Five Tips for Changing Skincare for Spring

Five Tips for Changing Skincare for Spring

As each season comes to an end, it’s a good idea to think about the products you’re using on your skin. Then make some slight changes to your skincare routine ready for the start of the new season. A question I get asked as we move towards Spring is “Do I need to change my skincare routine for Spring?”.

After the harsh weather of winter, and the effects of central heating, we often feel that our skin becomes dry. So, we tend to use richer creams and oil-based serums. As the weather changes, and days start to get warmer, these richer products can feel a little heavy on the skin.

With Spring around the corner, now is the time to look at the ingredients we’re using in our skincare. Then make some different choices that will be more suitable for the warmer weather that’s hopefully on its way.

Tip one – A lighter base

Think about swapping your serum and moisturiser for a lighter base. Look out for ingredients like vitamin B, which help repair the skin’s barrier, especially after the winter months. Sometimes the barrier can be a little bit impaired, and vitamin B will help repair, soothe, and calm any irritation in the skin. Also, look out for hyaluronic acid as this holds 1000 times its weight in water and will keep the moisture in the skin. The skin naturally produces hyaluronic acid as part of your skin barrier, and this is a great way to make sure that your skin stays nice and moisturised. This will massively help with your Spring skincare.

Tip two – Hydration

Stay hydrated. Remember that 60% of your body is made up of water. Make sure that you’re drinking two litres of water a day. But also remember that if your skin’s barrier function is not nice and healthy, then you can lose water through your skin.

Make sure that you are also eating plenty of fruits and vegetables that have high water content – it’s sometimes the best way to keep water within our skin.

Tip three – Enzymes

Get a cleanser or exfoliator that contains enzymes. These gently slough off any dead skin cells to give you brighter skin. But they’re not too harsh – they don’t take away too many skin cells that you need. They just take off the exact amount that you would normally shed in a day.

Avoid using harsh scrubs and acids on your skin at home. When you’re not 100% sure what you’re doing, because this can leave you with an unhealthy barrier function, and your skin will become duller.

Tip Four – Higher SPF

I know a lot of people have SPF in their makeup or moisturiser. This tends to be an SPF 15, which is probably okay for the winter when we’re not out and about. But as the weather starts to get warmer, make sure that you increase the level of your SPF to at least 30, if not higher.

Tip five – Vitamin C

Add a bit of vitamin C into your skincare routine. Whether it be an ingredient in your moisturiser or even better, in a serum.

Vitamin C helps to regulate melanin production, which will help to stop any pigmentation that you tend to get from the sun. It also helps to brighten the skin and gives it luminosity.

Do I need to change my skincare routine for Spring?

Hopefully, by now you can see why you do need to change your skincare routine for Spring!

Hope these tips help you to make some choices that will prepare your skin for the warmer months.

If you’d like some advice tailored for you and your skin type, please book a consultation.

We offer a fantastic range of bespoke facial treatments that are tailored to your skins needs. So if you are struggling coming out of Winter in Spring we can help.