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Tips For Seasonal Spring Skincare

As the weather gets warmer, sneezing and wheezing increase and blemishes and breakouts can worsen with increased humidity and perspiration. The rising pollen count can wreak havoc you’re your sensitive skin, and redness and flushing may start to show up. When the seasons change, it’s time to adjust your skincare regimen.

During the colder months, you may find yourself reaching for heavy creams, moisturizing serums and emollients to combat flakes and that tight, dry skin feeling. Now that temperatures are up, and you are spending more time outdoors, switch to a lighter, gel or lotion formula moisturizer. Lancome High Potency Daily Moisturizing Lotion Vitamin Enriched UVA/UVB SPF 30 Sunscreen offers a light texture with broad spectrum protection. If you need a slightly richer texture, go for the Cream version instead. If your nose takes on a shine by lunchtime, Tarte T-Zone Travel Shine Control To Go is a multi-tasking cast with mini blotting sheets and mattifying powder for quick touch ups and emergency fixes.

For spring, you will want to shed those dead cells that have been building up. Bump your exfoliation regime up a few notches and switch to a microparticle scrub to help remove dead surface cells and keep pores open and clean. Dior Capture Totale Peeling Lumiere will leave your skin feeling smooth and soft without any irritation and is gentle enough to use every day in the shower, or every other day if you prefer. For your body, try Philosophy Microdelivery Multi Peel Pads that do double duty for face, chest, arms, and legs with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients to prevent irritation.

Get your Vitamin D from a daily dose of D rich foods (salmon, tuna, orange juice, low fat milk) and supplements, and steer clear of harmful UV rays for more than 5-10 minutes a day. For sensitive skin that burns easily, Avene Tinted Compact High Protection SPF50 offers titanium dioxide and zinc oxide for maximum coverage. If a bronzy hue is what you crave, reach for the new travel-friendly Tan Towel Self-Tan Towelette For Face & Body and glow to your heart’s content!

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