• Fountain of Youth Staff

Your Skincare needs Spring Tweaking.

Unlike during the winter, in the spring there's more moisture in the air — and that means changes for your skin-care regimen.

When the first signs of spring emerge, it’s like a breath of fresh air — and your skin loves it, too. “With the change from winter to spring, our skin is exposed less to cold, dry air and more to higher moisture levels in the air, warmer temperatures, and increased sunshine. With 2020's pandemic our skin was inside more than ever.

If You Have Dry Skin, Get Your Glow Back With a Weekly Hydrating Mask

Winter has a way of stealing your natural glow, and it’s time to reintroduce yourself to a more vibrant skin tone come spring. To get rid of dry, dull, and sometimes flaky skin, try a combination of moisturization and exfoliation. A gentle hydrating mask once or twice a week will infuse skin with the moisture it needs to recover from parching winter winds. A gel-based mask with hyaluronic acid (which helps absorb moisture from the environment) and vitamin B5 (to support skin repair).

If You Have Dull Skin, Slough Off Dead Cells With an Exfoliating Cleanser

Exfoliation is critical for removing the layer of dead skin cells that makes skin appear sallow and feel flaky. “Exfoliation will bring a fresh layer of skin to the surface. Your complexion will be brighter, and there’s the added benefit that your skin-care products will be more readily absorbed, and thus will work better. Gentle chemical-based exfoliants are less likely to cause irritation compared with harsh scrubs. If you’ve been using a creamy cleanser, switch to a cleanser with alpha- or beta-hydroxy acids. Look for glycolic or lactic acid; those with salicylic acid are best for acne-prone complexions.

If You Have Acne-Prone Skin, Switch to a Lighter-Weight Moisturizer

In winter, your skin needs all the help it can get when it comes to hydration. Now for spring, you may be emerging from hibernation and spending more time outdoors, which means you’re probably sweating more. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, you’ll want to consider making the change to a gel-based moisturizer, which is generally lighter weight and less likely to plug pores than those formulated with oil.

On the other hand, if you have sensitive skin, you might want to keep using a thicker, richer cream to more readily lock in moisture and preserve skin’s protective barrier. If yours is the type that is both sensitive and acne-prone, look for moisturizers that are oil-free or noncomedogenic, which means it won’t plug up pores.

“Make these modifications based on how your skin is feeling. Also remember that early and late spring can be very different from each other in terms of weather, so you may need to make adjustments based on the temperature changes in your area.

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