Now that the long days of winter are over – or almost over, depending on where you live – it may be time to give your skin a boost with a few changes to your daily beauty regimen. The warmer weather can change the way your skin looks and feels, and if you’re already dealing with skin issues like acne, pigmentation, or an uneven skin tone, you will need to change your beauty routine with the changing temperatures. From changing your diet to pampering skin with a homemade face mask, there are several things you can do to freshen up dull-looking skin and restore that natural glow.
Here are six spring beauty tips for glowing skin:
1. Exfoliate at Least Once a Week
Buffing away dead skin cells will promote the skin’s renewal process and help you maintain a radiant glow. Use an at-home peel treatment to get rid of dry and flaky skin.
2. Use a Moisturizing Mask
Treat your skin to a hydrating mask at least once a week to maintain soft and supple skin. You can make your own moisturizing mask using ingredients like avocado, honey, coconut oil, and banana which are especially effective for nourishing the skin. If you are dealing with acne breakouts or inflamed skin, make a mask with oatmeal for its skin-soothing benefits.
3. Eat More Antioxidant-Rich Foods
One of the best ways to maintain beautiful skin year round is to eat a well-balanced diet and load up on antioxidant-rich foods. Blueberries, pinto beans, cranberries, and artichokes and cinnamon are just a few foods that are high in antioxidants. Make these foods a part of your daily diet for a natural glow from inside out.
4. Use the Right Cleanser
No matter what skin type you have, you may need to switch cleansers as we head into the warmer season. Talk to an aesthetician or dermatologist for recommendations on a cleanser that will balance out your skin’s pH levels and get rid of oil, debris, and residue effectively. Some skin types are prone to breakouts and other skin problems during seasonal changes. You might need to switch to a milder cleanser or use something designed to kill acne-causing bacteria.
5. Try a Hydrating Serum
Serums can be very effective for moisturizing skin at a deeper level and can help to smooth out rough patches while restoring moisture levels. Use a hydrating serum in addition to your moisturizer if your skin is looking a little dull or ashy. Combining a serum with a high-quality moisturizer can help you maintain supple skin during the spring months.
6. Sweat it Out
Hitting the gym will not only help you maintain a healthy body, but also works wonders for the skin. Sweating regularly increases circulation and will give you a natural glow. Whether you enjoy doing high intensity cardio workouts or sweat-inducing Bikram yoga, make these exercises part of your weekly regimen for some extra skin benefits.