Spring forward – Fall back. Each spring and autumn we (well most of us…we’re looking at you New Mexico and Hawaii) follow the tradition of setting our clocks ahead one hour in the spring and back one hour in the fall. The extra hour during the warmer spring and summer months gives us an extra hour of daylight, it saves energy as the nights are shorter and people don’t need to use lights until later in the evening. If you’re anything like us here at Beautique Medical Spa, you’ve also probably started the countdown to spring back in January sometime.

With Daylight Savings and the Spring Equinox right around the corner, (FYI our time change is this Sunday, March 8th and the first day of spring is March 19th) it’s a fine time to start thinking about “Springing” up your skin care routine in anticipation of the warmer weather that is yet to come and start getting Spring Skin ready. Here are a few tips on what you can do:

SPRING CLEAN YOUR BEAUTY ROUTINE:

Don’t let old or expired cosmetic products pile up in your medicine cabinet and beauty shelves. In fact, with that extra hour this Sunday, use it to go through all your products and toss the ones that are old or expired. Throw away anything at least 6 months to a year old. Makeup brushes, too, are often overlooked, and can store unwanted germs and viruses, so now it a good time to wash them with brush cleanser or a gentle shampoo.

Expired cosmetics don’t serve your skin well and can actually cause acne, rashes, itching and other uncomfortable skin irritations. Keep what you need and toss what you don’t, and any products that are rancid or that have separated beyond their manufacturer’s suggestions should be immediately tossed and considered harmful to the skin.

 

REVIVE YOUR SKIN FOR SPRING:

Chances are that even though the calendar says spring is on the way, it might take a few days or weeks for the weather to actually catch up. Once the temperature does begin to heat up it is a good idea to revisit your facial routine and swap out certain products such as heavier serums to lighter options to better accommodate the needs of the skin during this time. Warmer months bring spontaneous trips to South Padre Island so products that serve double duty such as tinted moisturizers or multi-purpose products mean less to have to throw in your bag without compromising your skin. These little hacks can make all the difference:

  • Switch your regular cream-based cleanser with a gentle exfoliating cleanser. We recommend SENTÈ Exfoliating Cleanser is formulated with a proprietary blend of phytic acid, glycolic acid, and galactoarabinan to accomplish exfoliation of the skin with minimal irritation.
  • Follow it up with a toner/hydrating spray that can also double up as setting spray for your makeup to keep your skin clear. We offer many different options from Iredale Mineral Cosmetics. Each formulation is specifically designed to help by individual conditions.
  • Lighten up your moisturizer. Switch to lighter body and face creams that will leave your skin less sticky and hydrated at the same time. You can also use tinted moisturizers which can serve be used on your face and body. At the office we use Sentè’s Tinted moisturizer, or our Mineral makeup from Iredale Cosmetics. Come check us out to find your perfect option and we can also analyze your skin using the VISIA figure out which is the right treatment for you this spring.

SUNSCREEN A DAY WILL MAKE THE WRINKLES GO AWAY:

You should be using sunscreen every single day (even when it’s storming and snowing outside), but if you aren’t using one regularly, spring is the time to start. With the weather warming up, this means more and more weekend brunches will be spent dining al fresco, so you got to make sure that you’re protected. Remember, if you are doing all of this work trying to get great skin but aren’t wearing sunscreen, you might as well not even try.  We absolutely love Iredale Cosmetics Powder Me SPF, so convenient and safe enough for babies to use because of its superior ingredients and convenient packaging makes this an ideal product to have in your bag of tricks.

This is the time to start purging, get rid of the old and in with the new. If you’ve been toying around with the idea of getting a chemical peel, we recommend the VI PEEL.  With five formulations available, we can transform your skin 7 days and now is definitely the time to get it! Did you know that peels aren’t just for your face?  Nope. In fact, the VI PEEL is a fantastic option for body areas such as: back, arms, chest, legs etc. A Peel now will help you reveal beautiful skin this Season.

One last Tool that you should consider having in your pocket is Hygia Multi Use Oil by Nelly du Vuyst. With its specific blend of antiseptic and bacteriostatic essential oils of lavender, thyme, rosemary, geranium and eucalyptus, this multi-use oil can be used on the face and body and is  ideal for oily or impure skin prone to acne with papules, pustules and can also be used on burns, wounds, tattoos, etc. The skin’s complexion looks clearer and healthier. Your medicine cabinet should never be without it.

Who’s ready for longer, lazier days? 🙌🏻  Us too. We are ready to help you Reveal Your Belleza as your spring forward into this new season!

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