As the weather starts to warm up and we start spending more time outside under the sun, it’s essential to consider some adjustments to your daily skincare routine.
In this article, Dr. Gale looks at the best ways to adapt to the changing season and to keep your skin as smooth, healthy, and blemish-free as possible.
Change Your Skin Cleanser
Many of us select a rich balm or lotion for our skin cleanser in winter. These are handy in winter as they often include moisturizing benefits, but as the weather isn’t as dry as spring and summer, it’s good to switch to a gel-based cleanser.
With the warmer temperatures in spring, your skin will start secreting more oils. Gel-based cleansers do a better job at getting through these oils and removing grime than richer balms.
Stock Up on Water-Based Hydration
Like your cleanser, your skins’ moisturizing needs will change from winter to spring. As the days start getting warmer, water-based hydration does ideally without sitting heavy on your skin, which oils and creams are designed to do during the super-dry winter months.
Do Some Pore Deep-Cleaning with Exfoliation
After winter and the dry air, many people have a pretty thick layer of dead skin cells. The best way to deal with these is through exfoliation or even a cosmetic procedure such as a chemical peel or dermal laser resurfacing.
This process sheds your winter coat to reveal the underlying fresh skin cells, vibrant and ready for spring.
Get In Your Antioxidants
As we start spending more time outside and under the sun come spring, we need to help protect our skin repair itself in the face of inevitable sun exposure.
Antioxidants are one of the best ways to do this, so using a cream or lotion rich in antioxidants should become part of anyone’s spring skincare routine. Antioxidants also help slow the aging process by preventing the breakdown of skin cells.
Start Some Retinol
Retinol is an incredible product for eliminating fine lines, blending skin discoloration, reducing large pores, and brightening dull skin.
As our skin is generally less sensitive in spring than in winter (due to the dry and cold air), spring is a great time to introduce retinol to your skincare routine.
Skincare Procedures in Riverton, UT
As the seasons change, so too do the environmental demands placed on our skin. As such, changing our skincare routine is important to keep the skin as healthy as possible. To discuss the best products and procedures for healthy skin in Riverton, UT, contact Dr. Gale 801 506 6344 or fill out this online form today.