As temperatures begin to rise, the days get longer, and trees start developing little buds at the ends of their branches, it is obvious that the warmer seasons are finally approaching! With the change in seasons should also come some changes in your skincare routine. Here are some tips to help make your skin the healthiest it can be this spring and summer!
Don’t forget the sunscreen
Sunscreen is a skincare essential for every season, of course, but is especially important in the warmer months of the year when UV exposure is at its highest. Protecting your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays is super important in preventing premature aging and skin cancer, so make sure to find a sunscreen with a high SPF that offers broad-spectrum protection. Remember to reapply your sunscreen periodically throughout the day if you’re planning on spending a lot of time in the sun.
Drink plenty of water
Water is a crucial factor for achieving soft, supple, and hydrated skin. Aside from increasing the elasticity of your skin, water also ensures a more balanced pH value, flushes toxins from your body, and often helps minimize acne as well. Drinking enough water is one of the best things you can do for your skin and your body as a whole!
Switch to a lightweight lotion
There’s nothing wrong with keeping your skin thoroughly moisturized, but the warmer months are honestly much less harsh on your skin than the colder winter months tend to be, making the incorporation of a heavy lotion in your daily routine mostly unnecessary. The lighter the products you put on your face, the less heavy and sticky your skin will be left feeling on humid days.
Make sure to exfoliate
Springtime is the perfect chance to reintroduce exfoliation into your routine to rid your skin of any dullness that the cold weather may have caused. Both physical and chemical exfoliants can be used to brighten your complexion and bring back that healthy summer glow that we all love. Just make sure not to overdo it (stick to 1-2 times per week) because over-exfoliation can be very damaging to your skin.
We hope you’re all excited for the warm weather! Don’t forget to take care of your mind, body, and skin this season!
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