Nature fills our sight with colors, while the light breeze and the warm sun caress our skin - doesn’t Spring feel so magical? Our bodies feel more energetic and our minds are open for new experiences and life transitions. Our skin is also going through a major transitional moment. In this article we will explore the best ways to help our skin enter the new season.
At the beginning of spring, you probably clean your wardrobe closet, but do you do the same with your skincare cabinet?
Preparing skin for spring is a real thing. At different times of the year the needs of our skin vary significantly, so it is really important that we listen to it carefully. Only that way we can provide it with the right stuff.
In the following text, you will learn how to match your skincare with the spring vibes and make sure that it is as healthy and beautiful as it can get!
1. Spring cleaning
The first step is always spring cleaning. In order to introduce some new, good habits, it is necessary to get rid of the old ones that have worn out and are no longer useful. We suggest that you take some time to remove all products that you do not use or feel that they are no longer suitable for your skin now that winter is over.
Don’t act like a hamster and pile on products that just take up space and don’t really have any practical role. The minimalist approach may be very useful here. Make sure you have only one (or two, okay!) products for a specific purpose and ensure all of them are the right ones for your skin.
Many people avoid taking action to clear their living space because they feel it is wrong to throw things in the trash just because they don't use them. No worries - you don't have to throw anything away. Pick out skincare products you don't use, gather them in one place, and then pass them on to someone else who would appreciate it. This way, you make space in your life and at the same time make others happy. Win-win!
Keep in mind that expired skincare products absolutely have to go in the trash because they no longer serve anyone (and can even be harmful to the skin).
2. Optimize your skincare routine
When choosing optimal skincare products for spring, we suggest that you keep a few product types in your mind.
During the winter, cold air and wind tend to make the skin dehydrated. This happens because they accelerate the evaporation of water from the skin. As a result, dead skin cells accumulate on the surface and need to be removed. And this is where exfoliation comes into play!
By removing these dead skin cells, we will ensure our skin gets that nice, fresh glow.
And not only that, but this way we also clear the way for all active and hydrating ingredients from other products. Now, they can penetrate deeper into the skin, act much more efficiently and lead to better skin results.
Navinka Nightly Calibrator is a gentle exfoliating serum. It contains a unique blend of gentle acids, mushrooms and elderberry that even out skin texture, brighten dull complexion, reduce dark spots and acne scars without drying out the skin.
No matter what skin type you have, this serum can be an amazing addition to your spring skin care routine. It is also fragrance free, which means that sensitive skin will love it as well.
In addition to optimal exfoliation, it is also necessary to thoroughly cleanse your skin and prepare it for hydration and care. If you have not yet started to enjoy the benefits of the double cleansing method, this spring is the perfect time to change that.
The double cleansing technique involves the use of two cleansing products, one oil-based and the other water-based. Combining these two products in your routine helps achieve a thorough cleansing of the skin and removal of SPF, makeup and all impurities (regardless of whether they are soluble in oil or water).
Final result? Skin is perfectly clean and ready to be moisturized and nourished.
If you are considering which combination of cleansers to try, we suggest you check out Navinka 2 Step Cleanser, which consists of an oil and foamy cleansers. This double cleansing system is gentle enough not to irritate your skin, and at the same time effective and removes all the impurities that have accumulated on the skin during the day.
When you are in the phase of transitioning from winter to spring skincare routine, keep in mind that most people's skin begins to produce more natural oils than was the case during the winter. This means that when choosing a moisturizer for this warmer period, we should opt for a lightweight moisturizer that will provide optimal hydration, and at the same time will not be too thick and occlusive for the skin. Of course, it is important to choose the one that is right for your skin type, but also to listen to your skin and give it what it truly needs.
For everyone with combination skin we recommend that during the spring they make sure that both the T-zone and other regions on the skin are adequately hydrated. To achieve this, we suggest you try Navinka T-zone + Cheeks moisturizing duo with sea kelp.
Its important to spend an adequate amount of time in the sun to generate vitamin D naturally. This is important for your overall health, which of course includes your skin. If you plan on spending a lot of time in the sun, make sure you wear a hat and SPF. No you don’t need to wear SPF inside or do anything extreme when it comes to sun protection. But some logical steps will keep your skin protected from UV damage while still getting all the benefits from the sun. Using a moisturizer that has powerful UV fighting actives, such as red algae extract in our Tzone + Cheeks will provide post sun relief.
3. Balance your diet
This spring is the perfect time to finally balance your diet and start eating foods that act as fuel for your body instead of taking your energy away. Make sure you eat enough nutrient-rich foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and proteins. In case you have acne-prone skin, we suggest you eliminate foods from your diet that have been proven to contribute to acne. These are milk and dairy products, as well as highly processed foods (snacks, sweets, juices, various bakery products, etc.).
This food does not affect everyone’s skin in the same way and may not adversely affect YOUR skin, but it is certainly a good idea to limit these foods and see if and how your skin will react.
This does not mean that from time to time you cannot enjoy having pizza or sweet soda, but only that your diet should not be based these types of foods if you want healthy and beautiful skin.
And of course, don’t forget about optimal water intake. Hydration of the skin is achieved externally, through various skincare products such as hydrating serums and moisturizers. But keep in mind that hydration from the inside is equally important. All of our cells are made up of water in large part, including skin cells. In order for them to function optimally, it is necessary to provide them with enough water on a daily basis.
When the sun comes up most of us feel that instant urge to be outside. Follow that urge and go for a hike! During physical activity, natural happiness hormones are produced and secreted in our body. This means that physical activity is an excellent stress reliever. We feel great, but there is also so much more.
Regular movement or exercise help us have better and healthier skin. They can help prevent acne and other skin conditions caused by stress. In addition, exercise stimulates circulation, so the blood quickly removes by-products from cells. This means that by helping our hearts pump we achieve natural detoxification of the skin and help it look glowy and radiant.
Find time for movement daily this spring and see how much it will benefit your skin.
Winter is finally over and it is time to prepare ourselves for spring. Make sure that your spring cleaning this year includes your skincare cabinet and skincare habits as well.
Optimize your skincare routine and choose only a few products, but ensure that these products are the right ones. Balance your diet, drink enough water and find a way to make physical activity part of your daily routine.
With the right decisions, enough self-confidence and perseverance, you will make positive changes in your life and also positively contribute to the health and appearance of your skin.