Winter weather can take a toll on skin.
In the winter, we go between warm, dry air indoors, and cold, dry air outdoors, which can cause skin to become dry, dull, and flakey.
Spring weather is much less harsh on skin, however you may need a Toronto chemical glycol peel treatment to help undo some of the worst effects of the winter.
Today we’ll look at some of the top tips to get glowing, radiant skin as we “spring” into warmer weather.
How to Keep Your Skin Looking Fantastic
Keeping your skin looking great is easy, though some of these tips are easily forgotten in the middle of winter when you’re more concerned with avoiding the effects of “snowmageddon” and the “polar vortex”, or battling whatever flu bug has made its way around the office this week.
And let’s be honest, many of us tend to hibernate during the winter, avoiding going out, and seeing people if we don’t have to – so it’s easy to let good habits slip.
With longer days arriving, and patio season around the corner, many folks will be getting more social every day.
Let’s look at some ways to get your skin back into shape before your calendar fill back up.
1: Stay Hydrated
Drinking water seems to be the answer for everything.
Hungry all the time? Make sure you’re not thirsty and drink more water first.
Doing an intense workout? Stay hydrated, and it will help improve your performance.
The human body is 60% water, and water is needed for everything to function properly, including your largest organ – your skin.
Keep your skin hydrated from the inside-out by drinking more water to help prevent dryness and flakiness and keep your skin glowing.
2: Make Sure To Exfoliate
Skin cells are constantly regenerating, however after the dryness of winter you may have more dead skin which hasn’t been sloughed off yet.
Be sure to exfoliate not just the skin on your face, but your whole body as well – especially areas such as the knees and elbows which are prone to rough patches.
And don’t overdo it – once a week is a good guideline when it comes to exfoliation, twice at most.
Keep in mind harsher scrubs which may be fine for the legs, arms, and body should not be used on the more delicate skin of your face – always look for face-specific products for areas above-the-neck.
3: Don’t Forget About Sunscreen
It’s easy to forget about sunscreen in the winter, when the sun is barely anywhere to be seen (although you should still be using it – harmful UV rays can still get through when the sky is grey).
However once spring comes around and we start to see the sun more regularly, there’s no excuse to skip the sunscreen.
Save time by using a moisturizer containing sunscreen, and look for products which won’t clog your pores.
4: Clean Your Makeup Brushes
Spring means spring cleaning.
And although for most of us that means our homes, cleaning your makeup brushes is also important.
Makeup brushes can accumulate grime, bacteria, and germs without you realizing it – which are then transferred to your face every time you use them.
Use a gentle, natural cleanser to wash your brushes, and then allow them to air-dry for 24 hours.
5: Keep Your Diet Clean
It’s really easy to reach for “comfort foods” during the cold winter months.
Heavy foods, increased levels of sugars and carbohydrates can cause breakouts, puffy eyes, and redness.
As the weather improves, it becomes much easier to find fresh, local fruits and veggies which are full of important vitamins and nutrients that will help keep your skin looking fresh and clear.
6: Wash Your Hands
Keeping your hands clean is important for a few reasons.
When your skin is exposed to harsh chemicals from cleaning products, they will get absorbed into the skin if you don’t wash your hands.
Also, although we may try not to, many of us touch our faces many times a day – keeping our hands clean will lessen the chance of transferring bacteria and other germs to our face.
7: Swap Out Your Moisturizer
The cold, dry air of winter often has us reaching for a moisturizer to match – often a heavy, thick moisturizer feels like the only thing that can protect delicate skin during the coldest months.
As the weather warms up, and the air becomes less dry, consider switching to a lighter moisturizer or serum, as heavy products can clog pores and lead to breakouts.
8: Be Ready For An Allergy Attack
For many people, spring means allergies.
Pollen and other allergens can mean under-eye puffiness, redness, and inflammation.
If your allergies are serious, a dermatologist may be able to prescribe a cream to help lessen these symptoms.
Preventative measures, such as taking an over-the-counter antihistamine daily can help as well, just be sure it’s non-drowsy.
9: Book A Facial Treatment At Jiva Spa Toronto
Are you looking for a reason to indulge in a facial treatment?
As your skin recovers from the change in season, consider a treatment with us at Jiva Spa to refresh your skin and get ready for warmer weather.
A chemical peel can remove old, dead skin, combat wrinkles and reveal your true radiance.
At Jiva Spa an experienced esthetician can help determine the best treatment for your skin.
Contact us today to set up your appointment.
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