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Spring Skincare Routine: Ready Your Skin for Warmer Seasons

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You might not realize it, but your skin takes a serious hit in the winter – regardless of where you live! Colder air combined with the lack of humidity and dry indoor heating depletes your skin of its natural moisture, leaving it dry, dull, and more prone to wrinkling. We also may forget to moisturize parts of the body that get covered up, like the feet, knees, shoulders, chest, and elbows. Now that warmer weather is here, it’s prime time to restore that lost moisture and heal any dry, flaking, and irritated skin in those areas. Luckily, a proper skin care routine modified for the spring – including full-body care – can help bring your skin back to life. If you’re looking for the best skin care in San Diego Dr. Ghayouri has many solutions to help rejuvenate and make your skin regain that youthful appearance again.

Follow these steps twice a day for more radiant, spring-ready skin.

cleanse

Cleanse

Cleansing is arguably the most important element of any skincare routine. It’s important to choose the mildest facial cleanser for your type skin during the spring; this is a time to nurture your skin, not dry it out (don’t choose an exfoliating cleanser). If you’re looking for acne or blemish help, keep an eye out for a cleanser that contains alpha hydroxy acid, or AHA – it’s gentler than an exfoliant.

Tone

Prepare your skin to absorb the moisturizer by using a gentle toner, which gets rid of any leftover residue from your cleanser. It also helps to shrink pores, provides a much-needed pH balance for your skin, and provide a protective barrier from impurities and environmental contaminants by closing the pores and tightening cell gaps. Think of it as a moisturizing seal to lock in clean skin.

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Moisturize

Use a lighter one than you used during winter, and pick according to your skin type (oily, dry, or combination). If you find that your skin needs a little extra hydration, supplement your normal body skin care with more moisturizing homemade recipes. Just look in your pantry! Argan oil, sesame oil, coconut oil, sunflower oil, and grape seed oil are all incredibly effective ingredients for moisturizing skin naturally.

Exfoliate (or use a facial mask)

Exfoliating one or two times per week helps to remove dead skin cells that leave skin looking dull and dry, especially when paired with overall winter dryness. Contrary to popular belief, exfoliating isn’t just part of spring skin care for your face – it’s useful for body skin care as well! Sometimes store-bought exfoliators can be too harsh and gritty for sensitive skin, which is where homemade scrubs can be helpful; they’re all natural and very easy to make.

When choosing a facial steam and mask routine, figure out what you’re trying to accomplish (moisturizing, improving radiance, or helping with blemishes) and find a mask that fits that description.

Other Tips

  • Lip Balm! Your lips don’t have oil glands like the rest of your face, so they get drier faster. They also get thinner as you age, which is even more reason to keep them moisturized. Make sure to use a lip balm with SPF for added sun protection.
  • Avoid heavy makeup and go for the more natural look, so that your skin can breathe.
  • Sunscreen – even just an SPF 15 can protect your face.
  • Always moisturize right after showering while your skin is still damp and more permeable.
  • Drink plenty of water. The more hydrated your body is, the healthier your skin will look.

If these don’t remedy your skin situation, don’t try any acid peels ordered from the internet; give Dr. Ghayouri a call at 858-731-7601 to set up an appointment for a skin consultation or laser treatment.