The spring season is finally here! With all those warmer days with bright blooming flowers, people tend o spend more time outside enjoying the weather and brimming greens. With all the transitions in weather, you also need to change your skincare routine from heavy winter products to lighter rejuvenating products.

Here are some of the best tips for your upgraded spring skincare routine:

Wave GoodBye To Heavy Cleansers

If you’re using an oil or a cream cleanser to protect your skin from harsh winter, it’s time to switch to a lighter cleanser in spring. You can use a cream cleanser for your dry skin. But if you have normal skin, using a milk or gel cleaner is good enough.

If you have an oily skin type, use clay or foaming facial cleansers in the spring. While for combination skin, you can use any of the above-mentioned as per your specific requirements.

Micellar water contains a small amount of cleansing oil and can be a great option for a warmer season. It is the best for sensitive skin types.

Upgrade Your Exfoliating Routine

Exfoliating your skin is very important as you transition into the spring season. It helps remove dull, dry, and dead skin cells, leaving you with a bright glow on your face.

This doesn’t mean you have to use harsh exfoliants. Use a gentle chemical exfoliant with salicylic acid, glycolic acid, or fruit enzymes to remove dead skin cells.

You can exfoliate two or three times a week to get the best results. However, always follow the instructions on the products.

Serum With Antioxidants

Spring is the perfect time to get that smooth, bright skin complexion. Serums or skincare treatments with antioxidants aid in improving fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots.

Some of the antioxidants that help in nourishing your skin and reduce signs of aging are Niacinamide, Retinol, Green Tea Extract, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Pomegranate Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Retinoid, etc.

You can also use a water-based serum for your spring skincare routine. They are lighter and moisturise your skin to give it a young plumpy look.

Light Moisturisers Are Back

Most skin types require heavy moisturisers to deeply nourish the skin. In spring, there is an increase in humidity and rainy days. Hence, it’s time to switch back to a light moisturiser.

If you have extremely dry or sensitive skin, you can continue using your winter moisturisers or can switch to light moisturisers that contain hydrating ingredients like aloe vera, ceramides, and hyaluronic acid.

But oily or combination skin types need to be extra careful to avoid over-hydrating skin, which can lead to breakouts.

Sunscreen Is Must

Didn’t use sunscreen in winter because you were inside your home most of the time? It’s warmer outside, and you need to stick to a strict sunscreen routine this spring season.

Even if you’re going out for a few minutes, you must apply sunscreen to protect your skin. Use sunscreen with 30 SPF. This is the minimum requirement. As the sun is the major contributor to skin ageing, a regular sunscreen routine can help you prevent wrinkles, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation, leaving you with younger, healthy-looking skin.

Choosing a physical or chemical sunscreen depends on your skin type and personal preference. Sensitive and dry skin types can benefit from physical sunscreens that contain active chemicals like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, whereas normal skin types are good with chemical sunscreens.

Clean Your Skincare Products

Never forget to check your skincare products for an expiry. Remove expired products. Some products have a shelf life of up to a year after opening them, whereas other just lasts for a few months. You also need to check and remove expired makeup products. Regularly wash your makeup brushes.