Spring has sprung! The snow is melting, the sun is shining, and your skin’s needs are changing. Yep, the rumors are true: switching up your skincare routine each season is crucial for your skin’s health!
Why, you ask? Well, for starters, if you live somewhere with distinct seasons, then there’s a good chance that you experience dry skin in the winter, since the lack of moisture in the air is seriously, well, drying. Once spring hits, though, you won’t necessarily be dealing with that — but there are other season-specific skin care issues to keep in mind instead. Making a few key changes will ensure your complexion glows this spring.
The tips below will help you take your skin care routine from winter to spring like a pro…
Snow, sludge, and rain can cause season-long buildup on the skin—of dead skin cells, leftover product, and environmental toxins—which is why we recommend exfoliating in the new season. The Lumière de Vie Volcanic Exfoliating Mask is formulated to detoxify, enhance skin’s glow, and dramatically improve tone and radiance. Utilizing rare earth elements and infused with AHA complex and the natural oil-absorbing power of kaolin and bentonite clays, this treatment creates a balanced detoxifying/exfoliating action that leaves skin glowing, revitalized and healthy.
To keep skin smooth and hydrated after exfoliating, we recommend masking up to three times a week. Our favorite? The Lumière de Vie Moisture Intense Facial Masque. It is the definitive treatment that is formulated with aloe to intensely moisturize while reducing oxidative damage from the everyday elements.
After a months spent bundled up in beanies and parkas, slathering on sun protection is a must once temperatures start to rise. Springtime is actually a high risk time for sunburns and sun damage. Apply sunscreen every morning and reapply it again before any outdoor activity during the day. Our SPF recommendation? We love this NutraMetrix sunscreen for its non-oily versatility! At SPF 50+, it’s just what you need for year-round skin protection.
Add an Eye Balm
Spring allergies are no joke. In addition to making you sneeze like crazy, they may also leave you with puffiness under your eyes. So, add a de-puffing eye cream to your skin care routine and lightly dab it around your eyes with your ring finger. We recommend Lumière de Vie Eye Balm.
Try storing your eye cream in the fridge. Applying it cold may also alleviate your under-eye bags temporarily.
Stock up on Travel Sizes
Heading out of town for spring break? Be prepared so that you’re not scrambling last minute. Hit up your local drugstore for travel sizes of all the products you’ll need — especially sunscreen! If you can’t bear to not have all of your Lumière de Vie skin care products with you, buy TSA-friendly travel-size bottles and squeeze your lotions into them so that you’ll be able to stash them in your carry on bag.