SPRING HAS SRPRUNG
Time to shake off that heavy winter skincare regimen designed to ward off dullness and dry skin. The weather is getting nice and you will most likely start to spend more time outdoors, which can be great, but you may want to fine tune your skincare to cater to this new weather, which can wreak havoc on your skin. Using the right skincare right now is crucial to a smooth transition into summer!
Toners work to balance pH in the skin, clear out pores, and help prevent breakouts, so if you have normal to oily skin, you may want to consider using a toner before you moisturize. Apply with a cotton pad or a cotton ball. As an added bonus, using a toner will reduce the occurrence of ingrown hairs!
Try BURT’S BEES Garden Tomato Toner
$12 – Drugstores Nationwide
REDUCE EXFOLIATION & ADD A MASK
During the winter months, your skin may be dry and flaky, which requires frequent exfoliation to slough off dead skin cells and keep skin looking radiant. As the weather gets warmer, you may want to reduce the exfoliation to once a week or every other week and instead use a clay or charcoal mask once a week. A clay mask will pull excess dirt and oil out of your skin and prevent breakouts caused by the rapid cycling of hot and cold air this spring!
Try BOOTS Conditioning Clay Mask
$9 – Target Stores www.target.com
CHOOSE LIGHTWEIGHT MOISTURIZERS
Instead of heavy creams, which protect your face from harsh dry air, pick a lightweight moisturizer infused with sunscreen which will provide moisture while allowing the skin to breathe, preventing breakouts.
Try NEUTROGENA Men Triple Protect Face Lotion SPF 20
$7 – Drugstores Nationwide
DON’T FORGET YOUR SUNGLASSES!
Not only do the UV rays from the sun age the skin, repeated squinting of your eyes is proven to increase the appearance of crow’s feet! Do yourself a favor and throw on those extra large shades before you walk out the door. Your face will thank you later!