Spring Weather Natural Skincare Routine
No matter where you live, winter conditions take a toll on your skin. Whether you’re battling frosty winds and chapped lips, or coping with low humidity levels, winter is rough on the skin. Head into spring and pamper your skin—a routine that includes cleansing and exfoliation. A natural skincare regimen wouldn’t be complete without a plan for coping with increased humidity levels and sun exposure. Your springtime skincare routine includes more than just your face – make sure your feet and legs are ready for skirts and sandals after months of boots and leggings.
A Natural Approach to Skincare
The market is flooded with products offering miracle cures and perfect results, but many of the conventional products are riddled with chemicals and toxins. Opting for a natural approach will give you the same or better benefits, without chemicals and synthetic ingredients that can damage your skin and health. Taking a natural approach ensures the look you desire without negative side effects.
Heading into spring, a natural approach to skincare includes:
- Cleansing and exfoliating
- Targeting areas of concern
- Protecting your skin with moisturizer and sunscreen
- Targeting feet and legs with a salt scrub
- Tossing out outdated chemical based products
- Opting for sheer spring colors and makeup
Start with Cleansing
A good natural cleanser will remove debris from your skin without leaving it overly dry. A natural cleanser suitable for your skin type, that leaves it feeling clean and refreshed, is a good place to start.
Exfoliation Reveals a Healthy Glow
Exfoliate to remove dead skin cells and reveal the healthy complexion lurking below. Whether you make your own exfoliating scrub (equal parts of baking soda and coconut oil works for most skin types) or use a mask, exfoliating after a dry winter is a must.
The moisturizer you used in winter was likely pretty heavy. Opting for a lighter weight formula for spring will help you cope with increased humidity levels. Swapping your moisturizer can help keep your skin soft and supple. High-quality oils, vitamin E and other beneficial natural ingredients can help your skin stay soft without piling on chemicals or synthetic products. A vitamin C serum will help moisturize your skin. Choose lightweight, nourishing products based on your skin type and goals.
Out with the Old, In with the New
Clean out your makeup bag and cabinet. Anything over 6 months old should be tossed and replaced. Old products lose their effectiveness and could even harbor harmful bacteria – every time you dip your fingers into a jar, you introduce bacteria that could grow. Toss old makeup and skincare products, get a fresh start and wash makeup brushes you use regularly to prolong their usefulness.
Target Trouble Zones
Whether your concerns are related to acne or aging, or something else, include products in your routine that target your concerns. Add a new anti-acne serum or a moisturizing cream to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Incorporating products that fit your special skincare needs ensures your skin is healthy year-round.
Protect your Skin from Within
Eating right and using supplements in your diet helps improve your skin health. From drinking enough water to adding healthy Omega-3s, a balanced diet promotes general and skin health. Other foods and supplements, including gelatin (which contains collagen) and magnesium, are also useful for skin and hair. Sunscreen Now that the weather is warmer, you’ll be spending more time outside. Make sure you protect your face and any exposed body parts with a natural sunscreen.
Head to Toe
Doesn't overlook your legs, hands, and feet. You’ve likely had them undercover all winter. Add refreshing bath bombs to your routine, target any trouble zones with a cellulite cream or an invigorating coffee scrub, and make sure your legs are skirt and bathing suit ready for spring. A self-tanner can help set the mood for spring and ensure you’re ready to wear this year’s revealing styles.
Choose a Look for Spring
Swap those heavy winter shades for a lighter approach to color and makeup when you make the seasonal switch. If you’ve spend winter using dark lip shades, a natural lip balm can be soothing and healthy. Try out new colors and get you beach look happening for when summer comes knocking.