How to Take Care for Your Skin in Spring
With everything that took place in 2020, I’m sure we can all agree that the new year hit us by surprise. And now we’re already in March with the spring season quickly approaching. I like to imagine the spring season as getting to press the reset button on life. The snow finally begins to melt, flowers start to bloom, and the best part? The warmer weather! The springtime is a beautiful middle point between the cold and dark winter and the hot and humid summers.
But the season isn’t the only thing that changes. Have you ever heard of spring cleaning? The term is different for everyone, but essentially it’s the act of cleaning and changing things in your home and life. We no longer need our big puffy winter coats and can break out that cute skirt bought during the quarantine. However, just like with clothes, swapping out skincare products should also be an added practice to spring cleaning.
Learn to take care of your skin during this beautiful season and pick up some useful tips on how to update your spring skincare!
Why You Should Change Products
There are some things in life that we can only get during a certain season. For example, in South Korea pear season is during the fall and that’s when the fruit is at its peak. It doesn’t necessarily disappear after the season is over, however, the following fruit that’s ready to harvest is up next.
This can also relate to skincare products. Some people don’t need to worry a great deal about sun damage during the winter ( although it’s still important to wear sunscreen). Some skincare concerns just get moved around a bit whenever the season changes. It’s completely normal for skin concerns to change with the season. Sun protection might have been bumped down a bit while trying to prioritize dull skin temporarily took its place.
So as our concerns change, the products we use to help with these concerns should change too. Using specific products to target these concerns is typically how we get the results we’re looking for. So whatever troubled your skin in the winter and how you solved that issue might not exactly work for the issues that come up in the spring.
Skincare Problems in The Spring
Not everyone will have the same exact problem however, you might be able to find something that relates to a current concern. These are the most common skin problems from the spring to summer months found from Get Healthy, a lifestyle and health blog.
This is when the tone of your skin looks colorless possibly due to the lack of sun exposure. I like to call this “winter skin”.
We forget how sensitive our skin is to the sun after a long winter. Getting too excited to soak up some sun and forgetting to put on any sunscreen is a common reoccurrence.
For most of us, our bodies will begin to produce more oil and sweat due to the warmer weather. This can lead to unexpected breakouts.
Although it’s a new season, some of the previous concerns from the winter months might still linger. Dry skin can be quite tough to take care of especially if you live somewhere where it remains cold and dry even during early spring.
This is the darkening of the skin. ( We went much more in-depth about hyperpigmentation in last week’s post which you can check out here ).
How to Take Care of Your Skin in Spring
Now that we understand the importance of switching out products and potential problems, we can discuss a spring skincare routine! Updating your skincare routine should be fun and exciting! You don’t necessarily have to get rid of all your other products, but adding a few new things and switching things around can give you a brand new routine with almost no inconvenience. So here are some useful tips!
Keep Your Skin Hydrated
This might be a no-brainer for some, but it’s actually a good thing to keep your skin moisturized even in the warmer seasons. Having hydrated skin give help get rid of the dull “winter skin” look and leaves your skin looking radiant and fresh. Hyaluronic acid is a great product that helps your skin retain moisture. By adding this, you can pair it with the other products that you already have on hand to give your skin great moisture boots.
Exfoliate Once a Week
A great way to break your skin back to life and keep it looking brand-new throughout the Spring season is to exfoliate at least once a week. Using a light exfoliator helps remove and dirty, make-up, and dead skin that’s still trying to stick around. Exfoliating also helps unclog pores that could lead to some unwanted breakouts.
I’m sure all the sensitive skin people are reading this part a bit hesitantly due to some exfoliators having a past of being a bit too harsh on their sensitive skin. But I have an exfoliating product that works! and the best part? It’s suitable for all skin types!
The Ucine Beauty’s Smile Clean Face sponge is infused with vitamin C, PHA. Its also packed with fermented plant extracts. The reason this product is suitable for all skin-types is because of its a dual-sided sponge. The two different textures allow for better control to the user yet still be able to remove sebum, dead skin, and other residues on the face. Ucine Beauty’s Smile Clean Face is a product created without the use of harsh chemicals and perfect to add to your family of spring skincare products.
The best way to take care of your skin is to really take the time and understand what it’s telling you. Just like how our outfits change with the season, so does our skincare routine. Treating your skin to a new routine doesn’t mean adding all new products, but pairing your already existing products with new items that can help you maintain healthy skin.
So make sure when you start your spring cleaning that you also go through your skincare products and check what you can use less of and replace for the spring season. Let’s take care of our skin this spring season!
If you haven’t already, go and check out some of our other posts like Easy Fixes for Dry Skin in the Winter.