What Changes Do I Need to Make to my Skin Care Routine for Spring?

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As the trees begin to bud and the flowers begin to peek out, it is time to take a look at your regular skin care routine.  Typically, it is a good idea to revisit your routine and your products with every season change.  Each season brings with it a host of environmental factors that can affect your skin and the way it reacts to products.  This can be everything from pollen in the air to heaters running non-stop indoors.

When spring is just around the corner, it is probably time to stash that heavy cream for next winter.  Just in the same way, you do not plan to wear your wool sweaters in April, do not smother your skin in a heavy balm-textured cream when the sun starts shining a little brighter.

Spring is especially an excellent time to revamp your exfoliation products.  If your skin tends to be a little oilier when the weather heats up, it might be a perfect time to switch from that buffered AHA cream to a more thorough enzyme peel.  It is also a great time to visit your local aesthetician for a renewing facial, just as a boost for your radiant glow.  They can help buff away those dry flaky skin cells that accumulate through the rough winter weather.

Now of course, you must always “listen” to your own complexion.  In addition to being a fan of multi-tasking products, I also suggest that it is okay to use different products on different portions of your face.  If your T-zone is oilier, try a lightweight gel-cream but if your cheeks are dry and flaky, by all means use a heavier night cream there.  Your skin will tell you what it needs!

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