The days are lengthening, the birds are returning, and the trees are leafing out. Spring is in the air, and with every fibre of your being, you’re ready to drink it in after the long, cold winter!
Along with pretty pastels and floral prints, bike rides along the river, and refreshing rain showers, springtime also brings with it the opportunity to revamp your skincare routine.
Each new season means something slightly different for your skin. In this post, we’ll provide a few simple tips for your spring skincare routine that will help you achieve glowing skin that will perfectly reflect the vivacious energy in the air.
1. Spring Cleaning for Your Skin
You’ve heard of spring cleaning for your house and yard, but the same concept applies to your skin as well! Winter exposure often leaves dry skin, dead skin cells, and an overall need for refreshment in its wake. But never fear; there are some simple solutions:
Exfoliate dull skin regularly throughout the spring to remove dead cells and expose the glowing complexion beneath. Also, keep in mind that increased time outdoors can result in more oil, sweat, and the general congestion of pores. A consistent (but gentle) cleansing routine is key. Consider pampering your skin with natural products that add a little something special to your day!
2. Healthy Hydration
Along with warmer temperatures comes the need for increased hydration. As you enjoy spring days, remember to drink plenty of water and increase your intake of fresh fruit and vegetables (which, conveniently, are just coming into season).
When it comes to skin products, consider switching to a lighter moisturizer than you used throughout the winter months and perhaps treat yourself to the occasional hydrating face mask—which will leave you feeling rejuvenated and radiant.
3. Sun Protection
Increased sun exposure is another springtime skincare routine consideration. As you enjoy the vitamin D boost (which is actually great for your skin), remember to also consistently apply SPF sunscreen that’s light and non-greasy. Protecting your skin from harmful UV rays is vital to healthy skin and your overall well-being. In addition, avoid products with ingredients that increase sun sensitivity, such as retinol, glycolic acid, and salicylic acid.
Getting your blood flowing is a great way to add some vitality to your complexion, and there’s no better way to do it than through massage. Add a gentle (and relaxing) facial massage to your daily skincare habits and observe the impact it will have!
5. Head to Toes
It’s not just the skin on your face that needs a little springtime love. Hands, feet, arms, and legs can also use a little pick-me-up after winter’s dry and cold weather. A salt scrub is a great way to invigorate your whole body in anticipation of those shorter sundresses and bathing suits.
As you embrace these spring skincare tips, don’t forget to also book a sugaring appointment for natural and gentle hair removal. Looking for sugaring in Winnipeg? Our award-winning team of aestheticians is ready to help. Book your appointment today!