How To Transition Your Skincare Routine For Spring
18 March 2021
Each season offers a new opportunity to elevate our self-care habits, inclusive of skincare, and with the warming temperatures of spring, come new needs to maintain your healthy skin routine. While visiting your trusted esthetician is an ideal option, there is also the aspect of consistent skincare at home to keep your skin glowing through the season. Here are a few ways to easily transition to your spring skincare routine.
Try Double Cleansing
Whether relaxing, working, or working out, springtime weather beckons us to go out and enjoy it. This may mean more sweating and exposure to impurities in the area – either of which can clog your pores and leave your skin dull and unable to fully absorb skincare products meant to help it stay healthy.
As you would spring clean your home, try spring cleansing your skin to give it a deep clean and free it of sweat and impurities. The first step is to cleanse your skin morning and evening with a nourishing cleansing balm and then follow it with a lighter water-based cleanser meant to refresh the skin.
Beloved by our guests, and an ideal addition for the season, is the ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm. It is gentle enough for every skin type and nourishes the skin. The soothing balm melts into a rich cleansing oil to dissolve makeup and impurities. Meantime, decadent rose and mimosa along with essential fatty acids help nourish the skin’s lipid barrier and soothe it with hydration lost from overexposure to UV rays and our day-to-day environment.
Commit To Exfoliating Your Skin Each Week
Spring is the ideal time to start rethinking weekly exfoliation – twice per week to be exact. Our skin can become dry and flaky during the winter months and while dry skin cells may naturally fall off, some stay behind on your skin. This can lead to congested pores and a dull complexion. Add to this, sweat and pollution. At this point, your skin is ready to take a deep breath. This is why exfoliation is key to healthy, glowing skin. Exfoliating prevents buildup of all of these elements and prepares your skin to efficiently absorb additional skincare products.
A perfect pairing with the rose cleansing balm is the ELEMIS Gentle Rose Exfoliator. This skin-smoothing polish contains micro-spherical jojoba beads that are blended with hydrating rose absolute to gently refine the skin’s surface, while cucumber extracts soothe and refresh it – leaving your skin with a radiant glow. When applying a scrub, keep the pressure light, using your fingertips, and remove the scrub gently in the shower or with a warm washcloth.
Begin Layering Hydration
Instead of applying a heavy moisturizer, opt to layer hydration using mists, serums and facial oils under a lighter version of your daily moisturizer. This is especially important if you’re spending more time outdoors and sweating. By layering hydration, you create a lighter moisture barrier that is just as effective.
An on-the-go option, ideal for this season, is the ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Rose Hydro-Mist – which delivers the fast-acting results of a serum through a refreshing mist. Organic rose hydrolat prevents dehydration while hydrating Mediterranean algae support the skin’s moisture barrier. At the same time, Microalgae extracts help to freshen and hydrate the skin leaving it looking refined and radiant.
Focus On Antioxidants & Plump When It Comes To Eye Cream
With more sunny days, the brightness can cause more squinting leading to fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area. To prevent this, use an eye cream that has antioxidants and peptides to help plump fine lines and wrinkles and defend your skin against collagen-destroying UVA rays. Light enough to be used daily is the award-winning, Peptide4 Eye Recovery Cream which can be used on top of eye serums and gels without feeling heavy. Always apply eye cream using your ring finger with light pressure.
Focus On Anti-Aging & Sun Protection
Protecting your skin from the sun’s rays is important to maintaining healthy skin long-term and preventing premature aging. This means applying moisturizer and SPF each day under your makeup or before leaving your home.
A simple way to do this is by using a moisturizer that offers anti-aging benefits and SPF. Beloved by beauty insiders, the Pro-Collagen Marine Cream SPF 30 is a 3 -in-1 anti-wrinkle moisturizer that improves hydration and firmness while protecting the skin from sun exposure. This ultra-light gel cream quenches thirsty skin and increases hydration by up to 253% in one hour.
Healthy skin begins from within, so it is best to pair your new spring skincare routine with healthy habits such as making sure you are drinking enough water, getting enough sleep, and eating healthy meals each day.