It’s important to change up your beauty and skin care routines to embrace the changing seasons. What works in the winter probably won’t work in the spring. Plus, you’ll want to undo any cold weather damage while simultaneously working to achieve that glowing, radiant springtime complexion.

Here are some top spring skin care tips and treatments that can help you look your best.

Our Top 4 Spring Skin Care Tips

Embrace a Moisturizer with SPF

You should already be using a moisturizer with an added SPF (sun protection factor) on a regular basis, especially in Las Vegas where the sun shines bright most days. Get back into the habit as the days get longer and you spend more time outdoors by investing in a new daily moisturizer with an SPF of at least 30. Not only does this protect against many types of skin cancer, but SPF can also reduce other forms of sun damage like sun burns, skin darkening, hyperpigmentation and premature aging.

Choose Lighter Skin Care Products

It’s wise to reach for heavy-duty, thick creams that are capable of locking in moisture as they protect against wind damage in the winter. In the spring, however, we recommend that you mix up your routine opt for lighter skin care products. Try a serum instead, which can prevent problems like acne, blackheads or clogged pores. If you’ve been avoiding retinol because of wintertime irritation, springtime might be the perfect season to reintroduce it.

Exfoliate the Body

In addition to the dry environment, running the heater all winter long can lead to patchy skin once the weather warms. Scrubs can help exfoliate the skin and remove the dead skin cells that are weighing you down and dulling your complexion. A loofah, exfoliating body scrub, or a lotion containing AHAs (a chemical exfoliant) are great tools for exfoliation. Just be careful with scrubs, as they often contain harsh ingredients that create tears in the skin (such as crushed walnut or coconut shell) or disrupt your skin’s pH balance (like sodium bicarbonate).

Try a Chemical Peel

Although the harsh winter climate can wreak havoc on your body’s skin, it’s often more noticeable on the face. Several skin care treatments are suitable for exfoliating the face in the spring to reveal a glowing and radiant look. Microdermabrasion is one option, while another is a chemical peel. A chemical peel can have varying strengths using different types of exfoliating acids, including glycolic acid and salicylic acid, to force the top layer of skin to peel off. New, healthy skin grows in its place.

Schedule a Spring Skin Care Treatment in Las Vegas

Make sure you’re updating your skin care routine as winter turns to spring. For more information on spring care tips and treatments, contact our Las Vegas plastic surgery practice and schedule a consultation with our board-certified dermatologist Dr. Tam or one of our aestheticians today!