It felt like it took an eternity, but we are finally crawling through the dark, cold, dreary hole of winter. Other than soaking in the sunshine and warmer weather, are you switching up your skincare with the new climate?
Wintertime is usually a time that I’m looking for deep hydration, glow, vibrancy, etc. I want my skin to look healthy, and the dryness of winter sort of sucks the life out of it, if you know what I mean? But in the spring, skincare needs change a bit!
The humidity is still light, but I find that I can lighten up my moisturizer a bit and go for more lightweight makeup products. When the dead of summer comes, I’ll be looking for even lighter products and perhaps some that absorb any excess oil to try to fight break outs from sweat, sunblock, and pool chemicals.
I don’t make a ton of changes, but here are a few swaps I make as the weather starts to warm up a bit.
- I apply less moisturizer, or will skip one of them. A few months ago, I got into the routine of applying these 3 products to my skin daily. It works perfectly in the dryer, cooler air of winter. But now that it’s getting warmer, I can skip one of them, and it’s usually the Bobbi Brown Face Base. I ALWAYS use that when I’m applying my makeup, even if it’s just around my nose, but on a day-to-day I’ll pare it down to the Vitamin C Serum and the Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream.
- In winter, I’d happily apply any deep hydrating face mask to my skin and let it sit for 30 minutes. Or I’d use a heavier night cream to do the work overnight! In spring, when it comes to masks, I’m going for skin luminizing and resurfacing options, like the Power Peel by Ole Henricksen. This reveals fresh, soft skin that has zero flakes or patches.
- Looking ahead to summertime, I’ll add a charcoal mask into the mix – either Origins Charcoal Mask or Fresh Umbrian Clay Mask. Both are great for combating breakout prone areas and clearing pores. I tend to get breakouts along my chin and jawline, so even if I applied a nourishing mask on the rest of my face, I would apply a charcoal-type mask along my chin and jaw to handle those areas.
I’m still searching for my “holy grail” sunscreen for my face. I have yet to find it, but you can be sure I’ll write a post about it when I do! My foundation has SPF in it so that has gotten me through thus far, or I’ll set my makeup with a SPF powder for extra coverage!