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The Best Simple Spring Skincare Tips

It is time for some spring cleaning!  Spring skin cleaning that is.   

Here in Houston, it feels like the seasons change about 3 to 4 times a week.   But now that it is officially spring, it is the perfect time to switch up your skin care routine.  The Greenhouse Day Spa skincare experts share three simple steps to keep your skin healthy and glowing.

Add on Weekly Exfoliation

Skin gets dry and flaky during cooler weather.  During warmer weather, we recommend weekly exfoliation to remove the dry skin cells.  Frequent exfoliation helps to unclog pores.  Additional benefits of exfoliation include a brighter complexion, smoother skin, and reduction of the appearance of fine lines.  As we age, skin cell turnover slows down, making this step of a skin care regimen even more important for mature skin.  

It is possible to exfoliate on your own, but for more effective and intensive treatments, visit an aesthetician that specializes in this sort of treatment.  This time of year, our Signature Seasonal Facial is a popular choice.  It brings your complexion to perfection, with a treatment that’s customized to your unique skin care problem areas.  We also recommend an Herbal Hydration Facial, to help add moisture to the skin, remove dead skin cells, plus firm, and improve the skin’s texture.

Switch to Light Moisturizer

As the seasons change, so should your moisturizing routine.  It is much more humid in Houston during the spring.  This gives skin a natural boost of moisture so you can make the switch to something lighter. Heavier moisturizer also can cause more breakouts.  Lighter moisturizers absorb more quickly into the skin.  If you have regular skin, we recommend a gel or milk cleanser.  We are partial to Yonka and Sorella Apothecary skin care products.

Commit to Sunscreen

Skin care experts recommend using an SPF 30 or higher on the biggest organ in your body.  This step is the most crucial since regular use of sunscreen can reduce the risk of sun damage and skin cancer. SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor, which measures sunscreen’s ability to prevent damage from the sun’s ultraviolet rays.  Sun exposure is responsible for the most visible signs of aging, including dark spots, crow’s feet and wrinkles. The Skin Cancer Foundation says that regular use of sunscreen reduces the risk of developing melanoma by 50 percent.  You will want to apply sunscreen half an hour before going outside and then every 2 hours.  If you swim or sweat, reapply immediately afterwards. 

Here’s to a new season and years of healthy skin!  We recommend booking your treatment now since we are heading into the busy skin care season.

We look forward to welcoming you in soon.