Spring Skincare Hacks – Transform Your Skin From Dry to Dewy

By PMUHub Editorial Team| Last updated on March 19, 2024
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⏱️ 6 min read

You’re probably used to your good old winter skincare regimen. Now, it’s time for some spring cleaning so get ready to adjust your skincare routine once again.

In this article, we’ll cover the full spring skincare routine to help your skin look and feel its best during the warmer months.

Why You Should Change Your Skincare Routine for Spring

Our skin needs time to adapt to the changing weather, so it’s important to modify your skincare routine to accommodate the transition to warmer months.

For one, springtime brings higher temperatures, so your skin may start producing more oil due to increased humidity levels, leading to clogged pores and breakouts.

You’ll also need to step up your sun protection game to avoid an accelerated aging process due to higher UV levels.

So, adapting your skincare routine for spring gives your skin the care and attention it needs to stay healthy and radiant.

Spring Skincare for Radiant Complexion

Nothing gets your spring skincare routine off to a better start than a professional facial. A skincare professional can examine your skin and suggest appropriate procedures and products to help combat any problems you might be having.

Most experts seem to agree that the main focus when transitioning to springtime skincare should be on sloughing off dead skin cells that have accumulated over the winter months.

During the winter, colder temperatures, lower humidity levels, and indoor heating can all lead to dry, dehydrated skin. This results in a dull-looking complexion.

By exfoliating winter skin, you can remove these dead skin cells, revealing brighter, smoother skin and a radiant complexion.

Exfoliating also helps remove any buildup on the skin, which can clog pores and lead to breakouts. This is especially helpful to your skin during the transition to warmer, more humid temperatures where you tend to sweat and produce more oil.

Here are a few refreshing facials to help awaken your dull winter complexions and reintroduce a healthy spring glow.

Chemical Peel

To combat any dullness or uneven skin tone, a brightening facial can help restore radiance to your skin. And this is exactly why a chemical peel is a great way to refresh and rejuvenate your skin for the spring season.

This involves applying a chemical solution to exfoliate and remove the outermost layers of dead skin cells from the face (or other parts of the body) and reveal smoother, brighter, and more youthful-looking skin.

And, on top of that, chemical peeling treatments also stimulate new epidermal growth and collagen with more evenly distributed melanin. This will also improve your skin’s elasticity and firmness, and remove hyperpigmentation or scars.

You can read more about how exactly chemical peels benefit your skin here.

When it comes to achieving the brightening effect, the lactic acid peel is the best – closely followed by a glycolic acid peel, which is great for deep cleaning and lifting of the excess oils.

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Dermaplaning

Looking for radiant, glass-like skin? Well, this is your time to shine.

This is a skin resurfacing miracle that is great for spring because it can exfoliate deeper than any other product can.

Dermaplaning is very simple – it’s done by scraping off dead skin cells with a sharp, surgical scalpel.

It’s totally non-invasive and reveals a soft and smooth skin complexion underneath, perfect for flawless makeup application.

If you want to know more about this procedure, feel free to read all about dermaplaning here.

Microdermabrasion

This is a mechanical exfoliation that can not only eliminate dead skin cells but can also help with surface imperfections like hyperpigmentation, enlarged pores, fine lines, and acne scars.

Microdermabrasion is done with a tool that has an abrasive, rotary tip that scrapes away your skin’s surface, while simultaneously sucking the debris in through the tube that’s in the middle of the device. Fancy, isn’t it?

But there’s also a gentler spin-off of this procedure called hydrodermabrasion that uses the same principle of simultaneous exfoliation and suction – but with an additional step of using a high-pressure sprayer that injects a solution and infuses it deeply into the pores.

Since the solution is a mix of serums, acids, and water, it not only provides a deeper cleanse of the pores, but also deep hydration of the skin.

Spring Skincare Products

After exfoliation, the dead skin cells are removed, and the products are able to sink into the skin much better, so their effectiveness increases.

By adjusting your skincare routine to suit the changing needs of your skin, you can help prevent issues like dryness, acne, and irritation. Here are some spring skincare products recommendations:

Cleanser

During the winter months, you may have (or at least you should’ve) been using a gentler cleanser to avoid further drying out your skin.

But as the weather starts to warm up, and your skin may begin to feel a little more on the oilier side, it’s a sign it’s time to reintroduce a bit more heavy-duty cleanser.

This doesn’t mean harsh or drying! You still need to find one that won’t strip your skin of its natural oils.

Look for a cleanser that’s designed for your skin type, whether you have oily, dry, or combination skin. Gel-based or foaming cleansers can decrease oil production and encourage cell turnover, making them a great choice for spring.

Exfoliant

As the weather warms up and the risk of drying your skin out lowers, chemical exfoliants and acids in skincare products begin taking the spotlight again.

Springtime allows our skin to better tolerate the stronger formulations of active ingredients. So it’s the prime time to work on brightening and rejuvenating your complexion.

Just be careful not to overdo it! It’s easy to get carried away and irritate the skin. Choose a gentle exfoliator that won’t irritate your skin, and use it once or twice a week – maximum!

Antioxidants

Free radicals and frequent sun exposure cause dark spots and uneven skin tone by triggering changes in your skin’s melatonin production.

You can reduce photodamage by using antioxidants. They help prevent sun damage by reducing your skin’s inflammatory response to UV rays, and they also help brighten and even out your skin tone.

Look for products that contain ingredients like vitamin C, niacinamide, and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs). These ingredients will help brighten your skin and even out your complexion.

Moisturizer

The air is generally less dry and cold, so your skin won’t need such heavy moisturization as it did during the winter months.

As the temperature and humidity rise, the need for dense occlusives and emollients decreases, as heavier products may start to feel uncomfortable due to their stickiness and greasiness.

But this doesn’t mean you can just skip the moisturizer – it hydrates your skin and protects it from environmental stressors like pollution and UV rays.

So, switch over to a lightweight and non-greasy one, preferably a gel-based formula that absorbs quickly while still helping protect the skin barrier. 

SPF

As you already know, UV rays can cause damage to your skin, leading to wrinkles, dark spots, and even skin cancer. And while you should be wearing SPF year-round, at least make sure you do so during the warmer months.

But also, the sun’s rays are getting stronger as we move closer to summer, and UV radiation can cause damage to your skin even on cloudy days.

So even if you were applying SPF in the winter, you’ll want to up your dosage and reapply sunscreen every few hours to ensure adequate protection in the spring and summer.

Include a broad-spectrum sunscreen into your spring skincare routine that protects against both UVA and UVB rays.

More Springtime Skincare Tips

Adjusting to a spring skincare will help you get the most out of your regimen, but achieving a glowing complexion is not solely dependent on using the right spring skincare products. Here are some helpful tips, beyond skincare:

  • Don’t forget to protect your lips as they can easily become dry and chapped during the spring (especially if you’re spending time outdoors). Use a lip balm with SPF 30 or higher – or with natural ingredients like beeswax and shea butter to keep your lips hydrated.
  • Be mindful of allergies as they can affect your skin as well. Allergies can cause inflammation, itching, and redness – all of which can lead to skin irritation.
  • Use lightweight, breathable makeup as heavy, full-coverage makeup can clog your pores and lead to breakouts during the warmer months.
  • Pay attention to your diet and water intake. What you put into your body can have a big impact on the health of your skin, so make sure you’re eating a balanced diet that’s rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. 
  • If you’ll be spending a lot of time outdoors, sun protection should exceed only sunscreen – wear a hat and sunglasses as well.

Spring Skincare Routine – Final Thoughts

By making small adjustments to your routine, you can help your skin adjust to the changing environment and maintain its health and vitality all season long.

So, remember to moisturize – but with lighter, more hydrating products, protect your skin from the sun, and incorporate exfoliation and brightening treatments to get glowing, healthy skin.

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