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Spring Clean Your Skincare Routine

As the temperatures rise and the flowers bloom, it's time to give your skincare routine a spring makeover! Just as you swap out your winter wardrobe for lighter clothes, transitioning your skincare routine for warmer weather is essential for maintaining healthy, radiant skin. Say goodbye to heavy creams and hello to lightweight, refreshing formulas that will keep your skin glowing all season long. Here are some tips to help you spring clean your skincare routine:

  1. Lighten Up Your Moisturizer: Bid farewell to heavy, occlusive moisturizers that may have been necessary during the winter months. Opt for lighter, water-based moisturizers or gel-creams that provide hydration without weighing down your skin. Look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid or glycerin to help lock in moisture while feeling light and breathable on your skin.
  2. Add SPF Every Day: With longer days and increased sun exposure, sunscreen becomes even more crucial in your skincare routine. Make sure to incorporate a broad-spectrum SPF of at least 30 into your morning routine, even on cloudy days. Look for lightweight, non-comedogenic formulas that won't clog pores or feel greasy on your skin.
  3. Exfoliate Regularly: Winter weather can leave behind dry, dull skin, so spring is the perfect time to incorporate regular exfoliation into your routine. Choose a gentle exfoliant, such as a chemical exfoliant with ingredients like alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) or beta hydroxy acids (BHAs), to slough away dead skin cells and reveal a brighter, smoother complexion. Be mindful not to over-exfoliate, as this can lead to irritation and sensitivity.
  4. Switch to Lighter Textures: Swap out heavy creams and oils for lighter serums, essences, and hydrating mists that absorb quickly into the skin. These lightweight formulas provide essential hydration and nutrients without feeling heavy or greasy, making them perfect for the warmer weather ahead. Look for products with hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, and lightweight plant oils.
  5. Target Specific Concerns: Spring is a great time to address any specific skincare concerns you may have, such as hyperpigmentation, acne, or uneven texture. Incorporate targeted treatments like vitamin C serums for brightening, niacinamide for evening skin tone, or salicylic acid for blemish control. Remember to introduce new products gradually to avoid overwhelming your skin.
  6. Hydrate from the Inside Out: Don't forget to hydrate your skin from the inside out by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Staying hydrated helps maintain skin elasticity, flush out toxins, and promote a healthy complexion. Incorporate hydrating foods like fruits and vegetables into your diet for an added boost of hydration and nutrients.
  7. Adjust Your Cleansing Routine: As you spend more time outdoors and may sweat more in the warmer weather, it's essential to adjust your cleansing routine accordingly. Use a gentle cleanser morning and night to remove dirt, oil, and sunscreen without stripping the skin's natural moisture barrier. Consider double cleansing in the evening to ensure all traces of makeup and sunscreen are thoroughly removed. 

Check out some products that we carry at Beaird Dermatology to help transition your skincare routine for warmer weather! 

Cleansers: Epionce Lytic Cleanser $40, Alastin Gentle Cleanser $49 

Exfoliants: Derma Made AHA & BHA Peel Pads $43, Alastin Resurface Skin Polish $62

Serums: Derma Made Vitamin C $51.50, ISDIN Hyaluronic Acid $103, Alastin Nectar Serum $210

Moisturizers: Derma Made Niacinamide Lotion $43, Epionce Renewal Lotion $102

Sunscreens: ISDIN mineral SPF 50 $60, ISDIN tinted mineral SPF $70 

By following these simple tips, you can spring clean your skincare routine and prepare your skin for the warmer weather ahead. Remember to listen to your skin's needs and adjust your routine as necessary to keep it healthy, hydrated, and glowing all season long. Happy spring cleaning!