Don’t Do Spring Without These Skincare Swaps
As we welcome warmer temperatures and longer days, it’s time to pack up our heavy jackets, warm sweaters, and winter boots. But packing up our winter wardrobe isn’t the only thing that gets a refresh–our skincare routine needs a refresh, too. Here’s our spring skincare tips for swapping out winter’s staples and creating a fresh-faced spring skincare routine.
Keep it Light
With temps rising and increased humidity in the spring, skin has less of a need for winter’s thick, heavy creams. Switch them out for a lightweight moisturizer or gel hydrator containing ultra-lightweight hyaluronic acid. This powerhouse molecule holds up to 1,000 times its weight in water, leaving the skin dewy-soft and plump without feeling weighed down or sticky.
C the Difference
Glow into spring with vitamin C. Not only does this powerful antioxidant jumpstart a dull complexion after months of rough, frigid temps, it also helps visibly fade sun spots that may occur from increased sun exposure in spring. But, not all vitamin Cs are created equal. Look for vitamin C that has clinically proven stability and efficacy to make sure your skin reaps the full potency benefits.
Exfoliating is Essential
Winter conditions can harshly impact our skin’s health and overall complexion, causing a build-up of dry, itchy, dead skin. Exfoliants like AHAs can help fast forward our journey to fresh skin by clearing away these dead surface skin cells to reveal improved clarity and overall radiance. If you haven’t exfoliated in a while, ease out of your winter skin shell by exfoliating two to three times a week.
Step Up the SPF
SPF isn’t seasonal, especially now that we know blue light from our computer and phone screens can do its fair share of skincare damage. But, UV rays are stronger in warmer months, making SPF one of the most essential spring skincare tips. Finish your morning routine with a broad-spectrum SPF that’s boosted with ingredients like lutein for blue light defense so your covered indoors...or out!
We hope these spring skincare tips prepare you for the ideal skincare routine that’s best for you. Want help finding a spring skincare routine? Shop our suggestions to the right or book a free virtual skin analysis with a Murad skin wellness expert!