With every season comes change, and with spring upon us now is the time to change up your skincare regimen. With warmer temperatures it is common for skin to transition from dry to more oily. Follow these steps and you are on your way to having healthy, beautiful skin by summertime.
1. Unclog those Pores!
During winter, the cold and wind tends to lead to dry skin. Sometimes, this can lead to the production of dry skin cells clogging up your pores. Spring is the perfect time to clean out clogged pores and remove cell build-up. One of the best ways to achieve this is with deep pore cleansing treatments including exfoliating with a gentle cleanser or deep pore mask. You can also visit your local Forefront Dermatology skincare expert to receive a customized facial solution for you.
2. Find an SPF You’ll Actually Use
Everyone knows the importance of sunscreen, but a lot of people still ignore the advice. We get it, sometimes it can seem like an inconvenience, or you may just forget! To make sure you at least have a base of sunscreen, switch up your daily products to ones that contain at least SPF 30. There are several makeup products and daily moisturizers that contain the protection you need to start your day off right. If makeup or moisturizer isn’t your thing, keep a bottle of sunscreen in your bathroom. If it’s in sight, it’ll be on your mind. After your morning shower, pat dry and apply sunscreen to your entire body. Also, keep a small container of sunscreen with you at all times. Whether in your purse, your vehicle, golf or gym bag, it’ll be there when it is time to reapply.
3. Cosmetic Clean Up
Since we are on the topic of makeup, now is also a great time switch up the type of products you use. We already covered the importance of SPF in your makeup products, but now is a great time to think about going from heavy foundations to light tinted moisturizers. Tinted moisturizers are less likely to clog your pores when the temperatures start heating up.
Also, remember to check those expiration dates! We are all guilty about that at some point in time, but expired products harbor bacteria. Thinking about putting bacteria onto a fresh face is enough for me to check those dates again. Here are some tips:
- Mascara and Eyeliner: Replace every 3 months
- Liquid foundation and concealer, cream eye shadow: Replace every 6 months
- Sunscreen: Replace six months after opening or by expiration date
Remember, it’s the little things that matter. Start with one of these suggestions and build on them over time. Make the tips part of your daily habit just like brushing your teeth. Before you know it, these habits will leave your skin looking and feeling as fresh as spring tulips after a rainy April day.
Your Local Skincare Experts at Forefront Dermatology are Here to Help
If you have concerns about the health or appearance of your skin, schedule a visit with your local Forefront board-certified dermatologist to discuss how we can help.