Now that Spring is here, there are a few things that you have to do differently when it comes to your skincare routine. The harsh winter winds and dry skin period (especially if you have been in extreme temperatures all winter long – outdoors or in!) can really cause a lot of trouble for all skin types. There are some definite things that you can do to make the change in weather easier on your skin, and these things will help in the fight against aging too.
Take a look at the following transitioning skincare tips, and don’t forget to book one of our heavenly facials in Windsor to help your skin rejuvenate!
-Exfoliation goes a long way. The winter winds can easily dry out your skin causing that top layer to become dead and dull. To get rid of the dryness, there’s no better cure than exfoliation. How do you exfoliate? A few good options are a chemical peel (you can purchase various acids for use at home, or ask about a peel at spas in Fort Collins);
-Sunscreen! We can’t say this one enough! No matter what the season might be, it’s really easy to add sunscreen to your daily makeup routine. Most daytime products now contain some form of sunscreen, and you don’t have to go out of your way to apply SPF. Keep in mind is that SPF has to be reapplied if you plan to sit out in the sun for long periods of time. If you are pregnant, you have to be extra vigilant about applying sunscreen as well, since pregnant skin is hyper-sensitive.
-Change your moisturizer. During the winter months, you may need an extra thick moisturizer that goes on like paste, however that’s not the case during the springtime. Choose a moisturizer that’s lighter for the spring months (and don’t forget to find one with sunscreen!).
-Go through your makeup bag. When was the last time you got rid of old makeup and bought new products? If you’re still hanging onto the bottle of foundation you had two years ago, it’s time to update. Switch lipstick for gloss and choose a moisturizer that has a tinted foundation. By applying foundation only to the areas that you need it, you’ll skip that heavy makeup look and go straight for a look that’s fresher, lighter, and glowing.
-Visit with your dermatologist if you have problem skin of any kind. Whether it’s an uneven skintone or fine lines, there’s a good chance that your skin will change during the warmer months. This often means visiting with your doctor to get an updated prescription. Not only does the weather change, but your skin does too.
-Don’t forget your lipgloss! Your lips are skin too, but most of us forget about our lips when we think about things like applying sunscreen to our skin. There are a lot of different lipglosses out there that contain SPF, and you should use one of them regularly. You can also try using petroleum jelly at night before you go to bed in order to wake up to plump lips that are moisturized.
-Remember things like your hands and feet. Most of us have feet that should remain hidden in boots until that first pedicure when the spring rolls around. You can prep your feet by getting a pedicure and moisturize and exfoliate your heels and toes every day after your shower (this is the best time to slough off rough skin).
-Skip the polish until your feet appear softer and healthier. The same goes for your hands – take a look at your hands and nails and treat this part of your body like any other part by exfoliating, moisturizing, and pushing back those cuticle tips that may have become dry over the winter months.
-Get into Athena for a spa treatment or two. There are a ton of products that you can use at home to treat winter skin, but it’s a good idea to combine those treatments with a spa visit. Athena is an entirely organic salon, and we know that you are going to love the treatments we have in store for you. Since Spring is busy around here, we recommend that you book your appointment as soon as possible!
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