After a super long and tedious winter, spring is finally here. This weather requires a lot of skin care! So, consider doing a little maintenance for your skin. When the weather changes, your skincare routine should change too and spring is the perfect time to change all your old products. Spring is the time for refreshment and rejuvenation, especially for your skin. During winter you focused on protecting your skin from harsh cold, dry weather but now that the warm sun is back your skincare regimen should have a different goal. The right skincare products can help you get rid of the dull and dark winter skin to refreshing and healthy skin . In this guide I’ll mention what you need to know about getting your skin ready for spring.
- Proper diet is important:
Skincare is not about what expensive products you put on your skin but also about what you put in your body too. If you don’t have a nutritious, healthy and balanced diet, it will definitely affect your skin. Eating proper food will help your skin glow and look its best.
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Here are a few best vitamins for your skin:
Vitamin A: Rich in leafy vegetables like lettuce, spinach and kale.
Vitamin B: Rich in nuts, soya beans, grains, legumes, meat, poultry, and fish.
Vitamin C: Rich in citrus fruits like kiwi, oranges, other fruits and vegetables like broccoli, tomatoes etc.
Vitamin E: Found in green vegetables such as lettuce, spinach, kale and broccoli, nuts, and vegetable oils.
These vitamins are very important for skin health.
- Cleanse regularly:
Cleansing is a vital step. Washing your face thoroughly in the morning and evening should be the initial step of your skincare regimen. Cleansing thoroughly and regularly helps the skin to glow by removing dead skin cells, and dirt from the skin, and this prevents clogging of pores. Choose cleansers according to your skin typ
Another important step is exfoliation. Exfoliating can help in removing the outermost layer of dead and dry skin cells. This enhances the skin and makes it brighter. While using a scrub or cleanser with tiny beads might feel soft on day one, remember that scrubbing too hard or using such products daily can damage the outer layer of skin. This can cause hypersensitivity. Over exfoliating can cause breakouts, irritation, and even a stinging or burning feeling when you apply other products.
- Apply a clay mask once a week:
Applying a clay mask has numerous benefits. Generally these clay masks are made of fine clay and they have the ability to absorb excess oils from the open pores. Clay masks detoxify the skin, soothe it and give you a glowy and dewy skin. But remember, don’t put it on for more than 5-10 minutes, and always make sure to apply aloe vera gel or an oil-free moisturiser after cleaning off the clay face mask.
- Always wear sunscreen:
Sunscreen is the only weapon that protects you from harmful UV rays that emit from the sun. Unless you spend your day inside, you should be wearing sunscreen each and every day. Though many of you may think of sunscreen as a summer necessity, spring is the right time to start using it. Sunscreen not only protects your skin from sun damage but also protects you from the process of aging too. Apply sunscreen to the face, neck, chest, hands and wear fully covered clothes when you’re outdoors in the sun.
- Try Microneedling:
If you’re into facial rolling, consider going with microneedling. Micro-needling comes with some major benefits to help your creams and serums settle into skin well. These derma rollers have tiny titanium needles that poke the surface of your face and help with its natural exfoliation process. The results include increased collagen production, blood circulation. This results in brighter and plumper skin within a few weeks.
Maintaining skin is really easy if you know how to do it in the right way by using the right products. Make sure to have all the above mentioned products in your cosmetic cupboard and get ready for spring!