How to Transition Your Skin Care Routine From Winter To Spring
We know how Connecticut’s cold and windy winters can cause severe damage to our skin. We feel chapped, itchy, and dry, and are getting impatient waiting to feel the sun on our faces. But warmer temperatures bring different challenges that could catch our skincare routine by surprise.
As the temperatures rise and humidity increases, our skin can quickly get out of balance. We should adjust our skincare as the seasons change to keep skin beauty in a harmonious state. But how exactly?
That’s where board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Lisa Donofrio, can offer expert advice. She helps women and men in the Madison area prepare our skin for the warmer, sunnier days.
How Does Our Skin Change with Each Season?
As our bodies’ first protective layer, the skin reacts to the seasonal changes of climate and temperatures. During the colder months, the air is less humid, causing our skin to produce less oil. It’s during this time we need our skincare products to provide more moisture and protection.
When the temperatures and humidity rise, our skin will produce more oil, which may buildup and cause clogged pores and breakouts. Now we need to decrease the amount of oil applied to our skin while ensuring proper nourishment.
How Should We Transition?
Dr. Donofrio suggests the best transition timing is when you feel the weather turning. Here’s what she recommends you do to adjust your routine:
Change Winter Products for Those Designed for Warmer Temperatures
Using the appropriate skincare products for the warmer months is crucial. Here is what we suggest for spring and summer:
- Change to serums for moisturizers that penetrate deep into skin layers
- Use foundation and makeup that protects the skin from UV rays
- Continue to wear appropriate sunblock, SPF 30 or greater
Consider Skin Rejuvenation
As we mentioned earlier, the dry, windy climate of winter can wreak havoc with our skin health. Now that we are approaching spring, skin rejuvenation treatments are ideal for the removal of dull, tired skin from the dark days of winter to reveal fresh, radiant skin for the spring. Dr. Donofrio recommends these excellent springtime treatments:
Your Skin Care Expert
As the seasons change and you notice your skin taking a turn for the worse, we invite you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Donofrio to create a medical-grade skincare regimen. She delivers the skin health that only a board-certified plastic surgeon can provide. To learn how she can help you look your best no matter the time of year, take the first step by contacting her today.