You’ve finally made it through the winter! This is truly a time to celebrate. So break out the pastel powder and grab the gloss—it’s spring!
As you toss your coat to the back of the closet, remember that spring skincare is different than winter care.
So, we’ve put together seven of the best tips for taking care of your skin now that spring is here.
Winter skin often leaves your skin drier than you’d like. Exfoliating helps remove that dry skin, leaving you feeling fresh and renewed.
Try using an exfoliant scrub, cloth, or a liquid peel. Exfoliate at most three times a week if you’re using a chemical exfoliant. If you’re using a softer scrub or cloth, you can exfoliate more often.
Now that the air isn’t so dry, you can stop moisturizing right? Not quite. Even in the spring, you can get some dry days.
Your skin will appreciate a lighter moisturizer through the spring and summer months. Even if you live in a humid climate, your makeup can dry out your skin, too. So keep on moisturizing, but switch to a lighter cream.
And keep those products fresh and long-lasting by storing them in a beauty fridge. The cool temperature will feel great on your skin. And, and you’ll get the longest shelf-life out of your products!
This may seem like a strange tip to add to your spring skincare routine, but it’s so important! Hydrated skin is beautiful skin.
As the weather warms, you may find yourself needing to drink more water. Though strangely enough, the winter could have left you dehydrated, too.
Drinking water will keep your skin from drying out. It will help you maintain elasticity in your skin and give you a fresh, lively glow.
Break Out the Block
This next tip is a no-brainer for taking care of your skin in the spring. You’ve got to wear sunblock!
SPF protects your skin from UV damage. Wear at least SPF 30 when you’re spending time outside.
Spring Clean Your Brushes
One of our favorite tips is to include your makeup brushes in your spring cleaning routine. Germs and bacteria can build up on your brushes and sponges. Be sure to clean them with soap and water as often as you can.
Use Lighter Makeup
Beautiful skin deserves to be shown off. But try to use lighter makeup as the spring months move into summer.
When the weather gets warmer and humidity rises, the skin produces more natural oils. Those oils are more likely to stay trapped if you’re applying thick, heavy makeup. The last thing you want is a breakout!
What do sunglasses have to do with skincare? You may not realize it, but the skin around your eyes is thin and sensitive. Too much sun can dry it out.
If you’re squinting a lot in the sun, too, that can contribute to more wrinkles down the line. So don’t skimp on the shades this spring. Protect your eyes and the skin around them.
Step Into Spring Skincare
Transitioning into spring skincare is easy. Just remember that as the weather warms, you’re going to have to adjust your winter routine. You may need some lighter products, but for the most part, keep doing what you’ve been doing.
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