If winter was a little rough on your skin, you’re not alone. But now that the weather is starting to warm up, it’s time to get your glow back—just in time for spring. You may need to adjust or transition your skincare routine for the warmer weather ahead. Why? Because changes in humidity, more time spent in the sun, and increased outdoor activity all affect your skin. You’ll likely need to step up your sun protection and anti aging regimen, including wearing SPF and adding an anti aging serum with antioxidants. There are many other skincare tips to consider as well to prep your skin for a sunny (fingers crossed) spring.
Gently Exfoliate Dull Skin
Without overdoing it, it’s a good idea to exfoliate your skin weekly to get rid of dead skin cells. Exfoliating helps remove cells that accumulated over the winter and can even brighten the look of a dull winter complexion. It’s best to avoid harsh exfoliators and instead go for alpha hydroxy acids as a gentler alternative. Everyone can use help boosting cell turnover and clearing their pores. Let those fresh skin cells come to the surface for a brighter-looking complexion this spring.
Apply a Face Mask
A weekly face mask is an excellent boost for your skin. You just want to make sure to pick one for your skin type or to address your specific concerns. A face mask will do everything from hydrating and moisturizing dry skin to refining the look of pores and improving skin texture—or a combination of many things. Face masks work to lock in beneficial skincare ingredients and give your skin a glow-up.
A targeted spot treatment or scar gel can help improve the look of post-acne scars, sun damage, or burn marks. Seek a premium scar gel that works on all skin types and is rich in antioxidants known to help improve the appearance of scars and brighten skin tone. Choose an oil-free, dermatologist-recommended scar gel that doesn’t require a prescription. Helpful ingredients include niacinamide, green tea leaf extract, allantoin, and allium cepa (onion bulb) extract. Avoid potentially harsh chemicals to address the scars acne or sun damage can leave.
Protect with Sunscreen
Before going outside, now is the time to start ramping up your sunscreen routine. Be sure to choose one with an appropriate amount of SPF. It’s the one step we often forget after our moisturizer unless our moisturizer already has SPF in it, but protecting your skin from harmful UV rays is vital to the health of your skin. If you’ve been avoiding SPF this winter because you think you don’t need it, it’s definitely time to add it back in. Ideally, you should be wearing SPF year-round since the sun’s rays don’t take a break.
Switch to a Moisturizer with Hyaluronic Acid
If you’ve been using a heavy moisturizer to deal with dry winter skin, you may want to switch it up. Try a nourishing cream that revitalizes dry, damaged skin and helps boost hydration. Your skin shouldn’t feel greasy after using a high-quality moisturizer. A quick-absorbing cream protects your natural moisture barrier and boosts hydration without clogging your pores. Ingredients like hyaluronic acid help your skin maintain moisture and plump its appearance while nourishing jojoba oil and shea butter are other hydrating ingredients that won’t clog your pores.
Incorporate Anti Aging Serum
When your skin is exposed to the sun’s harmful UV rays for long periods of time, free radicals can attack and accelerate the breakdown of collagen and elastin. Sun damage is one of the most common signs of aging skin, which is why antioxidants are an important part of your skincare routine to help neutralize free radicals. Make sure your skincare products, like a face serum, have plenty of antioxidants. If you have discoloration like sunspots, consider using a premium anti aging serum. It may help rejuvenate damaged skin and improve the look of sun damage, age spots, and wrinkles.
Start Using Retinol
Whether you have wrinkles or not, you can slow the process of extrinsic aging with retinol, a derivative of vitamin A. Now is a good time of year to start using a retinol serum as part of your nightly skincare routine. A well-formulated retinol serum can encourage your skin to produce its own collagen as well as help smooth lines and wrinkles. It may also even the look of skin tone and boost cellular turnover for a more youthful, radiant complexion.
Drink More Water
Does it ever get old hearing you need to drink more water? The fact is most people don’t drink enough water throughout the day, which is why we need constant reminders. Fill up that big water bottle sitting on your desk multiple times a day and keep drinking. Hydrated skin looks healthy, and your body will thank you, too.
Keep Your Body Moving
Exercising is not only great for your overall health but also your skin. Regularly moving can help increase blood flow, nourish cells, and carry nutrients and oxygen to cells throughout your body, including your skin cells. Maintaining your overall health is important to your skin’s health. If you have spring fever, get outside for some exercise and blow off some steam.
Spring Clean Your Beauty Products
When was the last time you got rid of expired skincare products or items you simply don’t use anymore? If you’re like a lot of people, it’s probably been a while. Do yourself a favor and clear the counters of the old stuff. Key active ingredients are less potent and effective over time if the product has been opened. It’s also a breeding ground for yucky stuff that can irritate your skin or contribute to breakouts. Springtime is also a great time of year to get new washcloths, makeup brushes, sponges, and applicators.
Spring Forward with High-Quality Skincare
Now that you’ve eliminated the expired and less-used products from your routine, consider taking your routine to the next level with science-backed products. Spring is right around the corner, and you want your skin looking like it’s living its best life. Be sure to read the ingredient lists on your skincare products and avoid potentially harsh chemicals. Some of the best formulas are made with ingredients from nature and perfected by science.
Get ready to redefine your skin story with Rejuran®. A skincare brand for all ages and skin types, Rejuran® offers something to fit your needs and address your top skincare concerns. Whether it’s their Intensive Dark Spot Serum or Advanced Scar Gel, the science-backed brand offers products to help return your skin to its healthiest, most youthful glow. The brand’s patented c-PDRN® ingredient naturally stimulates collagen production, provides advanced skin protection, and promotes cellular turnover. This Marine Growth Factor (MGF) is key to improving the appearance of discoloration, fine lines, wrinkles, and damaged skin. Rejuran® can help give you the balance your skincare needs.