Springtime brings a refreshing change in the weather but it can also bring with it weather changes which can impact skin – especially people prone to dry and dehydrated skin. Learn about some of the causes of dry skin in spring and how to create a skincare routine specifically designed for spring time to help you maintain healthy and glowing skin.
What causes dry skin in spring?
Dry skin is a common problem that many people experience during the spring season and there are many factors which can contribute to dry skin in the spring. One of the primary causes is the change in weather as different climates and environmental factors can affect skin. During the winter season, the air tends to be dry and cold, which can cause the skin to become dehydrated – as a result when you enter the warmer months of Spring you may find your skin is still recovering from the Winter.
As the temperature starts to warm up in spring, the air also becomes drier, which in turn may cause skin to lose moisture resulting in dryness and dehydration. Some people may find that the increase in pollen and other allergens during the spring season may also irritate the skin and contribute to dryness and inflammation on the skin.
There can be several causes of dry skin in the spring:
- Temperature Changes: As the weather starts to warm up in the spring, the air can become drier. This can cause the moisture in your skin to evaporate more quickly, leaving your skin feeling dry and tight.
- Reduced Humidity: In the spring, humidity levels can drop, leading to a decrease in moisture in the air. This can cause your skin to lose its natural moisture and become dry.
- Sun Exposure: During the spring you are likely to be spending more time outside in the sun – remember that prolonged exposure can cause skin to become dry and dehydrated.
- Allergies: Spring allergies may cause inflammation and dryness in the skin.
How can I prevent dry skin in the spring?
If you’re already starting to notice some signs of dry skin in the spring, the key is to start early with caring for your skin the moment that Spring starts. Some tips to prevent dry skin in the spring include:
- Using a gentle cleanser instead of harsh soaps
- Use a night cream filled with moisture-binding ingredients as seen in our Seaweed Night Cream – for more mature skin types or ultra dry skin try a night cream with ultra-emollient oils like our Seaweed Night Cream
- Ensure Sunscreen is worn during the day to help protect skin
What are some other skincare tips for skincare in the spring time?
- Avoid long, hot showers or baths as hot water can strip the skin of its natural oils, causing dryness and irritation
- Using a humidifier to add moisture to the air
- Applying a moisturizer immediately after bathing or showering to lock in moisture and water content.
- Look for skincare with ingredients like hyaluronic acid which help to draw moisture to the skin.
- Skip skincare which is alcohol-free, or has a lot of added fragrance and perfume which may irritate certain skin types.
- Use gentle motions to apply skincare products (try using a pressing and patting motion) rather than scrubbing and or rubbing the skin.
Skincare Routine for Spring
Whilst you may have your tried true and tested skincare routine – it can be worth making a few changes in your spring skincare routine to help improve its appearance, radiance, and hydration. Look to use moisturizing creams that don’t clog your pores, sunscreen, and gentle alcohol-free cleansers and toners.
Step 1: CLEANSER – First start by cleansing the skin with our Orange Cleansing Soap our oil-free, cream cleanser in a non-drying formula that gently exfoliates and renews skin with mild exfoliating action thanks to Orange Peel Extract the cleanser visibly improves the look of dull skin, uneven skin tone and uneven skin texture and helps dry and dehydrated skin types look brighter and smoother – perfect for your spring skincare routine.
Step 2: TONER – To help soothe skin use our Aloe Vera Toner after cleansing, the formula is Alcohol-free & fragrance-free and contains aloe vera — soothing and hydrating it is a natural plant extract with anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties making it perfect for spring. To help renew skin you may like to incorporate our Glycolic Acid Toner into your skincare routine a few times a week. This exfoliating alcohol-free toner helps to brighten and balance the skin tone with a formula that includes Grapefruit extract and Aloe Vera.
Step 3: MOISTURIZER – Every evening moisturizer should be used in your skincare routine to help replenish and moisturize. Our Seaweed Night Cream is perfect for spring as it effectively hydrates and moisturizes without the use of pore-clogging oils and instead uses ingredients like Sodium Hyaluronate (a derivative of hyaluronic acid) which helps to reduce dry, flaky skin by attracting moisture to skin cells. If you require a touch more hydration or are looking for a spring time moisturizer with anti-aging benefits try our Protein Night Cream. With a moisture-intensive formula enriched with ultra-emollient oils to softens skin and retain moisture it also helps to combat against skin-aging free radicals.
Step 4: SUNSCREEN – During the day time it is important to protect your skin with a sunscreen and product with SPF – especially since you’re likely to be spending more time outdoors as the weather warms up. Our Collagen Moisturizer with SPF 15 is a lightweight collagen moisturizer containing SPF 15. The formula delivers year-round broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection and is formulated with both Collagen and Cottonseed Oil (which is rich in antioxidants like Vitamin E and essential fatty acids) to hydrate the skin.
Step 5: MASK – To give skin additional moisture and hydration – look to include a facial mask into your skincare routine 2-3 times a week. Our Ginkgo Mask is a creamy, moisture-intensive facial mask which helps to revive dehydrated skin. Ginkgo Biloba helps to provide parched skin with moisture as Allantoin, Shea Butter, and Vitamin E nourish skin and encourage a softer, smoother, more radiant complexion.