Spring Skincare Tips to Restore Your Skin

As the weather gets warmer and the hours of sunlight get longer, it’s vital to start thinking about spring skincare tips. If you developed a trusty routine this winter, remember to make slight tweaks to it for spring. Environmental factors like moisture in the air can make bigger differences in the health of your skin than you think. If you are interested in perfecting your skincare routine, continue reading to learn six spring skincare tips to restore your skin.

  1. Apply SPF- Even When it’s Cloudy

One of the most common misconceptions about sunscreen is that it is only needed on a sunny day. Using products with SPF in your daily routine is easily the most important part of your skincare routine. Ultraviolet (UV) rays are present no matter the season, and they can damage your skin even on cloudy days.

Waccamaw Dermatology Product Recommendation: SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore*

Replenish your nutrients and bring your skin back to life with SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2. As you age, your complexion creates less of certain lipids, resulting in a loss of facial fullness, an uneven texture and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Infused with these essential lipids, this treatment’s fast-absorbing formula has antioxidants, vitamins and other nutrients to fight free-radical damage and smooth skin texture. The result is an improvement in elasticity, moisture levels and radiance, leaving your skin supple, healthy and radiant.

  • Switch Up Your Cleanser

Nothing is more frustrating than feeling like the skincare products you’ve used for ages are no longer working for you. Chances are that you aren’t changing up your routine enough. Not only should you be switching up your products with the changing of the season, but you should also do it periodically so your skin doesn’t build resistance to the products you are using. Switching to a lighter cleanser in the morning will remove any oil and dirt gathered on your skin from sleeping without stripping your skin of its moisture. A more hydrating cleanser is beneficial to use at night to restore the skin’s moisture lost throughout the day.

  • Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate!

Winter weather conditions can be harsh on your skin’s natural barrier. From redness, dryness, and cracking, your skin has probably endured a lot of damage. As one of the simplest spring skincare tips, increasing your water intake is also the easiest change that can make all the difference in the presentation of your skin.

  • Exfoliate Your Skin

Developing a consistent routine for exfoliation will be vital to having a bright and glowing complexion. Ideally, you should use a light exfoliant one to two times per week to eliminate dead skin cells. Instead of using exfoliants with large beads—which can be harmful to the skin’s natural barrier—seek out AHA-based products for a gentler alternative.

Waccamaw Dermatology Product Recommendation: SkinCeuticals LHA Cleanser Gel*

This LHA Cleanser is a targeted exfoliating cleanser featuring a conditioning surfactant and a 12% concentration of key ingredients combining lipo-hydroxy acid, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, glycerin, and sorbitol to remove excess oils and makeup, while decongesting pores and brightening skin.

  • Eat Clean, Fresh Foods

Not only are fruits and vegetables good for your overall health, but they contain vitamins and antioxidants that can help protect your skin. While not all foods are equal when it comes to skin benefits, superfoods like blueberries, broccoli, avocado, bananas, and honey provide antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and several other health benefits.

  • Use a Lighter Moisturizer

Spring is the perfect season to try something new in your skincare. Refresh your dehydrated skin with a new, water-based moisturizer. With the weather changing, a heavy moisturizer to combat extreme dryness is no longer necessary. Following spring skincare tips like this will make all the difference in your complexion!

Waccamaw Dermatology Product Recommendation: EltaMD® Moisturizer

EltaMD® Moisturizer melts on contact and retains 90% of the skin’s moisture for at least 12 hours. It applies easily and gently to avoid disturbing tender, irritated skin. This intense occlusive moisturizer absorbs deeply to moisturize and soothe inflamed, irritated, flaky, intact post-procedure skin. This waterless, sensitivity-free moisturizer is well tolerated on extremely sensitive skin resulting from cosmetic and medical treatments.

Follow Waccamaw Dermatology for More Spring Skincare Tips!

If you are still struggling with troubled skin after reading these spring skincare tips, Waccamaw Dermatology can help. We offer treatments for problematic skin conditions like acne, eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis. Make an appointment at one of our dermatology locations today to discuss the perfect treatment for you.

*To purchase recommended products listed above, please visit one of our in-person dermatology locations.

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