Spring is just around the corner. As one of the biggest wedding seasons of the year, this is the time of year to start thinking about improving your spring skincare regimen. Whether you’re planning an upcoming wedding or are in one, you’re going to want to make sure your skin is completely camera-ready!
Keep reading for some awesome spring skincare treatments to help keep your skin looking fresh, clean, and glowing!
How Does Spring Affect Your Skin and Face?
The changing of the seasons—especially going from the cold, dry climate of winter to the sunny and warm spring air—can do a major number on your skin. The more your skin is exposed to the elements including the sun, wind, and dryness in the air, the more potential damages it’ll naturally incur.
Blemishes, sunspots, redness, acne, and dryness are all common skin issues people tend to experience during this time of year. It can be particularly devastating if you have a wedding, graduation ceremony of other major event coming up where lots of pictures will be taken. Years from now, you don’t want to look back on your pictures from this special time in your life and see a bunch of skin imperfections on your face staring back at you.
Unfortunately, spring isn’t always as kind to our skin as we’d like it to be. Overexposure to the sun combined with a rise in moisture levels in the air can cause the following skin conditions:
- Acne breakouts
- Puffy, dark under-eye circles
- Rough, uneven skin texture
- And so much more
Luckily, there are tons of skin treatment methods you can use to offset all of these negative effects and actually improve the look and feel of your skin this spring!
Important Spring Skincare Tips to Include in Your Routine
Believe it or not, you don’t have to go to great lengths in order to maintain the overall health and youthful appearance of your skin this spring. While a lot of people are quick to resort to cosmetic treatments—which are an excellent quick fix when you’re in a pinch—there are also a few effective at-home treatments you can implement in your daily routine to enhance your skin.
Nourish Your Skin from Within
Giving your skin the nourishment it needs is an essential part of maintaining its healthy glow and keeping it moisturized without getting too oily. Make sure to eat a well-balanced diet complete with all of the vitamins and nutrients you need to keep your skin in optimal health. Remember that your skin is a fully functioning external organ. As such, it requires a good mix of nutrients including vitamin E, vitamin C, zinc, and copper which all promote cell regeneration and naturally allow your skin to repair itself.
Stay Adequately Hydrated
Hydration is another important aspect of maintaining healthy skin this spring. As you get older, your skin naturally produces less collagen and this means it loses a lot of its elasticity which can lead to wrinkles, fine lines, jowls, and other undesirable imperfections. Combine that with a lack of a proper care routine and constant exposure to sunlight and your skin also loses a lot of moisture.
Drinking lots of water throughout the day is the obvious solution to this problem, but it’s not the only one. Did you know that you can also hydrate your skin by eating certain fruits and vegetables? Avocados, sweet potatoes, bell peppers, broccoli, tomatoes, and watermelons are just some of the natural foods out there that can prevent your skin from drying out, restore its elasticity, and naturally reduce the signs of aging.
Exfoliate Your Skin Regularly
Depending on the type and quality of your skin, you’ll need to develop a regular skincare and exfoliating routine that works best for you. Experts agree that over-exfoliating (as in doing it every single day) is a major faux pas as it can actually strip away all of the natural oils of your skin and dry it out even more. The purpose of exfoliating is to help open up your pores to make your skin more susceptible to cleansing products and remove residual oils, makeup, and dirt.
Generally speaking, you should only be exfoliating your skin two to three times per week to keep it fresh and clean looking. If you have sensitive skin, then once a week will suffice. Of course, everybody has different skin conditions to contend with, so your best course of action is to consult with a skincare specialist before trying new regimens. It may take some trial and error at first, but eventually you’ll find an at-home skincare exfoliation routine that’s right for you.
Moisturize Your Skin Daily
In contrast to exfoliation, it’s actually very beneficial to moisturize your skin on a daily basis. Some people only need to do it once a day (usually when they wake up in the morning or before going to bed at night), while others might do it twice daily. Don’t forget, though, there is such a thing as over-moisturizing your skin. And no, not all moisturizers are made equal.
Each moisturizer is specially formulated for specific skin types and problems. So, it’s important to always read the label and understand what the different ingredients are in case you experience any adverse reactions.
Cosmetic Treatments to Revitalize Your Skin This Spring
Sometimes, even when you do everything right, you might still experience problems with your skin—and that’s perfectly normal. If you need a little extra help to maintain the look and feel of your skin, then the following simple and inexpensive spring cosmetic treatments might be right up your alley:
- PRP Treatment: Platelet-Rich-Plasma treatment is when a facial plastic surgeon extracts blood from a part of your body (arm or thigh), centrifuges it to separate the platelets from the red blood cells, and then injects the platelets into the skin on your face to combat signs of aging.
- IPL: Intense Pulsed Light treatment is a product used by aestheticians and skincare specialists to treat problem areas of the skin by using a strong pulse of light generated by a hand-held wand-like machine.
- Chemical Peels: Chemical peels remove dry and dead skin cells in an effort to improve and soften the skin on the face.
- Fillers: Fillers are injectable liquids that add volume to parts of the face that look a little deflated and they also reduce the look of wrinkles.
Dr. Andres Gantous at Toronto Facial Plastic Surgery is one of the leading skincare treatment experts in the world. He’s been working in the facial plastic surgery industry for over 20 years and has revolutionized the face of the industry. Schedule a consultation with him or one of our other capable skincare experts today to discover which treatment method is right for you!