Your Best Spring Skin
Your Best Spring Skin
Dark Spots or Patches:
Depending on where you live, Spring weather can be hot, and the sun can project intense UV Rays. Hanging outside in the sun can trigger melanocytes, which are pigment-producing cells. These cells can lead to freckles and dark spots. Latte-colored scars on the face known as melasma are often caused by hormones and aggravated by UV rays. The best way to prevent this is to wear a daily application of an SPF 30+. The next step is to block the formation of pigments by using a hydroquinone cream. A hydroquinone cream blocks the enzyme tyrosinase from producing melanin. By applying this numerous times a week, there will be a shift towards an even tone.
Did you know that heat triggers the blood vessels to dilate, causing persistent flushing? Activities in the springtime, such as biking and swimming in chlorinated pools or using harsh chemicals, can weaken the skin barrier. When the barrier becomes weak, anything that the skin is exposed to, such as allergens or pollutants, can cross the carrier, causing inflammation. Using lotions containing ingredients such as green tea or argan oil can help prevent skin barrier breakage. Tea tree and argan oil are natural anti-inflammatories as they help calm the skin.
Depending on your environment, the spring season can bring dryness to the air. If you spend too much time in the pool or ocean, it can dehydrate the skin, and sun exposure and dry AC can remove the air's moisture. If this is the case, add a hydrating essence to your routine. Hydrating essences are like watery lotions which bring serious moisture into the skin. Follow with a serum or gel that contains hyaluronic acid such as the BXMB Beauty Brightening Complex to help draw water to the skin.
Sun exposure or dry air can cause wrinkles to stick out more than usual. The less hydrated and plump the skin is, the more pronounced fine lines will appear. The solution to this is retinoids! Retinoids help boost collagen production and improve cell turnover resulting in a reduction in fine lines. The BXMB Beauty Brightening Complex contains 20% Vitamin C, which helps with wrinkles. Vitamin C is powerful in plumping the skin as it fills in grooves.