As the chilly winter months slowly begin to warm into spring, you might find you need to change more than your wardrobe.
When the ambient temperatures, humidity, and sun intensity all change, you need to adapt your skin care routine to make sure you’re giving your skin the love it needs to be healthy, glowing, and protected.
In this post, Dr. Tim Sayed will offer expert advice on the essential skin care updates you can make this spring, along with a few cosmetic procedures that can get you ready for a new season.
With dry air and less sunlight, winter can easily lead to dry and flaky skin.
It should come as no surprise, then, that it’s a good idea to shed your “winter coat” before you start to show more skin this spring and summer. The best way to get rid of your winter skin and reveal your fresh underlying skin cells is through exfoliation.
Exfoliating your skin helps the remaining tissue better absorb nutrients and other skin care products. While you can exfoliate at home, you might also wish to consider a powerful procedure like the HydraFacial for a radiant complexion.
Double Down on the SPF
As the temperatures rise and the sunshine becomes more enticing, it’s only natural for you to spend more time out under the sun.
While this gives your body essential vitamin D and is an utter joy, you need to protect your skin as you play outside.
The best way to do this is with SPF 30+ sunscreen lotions and wearing protective clothing whenever practical. Failing to take proper sun care precautions can lead to sunburn, uneven skin tone, sun blemishes, and in worst-case scenarios, skin cancers.
Look after your skin in the sun.
Eliminate Already Sun-Damaged Skin
If you already have some sunspots, skin blemishes, or freckles that you’re unhappy with, consider a non-invasive procedure such as laser skin resurfacing. By removing your skin’s outer layer, laser skin resurfacing removes flaws and provides you with a smooth, youthful skin canvas to start the spring season with.
Moisturizing your skin in the spring, particularly before going to bed, is a great way to keep skin smoother and looking youthful for longer. It helps keep skin firm and prevents signs of fatigue while also encouraging restoration from sun exposure and minimizing any damage done by unfortunate over-exposure to the sun.
Get Outside and Exercise!
While a more general piece of health advice, regular exercise is ideal for skin health in that it encourages blood flow and circulation to the skin, while sweating helps flush your facial pores of dirt and oil.
If you have any particular skin concerns, or want to get more personalized advice on properly caring for your skin this spring, reach out to Dr. Tim Sayed in Newport Beach or La Jolla, CA. Please call us at 858-247-2933 or via our online form to arrange a quick virtual consultation and discover how we can help you look and feel your best.