Spring Skincare: Preparing and Protecting Your Skin

Published By City Pointe Beauty Academy on 4-27-2023

The winter months can pose harsh challenges for delicate skin, however the spring season also creates problems. Unexpected weather changes, higher temperatures, humidity levels, sun exposure, and increased outdoor activities can wreak havoc on skin conditions. Now is the time to make adjustments to your skincare routine to prepare and protect your skin. Here are 7 simple spring skincare tips for healthy, glowing skin.

Tip #1: Clean Your Makeup Brushes

A new spring season brings a fresh round of spring cleaning, which should also include your cosmetic products. Grime and bacteria can easily accumulate in your makeup brushes, allowing germs to be transferred to your face during application. Your loofah, makeup brushes, and sponges should be cleaned regularly to remove dirt, oil, and bacteria that can cause breakouts. 

In addition, assess the condition of your cosmetic products like creams and gels. As bacteria builds up over time on skincare products, it’s recommended to throw away anything with noticeable changes in texture. As it's easy to hoard and stockpile skincare products, be sure to thoroughly check each item’s expiration date to avoid using ineffective products.

Tip #2: Exfoliate Your Skin

Adding body and face exfoliation to your spring skincare routine is absolutely essential — as long as it’s done properly. Exfoliating helps remove dead skin cells and brightens your complexion. Furthermore, exfoliating promotes absorption to enable your other skincare products to work even better! However, excessive exfoliating can also lead to dry skin and irritation. Skincare professionals recommend limiting physical exfoliating on a weekly basis to a max of twice per week. A hot bath with an effective, yet gentle, body scrub is perfect for a full-body exfoliation to give your skin a fresh start for spring. Don’t forget to ALWAYS apply moisturizer after exfoliating.

It’s important to recognize that exfoliating scrubs meant for the body and the products for the face are different! While body scrubs can be used all over the body, they are generally too rough for the delicate skin on your face.

Take Home the Products We Use During Our Spa Services at City Pointe!

    • Clinical Care: Nitty Gritty, Caffeine Blast Intoxication, Sugar Lips 
    • Tuel: Power Scrub Polishing Paste, Body Polish Exfoliation Kit

Tip #3: Change up Your Facial Cleansers

One of the important basics of any spring skincare routine is a cleanser. Skin care cleansers work to remove dirt, makeup, excess oil, dead skin cells, and more from your face. However spring humidity and warmer temperatures can interfere with the effectiveness of heavier, oil-based cleansers, causing breakouts and irritation. To prevent breakouts from blocked pores, use a light, water-based cleanser during your morning routine. This is helpful for washing off any overnight build-up of dirt and oil while retaining the skin’s moisture levels.

Take Home the Products We Use During Our Spa Services at City Pointe!

    • Find the perfect skincare cleanser for the season to meet your individual needs. We offer multiple varieties through Clinical Care and Tuel.

Tip #4: Wear Sun Protection

Regardless of outdoor temperatures, sun protection is the best way to prevent premature skin aging. As the earth tilts towards the sun during spring and summer months, the UV rays also become stronger. So sunscreen is incredibly vital to protecting your skin sufficiently even during the spring season. While broad-spectrum protection with a high SPF is essential for adequate sun protection, finding a product that doesn’t clog your pores is equally important. Furthermore, sun protection products need some time to be fully absorbed, so try to apply sunscreen 30 minutes before heading outside. 

Take Home the Products We Use During Our Spa Services at City Pointe!

    • Clinical Care: Sunshield
    • Tuel: Daily Protect

Tip #5: Focus on Healthy Eating and Drinking Habits 

Healthy habits are truly the backbone of a healthy mind and body, including skin health. Hydration influences many aspects of skin health such as:

    • Protection against dry flakes
    • Flushing out toxins
    • Promoting a natural glow
    • Retain elasticity to fight signs of aging 

On top of hydration, healthy snacks like fresh fruits and veggies from the local farmers market are full of water, vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants. Studies show produce like citrus fruits, apples, and watermelon contain many nutrients that are beneficial for skin health and protection.

Tip #6: Dedicate Enough Time for Quality Sleep 

In addition to healthy eating and drinking habits, your sleeping routine also affects the health of your skin. Our bodies use sleeping hours as a restorative period to regenerate new skin cells. Furthermore, sleeping is used as a way to manage stress levels, therefore impacting skin health even more. 

Tip #7: Treat Yourself to a Professional Facial

Kick off the spring season by treating yourself to an exhilarating experience! Our Esthetics students can assist you in making changes to your skincare routine to promote healthy, glowing, and beautiful skin. There are so many benefits of a professional facial, from boosting hydration to restoring your natural radiance. Visit our excellent team at City Pointe today! Book an appointment for a Deluxe Facial for extra exfoliation and hydration, which includes an enzyme or chemical peel and mask. Or book a Hydrating Facial to lock in extra moisturization for a fresh, spring impression.

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