Spring is rapidly approaching, which means you’re anticipating a fresh, clean look, slipping on those new sundresses, and spending plenty of time outside.

As you prepare for warmer weather, it’s time to switch up your skincare routine for spring. After all, spring is the season when your skin takes the spotlight. You want it to look and feel vibrant, healthy, and healthy, eliciting compliments from all directions.

While you’re at it, schedule a visit to Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center. Terri Doan, our licensed esthetician, would be happy to provide additional advice based on your skin type and lifestyle, and may even recommend one or more of her expertly administered facial treatments to refresh and brighten your skin.

Skin Exfoliation

Your exposed skin has become chapped and flaky due to the cold, dry winter air. It would be beneficial if you addressed this immediately, as your new wardrobe will require you to show significantly more skin in the warmer weather.

Exfoliation assists in the removal of old, dry skin, revealing a new, fresh layer beneath the dead skin cells. Exfoliating not only removes dirt and dead skin cells, but it also helps maintain the appearance of your skin’s brightness and health.

Always bear in mind that exfoliating can increase your risk of sunburn. You’re probably exfoliating at least once a week, but avoid overdoing it. When overdone, it can result in your skin becoming thinner, more fragile, and more susceptible to sun damage.

Sunscreen Protection — Indoors or Out

Never underestimate the harm that harmful UV rays and prolonged exposure to sunlight can cause your skin.

Protect your skin with a high-quality broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, and reapply it every two hours. Not only can it help prevent sunburn and wrinkles, but it can also help protect against long-term damage such as sunspots and discoloration.

Consider wearing wide-brimmed sun hats as an additional measure of sun protection. Not only do they help your sunblock last longer by providing natural shade, but they’re also a lot of fun to wear and add some summer flair to your ensemble.

Substitute a Water-Based Moisturizer for Your Winter Moisturizer

Spring is an excellent time to switch to a lighter moisturizer because your skin retains more water during the warmer months. Even better, opt for a water-based product to avoid over-saturating your skin and clogging pores.

Keep hydrated and eat a balanced diet

Consuming an adequate amount of water throughout the day will assist you in retaining the youthful glow of your skin. Choose foods that are high in antioxidants to supplement this healthy tip. Raspberries, blueberries, spinach, nuts, green tea, and dark chocolate are just a few of the delectable antioxidant-rich foods.

Prepare for Allergic Reactions

If you suffer from allergies, such as those caused by pollen, you are already aware of the red, puffy, and irritated skin that can result.

Prevent allergy flare-ups and disruptions to your skincare routine this spring with the assistance of your physician and the appropriate use of medications.