Spring is here and with it the time to prepare your skin for the warm season. With the right care products and a few simple tips, you can make your skin fit for spring. In this article, you will learn what you need to consider and which products will help you to do so.
1. Why is it important to prepare your facial skin for spring?
You’ve probably already noticed: spring is just around the corner! With the first rays of sunshine and rising temperatures, the texture of our skin also changes. That’s why it’s especially important to prepare your facial skin for spring. Why? Because the skin has been particularly stressed in winter and is often prone to dryness. With the change to warmer temperatures and more sun exposure, it now needs a different skin care routine. The care routine should contain more moisture and fewer oils. Due to the rising temperatures, the sebaceous glands also produce more skin sebum, i.e. more natural skin oil. Thorough cleansing and moisturising are the basis for healthy and radiant skin in spring. But don’t forget to protect your skin from UV rays. With the right preparation, you can give your skin the best possible start to the new season and look forward to radiant and healthy skin.
2. How can you cleanse and care for the skin?
Want to get your skin ready for spring and wondering how best to cleanse and care for it? Here are a few dos and don’ts that will help you keep your skin glowing and healthy.
First of all, make sure you don’t over-cleanse your skin. Too much cleansing can cause your skin to dry out and become irritated. Use a cleanser such as a wash gel or facial soap that is appropriate for your skin type. Cleanse your face morning and night with a cleansing lotion that contains gentle surfactants and, if necessary, coconut oil and amino acids. Coconut oil not only cleanses intensively and binds make-up residues, but also has a disinfecting character. The Deep Cleansing Body Wash from Seria Cutaneous can also be used for the face. It contains mild surfactants that don’t burn if a little soap gets in your eyes, as well as coconut oil and amino acids.
Exfoliate smartly and let your skin breathe!
A gentle exfoliation once a week can help remove exfoliated epidermal skin cells and leave a fresh skin surface with young skin cells. It has come to my attention in conversations with clients that the skin often shows a mixed picture of redness and irritation, as well as clogged small pores that show up as blackheads or dark pigmentation. The skin loses its glow and its even and smooth complexion. Instead, the face looks tired and stressed. In conversations, it becomes apparent time and again that the skin has been “over-cared for”.
In a practical sense, this means: too many peelings in short intervals, too many different skin care products, too heavy skin oils that are either not coordinated with each other, or the skin is even overloaded with skin care substances, thus clogging the pores. In short, the skin can no longer breathe! Added to this is the excessive use of products containing retinol. Retinol exfoliates the horny epidermis cells in deeper layers. This stimulates the epidermis and dermis to form new cell structures. Although it stimulates collagen synthesis for firmer skin, the skin surface is exposed to external environmental influences without protection. It is thus exposed to all environmental influences such as UV radiation or environmental pollution, such as is present in large cities, without protection.
And this is where the disadvantages of the retinol effect begin. The skin loses its natural protective shield, the natural sebum of the skin is lost as well as the keratinised epidermis protective cells. The skin tries to protect itself with excessive sebum production and accelerated cornification as well as hyperpigmentation, which shows up in dark spots.
Less is more: smart skin care routine with high-quality products
Less is more! Give your skin a balance of cleansing care and pamper it with a mask or serum. Exfoliate gently and infrequently.
After cleansing, it’s important to nourish your skin. Use a moisturiser that is formulated for your skin type to keep your skin hydrated. Make sure it contains gentle or natural preservatives, such as pentylene glycol, which actually moisturises. And avoid creams that use a lot of fillers or even emollients, microplastics or mineral oils. Seria Cutaneous has completely eliminated conventional preservatives and favoured pentylene glycol in all its BEAUTÉ OMAR products.
The mild preservative system with the pentylene glycol, is a diol and even moisturises. Therefore, it is not on the list of preservatives in the cosmetic regulations.
Avoid exposing your skin to the sun too often and always wear a sunscreen with a high SPF of at least SPF 30. Sun rays can damage the skin and cause premature ageing. In summary, gentle cleansing and adequate care will help keep your skin healthy and glowing. Avoid over-cleansing and sun exposure, and use products that are formulated for your skin type. This way you can prepare your skin for spring and enjoy a healthy and youthful complexion for a long time.
Especially in cities with high air pollution, the skin suffers from aggressive environmental influences. This means that UV radiation is not the only aging factor. You can cleverly protect your facial skin from these factors with care products that contain vitamin E and dexpanthenol. The Surgi Boost Face Cream contains both vitamin E and the protective and regenerating dexpanthenol.
3. Which products are smart for your spring routine?
For optimal preparation of your facial skin for spring, make sure you use a moisturiser that contains, for example, hyaluronic acid or natural ingredients that moisturise.
It is especially important to use a cream with a high sun protection factor to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Don’t use too aggressive an exfoliator as this can irritate your skin unnecessarily. Make sure you use products that suit your skin type and avoid using too many different products at once. With the right care and products, you can prepare your skin for spring and keep it looking radiant.
Hyaluronic acid face care with natural ingredients such as aloe vera, South African virgin oil or skin-soothing hemp seed oil, for example, are valuable components of a high-quality face care product such as Surgi Boost Face Cream. This even contains two different hyaluronic acids, one of which lays itself protectively on the skin, while the other moisturises right into the deep layers of the skin. The valuable peptide complex, consisting of 4 different peptides resembles a bio-placenta and even brings an anti-aging kick!
Vitamin C is an anti-oxidant and intercepts free oxygen radicals that are caused by UV radiation or skin stress due to environmental influences, for example. Therefore, in addition to skin protection, it is also an anti-aging kick!
4. What are the best tips for healthy skin?
To maintain healthy skin, there are some important tips you should follow. First of all, it is important to regularly cleanse your skin of dirt and bacteria. It is best to use mild cleansing products that do not dry out your skin. A balanced diet can also have a positive effect on your skin. Make sure you eat enough fruit and vegetables and drink enough water to provide your skin with sufficient nutrients. In addition, you should make sure to protect your skin from UV radiation to prevent premature skin ageing and damage. It’s best to use a day cream with a built-in SPF or alternatively a serum that is rich in moisture and then a cream with SPF.
Another important tip is to exfoliate your skin at seven to 14 day intervals. As explained above, exfoliate infrequently and carefully! Too much exfoliation can lead to pigmentary shifts, so also be careful with pigmented skin.
5. 6 tips on how to protect your skin from UV radiation?
You want to prepare your skin optimally for spring? Then you should definitely also think about protecting your skin from UV radiation! In April and May, UV radiation is at its strongest in our latitudes. So now, when the sun is shining more often and the days are getting longer, it is especially important to protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun.
But what is the best way to do this? Here are some 6 tips for you:
- Use a sunscreen with a high sun protection factor: A sunscreen with a high sun protection factor protects your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Make sure that the sun protection factor is at least 30 and apply the cream regularly to your skin.
- Use a day cream that contains vitamin E and dexpanthenol. Vitamin E also protects the skin from harmful environmental influences such as UV radiation. Dexpanthenol in combination with vitamin E supports the skin’s repair processes. Surgi Boost Face Cream contains a high proportion of these active ingredients. Since it does not have a sun protection factor, you can use it very well as night care. Because the skin regenerates best at night!
- Wear sunglasses: Sunglasses not only protect your eyes from the sun, but also the skin around your eyes. The skin around the eyes is the thinnest skin on the body. Therefore, it is particularly sensitive and susceptible to skin damage from UV radiation. The consequences are premature wrinkling or pigmentation disorders. Therefore, it should be especially protected from UV radiation.
- Avoid the midday sun: The sun is highest in the sky between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and UV radiation is particularly intense during this time. So try to stay in the shade or cover your skin with clothing during this time.
- Wear a head covering: A head covering not only protects your scalp from sunburn, but also your face and neck. Hats with a wide brim or caps with a visor are particularly practical.
- Watch your skin: If you spend a lot of time in the sun, you should check your skin regularly for signs of sunburn or skin irritation. If you notice redness or pain, you should treat your skin immediately with an after-sun lotion and protect it better from UV radiation in the future.
The Surgi Boost Face Cream can also be used as after-sun care, as it contains the Sürd African Virgin Oil. In addition to the long-chain fatty acids, which primarily moisturise, they also have an anti-inflammatory component. This intensively cares for the skin in the case of redness, a feeling of tension and swelling that can occur after too long a sunbath. A pleasant cooling effect is felt when applying the cream and the skin is quickly soothed.
With these tips, you can optimally protect your skin from UV radiation and prepare yourself for spring. Because healthy and radiant skin is not only beautiful to look at, but also an important indicator of your personal BEAUTÉ well-being!
6. What are the dos and don’ts for optimally preparing the facial skin for spring?
You want to prepare your facial skin optimally for spring? The do’s and don’ts are briefly summarised in a table.
Cleanse the facial skin twice a day with mild surfactants.
Cleansing with wash gels that contain strong foaming surfactants Chemistry
Peele rare and smart
Avoid peeling too often, as the natural skin protection is lost
Creams or serums with hyaluronic acid or moisturising oils such as soothing South African Virgin Oil.
Avoid regular use of creams containing retinol (vitamin A) and heavy skin oils.
Use sun protection factor from SPF 30 to SPF 50 in cities
Sunscreens that are not waterproof will not protect you during sports! They have to be waterproof when you sweat! Especially important for athletes!
Protect skin from environmental stress: Use products with antioxidants such as vitamin C and vitamin E.
Avoid facial oils in spring as they bind dust particles and pollen to your skin.
With these simple tips you can optimally prepare your skin for spring and start the new season radiantly beautiful.
7. Conclusion: look forward to your spring glow!
When it comes to preparing your facial skin for spring, there are some important do’s and don’ts to consider. Now that you’ve followed all the steps to prepare your skin for the new season, it’s time to sum up. Good preparation is the key to healthy and glowing skin. By cleansing, exfoliating and moisturising regularly, you’ve given your skin the attention it needs to prepare for the challenges of spring. But avoiding UV radiation and eating right also play an important role. If you follow these tips, you will be able to start the new season with a radiant and healthy skin and a spring glow in your face!