Spring brings forth a time of refresh and renewal here in Canada as we say goodbye to treacherous road conditions and welcome warmer weather. Chirping birds, warm sunshine, and melting snow are a sign that summer is on the horizon. While the changing of seasons can be a positive sign of better days ahead, it can be a troubling time for your skin. In this blog, we’re going to take a look at some common skincare concerns during the spring and how to combat them.
1. The Obvious: Allergies
As we switch seasons from the cold of winter to the warmth of spring, many suffer from seasonal allergies. The budding of the trees, the blooming foliage, and the appearance of grass can cause swollen eyes, runny noses, and itchy skin. This can cause your hands to come in contact with your face and skin, transferring any dirt or bacteria.
This can cause your pores to become clogged and breakouts to occur on top of the miserable allergies you’re suffering from. For allergies, it’s best to make an appointment with a doctor to figure out the best treatment. One rule of thumb, though, (and we’ve all learned this throughout this pandemic) is to avoid touching your face to prevent transferring any bacteria or germs to your face.
2. More Sunshine Means More Exposure to UV Rays
We’ve all been missing sunshine throughout the winter and it’s understandable that you want to get out there and enjoy it. Increased exposure to UV rays will not only burn your skin, but it will cause irreversible damage. Wearing a moisturizer with SPF protection is imperative year-round, but it’s especially important now that the sunshine is more frequent. Additionally, we’ve gone all winter with barely any sunshine; our skin is going to be much more sensitive.
3. Increased Chance of Acne
Warmer weather and increased sunshine lead to more opportunities to get some physical exercise outside: running, walking, going for a hike can all lead to you sweating more and being prone to breakouts. A way to combat this is to wash your face twice a day, even if you haven’t been sweating. This is how you can remove any built-up dirt accumulated on your face throughout the day. You may not realize it, but even a short, brisk walk can cause clogged pores and lead to a breakout if you’re not cleansing your face.
4. Oily Skin
Increased humidity leads to more sweating, which can cause your skin to become more oily. Switch out any heavy moisturizers you used during the winter for a lighter moisturizer that won’t cause oiliness and more breakouts. A lighter moisturizer or serum will keep your skin moisturized without clogging your pores. In addition, while you’re swapping out moisturizers, take some time to throw out any old makeup products, as this can also lead to breakouts and clogged pores.
Cavana Ridge offers a variety of skin care treatments to make sure you look and feel your best. We also offer a variety of skincare products suitable for all skin types. To see our full list of products, check out our online store or give us a call at 705-327-7759.