Spring To Summer Beauty Hacks For A Healthy Glow
Transitioning from spring to summer usually means increased sunlight, warmer temperatures and high levels of moisture. Maxi dress season also brings an array of environmental changes, from blooming flowers and lush greenery to chirping birds and fluttering butterflies. Gorgeous as it may be, this same transition has a huge impact on our skin – and not always in a good way.
The dryness of winter/spring can cause all sorts of havoc on our skin, whereas during the warmer months our biggest threat is getting too much sun exposure. This means that it's important to tailor our skincare regimen to meet each and every one of these seasonal hiccups. With summer just a few weeks away, we though you’d appreciate some quick and easy tips for making sure your seasonal skin routine transition runs smoothly – so here they are!
Tip #1: Exfoliation Is Your Friend
Our skin is constantly growing and regenerating itself, and although our dead skin cells eventually fall off on their own, regular exfoliation is still recommended to reveal the younger, healthier looking skin hiding underneath. When transitioning from season to season, it’s especially important to incorporate exfoliation into our weekly beauty routines, since hiding our skin under heavy clothes prevents it from shedding those dead cells as quickly as it should.
Tip #2: Break Out the Sunscreen
Protecting our skin from UV damage is one of the most important things we can do to keep our complexion looking young and feeling healthy – plus, it can help prevent melanoma and other skin cancers! Most gals are aware of this, and tend to slab on some low-key Coppertone as soon as the rays get strong. The only problem with this is that sunscreen quickly loses its ability to shield your skin from this UV rays, meaning last year's bottle might not do the trick. Therefore, it's always important to check the expiration date on any sunscreen product you may have, and if in doubt, toss it out and go buy a new one!
When the sun is bright, we can either opt for a moisturizer with added SPF or a separate sunscreen. Today, most dermatologists recommend going the moisturizer route, as we really should be protecting our skin each and every time we step out of the house. In this case, a moisturizer with SPF coverage of 10 to 20 is usually a good choice. If, however, you and your girls plan to spend the weekend lying on the beach or strolling around outside, you'll want to use something with an SPF of 30 to 50. Either way, don't forget to follow the directions and reapply as often as needed.
Tip #3: Consider Your Choice of Moisturizer
While winter and spring usually require we use thick, powerful moisturizers, spring and summer do not. When the weather starts to get warm, it’s better we switch to a lighter, thinner option. After all, we don’t want to be clogging those pores during bikini season!
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