LifestyleRevamp your skincare regime this spring: Comprehensive guide to restore your post-winter glow

Revamp your skincare regime this spring: Comprehensive guide to restore your post-winter glow

Skin cleansing
Skin cleansing
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11:58 AM EST, February 7, 2024, updated: 4:02 AM EST, March 7, 2024

Gray, lacklustre complexion, dehydration, and breakouts are common "leftovers" from winter that we all grapple with. Despite these setbacks, it's exactly now, as the days become warmer and sunnier, that we desire a beautiful, healthy appearance. The good news? The weakened and deteriorated skin condition after the winter months can be temporary. A thorough cleanse and restoration of the appropriate hydrolipid balance should help solve these nagging issues. Dreaming of flawless skin? Consider a cleansing ritual to regain the skin's smoothness and lovely glow.

The Importance of Post-Winter Skin Cleansing

Cleaning your skin after winter isn't about vanity but an absolute necessity. During the chilly months, we tend to use cosmetics with rich, nourishing formulas that moisturize and shield our skin from harsh weather, but they can be heavy and clog pores. This can lead to blackheads and breakouts. Moreover, the hydrolipid balance frequently gets disrupted during winter due to temperature fluctuations. As we transition from heated rooms to cold outdoors, our sebaceous glands intensively produce sebum to protect our skin from moisture loss, dryness, and cracking.

Many people experience both dry and oily skin during winter. How can this occur? The majority of sebum typically emerges in the T-zone area, where the skin is thicker and has more sebaceous glands - on the chin, nose and forehead. Conversely, the cheeks, having a very delicate layer of skin, often can't withstand dry air, frost and drastic temperature changes, and so quickly become irritated and dry. In these situations, a deep cleanse will unclog the pores and ready the skin for spring skincare.

Guidelines for cleansing

The procedure begins with makeup removal. A mild micellar lotion can be useful for not only removing makeup but also clearing any residues of skincare products. The makeup remover product composition is critical. For those with dry, problematic skin, avoid strongly perfumed cosmetics, as they may further irritate the skin. Opt for a product with a natural, plant-based composition that cleanses and also normalizes the skin. Next, a toner should be used to restore freshness and give a gentle matte finish to the skin.

After toning, it's time for a scrub to remove dead skin cells, clear pores, and prime the skin for further treatments. Those with irritated skin or breakouts might not tolerate the intense rubbing that comes with granular scrubs. In these cases, consider an enzymatic scrub, which only needs to be applied to the skin and left for about 10 minutes. The active enzymes in the product effectively dissolve impurities, leaving your skin fresh and smooth. Now comes the perfect time to apply a mask. We recommend clay, normalizing, antibacterial or lightly acidic masks, which can address imperfections, firm the complexion, and restore the skin's natural beauty.

Supporting Products for Cleansing Process

Usually, we would reach for a light moisturizing cream after completing the cleansing ritual, but there may be times when this isn't enough and the skin needs extra help. If this happens, consider using a serum with AHA acids, mattifying products, or pore-narrowing and concentrated action cosmetics designed to combat breakouts. Keep in mind that the early spring is an excellent time to use acid-based products. The sun is just beginning to emerge and UV radiation is not as intense as in the summer, so there's no need to worry about discolorations. It is best to use a serum with acids at night, along with imperfection-combating creams. With these additions, you can restore impeccably clean and smooth skin in no time. Follow our tips and let beautiful skin mark your spring season!

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