When you plan your seasonal skincare routine for the spring, one of your primary concerns should be protecting your skin’s natural barrier. When your skin’s barrier breaks down, you are more susceptible to irritation from allergens such as pollen as well as damage from the increased sun exposure. Keep these simple tips in mind as you prepare for spring skincare in order to give your skin the best possible protection against the elements.
Small Adjustments to Your Seasonal Skincare Routine
Sometimes, protecting your skin’s barrier has nothing to do with the products that you use in your seasonal skincare routine. Simple changes, such as adjusting the temperature of the water you use on your face, can make a big difference. When you are trying to protect your skin’s barrier, it becomes more important than ever to wash with tepid water as opposed to warm. The warmer the water you use, the more it is breaking down your skin’s natural barrier and leaving you exposed to the elements.
Check Your Ingredients
Of course, the ingredients in your topical skin care products do have a significant impact on your skin’s natural defense system. Products such as alcohol-based toners and cleansers with foaming agents are never the best choice but, in the spring, you should avoid them altogether in the interest of protecting your skin’s natural barrier. These ingredients break down your skin’s protective system in a way that is truly unnecessary. There are many alternative products available that will reinforce your skin’s barrier rather than putting it at risk.
Switch Out Your Exfoliator
Exfoliating, or removing dead cells from the surface of your face, is an essential part of any skin care routine. If you do not have sensitive skin, you can generally use a physical exfoliator once or twice a week without any problems. However, if you are working on reinforcing your skin’s barrier, you should reduce the frequency with which you exfoliate and use a chemical exfoliator for the time being. The act of exfoliating, while important, does weaken your skin’s barrier, even more so if you use a scrub. Stick to once a week exfoliating and use a chemical option during the spring.
Your seasonal skincare routine should protect your skin from the elements, not weaken its defenses. Genovo Skincare products were specifically developed to help protect your skin. To learn more about these products or to place an order, please click here.