The transition from winter to spring can be rough on your skin. While winter skin care tips revolve around keeping your skin moisturized, in the spring time, it’s important to stay moisturized without making your skin oilier than it has to be. Here, we present our list of the top 10 skin care tips for spring. Well, what are you waiting for? Check them out for yourself below!
Number Ten: Pick and Choose What You Use
After a long winter, it’s important to go through your products and figure out what you use and what you don’t. Do a little spring cleaning for your makeup; instead of holding onto that expensive moisturizer you never use, toss it. You’ll be forced to think more thoughtfully about what you put on your face.
Number Nine: Wash Your Makeup Brushes
Most people don’t know this, but makeup brushes can hold thousands of bacteria and, thus, can give you some nasty acne. Make sure to thoroughly wash, rinse and dry them every few months.
Number Eight: Use Sunscreen Every Single Day
Seriously! Protecting your face from harmful UV rays is one of the most important tricks to getting and maintaining healthy skin. Even when it’s cloudy outside, be sure to apply a good layer of sunscreen on your face (and other exposed areas of skin).
Number Seven: Get One Professional Facial
Professional facials can be expensive, but they’re a worthwhile indulgence once every season. A professional facial is the key to looking dewy in fresh in the spring, so go ahead and splurge – it’ll be worth every penny.
Number Six: Moisturize With White Petroleum Jelly
You probably already have one of the world’s best moisturizers in your own home – petroleum jelly! After a long winter of wearing jeans and neglecting your legs, make sure to slather dry areas of your skin in the stuff to rejuvenate them and bring them back to life. After all, skin care is about more than your face – it’s about your body, too!
Number Five: Exfoliate Before You Shave
Before you shave your legs for the first time in weeks (or months), exfoliate. Getting rid of those dead skin cells will not only make shaving safer for you, but it’ll keep your razor in better shape for longer.
Number Four: But Don’t Exfoliate Your Face
Mechanical exfoliation can feel good, but it can also tear your face apart. To get your skin spring-ready, use a cleanser that has an alpha-hydroxy or beta-hydroxy acid instead.
Number Three: Steam Yourself
Steam your face one a week in order to keep your pores clear and your face feeling fresh. On top of the once-weekly steaming, you should also cleanse, tone, and moisturize your face twice every day.
Number Two: DIY, DIY, DIY
At the end of the day, it’s hard to tell what exactly is in that $50 moisturizer. To save yourself money and a headache, make your own facial scrub! One of the easiest scrubs that works with any skin type involves mixing two egg whites with one-quarter cup of orange juice. It’s that easy!
Number One: The Most Important Skin Care Tip for Spring – Know Yourself
You could be doing all the right things – but if you’re doing them for the wrong skin type, then your effort is completely futile. Before investing a single cent in a cleanser, moisturizer, or scrub, make sure you know exactly what type of skin you have so you know just how to protect it and keep it healthy all spring long. Thanks for reading!