After months of cold weather and snow spring is finally right around the corner. With the change of weather and swapping out your wardrobe, you should also all take a closer look into your skincare routine.

In the winter the cold air, pollution, and indoor heating can all take a toll on the skin. The dreary weather might have you stuck inside but we all know any exposure to the cold weather will dry out or irritate the skin. While the sun is starting to shine and the outdoors are starting to warm up it’s time to ditch the heavy moisturizers and gentler skin products. At Images Med Spa in Mokena, we have all the medical-grade products that your skin needs to thrive for this spring. Read on for all our tricks and tip! And don’t forget to schedule your skin consultation today at 708.435.2266!


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Swapping and Tossing Skincare Products

For many tossing out skincare that might not completely empty sounds like a waste. But with spring around the corner, it’s time for spring cleaning and this includes all your medical-grade products. If anything over six months old it’s time to ditch it. Older products can cause a buildup of bacteria which could lead to clogged pores, dull skin, and acne. Expired products may no longer be as effective as they once were when you got them. Now when it comes to make-up and make-up brushes this also applies. Older make-up should definitely be tossed as well especially when it becomes dried out. Make-up brushes can actually store germs or viruses if they aren’t probably clean with soap and water each week.


Ditch The Heavy Moisturizer

In the winter the skin requires more attention to keeping it from drying out. You might have invested in medical-grade creams, heavy moisturizers, or oils to beat dry skin during the colder months. While moisturizing the skin during any season is important to keep it hydrated and prevent early signs of age. Using the right type of moisturizer for each season is key. During the spring and summer months, our skin tends to lock in more water and moisture so the extra need for protection isn’t necessary. We highly recommend a hyaluronic acid or water-based formula because this will ensure the most moisture. One of our go-to medical-grade moisturizers would be Epionce “Renewal Lotion”. This is a light moisturizer containing antioxidants and botanicals. All of which is the perfect blend to bring the skin back to life if you found it to be duller in the winter.


Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate

During the colder seasons, the skin tends to dry out and this is one of the best times to exfoliate. Exfoliating dry skin will remove unwanted dead skin while unblocking the pores. We recommend investing in the right medical-grade cleanser first with gentle exfoliation during the spring and summertime. Store-bought cleansers might contain unwanted chemicals, scrubs, and beads that will all clog the pores and cause unwanted results. Cleansing the skin is always one of the first steps in a skincare routine and if you’re not using the right cleanser that is suited for the needs of your skin it could cause irritation. Also, the rest of your skin products following could end up being ineffective without the right cleanser. A great option might be Images Skincare “Clear Cell Cleanser” It contains salicylic acid which is one of the best tricks to exfoliating the skin.  


SPF 30+ Is Must

No matter the season you should always be applying SPF 30+ daily. In the winter we are exposed to less sunshine but no matter what if you plan to stay inside all day you can still be exposed to sun exposure through windows. In the spring and summer months, this is a different story because we all spending more time outside and getting all the UV rays. Making SPF part of your daily skincare routine earlier on will have you thanking yourself later. Sun exposure can damage the skin causing sun spots, large pores, and wrinkles. But besides that also puts anyone at risk of cancer so protecting the skin is no joke. At Images Med Spa in Mokena, we love a tinted SPF 30+. It gives the skin moisture, protection, and a perfect finish without having to apply any foundation. Glo Skincare “Tinted Moisturizing SPF 30+” is exactly what you need to add to your daily skincare regimen.


Achieving Glowing Skin

Our goal for the spring and summer months is to achieve glowing skin. While it might take some time for the skin to adjust to the change in weather and skincare products. One of the best products to add-in for glowing skin and preventing sun damage is a Vitamin C Serum. Vitamin c is the perfect antioxidant to nourish and hydrate the skin during warm weather. Images Skincare “Vital C Anti-Aging Serum” is the MVP of medical-grade serums out there. We love how refreshing it feels on the skin after immediately applying. Sun exposure is one of the biggest factors when it comes to signs of age. The Vital-C serum can prevent signs of age and it overall evens out the complexion of the skin. If you’re ready to brighten up the skin this product is the secret weapon.

It is time we all buff away the winter skin. This includes showing extra love to your face, legs, arms, and any other part of the body that became dull and dry. Let’s wave goodbye to flaky winter skin and transition our skincare routine into a spring and summer routine. Toss and swap out those old products and upgrade your skincare to medical-grade doctor-approved products. Recommend focusing especially on the cleanser, moisturizer, SPF, and serums for the best skin yet. While picking out the right skincare products can be tricky at Images Med Spa in Mokena we offer a complimentary skin consultation. One of our amazing skin experts will get to know you, do a deep skin analysis, and layout a skincare treatment plan that includes the right products for your skin. Don’t invest in any more store-bought products that aren’t helping you reach your skin goals. Book your appointment today!

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