Spring is a time of renewal and growth, and our skin is no exception. As we transition from the colder, drier winter months to the warmer, more humid spring season, our skin’s needs change as well.
Here are some tips for a spring skin care routine that will help your skin look and feel its best.
Choose a Lighter and Gentler Cleanser
Cleansing your skin is the foundation of any good skincare routine, and it's important to choose a cleanser that's appropriate for your skin type and the season.
Winter weather can also leave your skin feeling dry and tight. In the spring, your skin needs a cleanser that can remove all the build-up from the winter months, but without drying out your skin.
Switch to a lighter, gentler cleanser that won't strip your skin of its natural oils and will deep clean without damaging it.
For dry skin, it is best to use a cream or oil-based cleanser, as they are gentler on the skin and do not dry it out. Avoid alcohol-based cleansers, as they can make dry skin worse.
For people with sensitive skin, it's best to use a cleanser without fragrances or dyes, as these can irritate the skin. Avoid cleansers containing alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) or beta hydroxy acid (BHA), as they can be too harsh for sensitive skin.
It is also important not to over-cleanse your skin, as this can strip it of its natural oils and leave it dry and flaky. As a general rule, it is recommended to cleanse your skin once or twice a day.
Switch to a Lighter Moisturizer
During the winter months, many of us use heavier moisturizers to combat dry, flaky skin. As the weather gets warmer, it's time to switch to a lighter moisturizer.
Look for a moisturizer that is oil-free and won't clog your pores. We recommend choosing a hyaluronic acid-based moisturizing serum for greater effectiveness.
People with dry skin will also like to use a light body mist, preferably with hyaluronic acid for maximum hydration. You may also consider using a moisturizer with SPF to protect your skin from the sun.
Add Antioxidants to Your Routine
Antioxidants help protect the skin from environmental damage such as pollution and UV rays. In the spring, add antioxidants to your skin care routine to help protect your skin from the effects of the sun and other environmental stressors.
Commonly used antioxidants in skin care products include vitamin C, vitamin E and green tea.
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can help protect your skin from environmental damage. Incorporating a vitamin C serum into your skin care routine can help brighten your complexion and reduce the appearance of dark spots and fine lines.
Green tea is also one of the most powerful antioxidants available. It is used in cosmetics for its nourishing and protective properties for the skin.
Our ACQUA moisturizing vitamin C serum and our ÉCLAT Nourishing ultra serum with green tea and vitamin E will meet your antioxidant needs. Both are also concentrated in hyaluronic acid to improve skin's hydration.
Use a Gentle Exfoliator
Winter weather can leave your skin feeling dry and flaky. Spring is the perfect time to get rid of dead skin cells accumulated over the winter. Exfoliation is an important step in removing dead skin cells to reveal fresher, more radiant skin.
However, it is important not to over-exfoliate your skin, as this can irritate it and make it more sensitive to external aggressions. As a general rule, it is recommended to exfoliate your skin once or twice a week.
Choose gentle exfoliator that contains natural ingredients like fruit enzymes.
Avoid harsh exfoliants, which can cause micro-tears in the skin.
Protect Your Skin
As the weather gets warmer and the sun gets stronger, it’s important to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.
Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 every day, even if it’s cloudy outside. Reapply sunscreen every two hours if you’re spending time outdoors. If you’ll be spending a lot of time outside, wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses for extra protection.
Drink Plenty of Water
Hydration is key to healthy, glowing skin. Make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your skin hydrated from the inside out.
You may also want to consider using a facial mist to refresh and hydrate your skin throughout the day.
Spring is a time of renewal and growth, and with the right skin care routine, your skin can be part of that renewal process. Cleanse gently, exfoliate regularly, hydrate with the right moisturizer, protect your skin from the sun, treat specific skin concerns, and stay hydrated from the inside out. By following these tips, you can have healthy, glowing skin all season long.