This is Martha Thomas, head of customer care for Tree of Life Beauty, and I want to welcome you to our weekly newsletter where we discuss important ways to age gracefully, "how-tos" for keeping skin healthy as you age, and so much more about your skincare regimen.
This week we will discuss "Transitioning Skincare From Winter To Spring." If you missed any of our past newsletters, please check them out here on our blog.
Please be advised that we are not doctors or dermatologists, and this article should not be taken as medical advice or any medical statement. Any questions or issues involving your skin-care needs should be taken up with a physician, and we highly recommend you consult with your doctor before taking up any skin-care regimen.
Every time the season changes, your skin changes as well. Maybe you've found that your skin is oilier in the summer and drier in the winter. Maybe you've found that your skin appears to get more fine lines in the fall and more blackheads in the spring. That's because the weather and what's going on in the environment directly correlates to the health, wellness, and complexion of the skin.
So, as spring quickly approaches, it's time to start transitioning your skincare routine in tandem!
Add more SPF.
SPF is recommended year-round. Even minimal sun exposure can damage your skin and it's even more important to add that extra SPF in the transition time from winter to spring. Also, we often forget we need protection when the sun doesn't feel that hot in the springy weather.
But, don't forget! Every morning, put on at least SPF 30, whether it's already in your moisturizer or you throw it on top of your favorite serum or toner. Although it may be one extra step added to your morning routine, it will save you a lot of headache and skin-ache this season.
- Switch to lighter products.
Skin holds more water in the warmer months, so it tends to need less moisturizer than in the winter. However, that doesn't mean you should neglect your moisturizing routine. Instead, opt for lighter, more natural products that won't sweat off or harm your skin when they come in contact with the sun's UV rays. For example, a good vitamin C cream is a great option (but you still need SPF).
When transitioning from winter to spring, don't go too heavy or even too light. Instead, use lighter creams during the day and heavier ones at night. This will help your skin readjust to the changing season while still staying hydrated.
Exfoliate once or twice per week.
Exfoliation is the number one winter skincare tip, because it helps to minimize flakiness and dryness that come with cold weather. But exfoliation is equally as important in the spring to ensure that your skin doesn't become "stagnant" in the sun.
As we mentioned, your skin retains more moisture and oil in the warmer months. However, as it moves from the winter to the spring, it can lose moisture in the transition. This means that you need to continue to exfoliate in order to keep your skin smooth and healthy. Exfoliation also helps prepare your skin to better absorb serums and moisturizers.
It's time for a facial.
It's recommended to get a facial every time the season changes. This helps your skin readjust to the new weather and protect against allergens, pollutants, and other climate-related elements. If you don't have the funds or time for a professional facial, just follow our 7 Steps To a Luxurious At-Home Facial to prep your skin for the upcoming months!
Ditch old products.
Spring-cleaning applies to your skincare routine as well! Ditch any products that are more than 6 months old. Just like the weather is different in April and October, so is your skin! Clean out your cabinets for clearer skin, and invest in new serums and toners that will work with your face--not against it.
Don't let your skincare routine get blown away by April's winds! Easily transition your skincare from winter to spring to maintain that luminous, youthful Tree of Life glow!