Spring Time Skin Care Advice
February 10, 2020 /
Spring is just around the corner, which means warmer weather is on its way! Your specific skin care routine should change just as the seasons do. Winter leaves your skin dry, cracked and irritated from the harsh cold and the dry indoor heating systems.
Nail Down Your Skin Care Routine
Learning what your skin type is will help you pick products that are going to help your skin the best. Whether you have naturally oily skin, naturally dry skin or combination skin, each skin care routine based on your skin type is unique. Not all over the counter facial serums, face washes and scrubs will give you the described results. Visiting your local Sona dermatologist is key to learning what your skin truly needs to look its very best.
Exfoliate Away Dry Skin
Getting rid of your dry and cracked skin is the first step to having a fresh look going into spring. Be careful to exfoliate in moderation. Over exfoliation with harsh products like charcoal scrubs can leave our skin looking drier and flakier if you don’t moisturize properly after. Skin Medica’s AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser is a great way to exfoliate your face. Any area Sona Dermatology & MedSpa location will have this cleanser in stock available for purchase.
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!
Each skin type is different and need different levels of moisture to help prevent your skin from drying out from the elements. Having a conversation with your dermatologist will help you determine what routine components would work best for your skin type and the types of products to purchase to maximize your skin’s moisture retention. Skin Medica’s HA5 Moisturizer is a great way to put back much needed moisture to your skin after exfoliating. Any area Sona Dermatology & MedSpa will have this moisturizer in stock available for purchase.
Ramp Up the SPF
Regular usage of SPF to protect your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays (indoor tanning beds) can help protect your skin from the possibility of developing sunspots and precancerous spots. Did you know that regular usage of SPF 15 or higher products for both facial and body UVA/UVB protection reduces your risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) by about 40 percent, and lower your melanoma risk by 50 percent? SPF should be used all year around, not just in the spring and summer months. Protect your skin with Skin Medica’s Essential Defense SPF protector. Any area Sona Dermatology & MedSpa will have this product in stock available for purchase.
Switch Up Your Beauty Routine
Using less chemical driven products and swapping those out for either BB cream or CC cream-based foundations can help you keep moisture locked in longer. If you like to use a light powder to even your skin tones out, be sure to moisturized beforehand to avoid making your skin look flaky and even more dry.
Hydration is Key!
Making sure your well hydrated has a huge impact on how your skin looks and feels. Makes sense, right? Proper hydrating is key to keeping your body healthy, so it makes sense to keep yourself well hydrated to ensure your face and skin are getting the internal moisture it needs to hold it integrity.
The experts at Sona Dermatology & MedSpa would like to remind you to get an annual skin exam once a year. Prevention is the key to healthy and beautiful skin. Schedule your exam online or at your local Sona practice.