Transition Your Skincare Routine For Spring
As we transition from freezing to warmer weather, it’s time to transition your skincare routine to prepare for the changing season. Exfoliating your skin is a great way to refresh and rejuvenate, and you can choose between chemical and physical exfoliants depending on your preference. Chemical exfoliants such as glycolic acid, lactic acid, azelaic acid, and salicylic acid help to unclog pores and reduce the buildup of dead skin cells, while physical exfoliants like scrubs, sponges, and brushes provide a more tactile experience. However, it would be best to use physical scrubs more sparingly in the spring and summer. Whichever method you choose, be sure to use gentle pressure and not over-exfoliate.
We suggest using a mild chemical exfoliant like Mandelic Acid if you have sensitive or acne-prone skin. Although the name may sound scary, it is a gentle exfoliant( Alpha Hydroxyl Acid) due to its large molecular structure. It is twice the size of glycolic acid and penetrates the skin more slowly than other AHAs, resulting in fewer skin reactions or irritation! For example, our Evening Rejuvenation Serum contains 18% mandelic acid! This AHA helps to remove dead skin, controls sebum(oil) production, dissolves blackheads, and accelerates cell turnover. It also fades dark-pigmented areas on the skin ( hyperpigmentation and Melasma) and reduces signs of aging ( fine lines and wrinkles, crow’s feet, sunspots, etc.). In addition to its antibacterial properties, it also helps reduce inflammation and redness and the occurrence of breakouts with consistent use.
Additionally, it’s essential to focus on hydration during the warmer months, as the humidity can cause the skin to become dehydrated. Look for lightweight, oil-free moisturizers that won’t clog your pores. Instead, opt for products with hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid and aloe vera ( found in our Pump and Hydrating moisturizer) to help keep your skin feeling soft and hydrated. Our moisturizer is clinically proven to keep your skin hydrated for 24 hours! We also recommend drinking plenty of water while you’re outside, as this will help hydrate your skin and keep it plump and nourished.
Don’t forget to use sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher! Also, remember to use a lip balm with SPF as well. With these tips, you can transition your skincare routine for spring and keep your skin looking and feeling its best.