easy on the make up
Spring is a time for freshness, on the face and around it so let go of all the excessive makeup. Keep it light and simple and work your charm with great skin instead. Not only does excessive makeup look out of place in the spring, it also clogs the pores thus making it difficult for the skin to breathe. You don’t have to go sans makeup. Just remember to keep it light and simple.
Swap heavy face creams for lighter moisturizers and lotions
Heavy creams and moisturizers are a thing of the winter. Welcome the spring by swapping them for light, non-greasy moisturizers, night creams and body lotions. You can also apply a face mask that suits your skin type in order to keep your skin light, soft and non-greasy.
Have a healthy diet
A healthy diet plays a crucial role in the upkeep of your skin irrespective of the season which is why it is a part of every skin care regime. What goes on in your stomach really reflects on your face so if your digestive system hasn’t been working properly, start eating food rich in nutrients and avoid junk food.
Steam twice a week
Even though you shouldn’t try to remove blackheads on your own, you can still steam your face at home. Steaming will open up the closed pores and help to remove all the dirt stuck in them.