Change of seasons also means change in skin. An adjustment in our skincare routine is a must! As we transition into spring, the increased heat produces more oils and sweat, leaving you with a greasy, shiny appearance. So while you’re doing your spring-cleaning, be sure to switch out your cleansers, lotions and sunscreens and make sure they are suitable for the warmer weather.

Here are some key tips to keep your skin healthy and shine-free this spring:

Gentle Exfoliator – With the combination of oils and sweat your skin develops, you may want to exfoliate more frequently to clean off the top layer of dead skin. Instead of a harsh scratchy scrub, go for a gentle gel or foam cleanser that will remove nasty dirt and oils produced throughout the day.

Lighter Moisturizer – Since your skin gets dryer in the colder seasons, you’re probably using a heavier, cream based moisturizer to hydrate your skin. This season, it’s time to lighten up. Switch to a toner, gel or serum that will give your skin the essential substances it needs without adding extra oils or emollients.

Always Use Sunscreen – Sunscreen should be applied all year-round. With the weather warming up, most of us are spending more time outdoors. SPF is essential to our skin, protecting it from harsh UV rays. Kill two birds with one stone by opting for a moisturizer with SPF.

Oil Absorbing Products – Extra humidity calls for extra shine control so it’s nice to have oil-absorbing products to save our day. Not only will they help keep our face a no shine zone, they’ll also help minimize the appearance of pores. Oil-control primers and oil-blotting sheets absorb excess oil and sweat keeping your skin looking matte finished.

Lip Hydration – Just like skin, your lips go through a change as well. Be sure your using a hydrating lip balm to keep your lips protected and chapped-free.

Keeping your skin healthy and youthful requires year-round maintenance. Follow these spring skincare tips and you’ll have beautiful skin that is ready for the new season. Don’t forget to book an appointment with DC Derm Docs for skincare rejuvenation.