Top 7 Spring Skin Care Do’s + Don'ts: What Top Estheticians Want You to Know
It’s time to say goodbye to dull winter skin and hello to fresh, revitalized skin for spring. We've tapped into the expertise of top estheticians who shared their favorite do's and don'ts for boosting your spring glow. From proper SPF application to spring skin exfoliation tips, read up on our expert’s favorite tips to level up your spring skincare game and have your skin looking and feeling it’s best this season.
#1: DON’T Forget Your SPF
As the weather gets warmer and the sun gets stronger, it's crucial to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Make sure to apply (and reapply) a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a rating of at least SPF 30 every day.
“Your choice of sunscreen should be at least SPF 30 or more as well as one that is water resistant. This allows for it to stay on the skin after swimming or if by chance you were to sweat. Even if you don't plan to be in the sun directly, the UV Rays can impact your skin through glass, clouds, and even clothing."
#2: DO Hydrate Your Skin
Hydration is key to healthy-looking and feeling skin. Even if your skin is on the oilier side, your skin still needs added hydration. If you have oily or blemish-prone skin, using a light hydrating serum like our multi-benefit DNA Repair Complex might provide enough hydration for you without needing to add another moisturizer on top. Our formula won’t clog pores and provides gentle hydration for balanced, comfortable skin.
Not sure where to find a skin expert? Asking your friends and family for references is a great place to start. Using online tools like ZocDoc or the American Academy of Dermatology Association search tool can also be helpful.
#3: DO Exfoliate Away Winter Dullness
Winter can leave your skin feeling dull and flaky, so it's important to exfoliate regularly to help remove dead skin cells and reveal a brighter complexion. However, be careful not to overdo it, as over-exfoliating can damage your skin barrier.
“I remind my clients to listen to their skin when it comes to providing guidance on how often to exfoliate. While most products recommend 3x a week in the directions- I often find my clients sweet spot is 1-2x a week at most. Your skin will tell you when it needs the extra help!” - Leah Parks, Licensed Esthetician, Owner of skinBEAUTIFUL RX
#4: DON’T Forget To Double Cleanse Your Face
As temperatures rise, sweat and oil can build up on your skin, leading to breakouts. Make sure to cleanse your skin first with an oil-based cleanser or micellar to break down sweat, oil, makeup and sunscreen, followed by your favorite cleanser.
#5: DO Adjust Your Skincare Routine
As the weather changes, so should your skincare routine. Switch to lighter moisturizers and serums, and consider adding products with antioxidants to protect your skin from environmental stressors.
Kimberly Taylor, Licensed Aesthetician, shares more insight:
“One of the greatest skin advantages of the spring season is that you don't have to deal with the dry winter weather that takes a toll on your skin. However, since the shift in weather can change the skin, it’s necessary to adjust your skin care routine. As the winter season changes to spring, your skin changes as well. Winter is usually the harshest of the seasons when it comes to skincare. The lack of humidity in the cold weather can dry out and irritate the skin. During the spring season, weather temperatures get warm and humidity levels start to increase, which make it easier to maintain calm and hydrated skin. Changing your entire routine may not be necessary, but there are some adjustments you can make to adapt to the change in seasons."
"There are also gentle physical exfoliants such as mild scrubs that manually buff away dead skin cells and debris to reveal smooth, radiant skin. Adding a nice exfoliating serum is a great way to incorporate exfoliating into your regimen. Alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) such as glycolic and lactic acid products are excellent choices, as well as Beta hydroxy acids (BHA), salicylic acid products. Note: Always be sure to consider using exfoliating products that are for your skin type and condition.”
#6: DO Keep Your Skin Clean
Pollen and other allergens can exacerbate skin conditions like acne and eczema, so make sure to cleanse your skin regularly and avoid touching your face, which can transfer allergens and bacteria to your skin. If you know you're particularly sensitive to allergens, it's a good idea to pop in the shower immediately upon returning indoors after spending time outside. A quick shower will rinse off any residual allergens clinging to your skin and hair. By taking these extra precautions, you can help keep those spring related skin concerns at bay.
#7: DON’T Neglect Your Neck & Chest
Don't forget to apply your skincare routine (including SPF!) to your neck and chest, as they are often exposed to the sun and can show signs of aging.
“I remind my clients that neck and chest skin is an extension of their facial skin! The same care should be taken on these areas to make sure they look and feel their best. I’ve had many clients come to see me to repair damage on their chest (so the skin can match their face which they have been treating topically for years) and this area is so much more fragile than facial skin- being proactive is really key!” - Leah Parks, Licensed Esthetician, Owner of skinBEAUTIFUL RX
Meet Our Team Of Experts
Leah Parks is a licensed esthetician and owner of SkinBeautifulRX. Follow skinBEAUTIFUL RX on Instagram and visit skinBEAUTIFUL RX’s website to learn more, shop RescueMD, or to book a consultation or treatment with Leah.
Kimberly Taylor is a licensed aesthetician and owner of Kim Taylor’s Holistic Skincare & Wellness Studio in Fort Walton, FL. Check out Kimberly’s website to book a treatment or skin consultation and follow her on Instagram for more tips.
Amber Mace is a licensed aesthetician and owner of Elysian Aesthetics in Folsom, CA. Check out Elysian Aesthetic’s website to learn more about Amber or book a treatment. Follow Amber on Instagram for more skin tips!
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