It’s March and somehow spring is just around the corner! Here in Dallas we were lucky because it hardly got cold and we didn’t get snow once! For those of you who actually experienced a winter, it’s almost time to say goodbye to dry, itchy skin. As we transition into spring, it’s important to switch our skin care routine in order to achieve best results. Read some of our tips below!
- Double cleanse: In order to get out all the oils and dirt from our face, it’s important to use an oil based cleanser first. If you remember from science class, like dissolves like. Most makeup is oil based, so using an oil cleanser will do the best job at removing makeup and oils from the skin. After that, use a your normal cleanser based on your skin type to clean the skin and pores for better product penetration. Many brands are now making oil based cleansers. Check out Dermalogica, Burt’s Bees, and Bare Minerals, just to name a few.
- Exfoliate: Continue exfoliating at least twice a week. Look for an exfoliant with glycolic or lactic acid, which will help brighten your skin. Avoid abrasive exfoliators which can scratch and damage the skin. You can also opt for using a exfoliating cleanser, but use it sparingly.
- Masks: Apply a mask at least once a week to help with whatever issues you may be having. One of our favorite masks is to mix turmeric with yogurt. Turmeric is anti inflammatory so it will help any blemishes you may have and brighten up your skin at the same time. Using a clay based mask is also great during the spring. Clay is a great detoxifying mask that removes excess oils, toxins, and impurities from the skin without drying out the skin.
- Moisturizer: Our skin doesn’t need a heavy moisturizer during the spring and summer like it does in the winter. So look for something more lightweight. If your skin is dry, use a serum with hyaluronic acid underneath your moisturizer to achieve best results. For a quick refresh throughout the day, spray your face with toner. Toners help hydrate and bind the natural oils on your skin to create a protective barrier.
- SPF: Ditch your foundation and instead opt for a tinted moisturizer. It’s lighter on the skin and will still provide the coverage while giving you protection from the sun. Be sure to wear a sunscreen that has at least an SPF 30.
- Spring clean: Out with the old, in with the new! Spring is also a nice time to throw out any old makeup and face products. If your mascara is more than 6 months old and clumpy, toss it. Products that contain SPF expire, so make sure you take a look at the expiration date. Also, be sure to clean your makeup brushes if you don’t do it already. A gentle baby shampoo will do the job!
That’s all folks! What are some of your spring time routines? Share with us some of your favorite products and tips!