YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE FROM WINTER TO SPRING
Spring has nearly sprung, and with it come longer days with more sun exposure. As we scramble to load up on vitamin D, our skin requires a new set of protocols to deal with the warmer and more humid days.
As the seasons change, we tend to transition our wardrobes to suit the outside elements. But in all the hustle and bustle of the changing seasons, we sometimes neglect to transition the most important thing of all — our skin.
The harsh winter elements can leave our skin feeling dull and dry, and with spring hot on our heels, it’s time to unlock your beautiful, glowing and hydrated spring skin!
Here are our top 4 beauty tips for transitioning your skincare routine for spring.
1. SPRING CLEAN YOUR CABINETS
After the many months hibernating in the warmth of our cosy homes, it’s time to spring clean! Begin with decluttering and re-organizing your skincare products. The new season is the perfect time to go through your lotions, creams and even make-up brushes.
Using products that are surviving beyond their expiration date may do more harm than good, and dirty makeup brushes are more abrasive and drier, which can irritate your skin.
2. REACH FOR SOMETHING LIGHTER
The warmer weather means that it’s time to switch to a lighter textured face cream in order to keep your skin hydrated. Thicker creams in hot weather tend to cause an overproduction of natural oils, which can lead to clogged pores, blemishes and a shiny complexion.
3. MOISTURIZE OFTEN
One of the biggest winter skin complaints is dry skin. Now that weather’s heating up, you may be a little less worried about moisturizing, but don’t stop. Using a moisturizer, even if your skin doesn’t feel dry, helps to protect your skin and keep it from drying out and becoming irritated.
For the spring you’ll want a lightweight, non-comedogenic moisturizer that works with your skin type. While cold, dry winter weather calls for thick and rich balms and oils, increased humidity and higher temps mean you can start to make the switch to more lightweight hydrators.
4. ADD A LAYER OF PROTECTION
Winter is a great time to encourage your skin to repair itself. During the spring and summer months, your skincare routine should shift from repairing to prevention. Adding SPF to your daily routine, especially during the warmer months is the best way to protect your skin from the UV rays.
You can use a body sunscreen on your face if you’re on the beach since you’ll be applying it more often anyway, but products that are formulated specifically for your face tend to have a higher SPF. This not only prevents sunburn, but also wards against future skin and sun damage. Look for a moisturizer with built-in SPF for sun protection. You can either use a moisturizer with SPF in it or layer your sunscreen on top of your usual moisturizer.
Spring is an excellent opportunity to take stock of your skincare.