Prep Your Skin This Spring: Spring Skincare Must-haves
With spring around the corner, you may be asking yourself if it's truly necessary to change your skincare regimen for the new season. You may think your skin is the same year-round. But the truth is that it's not.
During the winter, the atmosphere is extremely dry, which is why our skin soaks up rich creams and heavier oils. But when the weather warms in the spring, the moisture in the air increases, forcing our bodies to produce more oil and sweat. Your skincare routine will need to shift to a new, lighter regimen that also offers sun protection to adapt to the changes in the weather.
So, what are the best products for your spring skincare regimen? The experts at YUNI Beauty share their must-have products and the routine to best serve your skin in the new season.
Renew your skin with an exfoliator
The first step to prepping your skin for spring is with a refreshing exfoliation. Our skin creates a protective barrier that becomes dry and rough during the winter months. Once springtime hits, you'll need to remove those layers of dead skin cells and clear your pores, and an exfoliator with active natural ingredients will do the trick. We recommend incorporating the Glow with the Flow Face Scrub into your routine as you transition into the warmer weather. Look for formulas that contain bamboo, apricot, oat kernel, and active essential oils, which will refine skin and stimulate the senses.
YUNI's Face Scrub is gentle enough to use every day, but those with sensitive skin can alternate washes with an oil-based cleanser. Sea Lavender, found in our Yunicorn Jelly Cleanser, supports cell turnover. You'll also find rice bran, a natural ingredient that contains antioxidants and vitamins to help protect the skin against excess sun exposure.
A deep cleanse and exfoliation reveal a blank canvas of healthy skin that will be more receptive to the rest of your spring skincare routine.
Opt for a light moisturizer during the day
The second step towards healthy spring skin is swapping your rich cream for a lighter moisturizer. Once the temperature rises in the spring and summer months, so does the humidity, which encourages your skin's natural oil production. Opting for a lighter formula will help avoid clogged pores and dull skin.
YUNI has two fast-absorbing, lightweight moisturizers to choose from for your beauty collection. TheLight Seeker Glow Face Oil is a dream under makeup and mixes with your foundation for an instant glow with sheer coverage. The formula is packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and essential fatty acids that fight against daily free radicals from ingredients like organic jojoba and marula oils, and rose flower extract.
TheActive Calm Facial Moisturizer is perfect for those who prefer a lotion formula for their dry skin. The weightless cream absorbs quickly while it firms and smooths skin with edelweiss and organic buriti oil. The energizing and fresh aroma pulls you out of your slumber in the mornings, adding vitality to an already perfect spring day.
Don't forget SPF in your spring skincare routine
The fresh air and sunshine are calling, and I'm sure you cannot wait to spend time outside. But before you head out into the warmer weather, make sure your skin is protected from the increased sun exposure and harmful UV rays.
Dermatologists suggest upping your SPF to 50 throughout the spring and summer months to avoid the sun's damaging effects like fine lines, dark spots, and in the worst cases, skin cancer. The order to apply your sunscreen during your skincare routine depends on which kind you are using. Applying chemical sunscreens under your moisturizer while giving the skin time to absorb it is recommended. Physical or mineral sunscreens can go on after your moisturizer.
Use a water-based serum at night
Since your skin is naturally more oily in the spring and summer, a water-based serum is the perfect lightweight product to use before bedtime. Take this opportunity to nourish your skin with natural actives likebakuchiol. This powerhouse ingredient found in ourSleepy Beauty Bakuchiol & Biotic Serum supports cell turnover and helps stimulate collagen production. Even more, the plant extract has been shown to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which is the perfect addition to a sunshine-filled spring regimen.
Spring clean your beauty cabinet
Spring cleaning shouldn't stop at your kitchen! It may come as a surprise, but perhaps the most crucial element to healthy spring skin is cleaning out your beauty cabinet. Start by clearing out expired skincare and makeup products. In general, natural products last 6-12 months after opening. Not only will expired products be ineffective, but they can carry bacteria that can clog pores and irritate your skin.
What else on your vanity touches your skin? Makeup brushes! We often forget to clean our makeup tools, which can quickly become built up with germs. We should actually be cleaning makeup brushes as often as once a week. Thankfully, it's a very quick process. All you need to do is massage the bristles under running water with hand soap and lay them out to air dry on a towel. If you have irritated skin or acne flare ups, it may be wise to try these simple cleaning tips first.
Transitioning your skincare for the spring season is as easy as swapping out rich creams for lighter lotions and adding in an exfoliating cleanser and SPF. And with the help of the active ingredients found in natural skincare products, the switch will be gentle on our skin and the planet. Try our formulations for yourself this spring for healthy skin you can feel good about.