Changes in the season can have a big impact on our skin, so as we start to head out of winter and into spring it is a good idea to review your skincare routine. You might want to make some changes to tackle the different challenges that spring weather can create for your skin. It’s also a good idea to talk to your dermatologist at Dermadoc if you notice any changes in your skin so that we can recommend the best treatments for you.
Dry skin can continue to be a problem as we move out of winter and into spring, because we are likely to continue to experience plenty of cold weather over the next few months. Exfoliating once a week is often enough to tackle dry skin in springtime, but you might also want to arrange a facial treatment to refresh your skin. Spring is also a good time to start working on any parts of the body that have been hidden away and neglected over winter so that you’ll be ready for summer looks and sandals.
Using a moisturiser is essential throughout the year. You might find that you can switch to a lighter moisturiser as the weather starts to warm up. Spring can be a good time of year to introduce a serum into your skincare routine. You can use it before a creamier moisturiser to begin with and then by itself as the air starts to get warmer. By the time summer hits, a light serum should be enough to keep your skin smooth and hydrated. You might also want to switch to a lighter moisturiser for your body as the spring weather warms up.
Dermatologists recommend using SPF 15 throughout the year, but the sun in the UK starts to get stronger from March onwards so you might want to increase your sun protection. Sun damage can cause age spots, wrinkles and skin cancer so it is important to protect yourself. Since you’ll need stronger protection when the sun is brighter, it’s usually best to add a separate sunscreen into your daily routine rather than to rely on SPF in your moisturiser as you can over winter. Remember to protect your lips with a balm that includes SPF. It should also help to prevent them from getting chapped on colder spring days.
A change in the seasons can be the perfect excuse to refresh your look or try a new treatment. Now could be the perfect time to start your laser hair removal sessions, enjoy a rejuvenating face or body treatment, or to get the dermal fillers you’ve always wanted. You can make an appointment at Dermadoc to get expert advice on the best treatments for your skin this spring.
Taking these steps to adjust your skincare routine for spring should help to keep your skin looking and feeling its best. It’s important to ensure that your skincare suits the seasons, so make sure that you review your routine again once we start to enjoy warmer weather in summer.