Changing Skin Care Products: From Winter to Spring
Taking care of your skin is a year-round task. When you think about your skincare routine, it’s important that you choose products that align with your skin type, the weather, and your overall skincare goals. Now that winter is coming to a close, it’s a good idea to adapt and adjust your regimen for the new spring season.
Spring signifies a time of rejuvenation, renewal, and growth. The warmer weather brings more moisture into the air, so you won’t need those heavy, thick moisturizers that you used the past few months. Higher temperatures also allow your skin to produce more of its natural oils. Continue reading for 3 tips to help you transition your skin from winter to spring:
Spring Clean Your Products
You may not even remember the day you bought your facial cleanser, serum, toner, or moisturizer. Skincare products and makeup have expiration dates, and if you want to avoid breakouts you should cycle out your products every so often. Most items have a set ‘period after opening’ that you should pay close attention to so your products are safe and effective for daily use. You should also store your products properly, so they don’t experience fluctuations in temperature.
When it comes to makeup, bacteria thrive in your brushes, sponges, and more. It quickly builds up over time and leads to clogged pores or damaged skin. To help you remember the expectancy of your products, write the date you opened them on the container. This is a good habit to form so you avoid using compromised products.
Exfoliate Your Skin
During the winter season, you may have noticed dry, flaky skin spanning from your face to your toes. Harsh weather conditions such as cold, dry air, and strong gusty winds wreak havoc on your body and strip its natural oils. When the dead skin cells buildup overtime, it’s important to exfoliate and slough off the layers so your skincare products can penetrate deeply into the skin to work their magic.
Spring is the perfect time to exfoliate and start fresh with radiant skin. Over at Clean Beauty by AnaK, we offer a Reviving Daily Powder Exfoliant that will be your next go-to problem solver. Our unique formula contains dual action micronized adzuki rice and bamboo powder that gently removes dry, dehydrated and lifeless skin cells while colloidal oatmeal soothes and calms irritation. Blueberry fruit fiber, containing naturally occurring antioxidants and Vitamins C & E, help to further nourish and protect sensitive skin. Our exfoliant is truly ideal for those who desire a radiant complexion all-year-long.
After cleansing your skin, simply pour a small amount of powder into moist palm. Gradually add several drops of water, mix with fingers, and create a creamy paste. What makes this exfoliant so special is that it can be mixed with your facial cleanser to do 2 steps in 1. Boo-Ya!
As if that weren’t enough, you can also use this exfoliant as a weekly mask! Just cleanse, form the paste, and wait 15 to 20 mins. Then, rinse and follow up with a toner, serum and moisturizer. If you tend to practice your skincare regimen during your bath, you can also do a mini facial at home by cleansing, applying the exfoliant (leave it on while you shampoo and wash your body), and rinse and cleanse once more for the radiant complexion you deserve!
Reach for Lightweight Moisturizers
After you have cleansed and exfoliated, you can add some toners, serums, and moisturizers to your spring skincare regimen. When the weather is warmer, you can opt for lightweight moisturizers that will provide just enough hydration without an oily, greasy feeling. It’s crucial that you pay attention to the ingredients in each product because many items out there use toxic chemicals, additives, and carcinogens. At Clean Beauty by AnaK, our entire skincare line is clean and free of sulfates, parabens, DEA’s and all those chemicals that are far from skin-friendly.
Although your skin holds onto more water during warmer months, it doesn’t mean you can stop using a moisturizer completely. Even though hotter weather feels amazing, increased sun exposure and sweat lead to dehydrated skin that desperately needs a layer of moisturizer and sunscreen to keep it glowing and healthy. Gel cleansers are perfect for the spring season due to their easy absorption and lightweight consistency. Our Botanica Hydra Gel is bursting with botanicals and an intensive multi-vitamin complex of A, B5, C and E. It’s a unique gel-based daily protection cream that is suited for those with oily or combination skin. It also restores hydration while encouraging normal sebum production.
Since the sun is going to become our new best friend the next few months, you will greatly benefit from using our Moisturizing Solar Defense. If you spend a good amount of time outdoors, this dynamic formula offers intensive skin conditioning benefits and physical resistance to UV aggression. The antioxidant-rich Sunflower, Coconut and Avocado Oils, combined with Hyaluronic Acid and soothing extracts work to hydrate, nourish and protect skin from daily stress. Transparent Zinc Oxide envelopes skin in a cocoon of protection enhancing the skin conditioning benefits of this fortifying active outdoor hydrating crème!
Make the transition from winter to spring easy by adding these products to your skincare regimen now!