Hello Spring: this is the best skincare routine for spring
The days are getting longer, the temperatures are rising and the sun is showing itself more often. High time for a spring cleaning of your bathroom shelf or toiletry bag. Every change of season requires an adjustment in your skincare routine. This routine and products are ideal for spring.
Whether it's fall or spring: beautiful skin starts with thorough, gentle cleansing. Double cleansing is a must this spring. In the evening, rid your skin of make-up, sebum and other dirt by cleansing with a mild oil cleanser, followed by a foam that rinses away the last traces of dirt and oil. Even if you do not wear makeup, it is wise to cleanse your skin thoroughly every night. In the morning, a cleansing cream, gel or bar, such as this mildly exfoliating cleansing bar, is sufficient.
Hydration boost for your skin
Every skin needs moisture. You can't add moisture to your skin, but what you can do is help your skin retain it better. A moisturizing toner or facial mist after cleansing restores the skin's pH level and protects the natural skin barrier, making it less likely that moisture will escape from your skin. If you have naturally dry skin or notice that your skin needs more moisture as the weather gets warmer, feel free to use facial mist throughout the day for an extra hydration boost. Can also be used over your makeup.
Exfoliate away the winter
If the aftermath of winter is showing on your skin (dullness, a drab complexion, dryness lines), you would do well to add an exfoliant or scrub to your skincare routine. Exfoliating two to three times a week will instantly transform your winter skin into smooth, healthy skin that glows. Never exfoliate your skin too roughly: this can damage your skin. Do you have sensitive skin? Then limit exfoliation to once a week.
Put your mask on
Moisture deficiency after a long, bleak winter can be remedied by treating your skin to a nourishing mask twice a week in the spring. Preferably choose a mask with vitamins and antioxidants; these will directly protect your skin against harmful external influences, such as UV radiation. Combine a mask with a few drops of facial oil for an intensely nourishing and hydrating effect. Great for dry skin too!
Check your moisturizer
The transition from winter to spring is the perfect time to take a close look at your moisturizer. Will it still work in higher temperatures? When the temperatures drop, your skin can often cope with a less creamy, full-bodied cream. That is, if you want to, because many skin types benefit from a rich care in the spring, too. See what works for your skin and adjust the texture of your moisturizer accordingly. In spring, look especially for a moisturizer and a protective cream. The latter is essential for when you're outdoors more often.
SPF = a must
Last but not least: protecting your skin from UV rays is a must. Now that the days are getting more sunny and you're outside more often, you want to protect your face from premature skin aging and typical sun diseases, such as pigmentation. Add antioxidants to your skincare routine and combine them with an SPF 30 or higher. Antioxidants counteract free radicals caused by UV radiation, protecting your skin from the doom of the sun. SPF keeps you from burning and protects your skin from wrinkles and hyperpigmentation.
What’s your skincare routine in spring time?