The transition from winter to spring is always the most beautiful, but it is also the most challenging for your body and skin. Your body has to adapt to the temperature and humidity changes, and that adaptation process is not always easy.
Your skin needs to go through the same adaptation processes too, which means you have to take active steps towards adjusting your skincare routine for the season. For spring, there are actually a number of easy things you can do, and we are going to discuss them in this article.
Go Easy on the Cream
Winter conditions tend to dry out your skin, so it is only natural that you use more moisturizers to compensate for the extra dryness. Your skin needs to stay moisturized on colder days, and thicker moisturizing creams tend to work better for the season.
As you transition to spring, however, you want to cut back on your use of thick creams, especially moisturizing ones. Find lighter moisturizers for when you need to go out during the day. During the transition period, especially when the nights are still relatively cold, you can stick to the thicker creams in the evening.
The combination allows your skin to remain healthy and flexible during the season changes. As spring gets warmer, continue to moisturize your skin with a light layer of mild moisturizers; you can continue the process as you begin transitioning for summer.
Increase Your SPF
Another important change to make when entering spring is increasing your SPF level. Adding sufficient UV protection is important to avoid spots and discoloration of the skin, especially as the season gets warmer and you are exposed to more sun.
Increasing your SPF level to 30 or above is also recommended because of the nature of the season itself. We don’t spend a lot of time outdoors in the winter, but spring is always the best time to meet with friends and spend some time outside the house.
Fortunately, a lot of beauty products now include UV protection, so you don’t have to apply multiple layers to get the SPF protection you want. Most foundations and BB creams, for example, now offer 25 to 30 SPF protection for your skin, which is good enough for spring.
Of course, you want to keep your skin as healthy as possible, and the way to do that is by making sure that it receives enough nutrients. Applying vitamin C serum on your face is highly recommended. A good serum will provide your skin not only with vitamin C itself, but also additional vitamins and minerals that help the skin stay healthy.
For example, top serums also contain antioxidants needed by the skin to regenerate at an optimal rate. Antioxidants are perfect for maintaining the flexibility and overall health of your skin. Vitamin B5 is also particularly handy for keeping the skin fresh as the humidity increases.
As an added bonus, vitamin C serum decreases your skin’s sun sensitivity. Some products that contain compounds like glycolic acid are to be avoided, but vitamin C serum can help balance the effects of those compounds if you really need to apply them.
The most important change you have to make, however, is drinking more water. The skin needs moisture from the inside too, and water is the best way to provide enough fluid for the skin to remain healthy. Stay hydrated throughout the day and you can maintain that glowing skin you have in spring.
That’s it! These simple changes are the ones you need to make when preparing for spring season. They are easy to implement and can be a part of any beauty routine you might have.