Now that the frigid weather and snowy months are behind us, it’s time to prepare your skin for warm and sunny days. That means switching from the winter skin care routine to a spring regimen that will perfectly nourish your face, hands and feet. Forget about dry spots, redness and large pores; spring skin care will restore your skin’s natural glow and make you look radiant and healthy
Springtime doesn’t call for as heavy facial moisturizers like winter. Therefore, go easy with creams, because the skin holds more water during the warmer months. If the cold weather has left a couple of fine lines on your skin, feel free to refresh it with rejuvenating creams and serums. Invest in high-quality products that will be absorbed fast, but won’t affect your skin’s ability to breathe.
It’s important to remember that even if your skin doesn’t feel as dry as during the cold months, you shouldn’t neglect it; always keep it hydrated and nourished with body lotions and creams. Otherwise, it will only become irritated due to lack of hydration. Cold weather affects the skin on the back of your hands more than on any other part of the body, so it’s good to always keep your hands extra moisturized and pampered. Relieve flakiness and dryness by applying an intensive hand cream and wearing gloves for half an hour.
If you’re facing dry and rough skin left over, the best solution for the problem is an exfoliating cleanser. Invest in nourishing products from Alive Skin and Hair that will perfectly exfoliate and pamper your skin. Go for scrubs with a creamy, lotion texture that will be effective enough, yet gentle, without scrubbing your skin off too much. Look for exfoliating cleansers with brown sugar or honey, because they are mild for the skin, but still able to exfoliate it efficiently.
Keeping your skin protected from the sun is paramount. While your face is usually covered with foundation and secured from the damaging UV rays, your arms and legs are not, and they also deserve the same kind of protection. Look for creams with SPF factor that won’t irritate your skin or cause breakouts when you decide to take a break from makeup. SPF 15 is a good choice if you plan on being outside for a short period of time. However, if you’ll be staying in the sun for more than an hour, be sure to apply SPF 30 or SPF 50.
Pamper your feet
Dry feet and rough skin on your heels tend to be a problem for many people towards the end of winter. Since we often wear boots during the cold months, our skin can become irritated, and if the footwear isn’t as comfortable as it should be, we can end up with calluses and thick skin on the heels. Therefore, it’s necessary that you prepare your feet for lighter footwear and sandals.
Having a pedicure and dedicating some time to foot care is essential. If you’re too busy to get an appointment at a salon, you can always be your own cosmetician. With the help of a foot file, you’ll remove dead skin cells, which will prepare your feet for moisturizing with a rich emollient cream. Have a home treatment, wrap the feet up with a plastic wrap and put on a pair of cotton socks. Leave it like that overnight, and when you wake up, your feet will be smooth, gentle and ready to be shown off in sandals.
Just as we change our winter wardrobe for spring models, we should do the same with our skin care products. What was perfect for the skin during the cold crispy months does not work as well during the warmer spring weather. Therefore, be sure to change all of your moisturizers to lighter formulas, use mild exfoliating scrubs, always use an appropriate SPF factor and take good care of your feet. Your skin will both feel and look amazing and you will be ready for spring.
So Sassy Peeps! What steps do you take when transitioning your skincare routine? Inquiring minds want to know!
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