Winter is finally turning into spring and it’s time to swap your wardrobe and visit your hair stylist. You might not have considered it, but your skin care should change with the seasons too! Just like the lighter outfits you’re selecting for warmer weather, your skin care products need the same transition. You should also be thinking about how the extra heat and sun affect your skin. If you’re prone to more breakouts during warm weather or worried about sun exposure with sunny skies ahead, it’s time to consider your options!
At Salameh Skin Care, we’re proud to bring you the spring skin care advice you need to keep your skin happy during these warmer months. Explore our tips and solutions to warm weather concerns when you read on today! Say goodbye to heavy creams and extra moisturizer and hello to lightweight serums and delicate spot treatments.
Oil-Based Versus Water-Based
The first spring skin care step you may want to take during the transition from winter to spring is to take a look at any oil-based serums and creams you have in your skin care routine. Since moisture is scarce during the winter months, oil-based treatments should be your go-to choice. Once warm weather sets in, our lightweight products of all types are still ideal, since they are formulated to sit lightly on the skin and provide benefits year-round.
Full Coverage Foundation Versus Light Coverage
No matter how cool your office or home is during the spring and summer months, you’ll still have to step outside sometime. Full coverage foundation and makeup can be too heavy for the warm weather and can result in excess sweat, which can lead to breakouts.
Take your spring skin care to the next level by switching to light or medium foundation that ensures you feel bare-faced while still evening your skin tone and covering any blemishes. For those with extra oily skin, you may want to look to mattifying powders that go on after your foundation to minimize sweat and keep your pores from getting congested.
Face Creams Versus Face Gels
Just because there is more moisture in the air, doesn’t mean you can stop using creams and moisturizers on your face. Spring skin care requires just as much hydration as any other season.
The most important ingredients you find in your skin care products are available in a number of different forms. If you have a favorite cream that just feels too heavy to put on in hot weather, explore similar formulations in a gel. Ingredients like hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, and glycolic acid can be found in serums, gels, and even mists. Since you’re already looking into lighter delivery for spring skin care, opt for a product that dries more quickly and absorbs much faster than your heavier creams.
Masks Versus Mists
Since there is so much humidity in the air during spring, you’re probably dealing with face masks drying that much more slowly. Replace clay face masks with something a little more convenient — like a spray. You can get just as much moisture from a face mist without having to sit forever waiting for a mask to dry. Many mists also have the added bonus of UV protection, so that you get double the use out of them.
If you still want to really pump your skin full of hydration, opt to use your heavy masks at night when the temperatures cool down.
Heavy Body Lotion Versus Lighter Formulas
Body butters and creams are heavenly in the winter, but when spring comes along, they can feel oily and sticky. You don’t need that extra thick layer of protection once the dryness of winter dissipates. Explore lighter formulas that are enhanced with SPF to modify your spring skin care routine for maximum effectiveness.
While you should still be using sunscreen during the winter, you want to make sure you reapply frequently once the sun starts showing its face more often. Using a lighter formula two or three times a day is easier than applying a heavy butter that probably doesn’t have sun protection!
Silicone Styling Versus Moisturizing Milks
While you might be focused on spring skin care, you should also be thinking about your hair as the weather changes. Consider how silicone hair products affect your hair in the heat versus moisturizing milks. Everyone knows that humidity and hair just don’t mix! Silicone weighs down your hair and flattens it at the root while letting it poof further down — resulting in a pyramid look. Since your hair will start to frizz in the heat, reaching out to all the additional moisture in the air, you want to make sure it’s hydrated from within by using products that keep the frizz at bay.
Choose moisturizing milks and silicone-free products to keep your hair voluminous, not frazzled.
Nail Polish Versus Nail Tints
Dry, cold weather can be hard on your nails as well as your skin and hair. Switch up your spring body care with a lighter nail tint that features vitamin B to strengthen your nails. These are also the perfect pastel color palette for all your spring attire and can perfectly complement floral dresses and patterned blouses.
Our expert spring skin care tips also recommend helping your nails recover even more quickly when you add a few supplements to your routine with magnesium, zinc, and copper.
Salameh Skin Care for You
Salameh Skin Care is on the forefront of skin and body care, so we know all about how transitional weather can affect you. Trust in our spring skin care tips to take care of your body all year-round!