As winter slowly disappears and the sunshine comes back out, everyone is excited to wear short sleeves, get back outdoors and into the warm weather!
If you have sensitive skin, then you know how important it is to make sure you treat yourself to a spring cleaning regime. Follow a few easy steps to help your skin get back into springtime mode.
Moisturize after shaving
When you wear long-sleeves and jeans all winter long, you may forget about shaving your legs. But if you decide to break out your favorite pair of shorts and shave your legs, don’t forget to properly moisturize your skin after!
If you are particularly susceptible to chafing, always be sure to use a gentle, unscented moisturizer. If you are worried about razor bumps, be sure to consult with your dermatologist for best practices Moisturizing is essential for repairing the damage your skin sustains throughout the dry, brittle winter.
As it gets nicer outdoors, you might be tempted to scrub your skin in preparation for shorts weather. But your skin needs time to heal and gently slough off on its own. Exfoliate gently two to three times a week, and pay attention to what your skin is telling you.
Scrubs can actually irritate you and cause tiny scratches in the surface of the skin. If you’re not sure if your skincare products or exfoliants are working out for you, talk with your dermatologist.
Sunblock, sunblock, sunblock
We never get tired of saying this: Sunblock is crucial for maintaining your skin’s health and beauty! When the weather gets warmer, everyone stays outside for longer but we don’t always remember to apply more sunblock for the more hours we spend outdoors.
If you are the forgetful type, bring along a hotel-size bottle of sunblock everywhere you go (in your purse or in your car) so that you can always be prepared.
Keep your skin looking healthy from the inside out! The Institute of Medicine determines that the average adult should be drinking about 8 cups (of 8 ounces each) of water daily. And while drinking water doesn’t magically moisturize your skin, by drinking enough water, your skin cells will be hydrated which retains your skin’s elasticity.