Spring is in the air (almost) and with the changes of wardrobe comes changes to your skincare habits. Your spring skincare routine may mean switching a few products out and including a few new items for healthy, glowing skin during the new season.
Why should I change my skincare routine for spring?
Well, the care your skin needs in the winter months is much different from the care and attention it requires in the spring. This new season is the time to awaken your skin and get back your natural luminous glow. Give your skin a new goal and switch up your routine. We have your new season covered with these spring skincare tips and tricks.
Double Cleanse: Spring Clean Your Skin
With this new season comes more days enjoying the outdoors, sweating and layers of sunscreen that can block pores that can already be congested from the prior winter months. This means you may need a deeper cleanse, or spring cleanse.
A great addition to your new routine is the ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm which is ideal for every skin type (including sensitive skin). The soothing balm melts into a rich cleansing oil to dissolve make-up and impurities. Meantime, decadent rose and mimosa along with essential fatty acids help nourish the skin’s lipid barrier and soothe it with hydration lost from overexposure to UV rays and our day-to-day environment.
To boot, this 4 in 1 cleanser is a must for every spring skincare routine as it is a multi-functional product that acts as a cleanser, eye makeup remover, hydrating mask, and nourishing treatment for dry skin. Did we mention how perfectly it fits with the new season?
If you find yourself working out more often, you may want to think about double cleansing post-workout using the balm and a gentle yet refreshing water-based cleanser. This will not only give you a deeper cleanse but also prep your skin to more easily absorb your skincare products (toner, serums, moisturizer, facial oil, etc.).
Exfoliate Weekly: Slough Away Dull Winter Skin
Spring is the perfect time to start rethinking weekly exfoliation – twice per week to be exact. During the winter months, our skin can be dry and flaky. While the dry skin cells naturally fall off, some cells stay behind on your skin and can lead to congested pores and a dull complexion. In steps, exfoliation to help give you glowing skin for spring.
You have a few options, but they usually boil down to gentle exfoliating creams or scrubs. Using the right scrub will leave your skin looking fresh and bright. If you have sensitive skin, opt for exfoliating cream masks.
If you prefer a skin buff, make sure to use light pressure and apply it with your fingertips. An ideal option to pair with the cleansing balm is the Gentle Rose Exfoliator. This skin-smoothing polish contains micro-spherical jojoba beads that are blended with hydrating rose absolute to gently refine the skin’s surface, while cucumber extracts soothe and refresh it - leaving your skin with a radiant glow. When applying a scrub, always keep the pressure light and remove it gently in the shower or with a warm washcloth.
If you prefer ultra-gentle exfoliation, a beauty insider favorite is the Papaya Enzyme Peel - a non-abrasive cream peel that gently exfoliates your skin by using natural fruit enzymes of papaya and calming pineapple, which smooth and clarify the complexion. It also moisturizes, repairs and protects the skin with ingredients such as milk protein, antioxidant-rich Vitamin E, and marine algae.
When it comes to exfoliation, keep it consistent. Regular exfoliation is crucial to maintaining healthy skin because it removes the top layer of dead and dry skin cells.
Hydrate In Layers: Opt For Mists & Serums
Swap your heavier winter moisturizer for lighter layers of hydration. This is especially crucial if you’re spending more time outdoors and sweating. By layering hydrating, you create a lighter moisture barrier that is just as effective.
A simple way to layer is to use hydrating mists that also provide nourishing ingredients for your skin. A fan favorite is the Pro-Collagen Rose Hydro-Mist – which delivers the fast-acting results of a serum through a refreshing mist. Organic rose hydrolat prevents dehydration while hydrating Mediterranean algae support the skin’s moisture barrier. At the same time, Microalgae extracts help to freshen and hydrate the skin leaving it looking refined and radiant. Hydrating mists can also be used to set makeup or simply give you an on-the-go hydration boost.
Insider Tip: The Pro-Collagen Rose Hydro-Mist is packed with antioxidants beneficial for the skin. Antioxidants are substances that protect your cells against environmental damage and allow your skin to repair itself and correct visible skin damage while preventing future damage. This formula is great for cooling the skin down and preventing springtime sweat. Skin is left fresh and dewy.
Switch Your Eye Cream: Add More Antioxidants & Plump
Once spring arrives and the sun is out, the brightness can cause more squinting which can lead to fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area. A great way to prevent this is to continue applying eye cream daily. However, opt for eye creams that have antioxidants and peptides that will help fight off collagen-destroying UVA rays and plump fine lines and wrinkles.
Light enough to be used daily is the award-winning, Peptide4 Eye Recovery Cream which can be used on top of eye serums and gels without feeling heavy. This is the hero product you reach for after those long nights! It combines the hydration of a moisturizer and the protection of an oil leaving eyes firm and bright. It defends by day and repairs by night. Oh, and don’t forget your sunglasses!
Why should I use eye cream instead of my regular moisturizer? This is a common question with a simple answer. Eye skin tissue is more delicate and thinner than the rest of your face, meaning it needs special care. This is why eye products are formulated to be more gentle, less irritating and more moisturizing than your facial moisturizer.
Moisturize & Protect: Use Lighter Moisturizer, Heavy SPF
With warmer weather and spring florals to tempt us to spend more time outside comes more daily exposure to the sunshine. Let’s revisit layering moisture and toss in our forever reminder of SPF daily. Protecting your skin from the sun’s rays is crucial to maintaining healthy skin long-term and preventing premature aging. This means applying moisturizer and SPF each day under your makeup or before leaving your home.
An easy way to do this is to use a moisturizer that offers anti-aging benefits and SPF. Beloved by beauty insiders, the Pro-Collagen Marine Cream SPF 30 is a 3-in-1 anti-aging moisturizer that improves hydration and firmness while protecting the skin from sun exposure. This ultra-light gel cream quenches thirsty skin and increases hydration by up to 253% in one hour.
And, if you’re spending long days outdoors, don’t forget to have sunblock on hand to re-apply throughout the day. If you find it hard to remember to do this, keep travel sizes on hand that can attach to your water bottle (since we know you know internal hydration is just as important as external). If you’re like some of us that struggle to drink enough water throughout the day, try infusing it with your favorite fruits and herbs. Our favorite is cucumber and lemon!
With sunny skies and landscapes abloom, we wish you the best for this new spring season. Adieu!