Winter is over, let’s wake up our skin this Spring!

Seven simple tips to start now.

Every winter your skin can take a real beating. From the Texas weather mood-swings with cold winds and central heat in your home one day to air conditioning and fans the next, your skin is zapped of crucial moisture and may need a little TLC. As summer approaches and you start shedding clothes, now is the perfect time to get your skin glowing before bathing suit and tank top season.

Here are a few tips to get your skin ready for the upcoming months:

  1. Being sun smart is key! No matter what time of year, you should always wear a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, even under makeup. Zinc oxide is the key ingredient to full and proper sun protection. If the run of the mill drugstore brands aggravate your skin, consider one the brands we sell in our online store instead, such as EltaMD UV Shield or Sport Broad Spectrum.  

  2. You spring clean your home, you should also spring clean your skin products. Makeup brushes and old makeup may have bacteria in them that can be harmful to your skin. Also, many products have an expiration date, so refresh your products and your brushes to keep your skin healthy and glowing.   

  3. Wear breathable fabrics. Cottons and linens not only look great, but let your skin breathe as well. Tight clothes can cause irritation and make sweaty areas on your body itch, which can lead to rashes. So, take a deep breath for your skin and dress well!

  4. “Bacne” got you down? What you eat can have a serious effect on your acne and diets high in carbohydrates can make it worse. With the plethora of farmer’s markets around Dallas, challenge yourself to eat at least five servings of fresh vegetables and fruit each day. Your skin (and back) will thank you for it.  

  5. Take a rinse sooner than later. The shorter the time between exercising and showering the better for your skin. Bacteria activates on your skin during exercise and it loves moist skin. Even if you can’t shower, changing from your sweaty T-shirt to a clean cotton shirt will make a difference.

  6. One of life’s simple pleasures is climbing into clean sheets. Not only do you sleep better, but cleaning your sheets more often is great for your skin. Every night, your skin sheds oil and dead skin as you sleep, which can build up on your sheets. If you have sensitive skin, skip the dryer sheets and opt for a natural laundry detergent.

  7. Drink up! Staying hydrated is one of the easiest ways to take care of your skin. Dehydration can lead to dry skin, as well as a host of other ailments. Grab your water bottle and fill it up with the real deal: water. If water sounds like a snore, add lemons, oranges, cucumber, and even fresh herbs for a refreshing twist!

Author Platinum Dermatology — Published May 15, 2018

Posted In Skin Care Tips