Spring! At last, we can unwrap our scarves, pull off our hats. It’s also time to rejuvenate our dull winter complexions in readiness for the warmer days ahead. If your skincare regimen needs to be revived for the season, here are some simple steps you can take to give your face a spring refresh.
How to freshen up your skincare routine
If you don’t have a good skincare regimen in place, spring is a good time to start one. And if you’re already in the swing, consider switching it up to get in sync with the season.
Daily cleansing is a must, but be careful you don’t overdo it — you can dry out your skin. If you have oily skin, wash morning and night. For dry or sensitive skin, once in the evening is all you need.
For a seasonal change, try charcoal cleansers. They purify the skin, leaving you with a fresh face and ready for spring.
Spring is the optimal time to add exfoliation to your skincare regime. Exfoliators scrub away your dry winter skin cells to reveal fresh new skin. Easy does it, though. Two to four times per week is the max you need to exfoliate, as your skin needs time to regenerate.
If you change only one step in your skincare routine for spring, make it moisturizing. Due to the additional humidity in the air, your skin doesn’t need as much hydration as in the drier days of winter, so you can go with a lighter formula. A tinted moisturizer offers the added benefit of skipping foundation for a lighter, fresher look. At least a 30 SPF is best, and reapply before heading outdoors.
All that extra sunshine might also mean extra squinting—and smiling! An eye cream can help fight off those fine lines and wrinkles that form around our eyes.
As a bonus step in your spring skincare regimen, a once-weekly facial mask will help address your specific skincare concerns, such as oiliness, dry skin or enlarged pores. They’re also easy to do for an at-home spa day.
We encourage you to drink lots of water. It helps rid your skin of toxins and impurities and keeps it hydrated.
Consider a professional skincare plan
If you have skincare concerns your at-home regimen is unable to address, perhaps it is time to consult with a professional. The certified professionals at Finale are trained to treat sun damage, fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scarring and will help you find the treatments and products that will give you a fresh face — in a fun and relaxing atmosphere.