Spring is here, and with it comes a lighter, fresher approach to caring for your skin. After spending several months doing everything you can to battle dry winter skin, it’s time to ensure your skin makes it through the seasonal transition with flying colors. Here are some easy ways to awaken your spring skincare routine. The result? Clean, clear, glowing skin.
Calm Things Down
Your skin may still be feeling the harsh effects of winter…we're talking puffy, red, itchy, dry skin. Fight back with products designed to soothe and calm the skin. All-natural ingredients such as aloe vera, avocado, sunflower and a healthy dose of vitamins will reduce redness, soothe irritation and restore your winter skin. One of our favorite spring skincare additions is a calming essential oil. Designed to rejuvenate the skin, essential oils are best when added to your skincare routine at night, applying 5-7 drops to moist hands and smoothing onto your face and neck before your moisturizer.
One of the biggest spring skincare routine updates you can do is lighten up your moisturizer. Thick moisturizers have a time and place during the winter season, but it’s best to opt for something lighter with less oil that will work better in the warmer months. One our favorite super hydrating yet light weight alternatives? Moisturizers containing hyaluronic acid. You name it and hyaluronic acid handles it…hydrates, protects, tightens, smooths, reduces fine lines and stimulates cell growth.
Exfoliate Your Way to Glowing Skin
Get rid of the dry, dead winter skin by exfoliating…it’s the best way to give you skin a fresh start. But definitely avoid harsh scrubs and use an overnight exfoliating treatment instead. A product that uses glycolic acid combined with healing natural ingredients such as aloe and provitamin B5 to condition and soothe will keep your skin fresh and healthy. Bonus? When your pores are unclogged and free of any dead skin your products will work more effectively.
The Secret is in the Serum
If you really want to get your skin glowing, add a vitamin C based serum. Not only is it anti-aging, this multi-tasking product works at the molecular level to give skin a brighter, firmer look. Ideal especially when using a peel treatment to gently exfoliate your skin, adding a vitamin C serum to your skincare routine (remember to add your products thinnest to thickest, so serums come before your moisturizer) will deliver maximum hydration to your skin.
Practice Safe Sun
While you should have been using sunscreen all winter long, spring is definitely the time to add it into your skincare routine. Work it into your routine every morning by applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher—after your moisturizer, but before applying makeup.