We’ve all set our clocks forward. Flowers are starting to bud on the trees. The weather is starting to get warmer. Spring is finally here!
And just like we need to switch up our wardrobes as the seasons change, we also need to make some changes to our spring skin and body care routine. How? Let us show you!
1. Introduce Vitamin C
I don’t know about you, but my skin always looks a bit dull and tired in the winter. I think all of the time spent indoors hibernating from the world takes a toll. Which is why when spring starts, I like to introduce a brightening vitamin C serum into my routine.
My go-to choice? The cult-classic SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Antioxidant Serum. It’s formulated with 15% l-ascorbic acid, the gold standard vitamin C, to not only brighten your skin, but protect it from those pesky free radicals and increase collagen production. Nothing says spring more than bright, plump skin!
2. Mist It Up
Winter = dry skin for most of us. All winter, I’ve been using rich creams and butters to inject my skin with much needed moisture. But now that the weather is warming up, it’s time to start thinking about ways to get moisture and hydration without the heavy creams.
My favorite way to build hydration without the heaviness? Mist, mist, mist. Go for The Mist from La Mer, a luxurious mist infused with seaweed extract, sesame seed oil, rose flower water, and tons of minerals. Instead of using a heavy cream, you can mist yourself in between each step of your routine, and after you apply makeup to make sure your face stays dewy all day long.
3. Make an Essence Your Best Friend
In Korean beauty, the essence is one of the foundations of a great skin care routine. An essence is similar to a toner, but instead of stripping your skin of precious oils and hydration, it soaks your skin in lots of good-for-you ingredients.
Take the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, for instance. It’s made with over 90% pitera, the brand’s patented miracle ingredient that not only provides moisture and hydration but also gently exfoliates your skin to reveal softer, more glowing skin after just 14 days of use. Use it after you wash your face by pouring a little in your palms or a cotton pad, and gently pressing it into the skin.
4. Scrub a Dub Dub
After months of wearing long pants, sweaters, coats, and long sleeved shirts, it’s time to bust out the dresses and shorts (thank goodness!). Adding in a scrub to your body care routine is the perfect way to get your limbs ready for showtime.
Appropriately named, the Clarins Exfoliating Body Scrub For Smooth Skin not only smooths your skin but also brightens and gives it a youthful, healthy glow. This scrub also helps your lotion and oils penetrate and hydrate your skin better. Use once or twice a week on damp skin for touchably soft skin.
5. And Speaking of Body Lotions …
So you know, once you’ve scrubbed your skin, you have to make sure it’s nice and moisturized. But like your face, instead of rich butters and creams, you want to switch it up to a lightweight lotion so your skin isn’t sticky and heavy in the warmer weather.
The Jurlique Softening Rose Body Lotion has a lightweight texture that sinks into the skin immediately. It’s infused with nourishing macadamia and avocado oil and a beautiful rose fragrance that will definitely remind you of spring.
What switch-ups are you making to your spring skin and body care routine?