As the weather starts to warm up and the days get longer, it's important to adjust your skincare routine to accommodate the change in seasons. In May, the transition to summer begins and with it comes a change in weather patterns that can affect the health and appearance of your skin. In this blog, we'll discuss the importance of upgrading your skincare routine in May and how to do so effectively.
Why Upgrade Your Skincare Routine in May?
The reasons for upgrading your skincare routine in May are numerous. Firstly, the shift in weather from winter to spring can cause a change in the skin's moisture levels. During the winter months, the air is typically drier, which can lead to the skin becoming dehydrated. However, as the weather warms up and humidity levels increase, the skin's moisture levels can also change, making it important to adjust your skincare routine accordingly.
Additionally, the increase in sun exposure during the summer months can lead to an increase in skin damage. UV rays from the sun can cause premature aging, dark spots, and even skin cancer. As such, it's essential to upgrade your skincare routine to include products with SPF protection to ensure your skin is adequately protected.
How to Upgrade Your Skincare Routine in May
- Cleanse: The first step in any skincare routine is to cleanse your skin. This is especially important in May as the increase in humidity can lead to an increase in oil production, which can cause breakouts. Use a gentle cleanser that won't strip your skin of its natural oils.
ProPlus Brightening Cleanser is gentle and hydrating and will not disturb the skin’s natural moisture balance.
- Exfoliate: Exfoliation is an essential step in any skincare routine, but it's especially important in May. As mentioned earlier, the increase in humidity can cause an increase in oil production, which can lead to clogged pores. Exfoliating will help to remove dead skin cells and unclog pores, leaving your skin looking brighter and clearer.
Lifelines Dual Action Exfoliator glycolic acid and micro-crystals safely exfoliate dead skin cells. Vitamins and antioxidants fortify skin for a revitalized complexion and newly revealed.
- Tone: Toning is an often-overlooked step in a skincare routine, but it shouldn't be. A good toner will help to balance the skin's pH levels, reduce the appearance of pores, and prepare the skin for the next steps in your routine. Look for a toner that's alcohol-free and contains soothing ingredients like aloe vera or chamomile.
ProPlus Brightening Toner with small molecule technology and cucumber melon extract gently peels away and removes dead skin cells, excess oil, make-up debris, and free radical pollution to help prepare the skin for additional Lifeline Skin Care treatment products.
- Moisturize: Moisturizing is important year-round, but it's especially important in May when the weather is transitioning from winter to spring. Look for a moisturizer that's lightweight and non-greasy, as heavy moisturizers can clog pores and cause breakouts.
ProPlus Advanced Recovery Complex contains peptides from stem cells that support collagen and elastin production, while utilizing B complex nutrients and antioxidants to support healthy cell metabolism and minimize free radical damage that helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Peptides and antioxidants work with the body’s natural healing cycle to help strengthen the moisture barrier for a softer, smoother skin and younger looking skin. This product helps to restore and repair all skin concerns from dry and dehydrated to sensitive and sensitized.
- Sunscreen: Last but certainly not least, don't forget to apply sunscreen. As mentioned earlier, the increase in sun exposure during the summer months can cause skin damage, so it's essential to protect your skin with a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
Upgrading your skincare routine in May is not only important for the health and appearance of your skin, but it's also a fun way to get ready for the summer months ahead. Who doesn't love trying out new skincare products and pampering themselves with a little self-care? So go ahead, treat yourself to some new skincare goodies, and get ready to glow all summer long!