You may still be using the cosmeceuticals for your winter skin care regimen but, believe it or not, spring is going to be here before we know it. When the seasons change, it is necessary to update your skin care routine to accommodate the new climate and other environmental factors that impact your skin. While you dream of warmer days ahead, start planning by making sure that you have the top products for spring ready to go.
Cosmeceuticals with SPF
In truth, you should be using cosmeceuticals with built-in sun protection, as well as an actual sunscreen lotion, all year long. The sun’s rays are just as powerful in the cold as they are on a hot day and, actually, snow can reflect the rays back to your skin much faster than you would think. However, if you have been foregoing sun protection for the winter, you definitely need to add it back into the rotation when spring rolls around. You’ll be spending more time outdoors, putting yourself at greater risk for premature aging and skin disease if you are not properly protected.
Switch Up Your Moisturizer
When the weather gets cold, many people start using a thicker moisturizer. This is a smart move because a thicker product provides better protection from the wind and freezing temperatures. However, when the weather warms up again, it is a good idea to switch back to your lightweight moisturizing products. A heavy cream will only increase the amount of sweat on your face on a hot day, which can lead to clogged pores and, in turn, blemishes. Choose a simple moisturizer that will keep your skin hydrated without creating an extra layer of protection.
Get Sun-Kissed Skin
Although we know how dangerous the sun’s rays can be, many of us still love having a sun-kissed look to our skin when the weather gets warm. A mineral bronzer is one of the best cosmeceuticals to get this done without damaging your skin. In fact, the minerals in the bronzer may even help your skin, providing valuable nutrients just when you need them most, at the change of seasons. Plus, it is far healthier than other options for getting sun-kissed skin, such as tanning or chemical bronzers.
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