Transition Your Skin Care Routine From Winter to Spring

It’s not just the ice melting and flowers blooming that changes from winter to spring, when the seasons change you may also notice a difference in your skin. Since our skin is very sensitive to the world around us, it may be time to make some minor adjustments to your skincare routine to optimize your best looking skin.

Switch up your cleanser.

While gel and foaming cleansers may have been too harsh for your skin in the winter, spring is the perfect time to bring them back. At the end of a warm day, say goodbye to all the dirt, grime, and pollutants that have piled up on your face with a deep-cleaning cleanser. Try one that’s got a gentle exfoliant, like salicylic acid, to ensure dirt and grime are really pulled out of your pores.

Use an oil-free moisturizer with SPF.

You may have slathered a heavy cream onto your face morning and night during winter to hydrate your parched skin, but once the heat and humidity creep up, it’s time to turn your attention to something a little more lightweight. If you find your skin looks and feels greasier when it’s warmer outside, pick an oil-free moisturizer — even better if it has SPF. As you move outdoors and spend more lazy afternoons under the sun, don't skimp on the SPF.

Keep allergy-related under-eye puffiness at bay.

Spring allergies are no joke. In addition to making you sneeze like crazy, they may also leave you with puffiness under your eyes. So, add a de-puffing eye cream to your skin care routine and lightly dab it around your eyes. Storing your eye cream in the fridge and applying it cold may also alleviate your under-eye bags temporarily.

Beat winter dullness by exfoliating!

Winter weather can give your skin a beat down, leaving you with lackluster skin. Get rid of that dullness by chemically exfoliating with acids or enzymes once a week, and using a gentle facial brush or cleansing pads to buff away dead, dull skin. Masks formulated with glycolic acid, lactic acid, or fruit enzymes bust through dulling dead skin cells sitting atop your skin, leaving you with brighter, clearer skin.

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