The sun is high and you feel good! With the change of seasons, the beauty department must also change. What has worked for you over the past six months definitely needs adjusting. Fall and winter have become synonymous with thicker, denser formulas that help coat the complexion with nourishing ingredients. And although we need nourishment all year round, these heavy formulations are not needed in spring and summer because our skin can retain more moisture. So it’s time to change up your spring skincare routine with a few slight tweaks that will reveal your best complexion. Keep your regiment fresh with these spring skincare tips.
check and forget
Did you know that most beauty products have an expiration date? Check to see how long you already have them with your favorite products and note which ones need to be exchanged. In addition to the ingredients losing their effectiveness over time, bacteria can accumulate on the products. This can create clogged pores and dull skin. So, in the name of a beautiful complexion, you won’t regret it.
*Our extremely important SPI? Sunscreen can last up to three years, but it’s certainly worth checking that it doesn’t expire after 12 months.
* Serums, moisturizers and other complexion treatments lose their effectiveness if they have been used for a year. Consider exchanging a new version after 365 days.
* Unopened masks can last approximately two years. But if you’ve opened the package, you’re about a year old. And if it’s a clay mask this can dry out quickly after opening, consider dropping it after six months.
* Any product that touches your lips (including balms and glosses) lasts for about two years.
Just because we don’t need thicker creams come spring doesn’t mean we don’t need hydration. Use a lightweight serum, like Revitalift L’Oréal Paris LZR Triple Power Hyaluronic Acid Serum , to give skin a boost of hydration (think younger, plump skin) without feeling heavy .
The best skincare for spring includes a lightweight moisturizer such as L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Day and Night Moisturizer , which provides hydration in a 72-hour gel formula. Made from aloe water and three types of hyaluronic acid, this refreshing and hydrating product was inspired by Korean skincare.
The Best Protection
If your SPI needs a change (see above), use a lightweight formula such as L’Oreal Paris Ideal Moisture SPF 25 oil-free day lotion. With warmer temperatures, we tend to spend more time outdoors. So we need a good sunscreen that doesn’t clog pores, but protects the skin from sun damage caused by UV rays.
The Great Revelation
Improve the look of dull skin (thank you, long, protracted winter!) by adding a brightening mask three times a week like L’Oréal Paris Purifying Clay Mask for Dull Skin to your routine. This will help slough off dead skin cells and unclog pores to reveal glowing skin. This mask is composed of three mineral clays and charcoal. This treatment helps remove impurities from the skin leaving a brighter complexion.