5 Tips to Refresh Your Skin This Spring

As the cold of winter fades and the world awakens with the arrival of spring, you might feel like your skin care routine needs livening up as well.

You’ve been inside a lot these last few months, and you can’t wait to spend more time in the outdoors with the sun and fresh air on your face. What should you do to refresh your skin to be ready?

Glad you asked! At Melanie L. Adams, M.D., P.A., we’ve learned several tips and tricks over the years to get your skin ready for warmer weather. Here are five of our best tips:

Exfoliate your skin

It’s time to get rid of the dry, dead, flaky skin that’s accumulated over the winter. Not only can exfoliating turn rough skin into soft, smooth skin, it can also help unclog your pores and treat blemishes, dark spots, and even ingrown hairs. 

Exfoliating too often can lead to inflammation and redness, so aim for the sweet spot of treating your skin 2-3 times a week with a body scrub, bar, or facial cleanser.

Bring out the toner

Use toner in your skin care routine between cleansing and moisturizing. You might be tempted to skip this step, but toner hydrates your skin, allowing it to absorb the nutrients and experience the benefits of moisturizers and serums. 

A good toner should include antioxidants and anti-inflammatories to benefit your skin as well.

Switch to a lightweight moisturizer

You’ve probably been using a thick, heavy moisturizer to help out your dry skin brought on by the cold winter air. 

As the temperatures start to climb, consider switching to a more lightweight moisturizer to aid the transition. Make sure it includes SPF since you’ll be outside soaking up the sun’s rays more often.

Lighten up your foundation

Just like your moisturizer, a heavy foundation is great to hide your winter skin. But now that you’ll be showing off a healthy glow again, go for something lighter and more versatile. If you still have blemishes you want to hide, try a good concealer instead of heavier foundation.

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate

We mentioned hydration earlier, but in addition to the outside-in hydration provided by skin care, you should also focus on inside-out hydration by drinking lots of water. 

Hydrated skin cells in your body work better, which you want as your skin adjusts to the change of seasons, temperature, and weather.

If you want to find out more about the best ways to take care of your skin, call our Columbia, Maryland, office to set up an appointment, or schedule your visit on our website. We’re as excited about spring as you are, and we’re ready to help! 

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