It’s almost spring, which means more sun, more outdoor activities, a new routine, and a fresher, acne and wrinkle-free look to rock the new season. At Helium, we only listen to the experts, which is why we have gathered spring-time skincare tips to transition into healthier and more radiant skin. Follow our steps to let your skin unwind from the winter and step into the summer!
1. Know that exfoliation is the holy grail
Spring is the prime time to return to exfoliating and brighten the dull skin that has accumulated during winter. Use a face exfoliator that’s gentle and that you can use on a regular basis and definitely the one your dermatologist recommends because not all skin types are the same. You don't have to limit yourself to physical exfoliation - chemical peels are highly recommended to kickstart a springtime regimen. These quickly exfoliate, trigger collagen production, and are a great first step in achieving a youthful complexion.
2. Always hydrate your skin at night
Whilst you sleep, let your skin heal. Use a face moisturizer that hydrates and also revitalizes your skin. A good moisturizer will fight the fatigue on your skin. The purpose of nighttime hydration is to undo the damage done during the day. A good quality night cream enhances your skin and helps in soothing, repairing, restoring, and rejuvenating it. To know what moisturizing cream suits you best, learn about your skin type first.
3. Don’t focus much on the 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. Always use sunscreen in addition to your makeup products.
4. Work out, eat healthy and keep hydrated
This isn’t too much to ask for once you realize what wonders it can do to your skin. Exercise increases blood flow, which helps maintain healthy skin cells. Happy skin cells = happy skin! You don’t even have to hit the gym. If it’s nice outside, do 30 minutes of yoga on your lawn. a great way to get more water into your day is by snacking on fresh fruit and veggies. Fresh fruits and veggies can be a delicious snack, and ones that are packed with the water your system needs – plus vitamins and nutrients. Water also helps your skin retain its elasticity, which means it can help fight signs of aging.
5. Keep your makeup accessories clean
Makeup brushes and sponges can build up a seriously yucky amount of hard-to-see grime and bacteria, and each use applies germs onto your face. Gently wash your brushes with a natural cleanser, then lay them flat to dry for 24 hours. Sometimes it is best to change the makeup accessory after a specific time period to avoid breakouts, clogged pores, and other skincare issues.
6. Go for a facial to reset your skin
There’s nothing like a good, medically approved facial to pamper your skin. We aren’t talking about any facial, we’re on about the HydraFacial, the ultimate skin-cleansing, texture, and tone improving facial to give your skin the lift it deserves. It is known to improve signs of aging and is suitable for almost all skin types!
Recommended read: What is the HydraFacial and Why is it so Popular?
The better your skin looks and feels, the better you will feel overall. Trying new products, following social media influencers and experimenting is all fun during the spring-time but it can cause damage to your skin which is why it is best to consult a skin specialist to first understand your skin. And remember, no matter how great your skin looks, don’t forget to wear a mask when you step out!
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