Spring is in full swing, even if the world isn’t quite ready for it. With the current COVID-19 pandemic, many people are social distancing inside to help do their part to stop the spread of the virus.
Right now, it might seem like your life is on hold—and it might be—but unfortunately that doesn’t give your skin a free pass. From allergic reactions to acne breakouts and clogged pores, there are numerous spring skin problems you’re likely facing right now.
But you don’t have to face them alone.
Here are four common spring skin issues and how you can get rid of them with both at-home remedies and simple skincare procedures.
When our clinic re-opens, we’d be happy to help you combat some of these spring skincare issues.
1. Acne Breakouts
Acne has a mind of its own and can turn up on your face (or your body) unexpectedly. One of the main reasons why acne is a spring skin problem is because of the change in temperature outside. As the weather gets warmer, your oil glands start producing more oil than normal, which can lead to unwanted breakouts.
This year, however, there are fewer people outside enjoying the sunshine and more people staying safe indoors. This can also impact your skin.
If your home is dry, your skin might produce more sebum, which will clog your pores and cause breakouts. To prevent this, make sure you monitor the humidity levels in your home.
How to Fix It:
There are a few at-home remedies to combat acne flare-ups. For one, you could dial back on the amount of makeup you wear (e.g. liquid foundation and toners) and embrace the natural look while you isolate at home.
You should also consider using a daily cleanser that has active anti-acne ingredients, like salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide.
If it’s a persistent problem, you could get a Hollywood Spectra Peel treatment to target current acne and avoid future acne scars.
The procedure works on two levels: first, it treats acne deep in the dermis and stimulates cell regeneration. Then, it treats acne on the surface of the skin by removing dead skin cells and shrinking the appearance of your pores.
2. Dry or Dull Skin
As mentioned above, staying indoors for extended periods of time can do a number on your skin, especially if the humidity in your home is low. It’s common to experience dry skin during the spring, because your skin is hyper-sensitive to the environment around you.
Another possible reason why you might be experiencing dry skin this season is due to overzealous handwashing and bathing. The more you wash your hands or bathe with fragrant soaps and harsh cleaners, the more likely your skin will feel dry and itchy.
How to Fix It:
We aren’t suggesting you cut back on your handwashing or bathing; instead, be mindful of the products you put on your skin and the temperature of the water you use. Hot water and alcohol-based soaps strip your skin of moisture. Use lukewarm water when bathing and apply moisturizer daily, especially to your face.
For a more effective solution to treat spring skin problems like dry skin, consider getting microdermabrasion. This treatment removes dead cells from the top layer of your skin by gently exfoliating the skin and leaving it soft, supple, and vibrant.
Did you know that sunburns can happen in the springtime, even if you spend most of your time indoors? Why is this such a common spring skin issue and how do you fix it?
UVA rays are present all year round and can penetrate through glass. Think about this: have you ever gone for a long summer drive and then realized one side of your body (usually the arm closest to the window) got a significant tan, or worse, a sunburn? In order to get a sunburn, all you need is sunlight and lack of sun protection.
How to Fix It:
The best defence against sunburns is to take preventative steps. Incorporate SPF in your skincare routine, which should be quick and easy since many moisturizers and toners already contain SPF.
You could also look for skincare products that contain zinc oxide, an ingredient that helps to block UVA rays.
To treat sun damage from years of sun exposure and sunburns, a chemical peel or microdermabrasion could work. Chemical peels are designed to even out your skin tone, while chemically removing dead skin cells, debris, and impurities. They take about 30-45 minutes and there’s no downtime for the skin to recover.
4. Pollen/Skin Allergies
Perhaps the most common spring skin problem is allergies due to pollen and other skin irritants. Allergies don’t just affect your respiratory system; they also affect your skin. Constant sneezing can cause your nose to look red and irritated, while your eyes may appear swollen and red. Some people may also experience hives due to their seasonal allergies.
How to Fix It:
Prescription allergy medication or over-the-counter antihistamines can help you fight off the symptoms of your allergies.
For people who have allergies to dust and pet dander, make sure to routinely vacuum and wipe down all surfaces in your home, so that your safe haven stays just that—safe!
While antihistamines are your best bet, you may want to brighten up your skin this spring with a combination of non-invasive skin procedures, such as a chemical peel, microdermabrasion, or Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy.
The good thing about PRP therapy is that it uses your body’s own cells and natural growth factors to treat aging skin and encourage the production of new collagen, making your spring skin problems a thing of the past.
Choose the Anti Aging Toronto Clinic for All Types of Skin Problems
During these trying times, we know it can be hard to prioritize your skin. That’s why we are here for you. At the Anti Aging Toronto Clinic, we don’t just offer solutions to help you combat the signs of aging; we provide skincare treatments that help you look and feel your best.
We believe in uplifting our clients and helping you make the right decisions about your skin. When people feel good about themselves, they have the courage to face the world head on—no matter what life has in store.
If you’re suffering from any of the spring skin problems mentioned above, you don’t have to suffer alone. When you’re ready to get back to your normal lifestyle and our clinic re-opens, contact us for a consultation and we can set you up all the information and advice you need to treat your skin issues.
Your skin is unique to you, which is why our skincare treatments are also unique. To learn more about our procedures that can treat spring skin issues, as well as how to get rid of these issues, contact us at (416) 546-4664, or e-mail us at info@AntiAgingToronto.ca. One of our treatments might just be what you’re looking for.