With every new season comes change, and spring is no exception! It brings longer days, warmer temperatures, and more sunshine, which can affect your skin. That’s why it’s important to adjust your skincare routine now for the season ahead. Check out our list of spring skincare tips below for achieving healthy, glowing skin.
1. Clean Out Your Skincare Shelf
Out with the old, in with the new. This is the perfect time to reorganize and declutter your skincare bins. To start your spring cleansing, we recommend looking at the expiration date of each product. You can typically find this date at the bottom of your skincare packaging. If the item is past its prime or has any change in color, consistency, or smell, toss it immediately. You don’t want to take chances when it comes to your skin.
As products age, their active ingredients become less effective. This means that using expired skincare items may not provide the desired results and benefits. Plus, expired skincare items can become a breeding ground for bacteria, yeast, and mold. The same is true for your makeup and skincare tools. Make sure to sanitize them at least once a week to keep bacteria at bay and prevent product buildup.
2. Ditch Skincare With Harmful Ingredients
While you’re sorting through your skincare products, take a deeper look at the ingredient lists. You’d be surprised at how many of your favorite items are formulated with harmful toxins that can irritate the skin. So, use this opportunity to detoxify your beauty cabinets. Stock up this spring on products that support and protect your skin’s microbiome, while nourishing it deep down with essential vitamins that provide endless skin health benefits.
At glowoasis, we are committed to pushing the boundaries on beauty industry standards and redefining what it means to be clean. We craft our formulas using thoughtful ingredient selection and have excluded thousands of potentially harmful ingredients like formaldehyde, parabens, and phthalates. We’re extremely particular about what goes into our skincare and develop with only clean, effective ingredients that support the microbiome.
3. Exfoliate Dry Winter Skin
The dry, winter air can be harsh on your skin! Between the bitter cold temperatures and blustery winds, your skin may end up flaky, irritated, and completely stripped of its moisture. But, don’t worry, gentle exfoliation is key here.
Our probiotics + papaya enzyme exfoliating powder is specially formulated with papaya enzymes, which are fruit enzymes for skin that gently exfoliate and remove buildup. This plant-based skincare product is also infused with Jeju volcanic ash and niacinamide, which work together to refresh and clarify the skin, resulting in a brighter, smoother complexion. These benefits are especially important for the transition to the new season.
Exfoliating regularly also helps your skin better absorb other skincare products like serums, toners, and moisturizers for optimal results. While our probiotics + papaya enzyme exfoliating powder is gentle enough for daily use, it's important to note that some exfoliators can be more abrasive. Over-exfoliating can cause irritation and dryness, so we recommend exfoliating one to four times a week depending on your skin type.
4. Don’t Forget to Moisturize
We all know that moisturizing is a major part of any wintertime skincare routine, but did you know it’s just as crucial in the spring? Rather than using a thick cream moisturizer, we suggest switching over to a lightweight facial moisturizer like our probiotics + hyaluronic complex hydrating gel moisturizer. This probiotics moisturizer transforms into tiny droplets when applied, hydrating the skin deep down for a fresh, dewy glow. Unlike traditional face creams used throughout the winter, our hydrating gel moisturizer offers a cooling sensation without ever feeling sticky or heavy.
Also, as you’re exposed to more sun during these spring months, your skin may dry out. With the calming ingredient blend of desert rose extract, resurrection plant, and blue agave extract in our probiotics + hyaluronic complex hydrating gel moisturizer, you’ll be able to seal in moisture and even soothe sunburned skin.
5. Swap Out Your Foundation For Serum
When the weather starts warming up, the last thing you want on your face is a thick, heavy foundation that may clog pores, cause blemishes and create a shiny, oily complexion. Instead, opt for less! Ditch your foundation this spring for a lightweight face serum like our glowshot hydrating serum. With its powerful yet weightless formula, your skin is left hydrated and refreshed. This spring skincare serum truly delivers the perfect all-day glow made for those “no-makeup” kind of days.
Whether it’s cleaning out and updating your skincare collection or going completely makeup-less with a hydration serum, this is the moment to give your skincare routine the spring makeover it deserves. Even the smallest changes can make a difference in the way your skin looks and feels this season.