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Change Your Skincare Routine For Spring

Change Your Skincare Routine For Spring

Posted by Brendan Leonard on May 3rd 2022

Spring is officially here! And it already has been, if our allergies have anything to say about it.

While the most beautiful time of year is up for debate.* The flowers are blooming and the morning air is sweet. It’s not yet so hot or so humid as to be oppressive, but the cold is retreating. On some level, we’re invited to remember why we do this whole thing, life feels new and fresh. It’s a great time to get outside and at Skin Actives Scientific we are here for it! 

Spring is a great time for new things. 

The cycle of life is on the upswing. Forget about winter, cold, and dormancy! It’s time for new, rebirth, expectation! 

The new beginning that spring affords is the perfect time to clean out the house, clean out our contacts list, and start a new project. Feel the energy of a new year and capture the momentum to become who you have always wanted to be.

As long as you are making big changes, spring is a great time to change up your skincare too!

But how would you go about doing that? Read on.

5 Steps to Rejuvenate Your Skincare Routine

You have a lot to do so we thought about this for you. Why reinvent the wheel? With these five, super-easy steps you’ll be able to kick your skincare ambitions into high gear as we cruise into summer. Here we go!

1.) Spring Clean Your Skincare Supplies - This one may feel like a no-brainer but here it goes. The changing of the seasons is a great time to clean out your closet, and your medicine cabinet. Think about it: all that stuff gets pushed in there, the least popular stuff finding its way to the back. That 96-percent-used bottle of shea butter with the broken lotion pump? That’s still in there. Throw it out! It’s not doing anyone any good any more. 

Check out all the “use by” dates and make sure you’re not using anything past its prime. Meanwhile, skincare materials you touched with your skin and have been sitting around for a few months have the potential to be growing bacteria in them, which is another great reason to buy small, boutique sized batches of your favorite skincare products like our 1oz Anti-Aging Cream.

2.) Try a New Anti-Aging Routine - Like anything, your body responds differently to different external stimuli. If you listen to the same song too many times, you get bored of it. Or, if you work out the same way for too long, your muscles will react and “plateau” your gym gains.

Spring is a great time to make sure we don’t get stuck in any ruts ourselves, including skincare ruts. While you might have had the same routine for months or even years, vary it up a little bit by mixing in something new. If your old routine was overlooking an active ingredient or nutrient, this is a great opportunity to make up for it and keep your skin developing in healthy ways. 

Often overlooked is our Revitalizing Nutrient Cream that contains an incredible mixture of vitamins and nutrients formulated especially with your skin’s health in mind. Giving your skin the nutrients it needs to get the job done is an anti-aging strategy all its own. Revitalizing Nutrient Cream has a pretty intense smell, but don’t worry, it won’t linger during the day, it’s from all those nutrients!

3.) Reach For a Lighter Moisturizer - Winter is heavy. The clouds are heavy, the precipitation is heavy, the clothes are heavy. With spring in full effect, heavy is out and light is in! Time to kick that heavy moisturizer to the curb and wear something that feels as light as your spirits do when you feel the sun on your skin. If you haven’t tried it yet, our Ultimate Moisturizing Cream with ROS* BioNet and Apocynin provides next level hydration for your skin along with the antioxidant power you’ll need to stay healthy this year (see more in number 5).

4.) Step Up Your SPF Game - Okay, so, in the winter months it’s easy to fall off the SPF wagon. You’re inside probably more than normal and you are wearing more, heavier, clothes anyway. For many, the most light that you are getting is from the blue screen anyway. But it’s like we always say here at the Skin Actives Scientific blog: sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen!

Did we mention sunscreen? 

With spring here you are probably going to be spending more time outside at little league games, soccer games, pool parties, and cookouts. This is going to carry forward into summer so you have 6 months of hardcore damage prevention to look forward to. Even if you aren’t on the market for all those group activities you might just want to take a walk and feel the warmth of the sun on your face while you listen to the birds in the trees.

Make sure you are protecting yourself in the best way possible by applying sunscreen before you leave the house every day, and then again every three hours that you are out in the sun! We mean it! You should always have sunscreen on hand, but if you feel like it’s too heavy for your face, pick up some Anti-Aging Day Cream with SPF 30! We recently lowered its regular price so there has never been a better time to try it!

5.) Fight Free Radical Damage with Antioxidants - The Free Radical Theory of Physical Aging suggests that exposure to free radicals in our environment breaks down the functioning of cells and eventually leads internal processes to collapse. At Skin Actives, we put a lot of stock in free radical theory, and the results speak for themselves.

To fight aging caused by free radicals you need both prevention and rejuvenation. Making sure that your skin is getting enough antioxidants is an important part of this process. And while antioxidant application can help prevent some oxidant damage, you still can’t beat sunscreen. The two are best, when used together.

Meanwhile, antioxidants are key to recovery from oxidant damage. Fine lines and wrinkles are the natural result when the processes that keep your skin functioning flawlessly begin to break down. The best case scenario is to avoid the damage in the first place, because wrinkles won’t go away. But they can be minimized by repairing the inter-cellular relationships that create them. 

So this spring, make sure that you are getting enough antioxidant nutrition for your skin. Many Skin Actives products are rich in antioxidants, but none more so than our Antioxidant Serum, Antioxidant Serum with EGF and Antioxidant booster. Try any of these to increase the free radical fighting nutrients in your skin. Antioxidant Serum with EGF comes with an extra bit of cellular regeneration in the form of EGF, and our Antioxidant Booster can be added to one of our European Base Creams to make a cream for any damaged area.

This week, Skin Actives wants to help you prepare for the sun with a 20% discount on our antiox products. Just put one of our great antioxidant products, Antioxidant Serum, Antioxidant Serum with EGF, or Antioxidant Booster into your cart and you’ll get 20% off at check out with Coupon Code: SPRINGSKIN.

Thanks for reading Skin Actives Family! We’ll be back on Friday with another installment of the Skin Actives blog. See you then.

*(the blogging department would like to put its thumb on the scale for fall…but we’ll take that one up in September.)