Complements How to spring clean your beauty routine
03/24/16After a long winter, spring can feel like a breath of fresh air. To make the most of this refreshing new season and to help you look and feel your best, follow these simple steps to “spring clean” your skin and makeup routine:
- If you set them aside during the winter months, get those sunscreen bottles back out. Remember to check the expiration date to make sure your sunscreen is still safe to use. Protecting yourself from sun damage is important, and sunscreen should be your first layer of defense. Even during cloudy days, sunscreen protects your skin. Remember, use it now and all throughout the year, so you will not have sun damage later.
- Next, exfoliate your skin! Like using sunscreen, this is another thing you should be doing all year round, but with warmer days approaching, you will want to give your skin the attention it deserves. Ideally, you should also exfoliate your entire body, not just your face. Scrub those dead skin cells away and feel how soft and smooth your skin will be. You should choose an exfoliate that best suits your skin type. If you’re not sure which product is right for you, a licensed aesthetician can help you choose. A microdermabrasion treatment is another great option for maximum rejuvenation that helps slough away dead skin cells. Again, speak with your professional beauty team to make sure this is appropriate for you.
- While you’re thinking of it, spring clean your beauty bag, too. Purge any expired and outdated makeup and replace them with some spring classics. Add a new shade of eye shadow, a bronzer to give you that summer glow, a spring lip gloss shade and new mascara while you are at it. Remember that mascara should only be kept for about three months. If you’re curious as to how long your other products last, take a look at this article. You might be surprised!
- Now that you’ve cleaned up your beauty bag, it’s time to update your skincare products. You probably don’t need the intense moisturizer you have been using all winter anymore. Thick creams were appropriate for that time of year, but they may not be needed in the warmer months. Consult with a licensed aesthetician or a skincare professional and he or she can recommend appropriate product changes for you. Remember – choose a moisturizer that has sunscreen in it, too!
Spring is in the air and it’s time for new beginnings. I hope you find these tips refreshing for the new spring season! To learn more about looking your best this season with great products, services and a special spring skincare package offered at Mount Nittany Physician Group Reconstructive & Cosmetic Surgery, visit us online at cosmetic.mountnittany.org or call our office at 814.231.7878.