Spring is in the air, but you shouldn’t just stop at spring-cleaning your house and making it tidier, fresher, and more beautiful. If you want to welcome springtime with a prettier and younger-looking skin, you’ll need to work on your skincare routine and make sure it’s appropriate for the warmer weather. Not sure what to do? Here are a few tips that can help you transition from a winter-centric routine to springtime-ready habits:
Wear more sunscreen
You probably already know that you should wear sunscreen day in and day out, even when it’s raining or snowing outside. But remember: springtime means warmer days and more sun rays, so you’ll need added protection. Buy sunscreen that has SPF 50 or more, and make sure to wear it every morning and top it off as often as possible. Choose a product that’s non-greasy and has a texture and scent that you like.
Buy a lighter moisturizer
Winter moisturizers are great for keeping dry skin at bay during the cold months, but they’re too rich and heavy for springtime and may cause your skin to feel extremely oily and greasy. So, when the warmer days roll around, make sure to use a light moisturizer that’s water-based or has a hyaluronic acid formula. This way, you can keep your skin hydrated without drowning yourself in grease.
Update your makeup kit
Your spring cleaning should involve purging your old makeup and beauty products. Check the expiration dates of your cosmetics and skincare products and toss those that are expired. Inspect the remaining items one by one; if you notice that their color, texture, or smell has changed, they’re most likely no longer fit to be used and should be thrown away.
Don’t forget to check your makeup brushes, too. If it’s been some time since you cleaned them (or if you haven’t cleaned them at all), it’s definitely the right time to give them a bath. Use hand soap or baby shampoo to take off the old makeup as well as any bacteria that might have grown on their bristles; once you’re done, dry them by using your blow-dryer. Of course, don’t stop at cleaning your brushes just once. To ensure they’ll stay free from bacteria and other things that can cause pimples and acne, make it a habit to clean them once or twice a month.
Keep on exfoliating
Exfoliating might seem like something you should do only during winter, but this isn’t really the case. Your skin can still become dry and flaky during the humid days of spring, so it’s important to maintain your exfoliating habit to get rid of the dead skin cells that can clog your pores and cause blemishes.
You can always exfoliate by hand but, if you want to see better results, it’s advisable to use a facial cleansing brush like the Lotus by Dr. K. The sonic face brush gently removes impurities from your skin and leaves you with a softer, smoother face and a brighter complexion.
Invest in MSM cream
MSM cream contains organic sulfur, which helps in the formation of healthy skin cells as well as in the production of collagen and elastin (which make your skin smooth and supple and keep aging at bay). It also has the ability to deeply penetrate the multiple layers of your skin and provide excellent hydration that lasts for a long time.
Take these steps now to transition your skincare routine from winter to spring!