Happy first day of spring! As the days get longer and the weather gets a little warmer, it’s time to start making the transition from winter skincare to spring skincare. The key to making the swap isn’t to quit any of your skincare habits cold turkey, but to instead slowly switch out items for something a little lighter and more spring appropriate. Here’s how to accomplish this in just a few steps.
1. Clean out your collection
The first thing you want to do every season is to sort through your skincare collection. It’s time to throw out anything that’s expired, restock the essentials and purchase anything you’re missing and want to add in. Starting fresh will ensure all your products are safe for use and you can jump right in.
2. Swap your SPF for tinted SPF
Tinted SPF is a must for springtime. Not only will it give you the protection you need from the UV rays, but it will also help to block harmful blue light from your devices. The end result is coverage and a glow. Winning!
3. Grab a lightweight moisturizer
If you use a heavier moisturizer in the wintertime, you may want to switch back to something more lightweight for spring. Heavy products are great for keeping the skin hydrated but aren’t always necessary in the spring months. Lightweight gel-based moisturizers are perfect for keeping skin supple and they work well under makeup.
4. Amp up the exfoliation
During the winter, you have to be careful with exfoliation because your skin is already dry and easily irritated. As things warm up, you can start to do a little more exfoliating. This could come in the form of a gentle facial scrub, dermaplaning, or exfoliating masks. These treatments will leave your skin looking and feeling softer and more vibrant.
5. Focus on anti-aging
Keeping your face hydrated in the winter is a full-time job, so often time we let anti-aging treatments fall to the wayside a bit. As you swap out your items and focus on a more lightweight routine, make sure you’re focusing on anti-aging. Antioxidant-rich serums, retinol or retinol alternatives, and Vitamin C are all good ways to give your skin that TLC it needs to stay fresh and youthful.
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