How To Transition To A Perfect Spring Skincare Routine?
The air is getting warmer as the last traces of winter start to fade away. A slight nip in the air early morning is what is left of winter before the season eventually transitions into the brief period of spring. The change of season gives a reason to reassess your skincare and adopt the perfect spring cleanse skincare regime.
If you have pulled out a serum that’s changed colors or a moisturizer shaping up into a weird texture, take the hint and start decluttering and stock up on spring-approved beauty essentials. As the weather gets warmer, it’s crucial to transition from winter to a spring skincare regime. Be it swapping the heavy winter creams with lightweight moisturizers or adding chemical exfoliators to your shelves, here is everything you need to know about prepping up for spring cleansing.
Consider changing your facial cleanser
The arrival of the spring season means you might enjoy the outdoors more with floral blossoms and wildflowers lining the road. This means your skin is prone to clogged pores, dullness, and fine lines. As the seasons changed from winter to spring, it’s important to change the texture of your facial cleanser. Instead of using the heavy and creamy-textured cleanser, use either a gel-based or foaming facial cleanser to clean off the dirt, and pollutants, and unclog pores. It leaves the skin feeling fresh and rejuvenated.
We recommend: LISEN Divine Radiance Cream To Foam Cleanser with Pearl Extracts & Ceramides
Stock up on exfoliating products
Dullness is one of the standard corners during the spring. By the end of the winter, most people often suffer from dull skin due to dry and dead skin cells layered on the face. This is when exfoliation comes into the picture. Get rid of dead skin buildup and detoxify pores with exfoliation. We recommend using a chemical exfoliating enriched with AHAs and BHAs to clean off the dead skin rather than harsh granule-based scrubs. Weekly exfoliation is critical as it lets slough off dry skin, prevent congestion of pore, and leaves skin feeling bright and fresh.
We Recommend: Minimalist 32% AHA, BHA & PHA Face Peel
Switch to a light-weight moisturizer
The cold and dryness of winter often compel people to switch to heavy cream that locks in moisture and keeps skin nourished. However, it is important to let go of the lipid-based moisturizer and stock on lightweight cream for spring. Seasonal transition means one needs to make skincare adjustments and start with a gel-based moisturizer. Opt for lotion or cream that has more water-based ingredients rather than oil.
We Recommend: Plum Green Tea Oil Free Moisturizer
Keep a facial mist handy
Spring starts getting warm and it continues until summers arrive. Your face needs that regular dose of refreshment and rejuvenation and here comes into the picture – hydrating and cooling facial oil. Create a protective moisture barrier and hydrate skin by spraying facial oil from time to time. Either its rose mist or cucumber mist or a mist enriched with antioxidants, it gives you an on-the-go hydration boost and maintains the skin barrier.
We Recommend: Shesha Ayurveda Pure Rose Water (100% Natural, Steam Distilled)
Add an under-eye gel or cream
Eye cream is an important part of your daily skincare ritual. As the spring arrives and the sun is out, it often causes fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area, if not protected. Opt for a slow-release eye cream formulation loaded with antioxidants and peptides that fight off UV-A rays that destroy collagen and hence plump under-eye skin. Opt for a peptide-rich under–eye cream that ensures the skin under your eyes is firm and does not surrender to damaging UV rays.
We Recommend: Re'equil Under Eye Cream
Use broad-spectrum heavy SPF sunscreen
If you have been using SPF30 sunscreen for winter, it’s time to switch to a heavier sunscreen of SPF50 or SPF60. There is no doubt that sunscreen is your companion all year round but spring demands a heavier, stronger sunscreen. Warmer weather means you will be spending more time battling the sun rays and the UV, so reapplication is the sky. Stock up on a heavier, lightweight, and preferably water-resistant sunscreen. The perfect combination is using a lightweight moisturizer and a heavy SPF.
We Recommend: Conscious Chemist™ Sun Drink Hybrid Gel Non-Greasy Sunscreen SPF50 PA++++
Hydrate with the right serum
Keeping your skin hydrated is important as the advent of spring often damage the skin barrier and dehydrates skin if not taken care of. Load up your cabinet with a hyaluronic acid serum that deeply hydrates skin and locks-in moisture. Hyaluronic acid is a humectant molecule that attracts and absorbs water molecules leaving the skin soft, supple, and plump. However, if you are concerned about blemishes and pigment, use a serum rich in niacinamide that evens skin texture and supports the skin barrier.
We Recommend: Love Earth Hyaluronic Acid Serum
Add antioxidants rich products to your morning routine
With the sun shining brighter, it is important to start using products rich in antioxidants like Vitamin-C. Use a serum or moisturizer with Vitamin-C as your morning skincare routine. Antioxidants scavenge the free radicals from the skin that helps in brightening complexion, repairing skin, and boosting the regeneration of skin cells. Antioxidants scavenge free radicals and prevent visible signs of skin aging.
We Recommend: Myoho Pure By Priyanka Vitamin C Serum
Use retinol as part of the nighttime routine
As much as antioxidants are crucial in the morning routine, adding retinol to night time regime reduces early signs of aging. As you introduce retinol, make sure to start once or twice a week and gradually scale up. Spring is indeed the perfect time to start introducing retinol in your nighttime routine that smooths fine lines, and wrinkles, address large pores, fades discoloration, and tightens skin. Always start slow when using retinol and gradually adjust at a pace that’s comfortable for you.
We Recommend: Dot & Key Night Reset Retinol & Ceramide Cream
With sunny skies, floral blooms, and the weather getting warmer, spring has arrived. Adjusting and starting a skincare routine for spring is crucial for taking care of your skin during the seasonal transition. Always listen to your skin and let your skin adjust to the changes gradually. Slowly let your skin adapt and settle into the new spring skincare routine.
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