Winter can quickly dull out the skin without the proper care, or the post-holiday crash can make it challenging to establish a routine. Thankfully, longer and warmer days are around the corner, so it may be time to revamp your skincare.
Revive Your Morning Regimen
It’s crucial to note that it’s always advised to seek personalized care and help from a dermatologist, mainly to elaborate on your skin’s characteristics.
Skincare is personal and not one-size-fits-all, but some general guidelines may help your skin.
Ditch the A.M. Cleanse
Washing your face twice a day may not always be necessary, especially for those who double-cleanse every night. Skipping your morning face wash can reduce your beauty routine, lessening the chance of your skin feeling over-stripped.
According to Dr. Markowitz & Dr. Gonzales, “it all comes down to preference. Remember: The word wash insinuates that some sort of cleanser is involved. While Markowitz says that washing isn’t necessary and instead recommends a rinse, Gonzales has another stance.”
You can ditch the morning wash for skin that is double-cleaned well from the night before or hasn’t come into contact with excess bacteria. However, some problematic skin types may still need a cleanse post-workout in the morning.
For those looking to ditch the A.M. cleanse, you can prep for the rest of your skincare routine with a splash of water.
Boost Vit C Levels
Vitamin C has been a fan-favorite ingredient thanks to its ability to promote a brighter complexion. Also, this antioxidant can work well with other products in your morning regimen, like moisturizer and sunscreen, for a juicy spring glow.
You may benefit from introducing a Vitamin C serum in your skincare regimen to shed the winter season. It can quickly become your go-to product for brightening, protecting, and plumping for a spring-ready complexion.
Healthline states, “The anti-inflammatory properties of vitamin C can also help reduce redness, which in turn can create a more even complexion. The combined reduction of dark spots, redness, and irritation makes for a clear, smooth skin tone.
Moisturizing the skin is essential for all skin types. The right moisturizer for your skin type can transform your skin’s texture and make way for a supple finish. For example, oily skin types may benefit from a lightweight gel moisturizer with oil or acne-prone-friendly ingredients.
Dry skin types may want a more decadent cream to aid in hydration. Moisturizers can keep dehydrated skin at bay, and depending on the ingredients used in your cream, it may balance sebum production.
The UT Medical Center claims, “moisturizing everyday can reduce the chance of developing extreme dryness or oiliness. Both extremes are harmful for skin and cause common skin conditions like acne.”
You can also visit a dermatologist to analyze your skin’s needs.
Protect, Protect, Protect
Most of us are aware of the importance of wearing sunscreen daily. However, in case you haven’t heard it enough, SPF can seamlessly transform your skin’s tone and texture for the better. Thankfully, the internet makes sunscreen shopping a breeze.
Without SPF, your skin can become more susceptible to the sun’s harmful rays, primarily if you use some active ingredients that can increase your sensitivity to the sun. Therefore, most derms and beauty experts advise that SPF should be the priority skincare product.
According to one Cosmopolitan article, “cleansing and moisturizing aside, SPF is arguably the most consistently useful thing you can do for your skin. But an emphasis on ‘actives’ and buzzword ingredients in the skincare to the herds of beauty editors, derms, and skin doctors, is consistently underestimated.”
It can be challenging in some scenarios to see the benefits of your skincare products without the protection of an SPF.