As temperatures rise and flowers bloom, spring announces its arrival. Winter weather, dry air, and cold temperatures can wreak havoc on your skin. The change to a new season is welcomed, especially here in New England. Follow these spring skincare tips to keep your skin looking and feeling healthy and beautiful all season long.

Springtime Considerations

Several of the factors that make spring so enjoyable can also cause problems for your skin. They include:

  • Sun exposure: As sunny warm weather becomes more frequent, remember to keep an eye out for prolonged exposure to the sun. This is especially true if you spent a lot of time indoors during the colder months.
  • UV rays: Along the same lines, be aware of increased UV ray exposure, particularly as spring turns to summer. 
  • Less dryness: Gone are the days of needing to prepare for dry, flaky skin!  Spring brings less dry air, which can be a welcome relief for many.
  • Allergies: Do you find yourself sneezing more or fighting watery eyes? Allergies to tree pollen and grasses can aggravate your skin and your eyes during springtime.

Spring Skincare Tips

Follow these tips to keep your skin looking and feeling great all season long.

Lighter Formulas

Ditch heavy moisturizers for formulas that hydrate the skin without weighing it down. While it’s still important to incorporate moisturizers into your daily skin regimen, lighter formulas are just as effective and more comfortable to wear in spring weather. 

Exfoliation

Add in exfoliation to your springtime routine to get rid of dead, flaky skin that built up over the winter. You can do this in a variety of ways, but exfoliating at least once a week can help smoothen and soften your skin. There are a variety of products you can use, including tools and creams, for exfoliation purposes. 

Sunscreen

A common spring skincare tip is to remember to add sunscreen. Increased exposure to the sun and UV rays means it’s time to protect yourself from harmful effects like sunburns. Incorporate sunscreen with a daily moisturizer to make application easy.

Eye Cream 

Whether it’s from allergies or too much time squinting from the sun, an eye cream can be necessary this time of year. If you have allergies to tree pollen or grass, you might wake up with puffy and watery eyes. Eye creams are affordable and effective at calming down any puffiness and signs of aging around the undereye area. Many also come with sunscreen in the ingredients as well.

HydraFacial

To treat yourself this spring, consider scheduling a HydraFacial. In this revolutionary non-invasive procedure, a HydraFacial penetrates deep into the skin to cleanse, extract, and hydrate. This service is perfect this time of year to achieve a deeper cleanse than you would get with other products. The combination of extraction and hydration pampers your skin in as little as 30 minutes.

Ascent Laser Aesthetics offers HydraFacials and other services to pamper yourself for spring and any season. Schedule your consultation today to see how we can get your skin looking and feeling great.