In ancient times, winter was a dark and dismal season. The days were long. Fuel was scarce so light may have been limited to firelight. Books were few and far between (if you could even read), and entertainment options were severely limited. Spring was a time of renewal. Longer days meant more time to do activities, from fishing to dancing. Growing season was about to hit high gear with the planting of delectable delights from pumpkins to corn, and life was about to take bloom. Celebrations and festivals marked the air as people gathered together with friends and family whom they hadn’t seen for a while. The sun warmed the earth and with it the hearts of the people as well.
With the advent of spring and the change in the weather, your skin will need different skin care requirements than in the winter. MDPen, a leader in microneedling, believes strongly in taking care of your skin to reduce the signs of aging and keeping it vibrant and healthy. We believe so strongly in the power of all-natural skin care that we’ve produced our own skin care products that are paraben and petrochemical free. Below, we’ll explore tips for rejuvenating your skin as much as your soul for spring!
TIPS FOR SPRING SKIN CARE
- Cleanse away. Winter elements such as snow, sleet, and rain that hit our skin can cause buildup of dead skin cells. Add in an exfoliating session once a week during the spring to rid your skin of the old layer and rejuvenate it.
- Moisturize. After a long winter of being exposed to artificial heat, odds are, your skin is extremely dried out. In your normal skin care routine, you moisturize once in the morning and once at night. Now, we recommend you add in a moisturizer at least once more, preferably if you notice your skin is feeling dry. Adding in a mask routine as well at least once a week will give your skin the extra hydration it’s craving and give your skin a fresh glow.
- Switch lotions. In the winter, it was important to lather on thick lotion and serums full of antioxidants to protect from the elements and the winter wind. In the spring when you will be more active, you’ll want a lotion that won’t cause your skin to overproduce oils, making you prone to acne breakouts and blemishes. Go for an oil-free moisturizer that is light and smooth.
- Become best friends again with your sunscreen. Your skin is probably white from the lack of sunlight. Hence, when you go out for your first day in the sun to the lake, a beach, or a walk around town, if you don’t have on sunscreen, you’ll probably burn — and bad. A sunburn is a sign that the DNA in your cells have been damaged by the sun’s UV rays, which increases your risk of developing melanoma in the future. Remember, any sun exposure, even if it doesn’t feel hot, can damage your skin. Apply sunscreen (even sunscreen in your moisturizer) every morning before you leave the home and definitely before you’ll be in the sun for a while. Look for a sunscreen that contains niacinamide, which is a vitamin B3 that strengthens the skin, improves the skin’s elasticity, and helps with redness.
- Invest in an eye cream. Since you’ll be out in the sun (which will be out much more often), you’ll be squinting more, which can hasten the formation of wrinkles. Invest in an eye cream with a high dose of anti-aging fighting ingredients, such as peptides and antioxidants, which when used together plump up the skin, promote collagen production in the skin (which gives your skin strength), and smooths out the fine lines and wrinkles that may be there. Another idea to fend off wrinkles around the eyes from the sun: wear sunglasses, which will protect the eyes themselves from dangerous UV ray exposure.
- Find makeup that will help with your skin. Since you’ll be changing your makeup to match the change in your skin tone from the longer spring days, look for makeup that also has sunscreen and/or antioxidants to get double bang for your buck.
- Drink more water. Most of us are in a dehydrated state because we don’t drink enough water for our body’s needs. With the coming of spring, you’ll be sweating more as you engage in all the fun activities spring brings such as playing baseball and running 5ks. One of the first places you’ll notice your dehydrated state is your skin cells since other organs need water more to function. The more you drink, the less dry your skin will be.
- Eat healthy. One way to get more water into your system is to eat fruit, which has high water content. Plus, it’s good for you and a healthy, quick go-to snack. Fruits and vegetables are great as well for having ingredients that fight the signs of aging and plump up your skin, so eat up!
- Exercise. Besides feeling good after a good sweat, you’ll also glow. When you exercise, the blood flow is increasing throughout your body, including your skin, which carries away waste products and brings oxygen to your cells. Your skin is also vibrant from the blood flow directly beneath it.
- Replace all your skin care brushes and sponges. Since your brushes and sponges come in contact with your skin on a daily basis (and maybe even your bathroom counters), they pick up bacteria, which tends not to leave. Every time you wash your face, you are exposing your face to nasties. Do some spring cleaning and replace all of your makeup brushes and sponges.
SPRING AND MICRO NEEDLING
Micro needling is a non invasive cosmetic procedure that uses the power of your skin to help reduce the signs of aging, improve the appearance of acne scars, stretch marks, and skin pigmentations, and help stimulate hair growth. It works by using tiny pinpricks to the treated area to trick your skin into using its amazing healing properties to give it a boost, which is what causes the fine lines to fade. It’s miraculous in its simplicity, and you’ll notice a huge difference in micro needling before and afterwards.
MDPen supports micro needling practitioners and their mission to change the world one micro needling procedure at a time. We offer micro needling training courses, so micro needling can be offered more readily where you live. Furthermore, we are a one-stop shop for all micro needling equipment needs, such as micro needling pens, numbing creams, and skin care serums and products for micro needling before and after.
Spring is the perfect time to consider a micro needling procedure as you’ll be outside more where appearance matters — both to you and to others. On MDPen’s site, you can find a micro needling practitioner near you, and you can read our News page about the latest in micro needling and skin care tips. We’re passionate about helping you feel good about your appearance and look as fresh and as beautiful as the spring blossoms on your trees and in your gardens. MDPen is the best micro needling company. Contact us today to find out what is microneedling and how it can benefit you!