When temperatures begin to rise ever so slightly and the first flower buds start showing up outdoors, it’s a good indicator that spring is on its way. All winter long, you’ve been faithfully applying those heavy winter moisturizers in an attempt to keep the dry air at bay. With more humid temperatures in your future, there are a few adjustments you’ll want to make when it comes to your skincare routine this time of year. The combination of treatments you can try paired with practical at-home changes will leave you with a fresh glow for a new season! Check out some of our best skincare tips!

Try a Chemical Peel

No matter how much effort you put into moisturizing, the reality is that by the end of winter, your skin is going to need a thorough exfoliating session to remove the buildup of dead skin cells across the surface. When you’re ready to eliminate that dry, and dull look, booking a chemical peel prior to spring is always a good idea.

A chemical peel doesn’t take long and can effectively remove dead skin cells so that new, healthier cells can be produced. This leaves skin looking refreshed and revived. Depending on how strong the chemical peel you choose is, it can work in anywhere from 1 to 12 minutes. Water is used to neutralize the applied chemicals once the desired results are achieved, and the result is often a smoother, more vibrant-looking complexion.

Swap Out Facial Moisturizer for Something Lighter

The dry winter air that makes its way into our homes means that winter requires a much heavier facial moisturizer to maintain a smooth and youthful glow in the colder months. When spring rolls around, swapping out those moisturizers for lighter varieties is a practical change you can make and one of the best skincare tips you can get.

Over-moisturizing your skin in the spring can lead to an oily appearance and clogged pores which may result in unnecessary breakouts. Move towards a light moisturizer when the temperatures and humidity rise or rely more on oils to leave you feeling soft and refreshed.

Enjoy a HydraFacial

If you’re a person that enjoys spending the majority of the winter season out on the ski slopes, it’s likely that your skin has paid a price for the fun. Excessive exposure to UV rays reflected off the snow paired with wind and cold can leave skin looking less than its best by the time spring is here.

Take time to attend to fine lines, wrinkles, and dull-looking skin after winter adventures by booking yourself a HydraFacial sooner rather than later. This 30-minute treatment is done right in your cosmetic physician’s office and is loved for its gentle approach to exfoliation. A hand-held applicator with a spiraling brush is carefully run over the face to remove dead skin cells and expose smoother skin below. Next, a suction nozzle is run over the skin to remove any underlying debris or oil stuck in pores. Finally, a serum rich in antioxidants is applied to the surface of the skin to leave the face looking fresh and promoting enhanced collagen production.

Throw Out Used Makeup Sponges and Brushes

An often overlooked, but important spring skincare step is to throw out any old brushes or overused makeup sponges you’ve used throughout the winter. Typically, people move towards heavier makeup in the winter months and the buildup of products on brushes and sponges isn’t something your refreshed springtime skin needs to have applied. Treat yourself to a new makeup brush and sponge set this spring or give your old gear a thorough cleansing so you’re starting fresh.

Enjoy Microneedling

Spring is a good time to remind your body that it has the power to rejuvenate itself by booking a microneedling session. Feeling and looking your best is as simple as enjoying this 15 to 30-minute treatment that relies on the body’s natural healing abilities to give patients a more refreshed springtime glow.

Microneedling is done in the cosmetic physician’s office begins with a thin application of topical gel across the treatment area. A device outfitted with tiny needles is then moved gently across the face creating miniature puncture marks along the way. The body reads these punctures as an injury and automatically begins producing collagen and elastin to create new, healthier skin cells. The result is often smoother, more vibrant skin that’s free of fine lines and wrinkles. Microneedling is a particularly popular treatment choice if winter is a season that leaves you with frustrating acne breakouts due to dry air.

Book Your Appointment Today

When you’re ready to leave winter far behind and focus on a refreshed springtime look, the team at the Skin & Vein Center can help! Reach out today to learn more about our many treatment options for helping you achieve the flawless spring skin you deserve and to schedule your consultation or appointment. We can’t wait to see you soon!

Dr. Eric Seiger is a board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon who has been offering innovative, expert medical solutions since graduating from New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine in 1986. Throughout his career as a leader in the field of cosmetic surgery and enhancements, Dr. Seiger has been frequently published in medical journals for his development of new techniques for the safe removal and treatment of veins.