6 Ways to Prepare Your Skin for Spring
After a long winter of applying heavy-duty moisturizers and facial oils, you might be feeling like your skin is in need of a reset. With the temperatures getting warmer, now is the perfect time to transition your skincare routine to include more lightweight and refreshing formulas. Not sure where to start? Check out these six spring skincare tips that will help prepare your skin for the warmer months ahead.
Target Dull-Looking Skin With a Liquid Peel
Is your post-winter complexion looking a bit dull? Try incorporating a gentle liquid peel into your routine, like the Lancôme Rénergie Milk Face Peel. It’s an innovative bi-phase formula that’s made with lipo-hydroxy acid, vitamin E and micelles to gently exfoliate the skin without drying it out. You can use it once a day to unveil a brighter, smoother and more refreshed looking complexion.
Deep Clean With a Clay Mask
If your skin is in need of a deep spring clean, use the Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Mask to detoxify pores. It’s made with Amazonian white clay to draw out impurities and visibly minimize the look of large pores.
Refresh With a Facial Mist
Give your complexion quick bursts of hydration throughout the day with a spritz of the Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water. Formulated with 15 active minerals, this hydrating drugstore facial mist can help strengthen the skin’s natural moisture barrier function and help protect your skin from environmental aggressors.
Target Puffiness With a Caffeinated Eye Cream
If allergies are making your eyes puffy, you might want to consider reaching for a caffeinated eye cream to help brighten and reduce the appearance of puffy, tired eyes. We love the Garnier Clearly Brighter Anti-Puff Eye Roller. Formulated with antioxidant-rich vitamin C and caffeine, the gel-like formula instantly cools and refreshes upon application. The micro-stimulating roll-on applicator can help to reduce under-eye puffiness, too.
Hydrate With a Lightweight Cream
Instead of sticking to an ultra-rich moisturizer, reach for a lightweight cream, such as the Kiehl’s Pure Vitality Renewing Cream. We love this formula for its honey-like texture that quickly absorbs into the skin and offers a dewy glow.
Get Your Soles Sandal-Ready With a Foot Scrub
To slough off dry, dead skin cell buildup from the surface of your heels and toes, reach for a tool like the Daily Concepts Foot Scrubber which is made with lava stone pumice to help remove calluses and dry skin. Be sure to follow up with a nourishing body moisturizer like the Carol’s Daughter Almond Cookie Shea Soufflé.
Fake a Sun-Kissed Glow
Can’t wait to rock a summer glow? Give yourself a safe tan with the L’Oréal Paris’ Sublime Water Drops. It’s easy to use, hydrating and gives skin a natural-looking bronze boost.
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