With days getting longer and temperatures warming up, it’s official: spring has sprung!! After several dreary months of winter, it feels oh-so-good to finally usher in this new season, in bloom! Naturally, you’re probably wondering how you’re going to change your skincare routine for this spring season transition, but not to worry, as we’re here with a guiding hand. Follow these simple suggestions below to get started.
Modify Your Moisturizer
In the winter months, you probably used a heavier moisturizer to keep dryness at bay. Although now, however, you can switch up that heavy moisturizer for something lighter weight that is water or gel-based. People with oilier skin types might think they can skip the moisturizer step in spring, but it’s important to moisturize year-round. With a lighter formula, you likely won’t even realize you have anything on. PRO TIP: If you have oilier skin, try Image Skincare Prevention+ Daily Matte Moisturizer SPF 32 (oil-free) to prevent shine while keeping skin hydrated and protected. $44/3.2 oz.
Crank Up The SPF
With the sun finally shining like it should, now’s the time we need more SPF. During winter, if you used a moisturizer that already had SPF in it, you should consider using an SPF separately. You can also start using a higher SPF than you did in winter. Skin Ceuticals Physical Fusion SPF 50 is a great choice because it is not only lightly hydrating, but also has a universal tint. It contains a higher SPF that is particularly important as skies clear and temperatures warm up. $34/1.7 oz.
Skin can become more dull in winter and that’s a fact. It also tends to dry out somewhat, even if you are diligent about using moisturizer. Exfoliation will not only help brighten your skin, while also removing all those dead skin cells that have accumulated during the cold, winter season. Exfoliating will also help keep breakouts from getting worse. ZO Skin Health’s Exfoliating Polisher is gentle enough for everyday use, but strong enough to help skin look brighter, smoother and more radiant with regular use. $67/2.3 oz.
Do Some Spring Cleaning
It’s not just DYI for your home! Spring cleaning is essential to your skincare routine as well. Now is a good time to throw out any product that is over six months old, and invest in new products. I recommend iS Clinical Cleansing Complex, as it’s perfect for all skin types that need a gentle touch. Winter takes its toll on skin no matter how good we are at taking care of it. You’ll need to be gentle with your skin as you transition it into a new season. $44/6 oz.
Skin Better Science Alto Defense Serum is also an excellent choice to incorporate into your spring skincare routine. Packed with vitamin C as a key ingredient, it helps support the appearance of collagen- and elastin-deprived skin. It also helps brighten the look of dull skin. Regular use will help prevent signs of aging from becoming too pronounced over time. $155/1 oz.
Any skin care transition from season to season requires that you go gently. Introducing too many new products or ingredients at once might give your skin a bit of a shock, but you don’t have to figure out what to do or which products are best on your own. That’s what we’re here for! As your professional skin care experts, we’ll guide you every step of the way when you book a complimentary consultation, taking all of the guesswork out for you. All you have to do is be consistent with your AM/PM homecare routine, and we’ll have you loving the skin you’re in, in no time!