The cold days of winter are quickly fading away, and spring is just around the corner. Transitioning from winter to spring means making adjustments not only to your wardrobe but also to your skincare routine.
During winter, you deal with dry, chapped skin caused by the cold weather. But in the spring, as things start to heat up, your skin will likely become oily and break out. Unfortunately, these changes may be too harsh on your skin.
In this article, we'll discuss how to take your skincare routine from cold, miserable weather (needing more hydration) to weather warming up in spring. Let's get started!
Change your cleanser
The cold winter weather calls for heavy, creamy cleansers to combat dryness. But as the weather begins to warm up, your skin is likely to produce more oil on its own, meaning it's time to switch to a lighter cleanser such as a gel or foaming cleansing formula.
You can also opt for an oil-removing cleanser to control the excess sebum produced by the skin for a less oily complexion all day long. The idea here is to use a cleanser that still gives your skin a deep clean and hydrates it without adding excess oil in the oil-inducing months of spring.
Change your moisturizer
Your skin tends to hold in more moisture in spring than in winter, so there's no need to overwhelm it with heavy cream moisturizers.
Ditch the heavy cream formulas you used in winter for a gel-based moisturizer or a light lotion. Not only will a lighter moisturizer help keep your skin from feeling overwhelmed, but it'll also prevent breakouts in acne or blemish-prone skin.
Go for moisturizing products with hyaluronic acid or glycerin, which are great ingredients for adding and locking in moisture.
During the winter, your skin can become dry and dull from the cold, dry air. Exfoliating helps to remove dead skin cells and reveal the brighter, smoother skin underneath. There are various ways to exfoliate, including scrubs, peels, and masks.
Be sure to choose an exfoliant that is gentle enough for your skin type. If you have sensitive, acne or blemish-prone skin, it's advisable to avoid scrubs with large particles or harsh chemicals. Instead, use gentle peeling pads, give yourself a sugar scrub, or try exfoliating products that contain gentle ingredients like glycolic acid or salicylic acid.Whichever method you choose, be sure to exfoliate only once or twice a week to avoid skin irritation. With regular exfoliation, you'll be able to enjoy healthy, glowing skin all spring long.
Swap your oil-based winter serums for something more water or acid-based. A water-based serum is light on your skin (allowing it to breathe) and offers the same benefits without adding excess weight to the skin, which can create a greasy look or trigger breakouts.
If you have oily, acne or blemish-prone skin, you can use our vegan clearing serum that's incredibly gentle on your skin. This serum is also efficient at controlling excess oil, clearing pimples and blemishes, soothing the skin, and boosting hydration.
As we usher in spring, it's time to up your sunscreen game. The warmer weather in spring not only means more time spent outdoors but also a higher UV index.Therefore, you need to get a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Apply a generous amount of sunscreen every day, even if you're just staying indoors.
Whatever sunscreen you choose, ensure it doesn't clog your pores.
There you have it—our top tips to help you smoothly transition your skincare routine from winter to spring. Ideally, this transition focuses more on swapping heavy products for lighter options that still offer the same benefits and nourishment without adding extra grease or oil to the skin!