As the seasons change and the weather gets warmer, it’s time to start thinking about refreshing and rejuvenating your skin. Just like you declutter your home during spring cleaning, your skin could use a little decluttering and refreshing too. After a long winter, your skin may be dull, dry, and in need of some extra TLC, and as leading skincare experts, we’re here to help.

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Today we’re exploring some tips and tricks to prepare your skin for the warmer weather ahead so that you can step into spring feeling confident and radiant. So, get ready to say goodbye to the winter blues and hello to glowing, healthy skin with Aesthetic Skin Clinic.

How Does the Change in Weather Impact Your Skin?

The change in weather can have a significant impact on your skin. During the colder months, your skin is exposed to harsh weather conditions such as cold winds and low humidity, which can strip your skin of its natural oils and leave it feeling dry, itchy, and irritated. On the other hand, when the weather warms up, the humidity increases, and your skin starts producing more oil, which leads to breakouts and clogged pores. The increase in UV radiation during the spring and summer months can also cause sun damage, leading to premature ageing, sunburn, and even skin cancer.

Therefore, it’s important to adapt your skincare routine to the changing seasons and take steps to protect and nourish your skin throughout the year. By doing so, you can maintain healthy, glowing skin no matter the weather.

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Switching Up Your Skincare Routine

Switching up your skincare routine for spring is a great idea, as the change in seasons will significantly impact your skin. Here are some tips from our skincare experts on how to update your skincare routine for spring:

  • Lighten up. As the weather gets warmer, you may want to switch to lighter skincare products that won’t feel heavy on your skin. Consider switching to a lighter moisturiser, a gel-based cleanser, and a lightweight sunscreen.
  • Increase SPF. Sun protection is important all year round, but it’s especially important in the spring and summer when the sun is stronger. Make sure you’re using broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, and reapply every two hours if you’re spending time outside.
  • Exfoliate. Winter can leave your skin dull and dry, so spring is a great time to add some exfoliation to your skincare routine. You can use a physical exfoliant like a scrub or a chemical exfoliant like a toner or serum.
  • Consult ASC. If you have any concerns about your skin, it’s always a good idea to consult with a dermatologist such as those at ASC. We can recommend specific products and treatments tailored to your skin type and concerns.

Sun Protection

Sun protection is important all year round, but it becomes especially crucial in spring as the weather starts to warm up and people spend more time outdoors. Unsurprisingly, the sun’s rays are strongest during this season, and the increased exposure can lead to sunburns, premature ageing, and an increased risk of skin cancer.

In addition, one of the primary reasons why sun protection is so critical in the spring is because the skin has been covered up during the colder months and is not used to being exposed to sunlight. As a result, it may be more susceptible to damage from the sun’s harmful UV rays.

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While the vitamin D we get from the sun is crucial for several reasons, it’s important to be safe in the sun and wear protective clothing, lather on SPF, and seek shade during the hottest parts of the day.

The Importance of Hydration

Hydration is essential for maintaining healthy, glowing skin all year round, but it is particularly important during springtime when temperatures rise, and the air becomes drier. This is because dehydration is one of the most significant causes of dry, dull skin. During spring, the temperature rises, and the humidity drops, which means your skin loses moisture more quickly. Drinking plenty of water and using hydrating skincare products will help combat dehydration and keep your skin looking plump and youthful.

In addition, hydrated skin is better able to regenerate new skin cells, which means it can repair itself more quickly and efficiently. This is important during spring, when your skin may be more exposed to environmental pollutants and toxins. So, by keeping your skin well-hydrated, you can help it repair and regenerate itself more effectively.

Professional Skincare Treatments to Consider During Warmer Weather

Spring is a great time to treat yourself and refresh your skin after the harsh winter months, and there are plenty of professional skincare treatments to choose from to help. For example, our HydraFacial is a great treatment to have during the spring because it can help to deeply hydrate your skin and improve its overall appearance. It involves cleansing, exfoliating, and hydrating your skin with a combination of serums and antioxidants. We offer this treatment in the following locations:

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We also offer skincare advice and a range of professional skincare products to help guide you down the right path and get into better habits with your skin during spring. Observ is a great place to start when refreshing your skincare routine, as the process provides us with an in-depth insight into your skin. From here, we offer you a bespoke skincare routine designed to help you reach your skin goals and look after yourself through the changing seasons.

If this, or any of our other treatments, sound like something your skin would benefit from, please feel free to get in touch, and a member of our professional team will be more than happy to help.