Goodbye, winter. Hello, spring! After months of harsh, cold, and dry air, spring is a breath of fresh air. Literally. It’s time to pull out those pretty dresses, sport those flowy cardigans, grab your sunglasses, and enjoy an afternoon picnic at the park. But wait, is your skin ready for the change of season too?
With a different kind of breeze flowing in the air, spring calls for a different kind of skincare game plan. Your skin deserves a special time for renewal and awakening after its long winter hibernation. Flowers are blossoming and it’s time to get your glow back on. Here are seven of the best skincare tips you need to know this springtime so you can stay radiant while basking under the bright, sunlit skies.
1. Exfoliate Your Skin
This is basically the first step to rejuvenate your skin this season. Exfoliating removes dead skin cells and dirt left by winter duds. The greatest way to do this is to immerse yourself in a long, warm bath and do a full-body exfoliation. Make sure you use a strong yet gentle scrub while bathing.
For your face, use a one of a kind exfoliating scrub like the Mayerling Exfoliant Cleansing Scrub, which uses a combination of naturally derived oil cleansers, glycolic acid, and fine grain exfoliators to thoroughly cleanse and decongest the skin while removing dead skin cells and minimising pores.
2. Drink Plenty of Water
Proper hydration keeps your skin moisturised naturally. You’ve heard about the benefits of drinking water, and it has been proven time and again to work wonders on your body. Drinking water allows your organs to function well and healthy, and that includes our skin, the body’s largest organ. Keeping yourself hydrated may help clear your skin and help with radiance. So don’t forget to take at least 8 glasses of water a day this season (and every day, for that matter).
3. Use Sunscreen
Sun exposure will eventually take its toll on your body, especially your skin. This is primarily the reason why almost all skincare routines require wearing anti-ageing sunscreen no matter what season it may be. Harmful UV rays can cause premature ageing, along with ugly wrinkles and fine lines. Not to mention the apparent increased risk of acquiring skin cancer. So don’t wait for the summer to put on your sunscreen.
Take your protection to the next level by picking a facial mask that also comes with SPF 30+ like a detoxifying mask, which cleanses the skin while unblocking pores.
4. Use Light Moisturiser
You can set aside those heavy moisturisers you used last winter. Instead, include light moisturisers for your new skincare routine this spring to avoid that greasy feel as the days turn warmer. A light anti-ageing moisturiser will keep your skin healthy and protected without all the weight. The Mayerling Adec Vitamin Facial Moisturiser is designed to help smooth, nourish, and retexturize the skin’s appearance to bring you that flawless, more radiant complexion this time of the year.
5. Wear a Wide-brimmed Hat
Aside from using sunscreen, think of other ways of protection from the harsh rays of the sun. We know you’re more than excited to get your daily dose of sunshine now that it’s springtime, but when it comes to skincare, you can never be too sure. Double your protection by using a wide-brimmed hat if you’re planning to have that afternoon stroll. The bonus? It gives your outfit that little extra oomph!
6. Wear Lip Balm
Yes, your lips similarly require that extra care! During winter, the lips can get unusually dry, chaffed, and chapped. While cold weather requires extra lip care, the change of season doesn’t mean you can now neglect it. Chapped lips can still be a problem during spring if you forget to wear your favorite lip cream. Use lip cream or balm that has SPF for that much-needed protection from the sun.
7. Eat Fruits & Vegetables
One way to complement water hydration is by eating fresh fruits and vegetables. Aside from being delicious snacks, they are also jam-packed with the vitamins and minerals that your body needs. It enhances your skin’s elasticity and firmness, ultimately fighting the signs of ageing. Among the best food for your skin includes apples, watermelon, citrus fruits, broccoli, and lettuce.