Top Spring Skin Care Tips
This past Portland winter was exceptionally cold, with low temperatures and harsh winds that wreaked havoc on our skin. The combination of low humidity, snow, and frigid temperatures left our skin feeling under siege, and to make matters worse, the heated indoor air exacerbates the situation. As a result, our skin is left feeling dry, flaky, and parched. Now that spring has arrived, it's time to show our skin some love and care!
We sat down with Lovely Laban GNP-C, MSN, the Founder and Medical Director of Portland’s highest-rated Botox clinic, Skin by Lovely, to pick her brain on how the right spring skin care tips can help us restore our skin's hydration and vitality by reversing the damage caused by winter conditions.
Update Your Skin Care Products for Spring
Winter may leave your skin feeling parched and rough due to the colder temperatures and the use of indoor heating systems. Spring is a great time to address any hydration concerns and balance our moisture levels as the humidity levels rise.
Lovely recommends doing some “spring cleaning” by discarding expired cosmetics and products to avoid bacteria build-up. Regardless of skin type, she recommends adding in a hydrating serum like hyaluronic acid or hydrating essences. She further explains, “Products focused on replenishing hydration with hyaluronic acid and other hydrators will help the skin feel more comfortable while also plumping the appearance of facial fine lines and wrinkles.”
She also suggests considering a lighter moisturizer to avoid clogging pores. Most importantly, she stresses that protecting skin from the sun is crucial, especially after a chemical peel or micro-needling treatment. “I love the addition of a lightweight SPF to every spring skincare routine,” says Laban, adding, “and a large brim hat!” If the sunscreen you’ve been wearing during winter months feels heavier than you prefer as the temps start to rise, she recommends trying out a lighter-tinted sunscreen like EltaMD’s UV Clear.
Seek Treatments to Reverse Winter Damage
If you’re heading into the spring season with dull, rough, sun damaged or dry skin, two services that she recommends are Microneedling with Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF) and Chemical Peels.
Microneedling with PRF is a non-surgical, healing, and regenerative skin procedure that uses your own extracted Platelet Rich Fibrin in conjunction with a microneedling treatment pen. These treatments result in reduced facial scarring, improved skin texture, and brighter skin.
Chemical Peels are also a great option to address facial acne scarring and hyperpigmentation issues. “Depending on your skin type and condition, our team at Skin by Lovely will advise you on which peel will best address your needs.” Lovely’s favorite chemical peels include the VI Peel Precision Plus and the Cosmelan Depigmentation Peel. If you’re looking for something a little lighter, Lovely encourages adding an Illuminize Peel to your next Botox or dermal filler treatment, “This is a great lunchtime peel with no significant downtime. It’s one of my favorite add-ons!”
Spring Consultations at Skin by Lovely
Rejuvenating your skin every spring offers potentially powerful benefits to fight against dull skin, aging and other skin issues. If you’re interested in learning more, Skin by Lovely’s expertly trained medical providers focus on only a handful of the safest and most effective FDA-approved treatments on the market today.
You can book your consultation online at skinbylovely.com.
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