After a cold winter, warm and humid spring is here. As clothes change with the season, skincare routines must also be adjusted accordingly. Skin issues become more prevalent during the transition period, leading to an increase in dermatology appointments. In spring, sensitive skin conditions and acne problems are common, which can result in eczema, allergic dermatitis, skin itching, and more. Therefore, the most critical skincare methods are keeping the skin dry and protecting it from the sun.
As the weather warms up and humidity increases, sebaceous glands become more active, leading to problems such as acne and pimples. To keep the pores clean and minimize blockages, it is necessary to cleanse the face two to three times daily and use a mild acidic facial cleanser to remove excess oil. After cleansing, it is essential to apply a moisturizer to replenish lost moisture. The moisturizer should be low in oil content to maintain the skin’s balance of water and oil. If winter moisturizers are continued, it can cause acne problems due to excess oil. When pimples or acne appear, mild facial wash products containing salicylic acid can be used, while severe cases may require treatment such as glycolic acid peels or vitamin A acid to reduce sebum secretion and clear blocked pores.
Although spring UV rays are not as intense as summer, they are much stronger than in winter. After an entire winter of skin lightening and fading of spots, pigment problems will emerge if sunscreen is not applied correctly before summer. Therefore, it is crucial to use sunscreen with SPF30 or higher and reapply every three to four hours.
Skin diseases are easily triggered by the sudden change in temperature. Allergic dermatitis is a common condition that arises in such weather. Cold weather causes dryness, leading to insufficient oil secretion and a decrease in the skin’s protective function. This results in dry and itchy skin. When exposed to the sun, sweating can irritate the skin, causing a rash and itchiness. Those who are allergic to pollen or dry grass may experience eczema and dermatitis. People with eczema should keep their skin moisturized regularly to reduce the chances of developing complications.
As the earth wakes up in spring, proper skincare routines can give us a charming and refreshing springtime glow.