Transition Your Skin from Winter to Spring
Winter is coming to an end and seasonal changes like this can take quite a toll on your skin. With the right tools and information, this transition doesn’t have to be a painful one. By adding a little extra effort and incorporating some updates to your skincare regimen, you’ll be unveiling fresh, fabulous skin in no time.
Step 1: Spring Cleaning. Take this opportunity to check the expiration dates on all your cosmetics, makeup and skincare products. Each has a specific shelf life and using them past their expiration dates is not the best practice. Bacteria can grow quite easily from air getting trapped inside containers, and using fingers for application can contribute to contamination.
Step 2: Exfoliate. Your skin is constantly renewing itself, but if the dead skin cells aren’t removed, it will appear dull and dry. While you always want to handle your skin with care, some gentle exfoliation is fine if not performed too often. There are many products that your dermatologist can prescribe for you to help promote skin renewal. Additionally, some people have good luck with over-the-counter products, but always leave more extreme issues in the hands of experts like your physician.
Step 3: Switch Things Up. Changes in the weather bring skin changes as well. When colder months are upon us, skin tends to be dry and requires heavier moisturizers. These same products are usually too heavy for skin when warmer weather arrives. Your dermatologist can help you determine which products are best while your skin is transitioning from one season to another.
Step 4: Get Glowing. When the weather warms, your first inclination might be to get outside and soak up a few rays of sun. There are many ways to get a healthy glow without compromising your skin’s health. From self-tanning products to temporary spray tans, explore your options. Thanks to recent technology developments, these give a natural, even looking tan – without the paying a hefty price of your skin’s health.
No matter what ways the seasonal changes are affecting your skin, we’re here to help. Our team of board certified physicians here at Knoxville Dermatology Group has the expertise and compassion to help you get your skin in great shape. Schedule an appointment today with one of our board certified physicians to get your skin the care it needs so it can reach its fullest, healthiest potential.
Contact Knoxville Dermatology Group at 865.690.9467.