With the winter season more or less behind us now, many people are looking forward to the warmth, sunshine, and blooms of spring. Winter is often the toughest seasons to maintained healthy and well-moisturized skin, but your skin still needs some specialized attention in the springtime months as well. Here are some of the most common spring skincare concerns and how you can treat them without harsh chemicals or additives.
Dead Skin Cells
A long season of cold, snow, and rain can cause an excess build-up of dead cells on the skin, which prevents the skin from having its natural glow. Dead skin cells are often result of environmental toxins, and spring is a wonderful time to clean up and shed them away.
Use an exfoliating product that is gentle, has natural ingredients, and is well-suited for your skin type. You can also try a facial mask designed to both exfoliate and moisturize the skin to scrub away old skin cells and rejuvenate the healthy skin cells that lie underneath.
Many people gravitate towards thick and creamy moisturizers in the winter to combat dry skin caused by indoor heat and dry outdoor air. However, spring is a great time to lighten up your moisturizer routine and swap out your current regimen for something lighter. Even when there’s more humidity in the air, it’s important to moisturize your skin during the day and at night to protect it from free radical damage and sun damage. Without a steady supply moisture, wrinkles are more likely to form and wounds are less likely to heal.
We recommend using Smooth Skin 202 Day Use during the day for a natural blend of fish oil, olive oil, coconut, vitamin, E, and antioxidants. Smooth Skin 201 Night Use is our richer nighttime version of this blend that’s ideal for softening and improving the appearance of skin.
Springtime is also considered to be allergy season in many parts of the world, and allergies take a toll on more than just your nose and eyes. Skin tends to become itchy, red, and irritated when you suffer from allergies, so it’s important to understand what you are allergic to so that triggers can be avoided. Eczema can result from allergies as well, especially in the form of dryness on the face, neck, knees, and elbows.
Consult your doctor to get your allergies under control, and then use a gentle and natural moisturizer to soothe allergy-affected skin.
The pores of your skin also become clogged with dirt and dead skin cells over time, especially after using heavy moisturizers and wearing makeup. Just as you begin the process of spring cleaning for your home, aim to do a little spring cleaning for your pores too.
A great place to start is with your makeup brushes and sponges. Wash these items about once per week with regular use to prevent clogged pores. Also check the expiration dates on the skincare products you use to ensure that they aren’t expired or losing their original consistency. Since clogged pores can lead to acne, we also recommend having Olive Leaf Acne Remedy on-hand during the spring season.
Cuts and Wounds
Spring is also the time to finally get outdoors more and become more active with exercise and recreation. However, sudden increases in physical activities can lead to more minor injuries, such as cuts, scrapes, and bruises.
To relieve the skin of everything from inflammation to lacerations, punctures, bites, stings, burning, and post-operation wounds, try Seagate’s Olive Leaf Cut and Wound Remedy. It comes in a convenient spray bottle to provide temporary relief for cuts and wounds and also to promote healing after your minor springtime injuries.