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Does your skin care know it’s spring?

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I often tease people about how “rough” it is to work out of Palm Springs, CA. This past winter, when talking to colleagues in snowy Chicago, or Learning Coaches in the rainy, gray Northwest, sometimes I just couldn’t help myself.

“12 inches of snow and 10 degrees? Well, it’s bad in Palm Springs, too -  it’s 65 degrees today! I may not even get in a swim this afternoon!”

But just because Palm Springs is typically warmer than other climates doesn’t mean it doesn’t experience the seasonal changes that occur across the country this time of year, as we now swing from colder to warmer temperatures this spring. In fact, two weeks ago it was 65 degrees here. Last week it was 100!

No matter where you live, your skin needs help to adjust with the seasons. Here’s how to transition into spring’s warmer, more humid weather with great skin:

1. Don’t forget that your skin still needs hydration, even as the temperatures get warmer and the humidity returns. Opt for a hydrating serum like Moisture x10.

2. Give your skin a surge of moisture twice a week with a 10-minute hydrating gel mask like Gel Therapy.

3. Switch from a creme to a lighter-weight eye gel, like Calmitude Delicate Skin Eye Gel.

4. Dry, cracked, chapped lips don’t happen only in the winter – they can happen all year long. Keep a tube of Instant Emollient with you for smooth and soft lips on-the-go.

5. I hope you’re wearing an broad spectrum sunscreen 365 days a year, but now that the weather’s getting warmer, make sure you’re applying it on your neck and chest, too, as you’re likely to expose those areas more. Plus, V-Neck Smoothing Creme will help repair deep neck creases, freckles and crinkly, weathered skin – cleavage-to-chin.

6. Suffer from seasonal allergies? You may benefit from switching to a sensitive skin care line to  protect your skin from visible irritation and help sooth it throughout the season.

7. Go pro.  A visit with a Bioelements skin care professional will help you determine the exact products you should be using throughout the year. Find a spa near you here.

Is the weather changing where you are? Are you changing your skin care along with it? Let me know in the comments!

Barbara Salomone

One of the first-ever licensed estheticians in the U.S., Barbara is an architect of the modern American facial. Her point-of-view is that a balance of nutrition, fitness and daily skin care is the only realistic way to great looking skin. Since launching the Bioelements line in 1991, she has trailblazed the skin care industry, incorporating nutritional supplements into topical skin care products including antioxidants, calcium, probiotics and lutein.

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Comments (3)

Teresa Stenzel says:
Apr 21, 2011

I can attest to the changes my skin goes through every Spring and Fall in Chicago! It seems like my skin becomes more sensitive, reactive and ‘touchy’ when it’s trying to adjust to the wildly swinging temperatures. I tend to get more red, and even get breakouts. For me, I find that switching over to Sensitive Skin Cleanser, Calmitude Hydrating Solution, Calmitude Sensitive Skin Moisturizer and Stress Solution really helps. I also use Probiotic Anti-Aging Serum and night, and dab Breakout Control on my breakouts. These products help my skin adapt and bounce back quickly…

kalya@bioelements.com'
Christine says:
Apr 22, 2011

Thanks for the neck tip. My chest is already starting to show signs and I always forget to apply SPF there.

susanne@bioelements.com'
Susanne Schmaling says:
Apr 27, 2011

Being from the super rainy NW right now the biggest challenge is making sure everyone knows to still use SPF, I love Bioelements dual purpose sun protection. Moisturizer and protection, Sun diffusing is my favorite for my oily skin. Using oil control sleepwear at night keeps my skin in a great balanced state no matter the weather.

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