Now that the warmer weather is FINALLY starting to make an appearance, it's time to start thinking about your skin care routine. Your skin may undergo some changes from the change in the weather/humidity/temperature, but it might also undergo changes because of age and hormone levels. Here are some reminders for making sure your skin care routine keeps up with the seasons.
I know a lot of people skip it in the Winter (even though they shouldn't) but now is the perfect time to re-introduce a sunscreen to your daily skin care routine. I prefer a chemical sunscreen but you can use a physical or combo chemical & physical sunscreen, whatever works for you. Read more about sunscreens HERE.
2. Cleanse Twice Daily
Going to bed in your makeup will age you tremendously. As you can read in this article, sleeping in your makeup will cause premature aging, skin agitation and discoloration. So if you are so dead tired you can't bring yourself to the skin before you crash, at least keep a packet of makeup removing wipes on your bedside table. I prefer Aveeno Ultra Calming Makeup Removing Wipes because they don't leave a greasy film and are fairly effective. But cleansing twice a day to remove makeup at night and in the morning to prep your skin, will have you glowing in no time. And no, you don't need to scrub your skin squeaky clean every morning. Most days I use a Micellar Water like Bioderma and a cotton pad to remove last night's moisture and grime. Read more about Micellar Water HERE.
Just because the weather is getting warmer doesn't mean you should skip moisturizing. You still need a daily moisturizer to keep your skin healthy. Moisturizer acts as a barrier to the surface of the skin and an maintain a health pH balance. It also plumps up the skin making fine lines less noticeable. I really love the Kiehl's Skin Rescuer Stress Minimizing Daily Hydrator. It's a clean and simple moisturizer that calms my skin and just makes it happy. You can read my review HERE.
4. Hydrate From The Inside Out
I know everyone nags you to drink plenty of water, but it really is essential for healthy skin. The less dehydrated your body is, the less dull and dehydrated your skin will look. Lotion alone cannot make up for a dry body. If you're sick of plain water, I found adding a few squirts of STUR water enhancer helps a lot. It's not overly strong and it uses stevia (a natural sugar- free sweetener) to lightly sweeten the water. You can buy STUR HERE.
5. Clean Brushes
If you are Spring Cleaning, don't forget to clean your makeup brushes as well. I found myself putting off cleaning bushes more and more until I started using Cinema Secrets Brush Cleanser. I pour a little in a small bowl, swish my freshly used eyeshadow brush in it, wipe off the excess with a clean paper towel and viola. a clean makeup brush ready for my next use. Since I started to regularly clean my makeup brushes I have noticed the instance of acne decreasing on my skin. You can purchase Cinema Secrets Brush cleanser from a variety of places. I got my last bottle HERE.
What sort of changes do you make to your skin care routine when the seasons change? Share your tips in the comments section!