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12 Dermatologist-Approved Tips for Your Spring Skincare Routine

dermatologist approved spring skincare routine

Spring is fast approaching, which means fun in the sun, pretty sundresses, and a fresh, clean, look. In order to pull it all off, we look to the professionals when it comes to skincare. Your skin takes center stage during this season and you want it to look, and feel healthy and amazing.

According to the experts, the following tips should be considered when formulating your spring skincare routine. Let's dive in! 

12. Forget the heavy, caked-on makeup:

While makeup can significantly enhance your features, overdoing it can be detrimental to your skin. Heavy, caked-on makeup equals clogged pores, especially in the seasons' warmer weather, which isn’t a good look on anyone. Also, while many of the foundations available on the market boast sunscreen in the ingredients, it is not enough to provide sufficient coverage. Always use sunscreen in addition to your makeup products. 

11. Facial mists are your friend:

Springtime can also mean extra sweatiness. Many people’s first instinct is to wipe away sweat with their, not likely to be recently washed, hands. This can introduce oils and bacteria which can and will wreak havoc on your skin. Facial mists cool the skin, eliminate excessive sweating, and help keep the skin clean and clear of harmful bacteria. 

10. Use natural or organic oils for certain skin conditions:

Natural oils have been used for a variety of reasons, for literally centuries. Their skincare benefits still apply today. Take eczema, for example, sunflower seed oil has been known to help clear flare-ups. 

9. Don’t forget your wide-brimmed sun hat:

topshop sun protective wide brim hat

Most women know that sunscreen needs to be applied to the face regularly, but you can almost double your protection by using a sun-protective wide-brimmed hat to keep the dangerous rays away. Check out this one from Topshop.

8. Do not neglect your lips:

During the winter season, your lips usually let you know when they’re in need of some tender, loving, care by becoming dry and chaffed. During the summer and spring damage to your lips can be a little more subtle. Always remember to use an SPF chapstick.

7. Go easy on the retinol:

While it might be all the rage, retinol should be used sparingly during the spring season. Retinol encourages cell turnover, which removes the dead cells, before replacing them with new ones. These fresh, brand-new cells are more likely to burn in sun exposure. By all means, continue to use retinol in your skincare routine, but it should be applied nearer to bedtime during the Spring and Summer months.

6. More acidic cleanser:

Cleansers that are more acidic or astringent can offer more control when it comes to sweat and shine. This is obviously more important during warmer months such as in spring and summer months.

5. Learn to prevent aggravating your allergies:

When allergies take hold, it can result in red, puffy, and irritated skin. Preventing flare-ups during the spring is the best way to combat the symptoms of an allergic reaction.  

4. Antioxidants, antioxidants, antioxidants:

antioxidants for the skin

Antioxidants are one of the best ways to keep your skin looking young, fresh, and healthy. Skincare products that include antioxidants help prevent premature aging and sun damage. 

3. Don’t be afraid to exfoliate:

Exfoliating is imperative in the removal of dirt, waste, and dead skin cells. It also helps to keep your skin looking bright and healthy. Exfoliating can make you more susceptible to burning so sunscreen is always a must!

2. Swap your heavier, winter moisturizer for a water-based one:

Your skin retains more water during the warmer months. This means that a lighter moisturizer is in order. Water-based ones work wonderfully and prevent over saturating your skin and/or clogging pores.

1. SPF (and no, the SPF in your foundation is not enough):

We realize that this is pretty well-known, however, sunscreen application is so very important. Sun exposure causes premature aging, lines, and wrinkles and greatly increases the risk of skin cancer.  Invest in your skin with a sunscreen that you will wear every day and reapply.

In order for your skincare routine to be successful, you have to adapt. Different temperatures and humidity levels have varying effects on the skin. Stick to a tried and true routine, but don’t be afraid to mix it up when the weather, seasons or climate changes. 

ZINC IT OVER is an easy and effective solution to reapplying your sunscreen (even over makeup). Our zinc oxide sunscreen facial mist is packed full of skin-healthy antioxidants to nourish your skin while offering the safest protection. Keep your skin looking and smelling fresh as a daisy this spring! Choose from our five refreshing scents; Tropical Floral, Citrus Passion, Lavender Bliss, Fresh Greens and Unscented.

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