Kristen Balyeat, Aesthetician at The “Spa” at Aesthetic Dentistry by Design shares her tips for ridding your skin of the winter blues and preparing for a vibrant spring.
Spring is right around the corner, and with it brings new life and fresh beginnings! As new life sprouts from the earth our soul begins to feel a new sense of freshness and excitement. As we transition into the new season we want to leave our winter skin behind and start anew.
There are a several things that you can do to kick start your fresh new face just in time for spring.
Exfoliation is key at the end of a long, dry winter. Over the cold months, a buildup of dead skin cells creates a dull surface to the skin trapping in the radiance that wants to burst through. A nice alpha hydroxy acid peel or enzyme peel are perfect for removing dead skin cells and giving your skin a refreshed look and feel.
Another glorious aspect of spring is the wonderful, warm sunshine. But we mustn’t forget that, although the sun is an excellent source of Vitamin D, it can be incredibly harmful to the skin. It is important to always wear a broad spectrum sunscreen, even if you donʼt plan on being outside for more than a few minutes. We can be effected by the suns rays . just walking to the car.
A broad spectrum SPF will give you UVA (aging rays) and UVB (burning rays) protection, keeping our skin youthful for years to come. SPF is the #1 anti aging product for your skin, because the sun is the #1 cause of aging.
My favorite sunscreens are SkinCeuticals SPF 20, 30 and 45.