As our days fill with more sunlight, birds reemerge, and tulips prepare to pop, you might be thinking about spring cleaning your home. We think it’s also the perfect time to spring clean and refresh your skin care regimen.
As we head into the warmer months, we all want our skin to look more radiant, youthful, and healthy. Here are a few of my favorite skincare tips to make your transition from winter to spring easier on your skin to achieve those results.
1. Switch to a gel or foamy cleanser.
As the temperature rises, so may your skin’s oil production. Switching from a creamy cleanser to a foamy cleanser will help keep your skin in balance.
My favorite cleansers are IMAGE the MAX™ facial cleanser and Eminence Organic Stone Crop Cleanser.
2. Exfoliate that dull, dry, winter skin away.
Exfoliating is the one step that a lot of people forget about, but it’s the one step that can make the biggest difference in the way your skin looks and feels. Exfoliating helps with cell turnover, evens out skin tone, stimulates collagen production, and assists with product absorption. You can achieve these things at home by exfoliating 1-2x/week.
My favorite exfoliators are IMAGE VITAL C Hydrating Enzyme Masque and Eminence Organic Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant.
Cole’s also offers several professional exfoliation treatments including microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, chemical peels and microchanneling. Talk to one of our great estheticians to see which of the following is best for you.
3. Step up your SPF game.
Last in this list but actually the most important. I know a lot of people in Minnesota skip using sunscreen in the cold, dark winter months. But soon it will be warming, the days will be longer, the UV rays will be stronger, and you’ll be outside more. So now is the time to get in the habit of wearing a good sunscreen every day, regardless of your outdoor activities.
My favorite daily SPFs are IMAGE Prevention+ daily tinted moisturizer. SPF 30 and IMAGE MD restoring daily defense moisturizer, SPF 50.
Tracy Workman is an advanced esthetician at Cole’s Salon in Apple Valley.