Spring is right around the corner, and for many people, a huge spring ritual they partake in is the ritual of spring cleaning! While you may be busy clearing out your closet, organizing your kitchen or deep cleaning your garage, another area of your life could use an overhaul this spring – your skincare routine!
So many things happen in the world of skincare, but the advances in the last year have been astonishing, even for people with their fingers on the pulse of the skin care industry. There has been so much innovation that today, you can take advantage of procedures and treatments that you once had to pay a fortune in a spa to receive and look prettier in the process!
Keep reading for some of the best skincare routine spring cleaning tips you can make to keep your complexion glowing and as fresh as a spring morning dew.
At-home Acid Treatments
You used to have to visit a medical spa or plastic surgeon to receive the benefits of acids to rejuvenate your complexion, but today you can take advantage of many acids that offer results comparable to that you’d get from a professional, all from the comfort of your home. Some new faces in the acid department promise better results than their predecessors.
If you’re currently using hyaluronic acid to hydrate your skin, give polyglutamic acid a try. It can hold almost five times as much water and binds better to your skin. Lactobionic acid is also a newer acid that’s not only a fantastic exfoliator but easy on your delicate facial skin, so if you’ve been skipping acids because you have a sensitive skin type, add lactobionic acid to your skincare regimen this spring.
The name of the game this spring is hydration. Many people shy away from deeply moisturizing creams when spring rolls around because they’re scared as the weather warms; these creams can make their skin appear greasy.
While a matte complexion is a traditional preference, spring is about renewal and fresh beauty, so achieve a dewy and youthful complexion by using a hydrating moisturizer after your serum in your morning and nighttime routine. Your skin is your body’s largest organ; in the same way, you are diligent about drinking eight glasses of water a day to hydrate your body and be persistent in keeping your skin hydrated.
Skin cycling is a newer treatment that was borne out of the pandemic by dermatologist Whitney Bowe, M.D. It’s a four-day method to rejuvenate your skin and allow time for recovery. Essentially, you exfoliate on day one with a chemical exfoliant; on day two, you use retinol, and the last two days are all about deeply hydrating your facial skin. Skin cycling is an easy process that only requires a little effort to see immediate results and improvement in complexion.
Witch hazel has been a go-to in skincare for centuries, but not everyone uses it in their daily skin routines. This spring, include witch hazel in your skin routine as a toner, applying after cleansing and before any serums, moisturizers, or makeup.
You’ll not only see an improvement in overall skin tone and texture, but witch hazel is great at minimizing the appearance of pores – a common skin complaint. Stay moderate with a little witch hazel per application as you could dry your skin out, but using it both morning and night will deliver results within a week, and they’ll keep getting better.
We’re all used to using tech in our daily lives, from our smartphones to our AirPods, so keep that momentum when it comes to spring cleaning your skin routine. At-home microdermabrasion devices, red and blue light facial masks, and even heat therapy areas are all available to buy and can be game changers for your routine. Some of them are small enough to stow away in your handbag, and you can improve your appearance in a Starbucks drive-through line, anywhere you’re on the go!
There are other areas you can spring clean your routine by opting for skinimalism through ditching the products that don’t work for your skin type, adding a dermatologist visit to your spring to-do list, and being sure you’re applying SPF every day as the sun emerges. Here’s to a complexion as beautiful as the first spring blooms; you got this!