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Welcome Spring With Fresh Skin Care & Makeup Ideas
By Dr. Daniel Shapiro, FACS, Shapiro Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Skin Klinic
Photo courtesy of Dr. Shapiro
As days grow longer and the spring equinox approaches, it’s a good idea to start thinking about transitioning your makeup from its winter routine. Here are some tips to help you prepare your skin for warmer weather and refresh your look for a new season.
Rethink your moisturizer. Winter is very hard on skin. Extra-hydrating moisturizer is a must with cold, harsh weather outside and dry heat from the furnace inside. However, using these products in warmer weather can turn your skin greasy and uncomfortable. Switch to a lighter moisturizer in the spring for better results. Many women swear by moisturizing gel creams; check to see what your favorite beauty brands offer. If your skin is dry year-round, try a rich night cream to keep your face supple and soft, and use a lighter formulation during the day.
Lighten up. Women often use more makeup during winter to give sun-deprived skin a boost of color. Take a more subtle approach for the spring. Put away your lipstick in favor of a gloss or tinted lip balm. Swap your foundation for a tinted moisturizer for a more natural look. If you find you still need a bit more warmth, dust on some bronzer.
Experiment with new shades. Welcome the season by trying out some new makeup colors. Switch from black to brown eyeliner for a very easy spring look. Eye shadows in all shades of green (really!) are huge this year. Truly fashion forward? Take a cue from the Spring 2013 runway shows and try a coral nail polish or cherry red lipstick.
Don’t forget the SPF. It’s important to protect your skin from the sun year-round, of course, but you’ll certainly spend more time outside as the weather warms. Always use sunscreen, and make sure to choose skin care products with SPF to protect yourself from damaging UV rays.