After a long and dreary winter, spring is finally here. So, throw open the windows to let in the fresh air then take the time to do a little spring cleaning. In addition to cleaning out your closets and tidying up the house, consider doing a little maintenance on your skin. When the weather changes, so should your skincare routine and spring is the perfect time for a little refresher.
The right skincare products can help you get rid of your dull winter skin and get it ready for warm and sunny spring weather. Here’s what you need to know about getting your skin ready for spring.
Simple Tips to Prepare Your Skin for Spring
Spring is a time for rejuvenation, especially for your skin. Over the winter you focused on protecting your skin from cold, dry weather but now that the sun is back your skincare routine should have a different goal. As spring turns to summer, you want to develop a skincare routine that focuses on hydration and defense against sun damage, pollution, and other environmental stressors.
Here are 5 simple ways to get your skin ready for spring:
Exfoliate on a weekly basis.
If your skin is feeling dull and dry after a long winter, it’s time to focus on exfoliation. Exfoliation is the key to removing dead skin cells from the surface of your skin to reveal the newer, healthier cells underneath. In addition to improving your skin’s complexion, exfoliation helps boost circulation and stimulates the production of new skin cells. Try using a gentle scrub like Yon-Ka Guarana Scrub two to three times a week. It’s tough enough to buff away dead skin but gentle enough to leave your complexion glowing.
Make hydration a priority.
Hydration is always important, but you should change up your moisturizer with the seasons. In the winter you likely used a thicker, richer moisturizer but the coming of spring means it’s time to switch to something lighter. Choose a lightweight moisturizer that hydrates without clogging your pores and opt for hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid. If you’re looking for a lightweight moisturizer, try Yon-Ka’s Hydra No. 1 Fluid, made with 88% ingredients of natural origin to deliver luxurious and lasting hydration.
Plan ahead for breakouts.
With the changing seasons come changes to your skin and you may experience an increase in breakouts as the weather starts to warm up. Be prepared to experience changes in your skin such as blackheads and other blemishes, especially if you fail to switch to lighter, more spring-appropriate skincare products. To get ahead of breakouts, cleanse your skin twice daily and treat acne-prone skin with Yon-Ka’s Emulsion Pure, a purifying breakout treatment for blemish-prone skin.
Always wear sunscreen.
Unless you spend your days holed up inside, you should be wearing sunscreen each and every day. Though you may think of sunscreen as a summer necessity, spring is the time to start wearing it (if you aren’t already). Smooth on a layer of Yon-Ka SPF 50 before you head out for the day. Sunscreen not only protects your skin from sun damage but can protect you from the process of aging as well. Apply sunscreen to the face, neck, chest, and hands to cover all your bases and wear protective clothing when you’re outdoors in the sun.
Use a face mask once a week.
A weekly face mask is the ideal way to keep individual skin concerns under control. If you struggle with acne, a weekly clay face mask may help draw impurities from the skin and prevent breakouts. If dehydrated skin is a concern, try a hydrating face mask once a week. Yon-Ka Paris has a wide selection of skin intensive face masks for all concerns including Masque 105 to purify dry or sensitive skin, Masque 103 to purify normal to oily skin, and Hydra No. 1 Masque for intense hydration for all skin, including mature skin.
The Top 4 Yon-Ka Products To Make The Switch To Spring
You may already have an arsenal of skincare supplies you use on a daily or weekly basis, but it’s important to update your skincare routine from time to time. Now that winter has passed and spring is well on its way, it’s the perfect opportunity to make some updates. French skincare brand Yon-Ka Paris offers a wide variety of plant cell active-based skincare regimens to help get your skin ready for spring.
Here are the top Yon-Ka Paris products for spring:
Nettoyant Crème – This cleansing makeup remover cream contains calming peppermint oil and a wealth of other natural ingredients. With the weather changing – not to mention increased pollen and allergies – skin irritation is a common concern. This cleansing cream delicately sweeps away traces of makeup and impurities while soothing irritation and calming.
Glyconight 10% Masque – A new nighttime sleeping mask from Yon-Ka Paris, Glyconight exfoliates the skin to smooth out wrinkles, refine skin texture, and accelerate cell renewal. Apply at night every day for a week or up to one month as an intensive treatment to get your skin ready for spring, then transition into once weekly usage. Apply after cleansing and toning with Lotion Yon-Ka.
Nude Perfect Fluide – A unique hybrid of fluid moisturizer and primer all in one, this treatment blurs, purifies, and balances the skin to bring out your natural beauty without makeup. Apply in the morning after cleansing and toning to smooth away lines, visible pores, and imperfections. If more anti-aging care is needed, then apply a water-based serum like Hydra No. 1 Serum, Advanced Optimizer Serum or Cellular Code Serum underneath.
Elixir Vital – Appropriate for all skin types, including damaged skin, this corrective elixir is ideal as an intensive treatment to promote healing and revitalization when the seasons change. Apply to the face and neck day or night after cleansing and toning with Lotion Yon-Ka.
Your skin is as unique as you are, so it’s important to find the right products that are appropriate for your skin type and your individual skin concerns. For professional recommendations, use the Yon-Ka Spa Locator to find a partner spa near you. Start the season with a little “spring cleaning” by treating yourself to a professional Yon-Ka facial with custom product recommendations tailored to your needs.