Change your pillow case
We should be changing our pillow cases regularly, however if you haven't had the reminder, make sure you're actively swapping out your pillow case for a fresh one at least weekly.
Pillow cases can harbor a variety of bacteria that we wouldn't want to be planting our faces on if only we knew or could see. It's easy for dead skin cells, sweat, oil, among other things to be transferred from our face onto our pillow on a nightly basis. Changing your pillow cases, and using spring as the reminder to do this regularly, can help improve the overall health of your skin by keeping it clean and free from unnecessary bacteria
Check your product expiry dates
Skincare products expire - it's true. Make sure you check the expiry date of your products and throw away any products that have been exposed to the air for a long time (we've all left the lid off a few products, haven't we?).
The reality is that skincare products are perishable! They can succumb to mold and bacteria and this can be transferred onto our skin - causing all sorts of issues for us. Therefore, it is important to take stock of your products and throw away anything 12+ months old, or any products that have been exposed to the air for a lingering amount of time.
A change of seasons means our skin will need to adapt and it can sometimes suffer with a lack of hydration. Keep a bottle of water close-by during the day and keep sipping away. Hydration helps cellular health and will keep us looking as good a warm spring day.
Exfoliate away dry skin
Exfoliation is key to enabling better product absorption. You spend your hard earned money on your skincare products - don't let them go to waste. Exfoliate away dull skin and help your products get into your skin's deeper layers.
Start healthy habits
The promise of warmer weather is bound to get us into a better mood and with that, hope for adoption of healthier habits! Get up earlier and get active. Blood circulation is beneficial to pump our skin with all the nutrients and oxygen to get your skin glowing! Remove excess processed sugar from your diet and swap them out for healthier snacks. Your skin will love you for it.
A lighter skincare routine
Heavier skincare products can be a bit much during warmer months. Spring's a great time to try a lighter moisturiser as we transition to the summer months. Find out what your skin likes or doesn't like.
This transitional period may include a lighter cleanser, a serum, a gel moisturiser to name a few.
Keep your skincare products cool
Try keeping your skincare products in the fridge. Not only can it assist with product efficacy and ingredient preservation, but you might just like the feeling of a cool moisturiser after a warm (or cold!) shower as the days heat up.