The transition between winter and spring holds a sense of hope, of anticipation, of awakening. With lighter and longer days on the horizon, the world suddenly feels bigger and brighter. But as we embrace this shift, it’s essential that we take the time to pause, reflect and make any changes to keep us on the right path well into the new season.
This time of year can mean different things for different people, but the effects that moving from winter to spring has on our skin is one thing we all have in common. We’ve got a few tips to help you tune into what your skin needs through this process, and set yourself up with good habits for the coming months.
Using a gentle exfoliator a few times a week is an essential part of this transitional period. The cold winter air is likely to have left your skin dry and rough, and using an organic, all-natural exfoliator helps to remove layers of dead skin.
Harsh winter conditions tend to strip your skin of its natural moisture, which we generally combat with rich, thicker moisturisers. When transitioning into the springtime, it’s helpful to switch to a lighter product to encourage your skin to produce more of its own natural oils. You could also try a weekly face mask to nourish your face as you move from one product to another.
As you expose your skin to more and more beautiful sunlight, you will need to ensure that you are protecting it from harsh UV light. Often in winter we leave the SPF in the bottle, however, at this time of year it is essential that this becomes a habit once more.
Thick, concentrated serums are perfect for winter as they deeply penetrate into the skin to lock in moisture. Yet, as we move into warmer weather you will find that these become too heavy, so be sure to switch to light oil, water- or aloe-based serums that contains all the same nutrients but with a lighter feeling.
The whole body
As well as protecting and nourishing your face, it is important not to neglect the rest of your body. As our bodies become free of warm, heavy clothes our skin is able to breath and take in some more vitamin D. During this transition, regular moisturising with a body lotion or body oil is key to helping your body to look and feel healthy.
And, don’t forget to read up on more tips on how to keep your mind healthy as we move from winter to spring.