Temps are rising, and the sun is shining a little bit brighter, which can only mean one thing…
Spring is here!
As Winter fades into distant memory, Dr. Chasan has asked me to help prepare you and your skin for the Spring sunshine ahead, because the needs of our skin change with the seasons.
So here are 5 of our best tips to heal, support, and soothe your skin this Spring:
Skin cells regenerate naturally, so give your body a helping hand by gently exfoliating your skin.
Exfoliating your skin removes old, dead skin cells, revealing the soft, fresh layer of new skin underneath. I suggest using a washcloth, or simple homemade mix like a sugar scrub. Over-the-counter chemical exfoliating washes can be too harsh, and irritate your skin.
The cold and dry winter months can leave your skin feeling rough and scaly, so be sure to lend your skin a helping hand this spring.
Think of it as a “spring cleaning” for your skin—you’re removing the old layers to make room for the new.
You should be wearing sunscreen year-round, especially in the warmer months.
Applying a proper SPF is essential for protecting your skin from harsh UV radiation. Left unchecked, these UV rays cause dark pigmentation, wrinkles, and premature aging. Look for a product that contains at least 40 SPF, and preferably one designed for the delicate facial skin.
Our lightweight and luxurious sunscreen, Sanctuary, is a perfect choice.
So before you head out to enjoy a sunny day at the beach, or spring picnic at your favorite park, don’t forget your high SPF sunscreen.
Dry skin means dehydration, and dehydration happens more often during Spring and Summer.
The warmer weather usually means more activity, and more time spent outdoors, which increases your body’s need for water intake.
My favorite trick? Fill up an insulated bottle with ice-cold water, and add some of your favorite fresh fruit.
As you sip on this throughout the day, the fruit also enhances the flavor, and helps you take in more skin-defending nutrients and antioxidants.
So don’t wait until you’re feeling parched—be sure to drink plenty of water all throughout the day.
Sun damage can be a significant source of free radicals. These free radicals can destroy collagen and deepen wrinkles, while leaving dark, unsightly sun spots on your face and body.
One of the best ways to fight off this kind of sun damage is with a high intake of antioxidants. Fresh produce like oranges, blueberries, and leafy greens are packed with potent free radical defenders.
Dr. Chasan also recommends adding DeOxify to your daily routine, which is our potent antioxidant formulation that Dr. Chasan formulated specifically to defend your skin against the harsh effects of the sun.
While a strong SPF sunscreen can certainly help protect your skin, it doesn’t block all of the sun all of the time. So it’s wise to head inside and take breaks from the sun, at least every two hours.
Harsh UV rays can also leave you with dry, brittle strands of hair. You may wish to consider wearing a wide-brimmed hat to give your hair and face some extra protection. If not, be sure to get some shade every couple of hours if you choose to go hatless.
Make these five habits a part of your daily routine this Spring, and your skin will thank you all Spring (and Summer) long!